A boil or furuncle is a bacterial infection with pus that develops around a hair follicle. Boils are very contagious and potentially serious if the infection spreads. A boil starts out as a soft, red, hot, uptight bump and grows a yellowish point within two to four days. Boils are very hurting, particularly if they are found on the skin that cannot be moved easily. The boil can split open, pouring pus but ameliorating some of the pain. There are several herbal remedies for boils that can decrease the symptoms that characterize boil. A boil is a localized aggregation of pus enclosed by swollen tissue in the skin. It begins as reddened tender part and in the process of time, the part around it turns rigid and stiff. The center of the boil filled with pus is supple and is packed with an infection combating white blood cells, bacteria and proteins that stamp out the infection. Ultimately the pus forms a head that can be opened or drained by surgery through the skin surface.
Boils are mostly come about on the buttock, face, neck, nose, shoulders, ears, underarms, and thighs commonly affecting the teenagers and the young adults, as a result of puberty and related hormonal changes that occur within the biological systems of the body. However, in some cases, boils can occur in mature adults. In respective of an individual affected by a boil, tenderness and pain are passing through. Therefore, it is recommended that those individuals suffering from a boil, use herbal remedies for boil treatment.
Boils generally occur in regions of the body that are hairy or experienced so much movement and friction. These are mostly areas under the belt and on the neck, face, scalp, underarms, and buttocks. Boils can at times become chronic and come occur again and again in the same place. Our herbal remedies for boils minimize the risk of getting chronic boils.
The most familiar bacteria present in boils are Staphylococcus aureus (staph bacteria). Although other types of bacteria may cause it depends on the location of the boil and the immunity of individuals. In exceptional cases, boils may be an indication of a fundamental immune problem or another disease. An individual with diabetes, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism or cancer and those on chemotherapy are particularly prone to getting boils. Please ensure you use these herbal remedies for boils.
1. Parsley leaves (Ajmood) plays a critical role in taking care boils. Put parsley leaves to boil, until it softens. The boiled leaves should be wrapped in a clean perforated cloth and place over the boils. This helps in releasing of pus by opening the mouth of boils.
2. Bitter Gourd is a strong herbal remedy for blood-filled boils. One cupful of fresh juice of Bitter Gourd blended with a teaspoon of lime juice, should be taken, little by little, on an empty stomach each day for some months to treat this situation.
3. Vitamin A. Use 25,000 international units every day for 2 weeks.
4. Beta-carotene. Use 25,000 international units every day for 2 weeks.
5. B-complex vitamins. Use a B-complex supplement every day
6. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids. Use 3,000 milligrams every day.
7. Zinc. Use 50 milligrams every day for 2 weeks.
8. Astralagus tea helps to boost immunity. Take 8 glasses daily.
9. Calendula ointment produced from Marigold plant (Calendula officinalis) can be applied to the skin covering an unopened boil to reduce inflammation and act as an antiseptic.
10. Garlic is a natural antibiotic that boosts the immune system. It can be used in capsule form.
11. Prepare a paste of one teaspoonful of milk cream, 1/2 teaspoonful of vinegar and a bit of turmeric powder. When used, it helps in ripening the blood boils and cures them without sepsis set in. This is an excellent herbal remedy for boils.
12. Another effective herbal remedies for staph infection is the elimination of the scabs and the boils entirely. Mix a cup of warm water with 3-4 spoons of bleach. Put a piece of cotton wool in this solution and rub it on the scabs tenderly until the scabs soften. When the scabs finally become soft very well, use a piece of gauze to remove them slowly. At this stage, the boil would have developed into an open wound. Steep another piece of cotton wool in an antiseptic liquid or mouthwash and clean the boil. Get rid of all the pus and fluids emanating from the boil.
13. Goldenseal-root powder should be mixed with enough boiling water to make a paste and applied as a topical poultice to get rid of the boil.
14. A mixture of 25 grams of powdered slippery elm, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, and little amount of boiling water sufficient enough to form a solid paste can be applied on the boil. Allow it on the boil till the paste cools then prepare a fresh on and put it again. Repeat this procedure until the pus is wholly discharged from the boil. Marshmallow leaf or figwort can similar be prepared into a poultice to drive out pus from the boil.
15. Tea tree oil can be used on the outside of a boil as an antiseptic to fight against bacteria and fungi. To prevent the irritation of inflamed skin the pure oil should be mixed with a few drops of vegetable oil should not cause a problem. Attention: Please never take tea tree oil internally.
16. A tea prepared from 2 parts wild indigo to 1 part each of Echinacea, pasque flower, and poke root should be taken 3 times daily to enhance healing. The tea can equally be used externally to a boil to reduce infection.
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