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Effective Herbal Remedies for Boils


mortar-and-pestle-with-herbs-1144450-mBoils are the infection of hair follicles in which pimples are formed with pus. Boils are mostly harmless and get away in few weeks but can be very irritating and painful depending upon the location.
As a boil is caused by infection of bacteria, antibiotics are used to treat it. However, your home is also full of components that can help in boils very effectively. Some home remedies for boils are given below.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a disinfectant. It can be used to disinfect boils.
How to use:

  • Pour it directly to affected area.
  • To reduce burning by vinegar, dilute it with water.
  • You can also drink it in diluted form to fight infections internally.

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Azadirachta indica
Azadirachta indica is commonly known as Nimtree, Neem and Indian Lilac. This plant is known for its medicinal properties. It is an anti-microbial agent. It is widely used for treating various skin diseases.
How to use:

  • Boil leaves of this plant in water and rinse affected area with it.
  • Make paste of its leave by blending leaves in small quantity of water and apply to boils.

Black Seed
One popular cure for boils is black seed. It can naturally cure many other skin infections also. It gives relief and provides comfort.
How to use:

  • Make paste of black seeds in water and apply to boils.
  • Black seeds can also be applied directly.
  • Drink one and a half teaspoon of its oil in any cold or hot drink. Drink it twice a day to get comfort.

Garlic
Garlic is an antiseptic agent. It can be used to treat boil.
How to use:

  • Apply garlic clove to boil.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg is an anti-bacterial agent; it kills bacteria and treats infection. It also improves blood circulation that has further benefits.
How to use:

  • Grind half teaspoon of nutmeg.
  • Add it in hot water and drink.

Onion
Onion is known to possess antibacterial properties naturally. It also has anti-septic properties.
How to use:

  • Cut an onion and apply it directly to affected area.

Or

  • Cut onion and place it on boil.
  • Wrap with bandage to keep it there. (Don’t cover if boil is open)

Potato
Potato can treat boil without producing burning sensation. It helps to draw pus out of boil easily.
How to use:

  • Cut thin slice of potato and place it on boil.
  • You can also cover a boil with potato slice and bandage it.

Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. Taking tea tree oil regularly can enhance healing and provides comfort.
How to use:

  • It is externally applied to a boil with the help of clean cotton ball.
  • Apply it 5-6 times a day.

Turmeric
Turmeric is a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It can purify blood naturally that is helpful in treating boils.
How to use:

  • In one glass of warm water or milk, add one teaspoon of turmeric.
  • Drink it three times a day till you get comfort.

Or

  • Take equal amount of ginger and turmeric.
  • Make their paste in boiling water.
  • Apply to affected area and cover.

Final Verdict:
Along with the use of these methods, try to defeat boils by taking care of yourself. Maintain proper hygiene, it will reduce spread and reoccurrence of boils.

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