Thursday, July 3, 2014

Home Treatment for Ringworm

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.