Boils and Carbuncles
Boils and carbuncles and generally caused by infection in a hair follicle. Lowered body resistance against infection may be indicated in the case of boils and carbuncles. Vitamin C will build up resistance to infection.
Poultices made of ground flax seed, peach tree leaves, catnip leaves or roasted onion and applied hot will draw out the infection. Poultices of yarrow leaves and wheat bran or slippery elm bark (powdered) and lard or plantain leaves boiled and applied hot are also good.
Burdock tea, gentian root, wild cherry bark, nettle, red clover, yellow dock root, sarsaparilla or sassafras are all good alternative or blood purifiers, and are all good to prevent and keep one free of boils and carbuncles.
Soaking the offending boils or carbuncles in hot Epsom salts water when possible is a good aid.