Diabetic Leg Ulcers: Home Remedies to Heal Leg Sores

| Modified on Oct 12, 2021

Cumin, Baking Soda, Coconut Oil
Posted by Homeopathic Junkie (California) on 12/24/2017
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The open ulcer in the leg. The very best treatment is to mix curmin, baking soda and coconut oil. Any amount will do. Apply to affected area by using cotton and leave it overnight wearing socks. My cousin had this major problem for 10 years. I went to Africa and did the treatment for her. Almost 1 year now, no problem.

She used to have it worse during rainy season in Africa but thanks to GOD ALMIGHTY, no problem. Just make it like paste. I pray that GOD cures all human beings, regardless of color, creed, or race. GOD Bless you all!!!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Malcolm E. (Port Miresby, Papua New Guinea) on 10/12/2021
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I have this Ulcer on my right leg., (about 6cm in diameter). Being a tropical ulcer, it weeps and defuses bad odor where ever I went., Thus making it harder for me to travel in public vehicles.., it's also very painful and caused inflammation to my right leg, that walking short distance is avoided.., into the third week of this misery a good friend of mine came for a visit and saw me in this misery., that friend suggested using Coconut Activated Charcoal therapy., and he advised me how to build a simple Charcoal Kiln and process the Activated Charcoal,, now I'm on this therapy and I'm satisfied with the results.., the oozing had stop and almost 95% of the odour is gone,, currently I'm on the mend, after 3 days of consumption and sprinkling the the charcoal onto the ulcer.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Coconut Oil, Cayenne
Posted by Kate (Tonga) on 11/12/2013
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My husband had really bad ulcers on his lower leg, which had lasted about 9 months. Every evening, he was in so much pain, he couldn't sleep. He tried every remedy - both natural and allopathic - that he could think of, with only minor improvement. People kept commenting that perhaps he was diabetic, but he refused to go and get tested. Thinking along these lines, I devised a treatment for him, which we applied morning and night.

First, I applied a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the actual ulcer. (It fizzes and foams for a minute or so).

Then I mixed a small amount (maybe 2 tablespoons) of extra virgin coconut oil with a pinch of cayenne pepper, and massaged the entire leg with it, especially the foot. (Be sure not to massage it onto the actual ulcer, as it will sting like mad! ). The idea behind this is to bring circulation, warmth and blood flow to the limb, to speed up healing.

Within a couple of days we could see an improvement. The ulcers were noticeably smaller. It took about 2 - 3 weeks for all the ulcers to be completely healed over.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Susan (USA)
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One of the best remedies to heal dangerous leg ulcers happens to be activated charcoal. Sprinkling activated charcoal (mixed with water) directly onto an ulcer will start the healing process immediately.

Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/22/2021
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Hello Fellow Sufferers,

My senior Partner (She who must be obeyed) suffered from a leg ulcer for the very first time in her life recently. These things are really serious and cause extreme, debilitating pain. She is not diabetic and thinks that "something" bit her whilst working outside the house and standing on the decking.

There is a narrow gap between the top of a concrete platform and the underside of the wooden decking that has gaps between the boards. We know that some "critters" "lurk" down there, such as cockroaches and skinks (a very small native lizard) but I am wondering if one or more white-tailed spiders may have found their way there. These things are a recent Aussie import unfortunately, and are poisonous. Some people also experience additional complications after being bitten such as narc.... (whatever that flesh-eating bacteria is called?).

So... SWMBO told me that she felt this painful bite and then it quickly subsided and nothing much happened until many days later when the bite site became red and inflamed and the pain started. Then the ulcer appeared.

She was in a lot of bother and strife and attended the doctor's surgery. They prescribed an application of Mupirocin (Bactroban) as well as a Silver covering (Hydrofilm).

This was to be covered with a sterile pad and then covered again with a bandage, which she was told to keep on and DRY for four days, at which time she should change the dressing and repeat.

This worked (after a loong time)!!

I see other posters have also sung the praises of SILVER, so there you go.

Cheers from Down Under


Posted by Meg18 (Durham, England) on 10/15/2011
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Do NOT use honey for skin ulcers - despite the claims that bacteria can not grow in honey, using it for a leg ulcer gave me a horrendous infection that swelled my legs to the size of telegraph poles, after which I lost all of the skin below my knee. Two years later the original leg ulcer still hasn't healed. Honey can apparently carry heat resistant spores for some really nasty diseases!

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 05/15/2017

HI U MI,,,,,,,,, diabetic ulcers can lead to amputation and messin with home cures usually don't work. What does work is a H2O2 IV or cup the area using ozone. You will have to find a Integrative Doctor for this because it is not approved by the FDA.

