How To Treat Ringworm At Home

How To Treat Ringworm At Home

Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) is a fungal infection which affects the skin, nails and scalp. It is a disease that can affect different areas of your body. Tinea is the medical name for ringworm. It isn’t a life-threatening condition like psoriasis. It can also be easily treated with medications sold in pharmacies. This skin condition is particularly common among children. This condition is not that serious, unless it affects the scalp. There are different types of ringworm affecting each body part. However, there are natural ways to treat psoriasis and ringworm. It is a contagious disease and needs to be given utmost care.

Many types of creams and lotions are easily available in the market which can be used to treat ringworms. However, ringworms can also be cured naturally at home.

How To Treat Ringworms Naturally


Papaya slices can be rubbed on the affected area in order to treat ringworm. Application of a paste made with dried papaya seeds can also be used as a natural home remedy for the treatment of ringworm.


This simple spice we use in our daily life actually has some great natural antibiotic qualities. Turmeric, popularly known as the has several potent benefits. This remedy will help you get rid of all kinds of bacterial and fungal infections. Use fresh turmeric juice to apply on the affected areas with the help of a cotton ball. You need to apply it 3 times every day until your infection disappears.

Mustard Seeds

A paste of mustard seeds with water can be applied on ringworm patches. However, it is important to note that such a paste should be applied only after washing the affected area with hot water.

Olive Leaf

Olive leaf had been used in Egypt medicinally since ages. Modern health professionals started using olive leaf extract about 20 years back when its excellent therapeutic properties were unveiled by various researches. Apart from may other health benefits, researches show that olive leaf extract may have such anti-viral properties that can selectively block an entire virus-specific system in an infected host. It interferes with critical amino acid production for viruses making them inactive. Not only does olive leaf extract has antifungal properties but it also helps boost your immune system when taken internally.


Application of a paste of coriander leaves with a pinch of turmeric can be directly applied on the ringworm. Application of such a paste can also help in reducing the discomfort (itching) resulting from fungal infection.

Carrot and Spinach

Consumption of carrot and spinach juice on a daily basis can help in the treatment of ringworm. It is important to note that carrots are used in a greater proportion than spinach while preparing the juice.


Vinegar can be directly applied and rubbed on the affected area. Vinegar can help in reducing the fungal infection and can be rubbed at regular intervals to treat ringworm.

Black Walnuts

A home remedy passed down from long ago, cutting open and rubbing juice from the green skin of black walnuts may be an effective ringworm treatment. Simply peel green outer hull off and rub the ringworm with the inside of the hull; within a few days, the problem should begin to disappear.

Coconut Oil and Lemon

Application of coconut oil on ringworm can help in giving quick relief to an individual suffering from the problem of ringworm. Slices of lemon can also help in dealing with the problem of ringworm.


Garlic can also be used as another for the treatment of ringworm. Thin slices of garlic can be applied on the ringworm. After the application of garlic, it is advisable to cover the affected area with a bandage. This process should be repeated on a daily basis for a minimum period of three days.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel can be easily extracted from the aloe vera plant. Application of aloe vera gel on the ringworm can also help in reducing the effect of fungal infection.


Regular consumption of water can also help in providing relief from the problem of ringworm. It is important to note that an individual having ringworm should avoid oily or deep fried foods, tea, coffee, etc.