Herbs For Boils

By | March 15, 2014

Dandelion for BoilsBoils are caused by a bacterial infection, usually the staphylococcus aureus bacteria, that begins deep in a hair follicle or a sebaceous gland, and gradually works its way up to the surface of the skin.

They most often appear on the neck, face, underarms, or buttocks.

Boils begin as a red, elevated, and painful bump, that develops a pustule in the center of the affected area within two to four days.

Rarely, a boil may spread beyond the affected area and cause a systemic infection in a nearby lymph gland.

A boil that doesn’t go away could be a sign of an underlying infection that is manifesting itself through the skin.

Herbal Remedies For Boils

Burdock Root – Has antibiotic properties, helps clear toxins.

Dandelion – Cleanses bloodstream & liver.

Echinacea – Stimulates immune system, helps cleanse lymph glands.

Flax – Mashed pulp used as compress.

Goldenseal – Helpful for staph infections.

Oatstraw – Anti inflammatory.

Onion – Is boiled, mashed and used as a poultice.

Pau d’ Arco – Antibacterial.

Propolis – Has antibiotic properties which help prevent infection.

Red Clover – Cleanses the liver & blood and helps fight bacteria.

Slippery Elm Bark – Applied topically as a poultice to relieve inflammation.

Tea Tree Oil – An antibacterial which is applied topically to help prevent staph infection.