The old welsh cure for 'boils' of all kinds (and I think an old Romany cure) is a poultice of Navelwort (Umbilicus rupoestris). It can be made into a salve by crushing it with any type of benign grease or fat but I believe the crushed leaf alone, held in place by a light dressing, will work just as effectively. I remember my Grandmother applying this to me when very young but I've not used it in recent years.
Um, how do you measure a boil, Toddy?
(I think I will keep an eye on it, othrwise do nothing)
No (I know it's called Wall Pennywort in some areas) - Pennyworts are a family in themselves; Navalwort is in the Stonecrop family. This is why I try to always quote the scientific names!Oh, you mean Pennywort. I understand.
Well, there seems to be a lot of different things I can put on it.
Depends where it is but I'd never suggest cleaning the area then poking something sterile and sharp into the boil then squeezing it to drain it. Then cleaning the area afterwards and apllying a dressing.
No siree, not me. Thats just crazy talk.