Alternative Therapy and Home Remedies for Boils

If you suffer from skin boils, and want to experiment with alternative therapies and home remedies for boils, you have come to the right place. From simple herbal treatments to easy home remedies known to draw out and infection and heal the wound, pick one that suits you. But remember to consult your doctor or health provider before trying any of these alternative treatments to ensure that you’re treating your boil safely.


Herbal and Natural Boil Treatments

Try some of our popular herbal and natural treatments for boils:

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is known for it’s anti-bacterial properties. Place few drops of tea tree oil on the head of your boil to kill the infection.

Calendula (marigold): Marigolds possess anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Apply to affected area as a tincture, ointment or compress.

Goldenseal: Helps eliminate bacteria and skin infection by drawing the infection out of the boil with its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply the plant as a paste of poultice.

Zinc and Iron: Low levels of zinc and iron are found in suffers of boil. Take zinc and iron supplements to strengthen your immune system.


Home Remedies for Boils

Experiment with these home remedies that have been used for centuries to fight boil symptoms .


  • Place warm slices bread soaked in milk on your boil
    • Make a paste for your boil using one tea spoon of milk cream, half a teaspoon of vinegar, and a pinch of turmeric powder
    • Make a compress of hot sliced tomatoes to place on the boil
    • Create a paste out of baking soda and water to spread over your boil
    • Put a fresh teabag in hot water and place on boil a few times a day
    • Use sliced onions and garlic to make a poultice and apply on the boil for several hours


    Diet for Patients with Boils

    Enrich your diet to help your body receive all the nutrients it needs to fight off infections like skin boils.

    Fast on Orange Juice and Water: You can try cleansing your system by fasting for 2 or 3 days on juice and water, then start a well-balanced diets of fruits and veggies. Consult your doctor before you do this.

    Eat Healthy: A well balanced diet can do a lot for your skin and body. Eat wholegrain cereals, raw vegetables and fresh fruits.

    Avoid Caffeine, Starchy and Sugary Foods: If you suffer from boils you should try cutting down on caffeinated drinks and sugary and starchy foods like: white bread, white sugar, cakes, and pastries.