Boils & Carbuncles

Boils & Carbuncles

A boil is a local inflammation of a hair root or cut, due to infection. A cluster of boils is known as a carbuncle.

Constant reinfection of this kind calls for a general reassessment of diet and lifestyle to enhance the body’s resistance. Look for particular problems in the body, such as dental abscess or chronically diseased tonsils, which may by undermining your general health.

Herbal Treatments

Use herbs internally that boost and stimulate the immune system, such as Goldenseal, Echinacea, Lavender, St. Johnswort, and Yellowroot, with those that fight infection, such as Burdock, Dandelion root, Garlic, and Thyme.

A hot poultice applied locally will help to draw a boil and cause it to discharge. Mix hot water with Slippery Elm powder to make a paste. Add a few drops of Lavender oil to the water to give the poultice antibacterial power.

Bloodroot tincture will draw the infection from a boil and cause it to discharge.

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