Diabetic Leg Ulcers: Home Remedies to Heal Leg Sores

Tamanu Oil
Posted by Pbird (Wa, Usa) on 09/05/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I am using tamanu oil to finish healing up a leg ulcer that has taken nine months to heal. This oil is the best thing I have used I think. Everything had its place. I used poultices of activated charcoal and also bentonite clay when the staph infection was active. I used everything from oxygenated olive oil to Amerigel, coconut oil, bismuth impregnated gauze, Manuka honey (very strong and effective on infection)... but the oil seems to be bringing it all to a nice end.

The only thing I did not use was colloidal silver. I just never got around to it and had a hard time seeing the use of it.

Tamanu Oil
Posted by KS (Mumbai, India) on 01/25/2015

I suffer from diabetic foot ulcer on my big toe from last 1 year and it's not healing. I am in pain and lots of burning. Pls let me know about tamanu oil and how to use it. Or any other treatment. Thanks.

Bread and Baking Soda
Posted by Debra (Mackay Queensland, Australia) on 03/27/2013

I have a new leg uler which developed after a bleed. It is on my interior ankle. Extremely painful. Can feel the swelling where the damage was done. I was told of a method using bread, bicarbonate of soda on the bread and water which makes the paste bubble. Does anyone know of this method. Surelly there is some native bush remedy out there. Indigenous people have cures for all their needs which they have used for years. Modern wound clinics just put on a bandage and say see you nexst week. One year later you are still doing the same thing.

Posted by Thomas (Littel Falls, Mn Usa) on 05/22/2012

What silver pads are you referring to?

Posted by 1chpjl (Alpena, Michigan) on 06/17/2012

Please tell me about the silver pads that Dinah said that really helped with ankle and leg ulsers. My partner is in extreme pain due to poor circulation. Was due for surgery but now has to deal with another health issue first. There getting bigger by the day and pain meds are not helping. Thank you.

Posted by Lesley (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/19/2012

Hi, would love to know more on these silver pads to help my dad with a 2 year old ulcer that won't heal and no doctor has been able to help, he's 90 and in pain.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Posted by Kathleen (San Antonio, Texas) on 06/22/2012

If you can't find the silver pads you might want to try colloidal silver topically. You might also be interested in a homeopathic mixture that promotes healing called Traumeel. I gave some to my neighbor when she had a dog bite that wasn't healing and the results were amazing. You could literally see a day to day change in the bruising and healing of the wound.

Posted by Cassim (Durban, South Africa) on 04/29/2013

Hello, I had some sugar ulcer sores on my left leg just above the ankle and below the just below the knee, I have tried doctors and other herbal treatment, I was introduced to cupping, and the on the first session the blood that was removed from the ulcer was a sponge type and looked like jelly, the ulcer began to heal, after three sessions of cupping the ulcers have healed but where the ulcer was, this portion of my leg has become black and the ulcer is ever so slightly returning, please may you be so kind and explain what is silver pads and where can I purchase some. Thanking you, Cassim

Posted by John (Knoxville, Tn) on 03/13/2015

hey Dianne I have leg ulcers. I am a diabetic and its been going on for a year. Where can I buy the siver pads at to help heal my leg ulcers. I have tried everything ointments antibiotics, nothing is helping.

Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 03/14/2015


Here is the link to Silverlon. You can read more about it in Julia Schopick's book, "Honest Medicine." Her husband's doctors had been trying to heal his head from repeated brain surgeries for over 8 months without success, and she found out about Silverlon and brought some into the hospital for him. He skin was healed over night. Best wishes. http://www.silverlon.com/silverlon-us

Posted by Joseph (Texas) on 05/14/2016

Did anyone get info on what Dina meant about the "silver pads"'?

Posted by Donald D. (FL) on 11/21/2020

What kind of Silver Pads did you purchase? I have the same problem with my left foot. Many nights without sleep and tons of pain.

Sugar Compress
Posted by E Hoa (Brisbane/qld/australia) on 08/04/2012

Would you give me some more information about using the sugar please. Does the wound have to be washed before replacement of a new application? What indications tell you there is improvement?

Sugar Compress
Posted by Moe (Toronto, On) on 11/03/2012

Hi, Does this really work? How long does it take to heal the wound? My mom really need a help.. Can you please email or reply here.. Also, do we dip the vaseline gauze in the sugar or we just have to sprinkle the sugar once we encircle the gauge? Please Reply.. Thanks in advance.

