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Turmeric

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Posted by Denise (Dallas) on 09/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had several small boils over the summer due, I believe, to the heat and sweating. I ended up on antibiotics for one that was quite bad. Just as that one cleared up, another started. I did not want to go on antibiotics again, so I decided to look for something natural and came across your site. I figured since it had just started, I could give it a try for a few days, and if it didn't clear up, then go to the doctor. Before I managed to stop and get the turmeric, another two more cropped up. Now there were three to deal with. I used 1tsp of turmeric in hot water, allowed to steep for five mins, then strained and drank as "tea." Overnight I noticed that the boil seemed to have stop getting any larger, and the pain wasn't as bad. None of the three ever broke the skin, they did form the fibrous knots (as most boils do), but those are now starting to dissolve away. I have been drinking the turmeric tea for two weeks, three times per day. A few small boils also cropped up under my arms (where the first one was) only to be gone within a day or so. I believe the turmeric fought them away as they cropped up. None ever became inflamed or broke the skin. I did take acidophilus tablets three times a day also, as there were comments about the turmeric possibly causing yeast infections (which is what the antibiotic did when I had to take that... one reason I didn't want to go back on it.) The turmeric was great, and I am going looking for it in pill form to continue this supplement. thanks!


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Posted by Stacie (NH) on 09/02/2006

I tried nearly everything to get rid of my boil but nothing worked like the combination of oatmeal, turmeric, salt and baking soda mixed with warm water. It cured a nasty boil I had under a cuticle in my pinky nail. I soaked my finger in it for 30 minutes and it want from swollen, red and throbbing to where I could almost touch it again in one treatment. I had tried everything else and read about those ingredients here and came up with that.. It WORKS! I also took 1/2 tsp of turmeric in some warm water and swallowed it down. Between the 2 it really worked. I will probably repeat the process 2-3 more times and I'm sure it will be totally gone. I noticed that I am susceptible to staph every month right before I begin my monthly cycle. I usually get a boil in my bottom or upper thigh, but I can cure it with a baking soda/water paste. This one on my finger cuticle was a first for me and lingered for 3 weeks til I found the oatmeal, warm water, salt, turmeric and baking soda paste. Like I said, I tried everything else and nothing worked like that!


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Posted by Thomas (Kerala, India) on 08/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I am not from USA but from India where the climate is quite hot and humid through out the time. I have had cases of boils which used to swell to the size of golf balls, break and after the puss flows out, the pain subsides. the hard core would still take a few days to go off. I had a boil on my buttocks which was painful and grew in size and broke. Barely had the pain subsided another appeared and a third smaller one came up. These were also growing in size and promising to be painful. It was at this time that i happened to search the web and found this site of natural cures. I tried this for 3 days and now one has disappeared, the second ones core is fast diminishing and almost gone.


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Posted by Renita (Lafayette, LA) on 08/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i noticed i had yet another boil developing on my bottom and yesterday i took three servings of acidophilus (morning, noon, night) and last night drank 1 tsp of turmeric mixed with warm water. I also took a bath in which i added salt and tea tree and lavender oil. This morning I found that the boil had lessened in size and was less painful. I am continuing today with the same program. I am very excited with the results. this remedy keeps a boil from breaking the skin. I am forever grateful to those who supplied this info.


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Posted by Rebeka (Henderson, TX) on 08/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Noticed a boil trying to start on my face, so i read your feedback and decided to try it. But instead of drinking it with water i went and bought some in pill form. I took 450 MG. That was last night, i woke this morning to a bump not as bad as the day before and i could tell it looked much better just overnight. THANKS EVERYONE!!!! I say use it!! IT WORKS!! Hopefully within a few days it will be gone i am continuing to take the medicine. along with vitamins.


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Posted by Amanda (Kailua, HI) on 08/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I read your recommendation about the cure for staph being turmeric. I tried it and it worked. I used it in conjunction with a wet poultice of green clay. It cleared up the boil in 3 days and although 3 other little ones popped up, they never developed and disappeared on their 2nd day. We used this remedy after going to the doctor and getting antibiotics for a staph infection on my young son's leg. He took them and it went away but it came back on another leg a few days after we finished the treatment. The doctor said he had treated about 300 cases of staph in the past few weeks alone. He thought maybe the heat was causing the outbreak. Finding the turmeric was a wonderful stroke of luck, as I did not want to use antibiotics again, so I appreciate you posting this remedy. I have since found out that fresh turmeric root juice is a common remedy for staph on the Big Island of Hawaii, where staph is rampant, and with further research I have found out that turmeric is a potent healer of many ailments. Thanks again, Amanda


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Posted by Mimi (PA) on 08/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had a boils breaking out on my wrists and hands (weird)... I found your cure using turmeric and tried it starting on Monday. It took a couple of days taking turmeric in water, but they are going away! I think I will continue to take this for a week or so and then stop. Hopefully that will put an end to the outbreaks. I suggest that women supplement this spice with yogurt containing acidophilus. I have heard that too much turmeric can cause yeast infections. Thanks so much for posting this great cure.


