Home Treatment for Ringworm

Ringworm is an infection of the skin, hair, and nails with various fungi, producing ring-like lesions with raised borders.

Ringworm Treatment Using Herbal Decoctions

  1. Daily bath with bayabas leaves decoction. ( english: guava)
    • Boil 10 cups of chopped fresh leaves in 1/2 gallon of water for 15 minutes. Add enough cold water to fill up one big pail after straining. Bathe with this decoction while still hot.
  2. Tabako leaves decoction shampoo (if head and hair are affected) ( english: tobacco)
    • Boil 10 leaves of fresh tabako leaves in 1/2 gallon of water for 15 minutes. Cool and drain, Add enough water to fill up a 3-gallon pail. Shampoo hair with the decoction, once a day, until healed.
  3. Kamantigui compress or poultice ( english: Touch me not balsam)
    • Crush 5-1,0 kamantigui flowers. Amount depends upon the size of the infection. Crush the flowers until the juice is extracted. Apply directly over the infected part as compress for 30 minutes, 2 times a day.
  4. Bawang cloves ( english: garlic)
    • Peel and crush one clove and rub it on the affected part until it gets red. Apply 2 times a day: in the morning after the morning bath, and at bedtime.
  5. Adelfa bark and leaves ( english: Oleander, Adelfa)
    • Chop a one-foot long branch. Mix with 1 cup chopped fresh young leaves. Mix the juice with 5 drops of fresh coconut oil. Apply on affected parts, 3 times a day.
  6. Akapulko leaves 9 Crush 5 leaves. ( english: Ringworm bush or shrub)
    • Rub the juice on the affected areas, 2 times a day.

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