If you insist on trying a home remedy, then I would try ozonated olive oil. The wound won't heal because of the lack of oxygen via your blood. Your question is why my integrative doctor left his Thoracic Practice because he got tired of cutting off arms and legs when they could be healed using integrative measures.

I wish you well. ====ORH=====

Posted by Kelly (Washington) on 04/20/2021
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Baby Aspirin for Diabetic Leg Ulcers

In perimenopause, I'd become pre-diabetic, with fasting blood sugar hovering in the 110 - 115 range, and developed sores on the skin around both ankles that wouldn't heal. I read somewhere that baby aspirin would help the sores go away, only one 81mg dose a day (too much is counter-productive).

Within days, the ulcers started healing, and now a month later, they're completely gone, no trace!

Colloidal Silver, Serrapeptase
Posted by Deiddrich (Meridian, Mississippi Us) on 05/10/2015
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I have used Colloidal Silver to disinfect leg ulcers with a spray, use one or twice daily. Use Serreptase once or twice a day of 40,000 to 80,000. This will close the emerging ulcers and established ulcers. A white cream made with colloidal silver for dressing the leg ulcers and surrounding the ulcers will heal these wounds.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Testosterone
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn. ) on 08/06/2014

HI U GOD FEARING PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , , , , , ,

Got diabetes myself and know this problem is coming one of these days . I know personally that Hydrogen Peroxide IV has cured this problem for several people in my chelation group.

One of my medical news letters had another remedy. This doctor healed his dad's leg ulcer by rubbing natural testosterone directly into the wound. He also gave him injectable testosterone . His stage 4 ulcer , which went to the bone, was healed in 6 weeks. I have no clue.

Was I a nice person this time or not?

======OLE ROBERT HENRY======

Posted by Dinah (Elizabeth City, North Carolina) on 04/26/2012

Stop! I have the answer for leg ulcers. I suffered miserably with non-healing leg ulcers. My doctor gave up, the hospital clinic gave up, a home health nurse who had specialized in leg ulcers started applying to my leg _____ silver pads. They did hurt a little at first... But the ulcers healed. I used to cry up until the wee hours of the night due to the pain, I was even taking strong paid medication but it stopped working. These dressings healed my entire right leg that was entirely ate up with leg ulcers. Please check out this product. You can even email me... I'm a real person and I'm not selling a product. Please, stop suffering. Leg ulcers are the worse pain in the entire world.

Posted by RSW (OH) on 11/25/2020

Julia Schopick, in her book “Honest Medicine, ” wrote a section on Silverlon, which she used to heal her husband's head after repeated surgeries. I have seen it for sale on Amazon, as well as other places.


Bets wishes.

Everclear (Grain Alchohol)
Posted by Liz (Midland, TX) on 01/14/2009
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My 80 year old mother had horrible looking sores on her legs. She asked me to pick up some everclear.(190 Proof). I was skeptical but she had heard of it somewhere and within two days her legs And foot looked better than they had for months and it did not BURN!!?? We just poured it over her legs first then we patted with washrag. I was amazed but it worked.

Posted by Carmen (Portland, Oregon ) on 07/07/2015
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My podiatrist recommended Sugar with triple antibiotic paste mix for the stubborn Diabetic ulcer on my foot, and it healed it within a month. It's an inexpensive way to heal a stubborn wound.

Posted by Sue (London, United Kingdom) on 11/13/2008
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My father had a large leg ulcer which he had for some years. I bought him some manuka honey which he put on the ulcer everyday. It completely cured the ulcer and has left no trace of a scar. This took 6 months.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Barry (Fenton, Mo) on 01/13/2015

I had an ulcer about the size of a half dollar with a deep crater that I been battling a year. The doctors in the US could do nothing, but my wife and I started eating about 4 horse chestnuts a day, and within a month it cleared up. If you look online it says they are hazardous, but if you cook them they are edible. Now you can buy them in a powder form, and add to juice, or use creams on your legs with horse chestnuts. We found out Europe uses them for ulcers, venous disease, varicose veins, and Hemorrhoid.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 01/13/2015

HI U BARRY, , , , , , , , thank you for this information. Met a man in our chelation group that had the same situation and 3 Hydrogen Peroxide IV's avoided the amputation of his leg. Pocket Ozone will work also. The wound just needs oxygen in any way it can get it. Blood flow is paramount and the lowly supplement, L- Arginine will do that. It's the poor man's Viagra. I will say no more as my wife reads my posts.

Our allopathic doctors will change to natural remedies in time, but not in my time.


