Home Remedies for Abscess

An abscess is a local accumulation of pus. It can occur almost anywhere on or in the body, but it most frequently occurs on the skin and on the gums of the mouth. Abscesses can be very tender and painful

and are marked by inflammation, swelling, heat, redness, and often fever. Abscesses are caused by an infection, so orthodox medical doctors often treat them with antibiotics. But herbs are an effective and safe alternative, home remedies for abscess treat this problem without the side effects of antibiotics.

List of Home Remedies for Abscess

Home Remedies for Abscess #1: SKIN-ABSCESS—FIGHTING TEA 3o drop echinacea tincture 6o drop.a yerba mania tincture 1 cup warm water Combine all the ingredients. Take up to five times per day to stimulate the immune system and help eliminate the infection.

Home Remedies For Abscess #2: TOPICAL WASH FOR SKIN AND GUM ABSCESSES 1 to 2 teaspoons barberries 1 tablespoon white oak bark 1 teaspoon echinacea root 1 teaspoon granulated Oregon grape root 2 cups boiling water Combine the herbs in a glass container. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and soak for 3 to 4 hours; strain. Use three times a day as a wash. If you are using this tea to treat a gum abscess, be sure to swish the liquid around in your mouth for several minutes before spitting it out.


  • Drink at least ten 8-ounce glasses of pure water daily until the abscess heals.

  • Eat plenty of steamed leafy green vegetables and sea vegetables to ensure a good supply of vitamins and minerals needed for healing.

  • Eat fresh pineapple. Fresh pineapple contains bromelain, which is very effective at reducing inflammation.

  • Eliminate from your diet all fried foods and anything containing refined sugar, which slow healing.


  • Blue-green algae contains many trace minerals that are needed for healing and that are missing in the average diet. Take 300 milligrams two or three times daily.

  • Colloidal silver is a liquid mineral supplement that fights infection. Take 10 drops three to four times daily

  • If you must take antibiotics, restore the body's "friendly" bacteria by taking a probiotic supplement, such as acidophilus and/or bifidobacteria, as recommended on the product label. If you are allergic to milk, select a dairy-free formula. Colostrum is another effective probiotic that can be taken on a rotating basis with acidophilus and bifidobacteria. Take 300 milligrams three times daily, between meals.

  •  Vitamin C and bioflavonoids improve the immune response and help to reduce inflammation. Take 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C three to five times daily and 500 milligrams of mixed bioflavonoids three to four times daily.


  • Cat's claw enhances the immune response and has antibacterial properties. Take 500 milligrams of standardized extract three times a day until the abscess clears. Note: Do not use cat's claw if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are an organ-transplant recipient. Use it with caution if you are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner).

  •  Echinacea and goldenseal have antibacterial properties and also boost the body's natural immune response. They are helpful for fighting virtually any type of infection. Take one dose of an echinacea and goldenseal combination formula supplying 250 to 500 milligrams of echinacea and 150 to 300 milligrams of goldenseal three to four times daily for up to one week.

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