Thursday, June 3, 2010

home remedy

Recently someone in our home had a ...ahem... boil. I will not name any names here. Boils are yucky business. I came across a remedy that I wanted to pass on to you.

You know-

just in case.

First off, a topical treatment of tea tree oil 3-4 times a day really helps to keep the infection at bay. But if it gets to the point where it needs to be drained (***cringe*** - are you still reading?) read on below.

Take 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric and 1/2 tablespoon of ginger, add enough water to make a thick paste. Put the paste on the boil and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wipe off.

About 3 hours later said boil drained. Easy. Messy. Gross.

There. That's done. Are we still friends?

**all images from frontier


A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I will never need it but it's good to know what to do incase the need ever arises.

Jana said...

I wonder if people are going to secretly check out "unsaid" person's hands and arms before they give a hug or shake hands!! Just kidding!!! Will you be around next week for VBS?

Amanda said...

LOL. I will admit that I cannot say I have never had to deal with this issue. 'Nuff said. Thanks for the info!