[toc]Ringworm is basically a skin disease caused by a fungal infection. Ringworm infection can occur in both Humans and Animals. People suffering from Ringworm infection often experience circular ring like patchy skin, which is very itchy in nature. Ringworm is a very contagious disease and can be passed on from one person to another though direct or indirect contact, through contact with used things of infected person.
The Ringworm infection can even be passed of from animals to humans via skin contact. Ringworm can affect people of all age groups, however it is most commonly observed in small children. Ringworm can affect any part of the body like-skin, scalp, foot, groin, nails etc.
Ringworm is very easy to cure and is usually treated with anti-fungal medicines, which can be applied both externally or taken orally. If the ringworm infection is left untreated, it can cause the skin rash to become infected with bacteria, requiring antibiotics for treatment. Below discussed are some very important naturally found herbs which are very effective in providing relief against Ringworm and other fungal infections.
8 Important Herbs For Ringworm
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used since centuries to treat various problems of the skin, including ringworm. Tea Tree oil is renowned for its anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, which help in fighting against the infection and reduces inflammation of the skin.
Tea tree oil is also very effective in boosting the overall immunity of the body, which helps in fighting against the ringworm infection. The tea tree oil can be applied externally to the ringworm infected area directly, to get immediate relief from sever itching, redness and inflamed skin. However, caution should be taken to avoid ingesting the oil, as it is highly toxic in nature.
Aloe Vera is a very effective herbal remedy for treating ringworm infection. Aloe Vera helps in fighting against the fungi infection responsible for causing ringworm. It also helps in reducing the skin inflammation and redness caused by the infection and provides a cooling and soothing effect to the irritated skin area.
Aloe Vera not only helps in fighting against the root cause of ringworm infection internally but also soothes the irritated skin on the outside. Aloe Vera can be consumed internally in form of juice, capsules, tincture, tonics etc. It can also be applied externally on the inflamed skin in form of cream, gels, ointments, fresh leave extract etc.
Geranium is another very beneficial herbal remedy used for curing various skin related problems like- rashes, wounds, ringworm infections etc. Geranium essential oil has components which help in fighting against the fungal and bacterial infections responsible for ringworm.
Geranium is also very effective in removing the pain associated with intense scratching of the ringworm affected area of the skin. Geranium oil can be applied externally to the skin area affected with ringworm for instant relief. It can also be added to bath for providing a soothing effect from the ringworm infection.
Lavender has been used sine ancient times for curing ringworm infection. Lavender is rich in chemicals which help in destroying the germs and infection responsible for causing ringworm. It is also a very good antiseptic and astringent, which helps in providing a soothing and cooling effect to the irritated inflamed skin surface.
Lavender also helps in reducing the pain associated with skin inflammation, which is a common symptom of ringworm infection. Lavender oil can be applied directly on the ringworm affected area for instant relief. It is also available in form of creams, gels, ointments etc.
Turmeric is a very important multifaceted herbal remedy for treating ringworm. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is very famous for its antibacterial and anti fungal properties, which help in fighting against the fungi responsible for causing ringworm infection.
Turmeric provides a cooling and soothing effect to the irritated skin membranes due to ringworm infection and helps in removing the itching associated with it. Turmeric can be applied externally in form of salves, paste, ointment etc. It can also be consumed internally as part of daily cooked food or through powder mixed in milk.
Goldenseal has been used traditionally to cure infection due to ringworm. Berberine and hydrastine are the two main components of Goldenseal, which help in fighting against the fungal, bacterial and viral infections in the body. Goldenseal helps in boosting the overall immunity of the body, thereby helping the body to fight against the ringworm infection and prevent its re-occurrence.
The root of Goldenseal is rich in medicinal properties and and can be used in various form to get rid of ringworm infection. It can be applied externally to the kin in form of poultice, skin wash etc. It can also be consumed internally in form of capsules, tonic, dried root powder, infusion etc.
Neem is a very useful herb used since ancient times for curing many problems related to fungal and bacterial Infections, including Ringworm. One of the most important component of Neel is azadirachtin, which helps in fighting against the bacterial and fungal infection by completely destroying its protective wall and inhibiting the further growth of infection causing agents.
Neem also contains Vitamin E, which is very useful for maintaining a healthy skin and rejuvenating dead skin cells. Neem is also a very good blood purifier and helps in removing the infections from the root, thus helping in curing and preventing ringworm infection. Neem can be consumed both internally and applied externally to the skin to get rid of Ringworm.
Black Walnut is another very effective herbal remedy for fighting against Ringworm infection. The main component of Black Walnut is juglone, which helps in fighting against the fungi responsible for causing ringworm. The nut hulls of Black walnut are rich in medicinal properties and is used to make anti-ringworm skin wash.
Black walnut is also rich in astringent properties, which helps in not only providing a soothing and cooling effect to the skin but also protects the skin against various allergy and infection causing agents. A herbal tea made using Black Walnut is especially very effective as a skin wash remedy for ringworm infections.