Herbal Remedies for Abscesses
Abscesses, commonly known as boils, are really one of most uncomfortable infections ever and unfortunately antibiotics cannot even help at all. They are also really difficult to avoid as so many factors can cause them such as oily skin, ingrown hairs, splinters, sitting too long in one location and many more. As long as there is an opening in the skin where bacteria has a chance to enter, the risk is extremely for getting an abscess.
Since antibiotics are not effective, tap onto the healing powers of herbs. We have here herbal remedies that can help to encourage spontaneous draining and help you to recover faster.
To make a poultice for your abscesses:
Burdock can be applied as either an infusion or a concentrated decoction that is able to help in preventing secondary infections.
To use as a local application:
To prepare a concentrated decoction:
Cow parsnip herbs are suitable for non-inflamed abscesses. Just simply crushed some fresh cow parsnip leaves and roots and apply them to the abscess.
Birch buds can be used to make a decoction which is effective in soothing pain.
Marshmallow is a herb that can be used both internally as a flower remedy as well as externally as a compress.
To make a compress:
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