Without a doubt, the spice turmeric is the very best remedy to take when you have boils, staph infections, or MRSA. Unfortunately, while turmeric will cure an outbreak of boils, it will NOT cure MRSA. A daily dose of turmeric will only prevent future MRSA outbreaks if you also follow a strict alkaline diet by monitoring your pH.
Take internally, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in half a glass of warm water 3x a day. Continue for several days or more if you have recurring MRSA boils. Turmeric, a traditional Ayurvedic spice of India, is anti-inflammatory and a blood purifier. You will see healing begin within a matter of hours. You do NOT have to touch the boil whatsoever or apply anything topically.
- It is best to take turmeric internally at the earliest sign of a boil (i.e., before it breaks the skin). If you do, the boil will literally disappear overnight.
- The best way to decide whether an impending blemish is a pimple or a boil is to hold a hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball to the blemish. If it is acne, it will turn white at the top and start to heal within about 15 minutes. If it is a boil, the peroxide won’t do a thing… in fact the boil will keep growing, so take turmeric quickly!
- Turmeric is one of the best remedies for diarrhea, so be careful, it can cause constipation. Try taking acidophilus (live yogurt or liquid) to keep things balanced in your intestinal tract.
- Be prepared for your sweat to smell spicy for the first day or two.
- Turmeric seems to cause intense dehydration, especially at night , so make sure to follow your Water and Turmeric mixture with several glasses of plain water.
How to Use Turmeric Paste Externally for Boils
Turmeric can be made into a paste for easy application topically if you wish to include this in your treatment.
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder with 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Raw Honey – Raw honey has potent antibacterial and healing properties. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric into 2 teaspoons of honey.
- Spread your paste onto your boil. Cover with a bandage.
- Change at least twice a day, or more if the boils are draining.
- Wash hands thoroughly after changing bandages.
- Cohesive tape works well to attach gauze pads instead of adhesive bandages. Adhesive bandages used repeatedly can cause damage to health skin and increase the risk of the infection spreading.
Where to Buy Turmeric for Boils?
Turmeric can be bought very inexpensively in bulk at health food stores and Indian grocers. It can also be bought online. Look for an organic brand from a reputable source. Turmeric capsules can usually be found at larger pharmacies, in health food stores, and online.
Additional Helps for Boils
- Sugar and processed carbohydrates depress the immune system and should be avoided while you are treating boils.
- Vitamin C supplementation while on the turmeric protocol is also a good idea.
Keep reading to find out how Earth Clinic readers have used turmeric for boils. Be prepared to spend the afternoon reading feedback as these posts go back over 15 years!
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