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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Boils?

The following information is for humans with Boils

Introduction to Boils

Boils are the abnormal formations of the tissue in the form of a bag, filled with a runny, semi-runny or pasty content.

They can be identified by a swelling with pain but the contents may not be visible if the boil is under the skin.

Using Aloe Vera for Boils

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

Take a lime and heat it slowly on a stove. Cut it in half and put plenty of Aloe Vera Gelly (where Aloe Vera is the number one ingredient) on the pulp.

Place this on the skin so it covers the boil. WARNING: You will have to endure some pain from the heat(!) but you should be careful not to burn yourself.
Where the boil is on the skin this should be done at least twice a day but where the boil is under the skin carry out the process several times a day until it comes to the surface.

This treatment is very common in Northern Mexico where the Aloe is available fresh from the plant!
WHY? - When the hot Aloe Vera penetrates the boil it encreases the activity of enzymes and so speeds the detosifying process, drawing out the fat or pus.
To assist the body in removing the toxins from the inside drink a high quality Aloe Vera drink several times a day.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Boils?

As the toxins are pushed out expect the boild to look worse before it looks better, especially if the boil was under the skin.
Much depends on the sufferers diet, other ailments suffered and the quality of the products used. Cheap Aloe will do little and may even add in unknown chemicals that the manufacturers have used as cheap fillers to make the bottle look bigger.

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  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.

Aloe Vera Brands

People with Boils have told us they used the following brands of Aloe Vera and experienced benefits:

See the full results of our survey on
Aloe Vera brands and Boils.