Skin Boils

Boils are pus-filled abscess’s that initially affect the Hair Folliclesof the epidermis of the skin. The infection then spreads to the skin’sdeeper layers. The pus in Boils consists of dead white blood cells anddetrimental bacteria (usually Staphylococcus aureus).


  • Increase garlic in the diet and Sulfur containing foods in the diet
  • Encourage a healthy alkaline diet with foods such as water, lemon juice, soups, sprouts, nuts, seeds, fish and grains. Reduce acidic foods which contribute to lymphatic congestion such as tea, coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, dairy, wheat, sugar and refined and preserved foods
  • Ensure adequate water intake


  • Make a poultice from cabbage leaves and potatoes, onions, fenugreek seeds, flax seeds and apply it directly over the abscess areas to help draw out the waste and bacteria. These poultices can be wrapped with bandages and left overnight
  • Many people suggest that when the sores break to leave them exposed so they are able to dry out and heal, rather than to cover the sores. It is therefore advisable to keep your son at home and away from other children during this period
  • Address underlying immune weakness, lymphatic congestion, liver congestion and blood stagnation


  • Zinc andvitamin C are important nutrients to assist with the immune system and wound healingso that the areas don’t scar
  • Herbs which you may find of benefit to restoring immunity and resistance to bacterias are Olive leaf extract, Echinacea,Astragalus, Andrographis and Golden Seal
  • Homeopathic medicines can be very effective, remedies such as silica 6x and sulphur 6x may help.Colloidal silver given internally and also applied topically has beenknown to kill the detrimental bacteria associated, reduce inflammationand decrease the further spread of the boils
  • Anti-fungal creams such as tea tree, oilve leaf and thuja may be applied to the affected area
  • Probiotics are important to ensureproper bacteria through his digestive system and to increase hisimmunity and resistance to the Staphylococcus Bacteria. This is especially imperative if you have recently had a course of antibiotics
  • Blood cleansing herbs are Red Clover, Burdock, Rhubarb and Rheumania