Boils
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Natural Remedies for Boils

Turmeric
Posted by Carys (Garden Grove, CA, USA) on 01/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Ok, so I first got my boil about less than a week ago on my hip. Then I started getting them everywhere like my bum, my stomach, thighs, back, neck, ear, nose, and face. I mean it spread like crazy. I just had a UTI and was put on cipro, so I am sure that exacerbated the boils break out. I never have it before. Anyway, I came upon this site because I have been desperate to get rid of these nasty things. I bought the turmeric from my local grocery store for $5. I took 3 tsp w/ 4 oz of room temp water 4x yesterday. I took a hot shower w/soap. I lanced the boils that had a white tip and were ready w/ cotton pads drenched w/ bactine. I put neosporin w/ turmeric on the boils and wore clothes I didnt care about staining. Went to bed and woke up right now and looked at my boils. They are flat and scabbed over! and the pain is 80% gone. the biggest one the size of a large grape was on the back of my thigh and I can stretch and walk w/o feeling pain. It is amazing. Thank you so much for this site. I hope I never get boils again, but if I do I know what to do. I will continue to use the turmeric until it completely resolves. My boyfriend told me to make some curry w/ the leftover turmeric. I think from now on, turmeric will be in my diet. I hope that it can prevent future boils. I am a 26 y/o Female and this is very, very embarassing! I am sure it is for everyone as well. Also, the taste isnt that bad. I had juice as a chaser.


Turmeric
Posted by Lyn (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 01/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I read about the turmeric cure last nite and bought turmeric to drink...it tasted EWWW but now my enormous boil on my inner thigh has popped and the pain is no more I am so relieved. Going to continue taking turmeric till it dissapears took less than a day for it to make my boil go POP.


Turmeric
Posted by Ang (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/01/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your wonderful website! I tried your tumeric cure on my 8 1/2 year old son, who just recently had school sores (impetigo), and then started to develop a boil (which is exactly what happened last time he had school sores at age 5 - he then went on to have boils for about 4 months). I gave him a tsp of tumeric in a chocolate milkshake 3 x per day for two days and the boil totally dried up and didn't get big or painful...and, no more boils have developed after 1 week! Awesome!!


Turmeric
Posted by Lisa (Haughton, LA) on 08/17/2007
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Turmeric is great in the beginning for boils, But, please note that it does take more doses more frequently once they continue to come back in time !I have been getting them 2004 and each summer they get harder and harder to treat ! The first year they were surgically removed because they were so deep and also treated with an antibiotic called Minocycline. This helped temporarily, but once when I was out of town on a weekend, and unable to find medical attention, I tried the turmeric cure from this site. It was miraculous for about 9 mos., but then they came back the next summer extremely aggressive !! It took me larger doses,(2 heaping tablespoons 3 times daily), and they were taking longer to heal, or would just stay down in size without going away for weeks. That much turmeric will have your stomach feeling quite sick along with diarhia !! I finally went back to the doctor and back on the Minocycline, but it also took longer than the last time using it to clear up the staph infection. My son is almost 4, and he too suffers with them, but his immune system is much stronger than mine. He is autistic and the taste of the turmeric will make him vomit, so when he gets one coming out, I just cook something for him with the turmeric in it ! Preferably something in red gravy, (like spagetti & meat sauce). He has never been on antibiotics and I'm trying to keep it that way, but as soon as the turmeric cures one of his boils, another one surfaces in another place on his little body. The doctor told me that it is getting so out-of-hand that pretty soon there will be nothing they can do for it. He told me that the staph that is out there now is a product from our own modern medicine - a combination of many antibiotics produced that have built up a resistency and immunity to everything they have to fight it. It is a growing and most aggresive bacteria that becomes increasingly immune to anything. Sorry to say it, but he may very well be right. I wish the turmeric would continue to work for me, but the staph is starting to get immune to it as well. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!


Turmeric
Posted by Pranathi (Vegas, USA) on 04/09/2007

Just wanted to add that turmeric is used in India on infants as well with good results. Babies are regularly bathed with turmeric paste to prevent infections (not on the head though, since it prevents hair growth). The quality of the turmeric must be checked though and the infant's skin watched carefully the first few days after using. A harmless side effect is that it colors the skin/nails for a while. A pinch is also put on the baby's tongue and used to clean it.


Turmeric
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!


External Application of Turmeric
Posted by Kraig (Omaha, Nebraska) on 05/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

...equal parts yogurt and turmeric powder.. just enough to cover the boil. heat it up in the microwave till warm.. then use a piece of bread to soak it up and apply to boil for at least half an hour. boil should come to head. at night: leave on honey and turmeric over boil. wash off in morning.


