One popular herbal remedy for mild abscesses is the use of turmeric. Turmeric is often used as a seasoning in Middle Eastern dishes, but it has healing properties that can make it a good choice for those seeking to relieve their abscesses. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to relieve pain, and its anti-bacterial nature makes it the perfect remedy. To use it, chop the turmeric root into thin slices and mash with water until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to the abscess and let dry. After 5 minutes, it should be rinsed off and dried.