Home Remedy For Ringworm
1. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is the superhero of natural antibacterial and anti-fungal treatments. Native to Australia, tea tree oil comes from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. Its anti-fungal properties make it a great ingredient to combat ringworm.
Dilute a few drops of the oil in water. Then dab some onto a cotton ball and apply to the affected area. Do this two to three times a day.
2. Aloe vera
Much like tea tree oil, aloe vera is renowned for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. There is an abundance of studies backing the healing properties of this plant.
This succulent stores all of its goodness in its leaves. So, if you’re dealing with ringworm, break off a piece of a leaf and rub it on the fungus. If you’re not lucky enough to have this natural doctor in your backyard, you can always buy some aloe vera gel at a health store.
Turmeric is currently in the spotlight. You can find it everywhere, from face masks to arthritis remedies. As a member of the ginger family, this yellow plant has been used for years in various dishes, but people are now looking to it for its incredible healing properties.
To help get rid of ringworm, mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric with some coconut oil. Once it’s mixed well, apply it on the infected skin.
4. Eucalyptus oil
The Australians might be on to something… Eucalyptus oil is a great natural way to treat pesky fungal infections. The oil is great for your skin and its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties will kill the fungus plus it has a wonderful fresh smell.
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to some warm water and apply to the affected area.
5. Neem Leaf Extracts
Neem has been considered to be the ultimate antifungal and natural detoxifier in India for hundreds of years. The extract of the Azadirachta indica is capable of removing major pathogens and dermophytes from your skin.
How to use:
- Boil the neem leaves in water for a few minutes.
- Wash the infected area using the water.
- Do not boil it for too long or use the neem leaves directly on the infection as it might cause irritation on the skin.
How to use:
- Do not apply the raw garlic paste directly on the fungus. It can cause irritation for hours.
- Mix the garlic paste with olive oil or coconut oil.
- Apply a thin coating of the paste to the infected area using a cotton ball or a clean piece of clothing.
- Keep it on for 2 hours before you rinse it off.
- Repeat it twice daily, until you see improvement.