Turmeric also known as curcumin or Curcuma longa is well known as a multi-purpose home remedy. Turmeric benefits the skin, heart, liver and lungs. Turmeric is extensively used in traditional Indian medicine for treating skin diseases in addition to promoting healthy skin. It is considered especially useful for healing painful boils such as sebacious cysts, furuncles, carbuncles, cystic acne, Hidradenitis supparativa, pilonidal cysts and boils caused by MRSA and impetigo.
Turmeric's action helps to dehydrate the boil and draw out the pus. It helps in reducing the swelling, removing pain and allowing the boil to heal.
Turmeric can be consumed or applied directly to the skin. A paste made of Turmeric powder mixed with water can be applied to the boil topically. At the same time consuming turmeric either in powder form or as capsules allows it to work internally and proves effective in treating the skin condition. Beneficial effects are usually seen in a few hours.
A turmeric paste poultice also works very well to reduce swelling caused by sprains. Turmeric can also be directly applied for healing wounds as it is a disinfectant, antibacterial, antiseptic. Turmeric is dehydrating and hence it is advisable to take plenty of water and other fluids while taking turmeric.
Animals can also be safely given Turmeric capsules for treating boils. Turmeric paste can also be applied to wounds of pets
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