Thursday, 18 July 2013

Padikaram / Alum - How to Use Alum to Treat Eye Abscess


One of our relatives, visited us last week. I told her about my blog and how I am recording all the remedies that we practice in the village side. It really amused her. She insisted that I post this remedy about eye abscess because it really helped her. She also added that, though the paste stings, the remedy is very effective, making the boil drain on the same day. So here I am with the remedy! Padikaram/ alum is a stone. Barbers use this stone to rub the cheeks after shaving, to smooth the skin. Alum is also used to treat eye abscess. For treating abscess, rub alum on a sandalwood stone along with little water. You have to rub it nicely to get a paste, as it doesn't rub into a paste easily. This paste is very effective and it stings initially, when applied. But the boil breaks on the same day it is applied, giving one a good relief from eye abscess. In India, you can find this stone pretty easily. This stone can be stored for years and used.





 METHOD:
1. Take the sandal wood stone, wash and dry it. Break a small piece of alum and start rubbing in a circular motion along with little boiled water.


2. Rub it nicely, as it doesn't rub into a paste quickly. Once you get the paste apply it over the eye abscess. Wait for it to dry. The boil matures very quickly and drains, giving good relief.


NOTES:
  • Padikaram is called "Alum" in English.
  • It is a very inexpensive stone and can be bought very easily in India. 

9 comments:

  1. Useful post. Never knew Alum could cure abscess

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  2. can also use alum as an underarm deodrant.
    use it after a bath. just rub the alum under the wet armpits.
    better than any deodrant / anti persiperant everrrrrrr.

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  3. how interesting. do you have any remedy for dark circles under eye and pigmentation around the mouth. tried lots of things already.

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    1. For both these problems, take fresh Aloe Vera gel and apply daily all over the face, wait till dry and then wash it off. Be consistent with applying the gel to see results. Aloe Vera gel is very good for treating pigmentation.....

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  4. Pls let me know where to get sandal wood stone. Your posts are very very informative. Keep going Ramya. Thanks a lot for the wonderful work you are doing.

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    1. I haven't purchased sandalwood stones at all and the 2 stones I have at home was given to me by my mother in law. But I tried looking online for you and found this: http://www.dollsofindia.com/sold/puja-items/other-puja-items/ (I haven't purchased anything from them before so I would suggest you check it out properly before buying) and also amazon.in also was selling sandalwood stones but I think it is out of stock now ...

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  5. Hi ramya really I like your post..... and learn lots of medicines from you..

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