External Application of Turmeric
Posted by Neil (Edinburgh, Scotland) on 01/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Having recently had my second Boil eruption in two weeks, after spending the first 46 years of my life being boil free, I knew that something wasn't quite right. I thankfully discovered this site and have used the powers of turmeric to successfully treat this second boil on my neck. The boil was red and angry when I started taking 1/2 tsp of turmeric 4 times a day. What I also did was make a paste that I applied topically. The paste was made with a Cetrimide ointment (branded as Savlon here in the UK) and turmeric powder. This paste was covered with a sticking plaster and changed twice a day. The results have been amazing. After three days the boil has completely drained and the skin has almost healed. What remains is what looks like the remnants of a love bite, but this is more due to some staining of the skin by the spice than any skin reaction. I don't know if it would have healed as well without the paste - but what I do know is that attacking the boil from within and from the outside has cleared the problem faster than I would ever have thought possible. Thank goodness for the internet!!


Turmeric Recipes
Posted by Anna (Union County, NJ) on 09/06/2007

Turmeric truly is the cure for boils. I have been struggling with boils for over 10 years! I have been to countless doctors and dermatologists for this embarrassing and painful ailment to no avail. I stumbled upon this website and tried it. When I saw a huge difference in 48 hours, I cried. Thank You.

Here is a turmeric tea recipe that is truly delicious, from Yogi Bhajan, founder of the Yogi Tea brand INGREDIENTS:

* 1 tsp turmeric powder
* 4 cups water
* 1 cup milk (soy or dairy)
* 2 tbsp almond oil
* liquid sweetener, to taste, optional (honey, agave, maple syrup)

PREPARATION:
Bring water to a boil and add turmeric. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring to make sure the turmeric is fully dissolved. Reduce heat, add milk and oil and stir well. Add sweetener if desired and enjoy!

This just shows how we should look to Mother Earth a little more often instead running to a physician.

Also, instead of using Neosporin on those nasty things, a little manuka honey and vitamin E salve goes a long way.

Turmeric Recipes
Posted by Roy (Sarasota, Florida) on 03/29/2007

Turmeric virtually tasteless in chocolate milk.

Turmeric Recipes
Posted by Ellie (USA) on 11/24/2006

I have been reading how all of you are putting turmeric in water and drinking it plain. Yikes! I have been adding Turmeric to every food and Thanksgiving leftovers are perfect!! It is wonderful on turkey, stuffing and used with plain yogurt as a vegetable dip. I drink lots of water too.


Turmeric Recipes
Posted by Susan (USA)

When we made a pot of vegetable soup last winter, the flimsy packaging of turmeric slipped and about 4 tablespoons of turmeric got dumped into the soup pot. We had made blended soup with green peas, green beans, 2 sweet onions, 5 cloves of garlic and vegetable stock. We thought it would taste terrible, but after adding cayenne and pepper it turned out to be delicious!


Foods to Avoid
Posted by Keith (East Bay, California) on 01/04/2008

I noticed I get real bad boils when eating chocolate covered ice-cream, but not the good chocolate smuckers, ya know in the jar, anyway stopped eating that stuff and no more boils around the nose. I thought that the cheaper chocolates might have some kind of chemicals that might be causing the problem.


Foods to Avoid
Posted by Vee (Sheridan, Wyoming) on 12/10/2007

Thank you, Earth Clinic and Readers. I've never suffered boils before and I didn't even know what it was, but I searched my favorite site (Earth Clinic!) and found out. Also, I would have never, ever connected the peanut/chocolate connection. I guess my latest naughty snack concoction of natural crunchy peanut butter and chocolate syrup is going by the wayside...:) P.S. Like so many have said before, this web site, Ted, and all those who contribute are indeed a blessing. Cheers.


Foods to Avoid
Posted by Angela (Sarasota, FL) on 07/22/2007

I've been reading all the comments on your website (for future reference) and I'm happy to have found the turmeric cure for boils. I've suffered with them in the past, and like another one of your readers I thought mine may be hormone related since I used to break out prior to my menstral cycle. I asked my endocrinologist on my last visit to have my thyroid levels checked if it could be related (she said "possibly") but she also told me to watch what I ate just prior to getting a boil. She suggested I never eat peanuts and chocolate together (what?). She said separately they are fine, but never eat them together (as in some of my favorite candy bars). I took her suggestion and even tested it later by intentionally eating it... sure enough, within days I could feel the start of old boil sites coming back. I'm happy to say that since I've avoided that combination I don't have any more problems. And yes, I can still eat peanuts and chocolate, as long as it's a few hours apart and they don't hit my stomache at the same time! Other nuts, such as walnuts and pecans don't seem to cause any problems. And you have to admit, chocolate covered walnuts are a pretty darn good substitute for peanuts so I don't feel deprived at all! Also, I just recently asked my dermatologist about the peanut/chocolate connection and she said she knew about that problem personally (she avoids the combo too) but she didn't know it was a widely know belief and was happy to hear it worked for others. Thanks, this really is a great website!


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