A boil is a kind of skin problem that happens when there is a deep bacterial infection in a hair follicle. It starts as a small, red, painful nodule and gradually increases in size. Boils can be very painful and sometimes may be accompanied by fever. Boils are a mild skin infection that leads to red lumps on your face, neck, hands and a few other places. They even excrete pus when burst. Though not fatal, they often occur in clusters which can lead to more serious infections. All in all they make your face look less appealing and are not helpful in making life more comfortable.
Luckily for you there are a whole lot of remedies for boils. You need not even try medicines from drugstores. You can use herbs as a natural remedy to your problem. There are a wide variety of choices for you. Here is a list of the best herbal remedies to cure boils.
Herbal Remedies For Boils
Black seed is one of the most popular natural cures for various types of skin infections including boils. The medicinal properties of black seed can give some relief from the pain caused by boils. Take some black seeds (kalonji). Grind them to get a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area.
The leaves of herbs like catnip, wild pansy, dock, chickweed, burdock, or yarrow help soothe and remove boils. All you need to do is boil the leaves of these herbs to soften them. Then apply them directly upon your boils. You will experience instant relief. Your boils will be gone within a few weeks.
Linseed paste helps in healing boils too. Add crushed linseed to boiling water to form the paste. Then apply it over all your boils gently and cover the affected area with a clot. Make sure that the cloth is not at all dirty. The boils will start disappearing very soon and you will witness this herb’s magic first hand.
Onion for Boils
Onions has twenty five active compounds within it. Among these, the potassium salts and the flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oil within onion has expectorant, antiseptic, antifungal, anticoagulant, and analgesic properties among others. Therefore, onions, especially red onions, help in eliminating toxins out of your body and relieve skin inflammation along with disinfecting wounds. Onion is also good remedy for boils. It helps in blood circulation and when applied on boils, brings blood flow towards boils and help draw pus out of it.
For this treatment you need to apply the juice of onion and garlic upon your boils to relieve them of their pus. Then make a paste by mixing comfrey with honey and garlic. After you have relieved the boils of their pus apply the comfrey herb paste over them. Do this regularly and you will see how effective a remedy this is.
Red clover acts as a blood purifier. It is widely known for its beneficial uses in treating all sorts of skin problems ranging from childhood eczema to boils! It is the best natural antibiotic and helps cleanse our body from within. It is a very suitable remedy for boils.
This is another herb which helps us fight boils by purifying our body from within. It is a good detoxifier and works miracles in curing boils. It is also useful for curing skin diseases like psoriasis. You can take in the herb in various preparation including topical solutions available in the market.
Kala jeera or purple fleban is another useful remedy for boils. All you need to do is take powdered kala jeera with basil and neem and apply it over your boils. You will see the huge difference that it will make within a few days. It evacuated the pus from the boils and hastens its curing.
Indian Madder or Manjistha
Indian madder or manjistha is used by making an amalgamation of the herb with turmeric, kuth, fuller’s earth or multani mitti and sandalwood, preferably red. Apply the amalgamation on the affected area regularly if you want to see improvement. This remedy works magic like no other!
Potatoes for Boils
Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and they have considerable amounts of iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus and therefore folk medicine uses this very common vegetable to treat many health conditions, especially skin related conditions. Potatoes also have tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids that make them beneficial for skin and overall health. The alkaline properties of potato carries antiseptic value and thus it is also a good remedy for boils.