Have you started feeling itchy on your arms or other areas and can spot a roundish pattern in the rashes? Chances are you’re infected from ringworm. The ringworm is actually a form of fungal infection caused specifically by dermatophytes, a parasitic fungus. It can target any external body part including scalp and feet. Apart from keeping your infected spots dry and clean, you can try out some herbal remedies to treat this stubborn infection. Check out the 20 great and strongly effective herbal remedies for Ringworm listed below.
The aromatic healing properties of myrrh come to great use in cleaning out ringworm infection from your skin. Take 5-8 drops of myrrh resin tincture and dilute it with one tablespoon of alcohol. Apply to inflamed areas twice daily to soothe out the infection.
Guava leaves and bark contain a high amount of tannic acid and can be used for treating ringworm. Boil a handful of freshly plucked guava leaves or bark in water for 10-15 minutes and obtain a thick solution. Bandage a piece of cloth soaked into this water to infected area.
Dilute Goldenseal herb’s rhizome tincture in water and use to clean up itching ringworm spots. Repeating this thrice daily can reduce inflammation and inhibit the infection.
The bark and wood of Pau D’arco tree have an active compound call Lapachol that prevents fungal growth. Both can be applied in powdered form directly to the skin 2-3 times daily or consumed as a tea.
Yet another herb with powers to cure ringworm, geranium has active compounds geranoil, menthone, limonene, citronellol and pinene- all having antifungal action. Apply undiluted geranium oil to itchy spots till infection subsides.
Ginger is strongly medicinal and contains more than a dozen active antifungal compounds. Apply freshly prepared ginger paste to infected areas 3 times daily.
Echinacea strengthens the immune function and eliminates ringworm. Drink up Echinacea tea thrice daily or put 5-8 drops of Echinacea tincture in water and drinks twice in a day for ten days.
The inner rind of grapefruit and its seeds are antifungal. Both are combined to prepare a thick paste and applied a minimum of three times daily for clearing ringworm infection.
Garlic is a potent antifungal remedy for ringworm. Crush a few garlic cloves and apply to infection few times daily for 8-10 days.
Peppermint oil works wonders to alleviate the ringworm infection. Massage infected spots with the oil 4-6 times daily or add peppermint oil to your bath water.
A type of fig, the Bo-tree or Ficus religiosa is immensely therapeutic owing to a rich content of amino acids, tannins, phytosterolin and wax. Wash infection with an infusion prepared from the leaves or apply powdered bark topically. For even better results, apply the tree’s latex to the infected skin twice daily.
Chamomile tea is a known immune booster. You can also benefit from its antibiotic properties for clearing ringworm. Prepare chamomile tea and bandage a cotton swab soaked in the tea to affected area overnight.
Essential Oils Of Lavender & Tea Tree
Free your body of irritating ringworm infection by a super effective combo of lavender and tea tree essential oils both of which have antifungal and anti-inflammatory effect. Rub the mixture topically every three hours daily.
When it comes to clearing out the troubling ringworm spots there’s no easier option than basil. The holy basil is widely available fresh, as a tincture or powder. Apply a paste three times daily or wash infection with basil leaves infused water.
Cassia leaves are strongly antifungal. Boil a few cassia leaves in water, reduce and cool. Soak in a clean cloth into this solution and use as compress against infected area. Alternately, apply the Cassia leaves paste directly, thrice daily.
Clear the ringworm effectively with the extract or sap of Greater Celandine herb. You can dab the affected areas with it thrice daily for effective treatment.
Manuka honey is a known herbal remedy for ringworm. Apply manuka honey to affected skin four times a day. Essential oil of Manuka can also be massaged to infection for effective treatment.
Walnut leaves are rich in tannic acid and can be applied to the infection in form of a paste or consumed as tea, 2-3 times daily. When applied the walnut paste stops the skin from oozing and inhibits the growth of fungus.
Lemongrass is a natural germicide. Combine lemongrass leaves with buttermilk to form a paste that should be applied to the rashes two times daily. Additionally, mix lemon oil with castor oil and apply to infection 4-5 times for ten days.
Thyme contains thymol and carvacrol that have antifungal and antibiotic properties. Use thyme essential oil to regularly clean and topically apply on affected areas.