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Best herbs for the treatment of Ringworm

by Dr Vaid Ji on Apr 03, 2024

Best herbs for the treatment of Ringworm


Ringworm is a common skin infection that is seen in both children and adults. A fungus known as dermatophyte causes ringworm. Ringworm can affect human being as well as animals. Ringworm infection occurs on the skin areas that are usually warm and moist, such as the skin folds between the toes, groin region, scalp, and fingers among others. Ringworm appears in the form of a circular ring like rash with a clear area in the centre. The edges of the ring are raised, red coloured and scaly.

Types of Ringworm

Ringworm or Tinea goes by many names based on its location on the body

Tinea pedis(Athlete’s foot): On the soles of the feet

Tinea cruris: On the groin inner thighs and buttocks

Tinea barbae: On the beard area

Tinea manuum: On the palms of the hands

Tinea capitis: On the scalp

Tinea unguium: On the fingernails and toenails

Causes of Ringworm

  • Skin to skin contact like hugs or handshakes with people who are suffering from this skin condition
  • Sharing objects such as brushes combs
  • Exposure to Dermatophytes

Ringworm symptoms

  • Round patches with a raised border and a clear area in the centre
  • The patch may appear red, pink, grey or brown.
  • Multiple ring-shaped patches may fuse together and spread to larger area.
  • Pus-filled boils may also appear around the rash.
  • Swelling and redness in the groin region are present in the initial stages of infection
  • Blister- like lesions and itching
  • Bald patches on scalp
  • Skin may appear unusually dark or light.
  • Finger and toenqails tht are discolored, thick or crumble.
  • Dryness

Types of Ringworm

Ringworm or Tinea goes by many names based on

Best herbs for the treatment of Ringworm

1. Coconut oil

There are both antifungal and microbial properties in coconut oil that can help cure ringworm infection. It’s an effective home remedy for ringworm and infections with other fungi.

Take a coconut oil and apply it directly to the infected area. It will easily absorb into the skin. Apply it at least thrice a day

2. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has strong antifungal properties, so it can help treat ringworm when applied to the infected area.

Soak a cotton ball in undiluted apple cider vinegar and gently apply the cotton ball over your skin. Do this twice daily

3. Turmeric

It has various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It’s also an effective antifungal that prevents growth.

Mix turmeric spice, with a small amount of water and mix until it becomes a paste. Apply it to your skin and leave it on until it dries. You can also drink turmeric water or turmeric tea daily to get the internal benefits.

4. Licorice

It has antimicrobial properties, and research has shown that licorice extracts could be used to treat fungal infections. Mix a cup of water with 5 spoons of powdered licorice and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat after boiling and simmer for ten minutes. Until it make a paste, stir. Apply the paste when it is cool, and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Apply twice a day.

5. Aloe Vera

It has long been used both for bacterial and fungal infections as a natural treatment, and ringworm is no exception. Aloe vera may cure the ringworm and can soothe symptoms of itchiness, inflammation, and discomfort.

Apply alovera gel on affected area. Do this thrice a day

6. Garlic

Garlic has been considered very effective in treating many types of fungal infections. According to research garlic  can be effective in treating ringworm. Slice some garlic into slim pieces or, alternatively, smash them. Rub the garlic on the affected areas around three times daily.

7. Neem

Neem has many medicinal properties. Anti-fungal properties are found in neem, which are helpful in removing fungal infections. To eliminate the problem of ringworm, you can use neem leaves. Grind neem leaves and apply it on the affected area. And you can also use neem water for washing the infected area. To make neem water, boil neem leaves in water for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Marigold flowers

Marigold flowers have anti-bacterial and anti0viral properties. Make a paste by boiling marigold flower leaves in water. Use this paste 2 to 3 times a day you will see the difference in a few days.

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre made a kit to cure the ringworm of its root cause. ‘Ringworm Go Kit’ that includes natural and pure herbs which have very effective results in the management of Ringworms.

Ringworm Go Kit

S. No.




Detox Premium Powder

60 Packets


Skin Care Tablets

60 tablets


Blood Purifier Syrup

1 bottle


Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu

60 Tablets


Twak Churna

1 Bottle


Twak Tailam

1 Bottle

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre made a kit to cure the ringworm of its root cause. We made a ‘Ringworm Go Kit’ that includes natural and pure herbs which have very effective results in the management of Ringworms.

  1. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox premium powder is a very effective ayurvedic medicine to cure skin problems as it purifies the whole body by removing excess toxins from the body. The powder is composed of shukta pishti, giloy satv, gandhak rasayan, moti pishti, akik pishti, shankh bhasma, etc. The ingredient reduces all the signs and symptoms associated with Ringworm and provides a healthy skin.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

  1. Twak Tailam:

Twak tailam is very effective for the skin as it deeply nourishes the tissues and improves the skin luster. The tailam is composed of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. The tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification, treats ringworm and blood purification without any side effects. It gives a calming effect on the affected area and reduces swelling, itching, redness, etc.

Method of Application – Apply over the affected area of the skin.

  1. Blood Purifier Syrup:

This is the herbal syrup that removes excess toxins from the blood naturally. The syrup is made up of natural herbs like Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc. It is very beneficial in the case of ringworm as it restores the skin to its fullest potential and keeps its elasticity while combating infections.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

  1. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:

This is the best medicine in the management of ringworm as it subsides all the symptoms and prevents the skin from further infection also. These herbal tablets are prepared from Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), It detoxifies the blood and rejuvenates the skin, reduces skin rashes, redness, dryness, etc.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

  1. Skin care tablet:

Skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It helps to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Twak Churna

This is the herbal formulation of Manjistha and Yashtimadhu that surely cures the ringworm of its root. The churna has best result in relieving the burning sensation, itchiness, redness, reduce the patch, etc

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.