Turmeric remedy to treat pilonidal cysts

turmeric remedy for pilonidal cyst

Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. It has been shown to treat certain types of cancers, skin diseases, Alzheimers, and obesity.

A relative of the ginger plant, turmeric is native to tropical South Asia due to its need for excessive rain in order to survive.

Turmeric has many health benefits, but its most widely used to treat skin ailments because of anti-bacterial agents. It is also put in tea as a popular gastrointestinal treatment in many parts of Asia.

Why you should use turmeric

Turmeric’s medicinal powers come from the many antioxidants it contains. Most notably, vitamin C, vitamin E and several carotenoids along with an anti-inflammation inhibitor called cyclooxygenase.

When applied directly to your pilonidal cyst, turmeric will subside swelling and ease inflammation, while speeding up the healing process.

Turmeric also contains curcumin, an anti-viral agent which protects the cyst from becoming infected.

How to use turmeric to treat your pilonidal cyst

Always clean the area first with an antibacterial soap before applying.

Make a paste of turmeric and either apply it directly to your pilonidal cyst or saturate a piece of medical gauze and firmly hold it in place with medical tape.

Almost immediately, the turmeric paste goes to work fighting infection and using its many beneficial properties to calm the skin.

It may sting at first, but will quickly dissipate within a few minutes. Keep the paste on your cyst throughout the day and change it right before going to bed at night.

Where to find turmeric

You can find turmeric in all parts of the world. Either in supermarkets or in herbal and health food stores.

There are also convenient turmeric creams, ready to be squeezed out of a tube and applied to your pilonidal cyst.

You can even find turmeric soaps which have amazing benefits for your skin.

Like other remedies you will find on this site, it is also recommended to take turmeric internally to help fight your cyst from the inside out. Rather than trying to eat turmeric everyday, take one of the many turmeric supplements available on the market.

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Some popular turmeric products to consider

For a high quality turmeric paste, try Vicco Turmeric Paste by Vicco. It has a lightweight feel and pleasant odor. Gets absorbed by the skin quickly.

turmeric paste for pilonidal cyst

For a turmeric supplement, you can’t go wrong with Curcumin Extract by Now Foods. This supplement has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is extremely gentle on the body. Contains 120 capsules.

turmeric supplement for pilonidal cyst


Other uses for turmeric

Turmeric has a wide range of healing properties. It’s well known to be used in these areas:

  • Digestive Disorders - Turmeric is considered as a digestive bitter and a carminative. It can be added into foods including rice and bean dishes to improve digestion, reduce gas and bloating.
  • Liver Diseases - Turmeric is beneficial for its influence on the liver. It is said to shrink engorged hepatic ducts, so it can be useful to treat liver conditions such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.
  • Cancer - Recent scientific research confirm that turmeric can cure host of diseases, also they found that turmeric restrain the growth of various types of cancer. Turmeric is also used for the treatment of skin cancer.
  • Menstrual Problems - For women who experience monthly menstrual cramps, try using turmeric extract or supplements twice daily for two weeks prior to expected menstruation. Turmeric is an antispasmodic to smooth muscles so it reduces digestive and menstrual cramping.
  • Osteoarthritis - Turmeric may help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis because of its ability to reduce pain and disability.

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Have you used turmeric to treat your pilonidal cyst?

If so, please share your experiences in the comments section below.


Michael Lynch is a former pilonidal cyst sufferer, freelance medical health researcher and writer. He devotes much of his free time helping other sufferers deal and cope with this terrible disease. Contact Michael

10 Responses to Turmeric remedy to treat pilonidal cysts
  1. ben
    August 3, 2011 | 5:57 AM

    I tried to put this on submit your own remedy but page does not load.i eat a few yogurts and bananas and it goes away sometimes that evening or in a few days. have had them before and this always works got the advice from my doctor.

  2. savannah
    October 8, 2011 | 4:45 PM

    This actually works. I use a high concentrated turmeric paste on my cyst and also a turmeric supplement. since i started doing that, I have had very little problems with my cyst. Plus I exercise more and stay away from fatty foods.

    • Michael Lynch
      October 8, 2011 | 10:02 PM

      Nice Savannah.

      But you hit the nail on the head when you said you exercise more and stay away from fatty foods. That’s half of the healing process.

      Nice job and stay well.

  3. isley
    October 9, 2011 | 5:55 AM

    I just got some turmeric paste and a turmeric supplement. Tried the tea tree oil and that seemed to work, but alot of people have been really raving about using turmeric. Will give it a try and ill post my results back here. RIP Steve Jobs.

  4. Eduard
    January 9, 2012 | 12:04 AM


    I’ve been having a pilonidal cyst for a long time and it is not a big mather for me because it is not too painful. However it comes big or small (or more or less painful), depending on the weeks..

    I’ve talked to my doctor and I really think that the actual problem is the boil, that keeps the infection on, always allowing inputs of dirty. And when the cyst is ok, it starts again to getting infected as a cicle..

    So what I think we should fight to, is the boil clousing.. Has anyone closed the boil with tea oil, turmeric, castor oil, or any other natural issue?

    Savannah and isley, how did it end up? Is it closed? Or is it only in a latent?

    Thank you,


  5. Michael Lynch
    February 15, 2012 | 10:05 PM

    You know guys, I’m really surprised that this page has gotten more comments. Turmeric is a wonderful healing plant that really can help with the pain and swelling.

    It’s easy to find and so easy to use. I don’t know why more people don’t try it.

    So, my challenge is for everyone visting this page to at least try this treatment and get back with us by commenting on what you thought about it, good or bad.

    It’s time to give turmeric the respect it deserves. :-P

  6. Aaron Matherly
    February 26, 2012 | 8:20 AM

    Hello. I had developed an infection about three days ago when I started having pain sitting down. By yesterday it was so bad I could barely walk, there was so much pressure on my tailbone that I was shaking with the pain.
    So I finally tried looking up what was happening and decided to try the turmeric treatment. After applying it I watched a movie on my stomach and when I went to the bathroom I noticed that the cyst had completely emptied itself and the pain was gone. I feel so much better.

    • Tina
      March 26, 2012 | 11:36 AM

      I cut a module out of a dsspoiable heat wrap (I left the protective coating over the top) and made a bandage out of several regular band-aids. After a few hours this made it come to a head. I then drained it and medicated it myself. I may have to follow up with a visit to the doctor next week but at least I won’t have to pay an ER visit this weekend. Thanks for the help!

  7. meg
    April 1, 2012 | 4:16 PM

    I am in alot of pain And im praying this will work. I really do not want to go to the er. Im so scared to get it drained by themI will follow up with a after use comment.

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