They are skin infections caused due to the inflammation of hair follicles, oil glands or sweat glands. Another type of boil is formed due to prolonged sitting (usually in the buttock region). A list of causes of boils is poor hygiene, poor immunity, alcoholism, friction from clothing, diabetes, poor nutrition, chemotherapy, etc.
It is an Indian spice which has awesome anti-inflammatory properties. It has been in use since ages for the treatment of various ailments from fever to battle wounds. It can be used orally in the form of a capsule or a paste (mixed with a small amount of water). Care should be taken to cover the area with a cloth to prevent staining of clothes.
Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water and apply it to the infected area for 5-10 minutes, 3-4 times a day. The warmth increases the circulation of blood, bringing the White Blood Cells (WBC) and other antibodies into the infected area. It also draws the pus to the surface area of the boils, enabling it to drain faster and it relieves the pain as well.
Heat one cup milk and mix 3 teaspoons of salt in it. Stir thoroughly and add flour or bread crumbs to make it thick. Then apply the thick mixture onto the affected area three times a day.
Onions have been famous for their antimicrobial and antiseptic properties since ancient times. Cut a thick slice of an onion and put it directly on the boil and cover it with a cloth to keep it in place. The heat generated by the onion should seep into the boil and drain it if the process is repeated 3-4 times a day.
Indian Lilac (Neem)
Take a handful of Neem leaves and grind them to make a thick paste with a little water. Apply the paste over the boil and cover with a thick cloth.
Note: Do not mix the treatment methods. Use only one at a time. If the Boil doesn’t heal or reduce after two days, only then you should use a different method.