Sugar Compress
Posted by Trisha (Calif.) on 09/08/2016

Didn't this sugar burn? Like the honey from the doctor stung like a son of a bees wax.it was the medi honey, but it stung so much I had to quit it.

Everclear (Grain Alchohol)
Posted by Su (Lillington, North Carolina) on 04/07/2010

do you have to cover the leg with cloth like a bandaid, sort of, AFTER you poured the 'everclear' ????

Posted by Carole (Chicago Il.) on 05/01/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Thanks Sue, that indeed was helpful. My ulcer is tiny upon my right foot heel. It's dried now, still hurts a wee bit.

Posted by Ml Ferguson (Kansas) on 05/15/2017

Post from 2008 - does anyone know the ratio of water to salt Omar used? Also, any special kind of honey? Thanks.

Raw Food Diet for Leg Sores
Posted by Rachel (Brooklyn, New York) on 11/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

My husband developed non-healing sores (but not dangerous) on his leg near the ankle.They kept on getting bigger and were there for about a half year. He also had a bit of sugar in his blood. After going to doctors and trying many things, "Une boot wraps" is what helped heal the sores. Using these wraps was very painful the first few weeks, but they worked.

At the same time, someone mentioned seeing in a book*, a fasting program, that helps heal such sores. The Health food stores didn't have the book and the fasting program seemed hard. Other fasting programs also seemed to be a possibility. Since the sores healed before the books were bought, none of the fasting programs were attempted.

Recently, after getting a knock on the foot, the problem started to come back. There were two sores that were getting bigger. Instead of a fast, we (a few members of the family) began a mostly raw food cleansing program, eating raw fruit and vegetables throughout the day (after the first week, including figs and nuts and seeds) and eating one warm, cooked meal in the evening. The cooked meal being very simply, grilled fish and vegetable soup or chicken soup with cooked chicken and vegetables, including carrots, celery, onions, garlic, parsley root, sweet potato, asparagus and so on. No flour or corn starch was used in the soup to thicken it and no oils. Sometimes a cooked potato was included. Bread and grain flour products were also avoided. Milk and hard cheese was avoided. Unheated, unrefined olive oil was used occasionally on salads or other vegetables. This was meant to be a cleansing program, easier than a fast but cleansing nevertheless. One day a week, a variety of regular foods, including Challah, was eaten in moderation. At this point, several weeks into the program my husbands sores are almost completely gone, the sugar is completely gone, his heart feels stronger and he is able to walk more easily and faster. Thank you for letting me share this Rachel

Raw Food Diet for Leg Sores
Posted by Pbird (Wa, Usa) on 10/22/2013

I couldn't tolerate the Une boot wrapping. It enlarged my first ulcer by abut six hundred percent just from the pressure and rubbing. I had to take over the case myself and worked on this thing for most of a year. I used poltices of bentonite clay and activated charcoal to clean it up and then used Manuka honey, Amerigel, bismuth saturated gauze and best of all...tamanu oil to heal the openings in the skin that did not want to close.

Raw Food Diet for Leg Sores
Posted by Sarah (Nairobi) on 09/18/2015

This sounds interesting. Will try it on my mum.

Methylated Spirits
Posted by David (Indianapolis, Usa) on 11/25/2009

But where do I find a window cleaner with potassium permanganate in methanol?

Methylated Spirits
Posted by Vee (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 01/10/2012

I has started to get ugly pigmentation at the back of my knee's and patches on my legs. I was told today to try Methylated spirits mixed with Bio Oil and glycerin. I'm not sure what quantities to mix and if it safe to use Methylated spirits.

Can someone advise me.

Methylated Spirits
Posted by Cecil (North Carolina) on 12/12/2015

Do it really work...I suffer with small blisters on my legs, some has turn into sores.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Ernest (San Antonio, Texas) on 03/03/2012

What is activated charcoal? Is this charcoal that is used or charcoal straight out of the bag???? Help?

Activated Charcoal
Posted by E Hoa (Brisbane, Queensland) on 07/23/2012

I have a pretty agressive ulcer and have given up on conventional medical treatment and looking for an alternative. Would you be able to give me more details on using Activated Charcoal? Does a dressing and bandage need to be used after the Charcoal has been applied? How long does it remain on the Ulcer? Does it have to be cleaned out before another application is applied, if so what do you use?

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Joanne (Mississippi) on 05/17/2015

Comments on leg ulcers - they are heart breaking, and the hospitals don't provide an array of usable medicine.

I use colloidal silver, internal and external as it was one of the first antibiotics used for burn patients in the US. It worked. I cleaned all sores, and those emerging. Fine spray the leg daily.

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