A boil is a small red colored lump that forms on your skin, normally on places that are hard to reach like inner thighs or butt. These boils become softer and bigger as time goes on and they get filled with pus. The most common cause of boils is infection of hair follicles, which is caused by bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus. So, normally boils are found on face, neck, armpits and shoulders apart from parts mentioned above.
Despite being painful and irritating, boils usually go away by themselves or by applying any over the counter skin cream. But if the boil becomes infected and doesn’t drain on its own and you develop fever, you need to visit your doctor. But you can treat the boils with these 7 recipes that you can make from things from your kitchen itself.
1 Warm Compress
Boils can be treated and you can get relief simply by applying warm compress on the troubled area. All you need to do is dip a clean cloth in warm water and press it on the boils. To make the compress even better, add some salt in the water. Put the cloth dipped in warm water over the boils for some 10-12 minutes.
2 Tree tea oils
Tea tree oils have brilliant antifungal and antibacterial properties. All you need is use some drops of tea tree oil and your problem of boils can be easily treated. First of all wash the boil and area around it with water. Then use undiluted drops of tea tree oil and rub them nicely on the boils. If you find them irritating, you can dilute them with a little water and then cover the boils with bandage. Repeat it 2-3 times in a day.
Neem or Indian Lilac has been regarded as one of the best things in ancient Ayurveda for combating a variety of diseases, especially skin diseases. Neem has anticarcinogenic, antihyperglycaemic, antifungal, antimalarial, antibacterial, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antiviral and antiulcer properties that can help treat your boils in no time. Use a handful of neem leaves and make a paste out of them by adding little water to them. Now simply cover the boils with this paste and cover them with a clean cloth bandage and leave for the night. Repeat until the boils are cured.
Onions are known to have active ingredients like potassium salts, flavanoids and other things that are responsible for giving onions antiseptic, antifungal and analgesic properties. Also, onions help the body get rid of toxins out of the body that will really help in treating the boils, as it removes toxins from the boils and pushes blood towards the boil and draws the pus out. Just slice some onions and place them on the boils and cover it with a bandage. Change the slices every 3-4 hours for healing the boils faster.
Potatoes are a surprising addition to this list. They are full of vitamin C, B-Complex vitamins and elements like iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus, etc. They are extremely effective in skin related illnesses and conditions. You can place slices of potatoes on the boil and cover them. Keep replacing the slices with fresher ones. You can also grate a potato and squeeze it to get all the juice out of it and use a cotton swab to put the juice on the boils to heal them effectively.
6 Black seed oil
Nigella Sativa plant produces the black seeds, from which oils are extracted. The oil from these seeds is full of antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties, thanks to the abundance of thymoquinone, which strengthens the immune system. You just need to mix ½ a teaspoon of oil in a beverage like juice or herbal tea and have this beverage twice a day in order to heal your boils.
You must know turmeric from various cooking recipes from the Indian subcontinent. It has been known as one of the best medicinal herbs and has been used in various Chinese and Indian ancient medicines. It is full of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can use turmeric by ingesting it or applying it on the injuries. You can put ½-1 teaspoon of turmeric in warm water and drink it 3 times a day. Simultaneously you can make a paste using turmeric and water and apply this on the boil to heal it.