Ringworm is a common skin ailment. It is caused by fungi and can be easily treated by using Ayurvedic herbs and medicines. Ringworm or Dadru, as it is known in Ayurveda, is a side effect of contaminated blood. According to Ayurveda, all skin ailments can be treated by purifying the blood.

Ayurveda makes use of various natural herbs in cleansing the blood and treating all kinds of skin ailments, including ringworm. These herbs have some kind of inalienable force that helps in curing the infection and many of these can also be grown in home. Let’s have a look at these special herbs.

  1. Neem

Neem, the wonder leaf is one of the best medicines when it comes to treating ringworm. Just apply neem leaves glue on the affected area to get rid of the infection.

  1. Aloe Barbadensis (Ghritkumari)

Also, known as Ghritkumari, Aloe barbadensis or simply aloe Vera is another option that you have. Aloe is used in a vast number of skin products and works by purifying your skin. It makes your skin solid and glossy and eliminates all kinds of skin irritation.

Aloe Vera concentrate is also very effective in treating skin problems. It has restorative properties and helps in treating the symptoms of dermatitis, skin breakouts, rashes, psoriasis, ulcers, stings, and of course ringworm. It protects the area from further infection and reduces the symptoms.

  1. Lemon Grass

Make a mixture of lemon grass, til (sesame) or coconut oil and apply it on the affected areas. This would help in killing the fungus and treating ringworm.

  1. Manjista (Rubiacordifolia)

Manjistha works like magic when treating external skin ailments. It works by sustaining and renewing the skin cells. It reduces pain and treats wounds. Apart from treating ringworm, it can also be used to treat hypo-pigmentation and other skin maladies.

  1. Coriander

Applying coriander juice can reduce itching and accelerate the healing process.

  1. Colloidal Silver

This is a very use compound that is used to treat a lot of skin infections caused by various microorganisms. It is anti-toxin and highly effective in treating ringworm. Use a piece of sterile cotton to apply it on the affected regions.

  1. Sacred Basil

Tulsi is an age-old remedy for treating ringworm. Make a paste with sacred basil leaves and water and apply it to the affected areas. It reinforces your cells and treats ringworm.

  1. Carrot Juice

Make juice with carrots and spinach. Drink this every day to keep skin-related illnesses at bay. Carrot is a rich source of vitamin C and keeps your skin healthy.

  1. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a powerful option that you have. Research shows that lavender is highly effective in treating parasitic skin diseases. Some of the other diseases that you can treat with this oil are diseases caused by Candida albicans like athlete’s foot.

  1. Butea Seeds

One of the best ways to treat ringworm is by using the paste made from butea seeds and lemon juice. Butea is enriched with Gallic and tannic acid and helps in treatment many skin problems.

  1. Dark Walnuts

Juice made from the outer green skin of dark walnuts is extremely useful in treating ringworm. All you need to do is peel the external skin off and rub the fruit on the ringworm affected areas. You would see results within a few days.

  1. Turmeric

You can also try applying the juice of raw turmeric and nectar. It really helps!

  1. Hyssop

The paste of hyssop is useful in treating fungal infection. It reduces the tingling effect and treats ringworm.

  1. Fig Leaves

Applying the juice made from fig leaves can also give you relief from the pain and itching of ringworm.


These are some of the effective herbs for ringworm. These are natural and sure to give the desired results.

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