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Posted by Kevin (Houston, TX) on 07/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The turmeric was amazing. I took just 1/8 tsp in water last night ... This morning the dime-sized boil (which hadn't broken the skin yet) had disappeared. This remedy works!


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Posted by Mitch (Durango, CO) on 05/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Turmeric cured my boils from saddle sores.

Replied by Eli
(Bklyn)
09/25/2014

Did you apply it topically or put a tablespoon in hot water and drink it like tea? And how long before your saddle sores healed?


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Posted by S (Los Angeles) on 05/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The turmeric in water 3x a day worked great on my boyfriend, who was experiencing his 2nd large boil on the face. The boil started to go away after the first day (he did make it burst with iodine though). I made him stop taking the turmeric after 4 days because I started to experience a terrible burning after sex! It went away after I washed carefully. I doubt people will connect the dots and see turmeric's "side-effect", so I thought I'd mention it. But it is a fantastic cure for boils.


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Posted by Susan (USA)

After doing a Google search on the subject, it appears that it is quite safe. Search these words: turmeric for children (without quotes)-- you will see some favorable feedback on how it is used for treating children (i.e., cancer, leukemia, etc). There are over 829,000 results!


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Posted by Roxanne (Winnipeg, Canada)
4 out of 5 stars

Thursday, October 05, 2006, I developed a bump on the apple of my right cheek. It was itchy, tender, and it had a pinching aching feeling. As it quickly got bigger, I assumed it was either a cyst or a boil. By Saturday, it had become so big I got worried so I checked out the advice from the book, "Doctor's Book of Home Remedies." It suggested putting a warm/hot compress on it. I did this but it did not help. It turned the skin where the boil is (assuming it is a boil) very red. I think it may have even made it bigger. Anyway, it was not improving. In fact, the itching and pinching feeling intensified. I couldn't even lay on that side of my face to sleep and I had to be very gentle washing that part of my face. On Monday, I looked up some research on the Internet and came across this Website. I read about the "Turmeric remedy" and immediately started the procedure especially since the boil had not even come close to coming to a head. Since Monday night I have been taking a teaspoon of turmeric in warm water 3x a day. When I first started this remedy it totally relieved all the uncomfortable symptoms. The itchy, pinching, aching, soreness, and even the little bit of burning sensation was gone. It also reduced a little bit in size. It has now been a little more than 3 days that I've been following this remedy (have drank a total of 10 glasses of the remedy so far) but nothing more is happening. Yes, all the discomforts/tenderness are gone, but the boil is still here. No, it's not getting bigger, but it's not getting smaller either...it's not going away, it hasn't disappeared at all. As a matter a fact it is just staying exactly the same for almost 4 days. Is this normal or am I just being impatient. By the way, I have not become constipated at all from the turmeric and I am also doing the oil pulling procedure. I would appreciate any feedback at all. Thanks.


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Posted by Ashanti (Charlotte, NC)
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the tumeric paste mixed with water and put it on top of the boil and covered it with gauze and the boil opened within hours. It worked quickly and my boil was so painful that I could barely walk.


Turmeric and Antibacterial or Hydrocortisone Cream

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Posted by Momof2 (Leesburg, Va) on 08/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had a painful boil where my leg meets my tush for over a week and it wasn't improving with Neosporin & bandaid and warm compresses, etc. It seemed to be getting worse with the current treatment.. It was was hard, red, and very very sore when I sought alternative treatments. I read that Turmeric can be helpful with boils and was skeptical, but willing to try anything that might ease the pain. I picked up Turmeric tablets (500 mg) and took 2 immediately. The next morning the boil was softer and not as red. The next day, I took two tablets in the morning and two in the evening. Today when I woke up, there was no pain and no redness. I still applied nesporin and a band aid (just as a precaution). I'm pretty sure the infection is gone and that the skin is just healing at this point. I can now sit in comfort.


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Posted by Rickey (Phoenix, Arizona USA) on 03/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I read that if you add the tumeric to an anti-bacterial cream and put it on the boil, it will go away. I could not find the cream for the life of me 5 days ago and had 2 boils - one very close to my va-jay-jay and the other on the upper thigh in the same area. i could not walk at all and no pain meds helped.

i mixed up some hydrocortisone 1% that i had handy and tumeric in a little contact lens cap (the case was old) and made sure the mixture was gooey and pliable. i then applied the mixture directly on the boils and taped a gauze on top of both areas.

when i woke up the next morning, my thigh boil burst and overflowed (i did not notice while sleep) and my va-jay-jay boils went down significantly.

after that night they did not hurt. after two days, there were no remnants of any boils.

one piece of advice: USE OLD SHEETS OR VERY DARK SHEET TO SLEEP WITH THIS ON! i used cheap black satin sheets i bought from a store that sells brand names for less ;) otherwise, your reguler sheets will be lots of yellow tumeric patches (i know from experiance).

Replied by Pmclarke
(Allegany Ny)
12/01/2014
1 out of 5 stars

I did what you did and got a terrible infection. It burned down in the boi , producing a raw pus-filled mess.



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