I've had great success with turmeric to stop wounds from bleeding. If you catch a slice by the kitchen knife quick enough, the blood will coagulate behind a layer of turmeric. I also add turmeric to a warm water soak with sea salt or epsom salt to draw out infection/inflammation from wounds for my family. I treated our dog's copper head bite with a turmeric poultice. Her leg was swollen and the skin around the 2 puncture wounds was necrotic and oozing and after many soaks and poultices, it healed leaving no scar.
From what I heard staphylococcus, which causes boils, is hard to get rid of as these organisms naturally live on skin surface and in nostrils. Why it infects some people is a medical mystery, especially people who are healthy. For people with weakened immune system it sounds natural that they get this infection. But I'm a healthy person and i never seem to get rid of it. So far I've tried: dicoloxacillin, erythomycin, doxycycline and lots of topicals. They don't give lasting effect. Looks like I get reinfected. I regularly wash all the clothes in dial antibacterial. But never got rid of it completely though its much better now. Now me being of indian origin I know how much turmeric is valued as a medicine in india. My mom used to put it on me for every kind of infection including cuts ,injuries etc and i never thought it is a wonderful stuff unless I saw it on internet. We used to in childhood days apply oil boiled with turmeric powder all over body once a week while we were kids and then wash it off during bath. I have come to realize that ethnic and home remedies should be stuck on to without a question. but I realize that only lately. Anyway, I'm gonna try the turmeric treatment today for next 3 weeks. I will keep posting under name "marty".