Posted by Omar (Khobar, Saudi Arabia) on 02/23/2008
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Hello, My name is Omar, and I am from Saudi Arabia. First of all I'd like to express my appreciation for such valuable rich site. What I want to share with you is about using honey on the skin of a diabetic. As you know, an injury could be very fatal for a diabetic. My father developed a very late stage of diabetes. Once he had an injury in his hand, and the wound developed very badly. The doctor put him under a very strict diet with daily dressing for the wound, by water and salt. We know from our relegion that Honey is a cure, in general, and for specific health problems like dierea. So we tried to apply honey, after washing the wound and surrounding area with water and salt, on the wound(externally on the skin) that had 1.5 cm height full of buzz. We did this every day, continously for 10 or 15 days. We were amazed to see the wound noticably decreased in height and buzz material started to disappear from the first day of application. The wound was completely healed with no scars or a trace that there was a wound in that area.Thank you for readig and hope this was useful. Omar, Saudi Arabia.

Vitamin E
Posted by ORH (Ten Mile, TN) on 02/22/2019

HI U HARVEY,,,,,,,,,,,,

my experience is that wounds that do not heal are due to lack of oxygen or circulation. You can do a Hydrogen Peroxide IV or to start...... spread ozonated oil on the wound. Go with the best first and that is the IV.


Vitamin E
Posted by Mama to Many (United States) on 02/22/2019

Dear Harvey,

I would try a salve with comfrey in it. It helps cells to regenerate. It even helps with old scars. I use comfrey all the time at my house!

~Mama to Many~

Horse Chestnuts
Posted by Barry (Fenton, Mo) on 01/13/2015
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I had a leg ulcer about the size of a half dollar with a deep crader that I been battling a year. The doctors in the US could do nothing, but my wife and I started eating about 4 horse chestnuts a day, and within a month it cleared up. If you look online it says they are hazardous, but if you cook them they are edible. Now you can buy them in a powder form, and add to juice, or use creams on your legs with horse chestnuts. We found out Europe uses them for ulcers, venous disease, varicose veins, and Hemorrhoid.

Tamanu Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 01/05/2014

Dear Nara,

People apply Tamanu Oil straight to wounds. I used it on my daughter this week for a skin irritation and the results were pretty impressive. It was my first experience with it.

Tamanu is native to Malaysia, so you should be able to find it where you live, but it may be called something else. This website has some information and includes some alternate names.


Activated charcoal is also really good for diabetic leg ulcers. Here are some encouraging stories.


Both of these remedies could be used together.

Wounds will heal best if you are also getting plenty of water, have a nutritious diet, and your body is eliminating regularly. If you would be able to add fresh vegetable juice, like carrot, to your diet, that would be very helpful.

I hope you are able to get your ulcers healed soon!

~Mama to Many~

Bread and Baking Soda
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, North West, South Africa) on 03/27/2013

Hi Debra, I have read that a dr from Zimbabwe places sugar on a wound that does not heal & then it starts healing.

Bread and Baking Soda
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 03/27/2013

Manuka honey the +16 variety, and cayenne to get the circulation going. Capsules might be better. The ulcers are usually varicose ulcers. Pack the wound with the honey and lightly bind it with a bandage.

Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 05/14/2016

Silverlon can be purchased on Amazon in various sizes:


Best wishes.

Sugar Compress
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/03/2012

I would not use sugar for leg ulcers. Raw honey has been very successful in treating leg ulcers. It must be raw organic honey (or manuka honey). Raw honey is antibacterial so very safe to use.

Posted by Juanita (N. O., La. USA) on 11/28/2008
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Try using a paste of sugar and antibiotic ointment on leg sores that will not heal! Bacteria will not grow in sugar and it will heal the sore fast!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Israel Stanley (Harare, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe) on 04/25/2013

Activated Charcoal is highly porous carbon with the ability to absorb toxins when applied on to an open ulcer. When applied on to an open ulcer, its purpose is to absorb as much waste material or toxins as much as possible so that when the ulcer heals there no unwanted toxins or materail are trapped inside as the wound heals. Most people rush to get medication to close the ulcers before thoroughly cleaning the ulcer of any toxins or unwanted material like clotted blood, serum, puss etc. So the activated charcoal helps in that regard.

In the absence of thorough cleaning of the ulcer, the supposedly 'healed' ulcers will reappear again.

Activated charcoal is a black powder and is available from chemists or pharmacies in powder form or tablets. When someone is suspected of having taken poison by mouth, activated charcoal is given as first aid in order to absorb the poison in the system and confine it to the digestive canal. When that happens, the poison is not absorbed into the blood system, and can be passed out from the digestive canal thru the normal system or by inducing the person to vomit.

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