Ringworm starts with a reddish circle and proceeds to a dark ring on the skin. It is a fungal infection of the outer layers of the skin. Ringworm is not generally serious unless untreated over a period of time. The appearance of ringworm can be seen on any part of the skin including in beards, hair, scalp, etc. Causes of ringworm may come from public places such as swimming pools, gyms and more.
Medical treatment for ringworm is to kill the fungus externally with antifungal creams as well as toxic antifungal medications used internally.
Naturally, to rid the body of ringworm, we want to reduce the dampness in the body, increase the strength of the immune system and use compatible natural antifungal supplements and creams. Change your diet to improve immune function. Getting rid of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and sugars will help. Taking fish oil (at least 6000mg a day) will improve the immune system.
Herbs for Ringworm
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Externally with ringworm, use the herb in tincture form directly on the skin. It works quite effectively but may darken or stain the skin temporarily.
Internally use anti-fungal herbs for ringworm to get to the root of the problem (dampness and fungus) and remove the cause which helps along with diet change.
Garlic is useful for so many things including fungus, cholesterol, and high blood pressure and improves the immune function.
Neem can be used as oil externally and also works internally. It is also quite drying.
Thyme is also anti-fungal, antibacterial and helps the respiratory system.
Black walnut may be used externally and internally, and may help to normalize blood sugar.
Pau d’arco is a powerful skin agent as well as for the immune system.
Cell Salts to Help with Ringworm
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat mur 6X – very dry or wet conditions; poor digestion; grief or depression
#11 Nat sulph 6X – damp and wet conditions (fungus); liver support; anger
#12 Silicea 6X – weak constitution-feels cold; fingernails break easily; shy person
Ringworm Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Sepia (#1 Homeopathic for Ringworm) – skin dry, mildly itch and whitish-may have yellow patches; worse damp moisture, spring-mouth, especially lower lip, head, scalp; better warmth, open air, cold washing; ringworm with hormonal issues; weak and exhausted.
Tellurium (#2 Homeopathic for Ringworm) – reddish rings that itch or sting with offensive smell-fish or garlic; hair falls in spots; ears abdomen, scrotum, perineum; lower back injury.
Bacillinum for children with a susceptibility to colds, sore throats, chronic non-specific coughs, swollen tonsils; when exposed to dampness, tendency to colds and sore throats; falling of hair in spots on scalp and face.
Dulcamara – ringworm especially on scalp; worse cold, wet, and change of weather; thick brown crusts with reddish border; also cold wet cough.
Sulphur – itchy red irritated at folds of scrotum and thigh; fungal nails or athletes foot; sticks feet out of the covers.
Thuja – greasy skin of head; problems in genital area; susceptible to warts; worse cold wet weather.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes