Turmeric. Turmeric is both an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial that can help quickly heal a boil. To use it to treat a boil, one can apply it topically or ingest the powder. For topical treatment, the powder can be mixed with water or ginger to form a smooth paste, which can then be applied directly to a boil. For ingesting turmeric powder, it can be brewed with hot water or milk to drink as a tea. For compresses and topical treatments, it is helpful to apply them to a boil a few times a day until the condition improves. They can be easily applied with cotton balls or cotton swabs, or using other clean items that are safe for the skin. These natural remedies are not intended to replace medical advice, but supplement boil treatments and provide safe ways to treat boils using commonly found items and ingredients.