Home Remedies for Ringworm

Garlic

Garlic has great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that are effective for treating ringworm naturally. The first thing you need to do is make some garlic juice by mixing some garlic powder with enough warm water. Cover the container you used to mix the garlic powder and water and tightly close for about 30 minutes.

The longer you let the garlic water sit in the container tightly covered the stronger it’ll be. Apply a generous amount of the garlic juice to the infected area and then apply some garlic paste. To make the garlic paste simply crush up some fresh garlic until it turns into a paste.

Once you apply the garlic paste to the ringworm let it sit on the skin for as long as it takes to dry up. The garlic will help remove the ringworm by drying out the skin and making it start to peel off. Alternatively, you can juice some raw garlic cloves with a juicer, apply it to the affected area, and then wrap it with saran wrap. Garlic is very potent so be careful while using it and expect it to burn a little when you apply it.

Papaya

Papaya is a popular fruit that can be used to effectively get rid of ringworm. The reason papaya is effective is due to the good amount of vitamin A and papain it contains. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant that will help kill off the ringworm causing fungus, while the papain will break down dead skin cells and improve the overall quality of your skin.

Simply slice up some papaya and apply the raw flesh directly to the affected areas of your skin. Take some plastic wrap or bandage and wrap the raw papaya slices on the affected area to keep it in place for a couple hours. You can also mash up the papaya and apply the paste directly to the affected areas and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing off. Apply this treatment a few times each day for about 4 to 5 days each week until the your itchy, scaly, and inflamed skin heals.

Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds contain great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can help you fight off fungal infections like ringworm. Moreover, mustard seeds contain a good amount of an anti-inflammatory component known as selenium, which is great for reducing inflammation caused by ringworm.

To apply mustard seeds to the affected area you can grind some mustard seeds into a paste that you can apply directly to the affected area. Wash your skin with some anti-bacterial soap and warm water to open up your skin pores and then apply a generous amount of the mustard seeds paste. Allow the paste to dry up naturally and let it sit for a couple of hours before removing.

Apply this treatment at least 2 to 3 times daily for a couple weeks until your skin clears up. Alternatively you can make mustard oil and apply it directly to your skin as well. To make the mustard oil roast some mustard seeds in some coconut oil and then strain the mixture and let it cool down. Now apply the mustard oil directly to the ringworm and let it sit for about 30 minutes daily to help eliminate symptoms of ringworm.