Carbuncles, Poppy Leaves to Draw and Ripen

January 10th, 2008

“A poultice of poppy leaves is very efficacious to draw or ripen a carbuncle.” A poultice made from these leaves is very quieting and soothing, and at the same time will cause the carbuncle to ripen.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Boils

January 4th, 2008

Boils should be brought to a head by hot fomentations. Use boric wool. When perfectly ripe and ready to break, they may be discharged by a needle or the lancet. Constitutional treatment: Quinine, port wine, and sea-bathing are desirable.

Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.