3 Home Remedies for Ringworm

Ringworm is a skin disease that is caused by fungus. This fungus can spread from one person to another through various media such as clothes, towel or pant. Not only that, this fungus apparently can be brought by pets such as cat or dog. The symptoms can be recognized easily, if we touch the skin, it can be felt rough and the skin’s area. Other symptoms:

  • Itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze.
  • The patches tend to have sharply-defined edges.
  • Red patches are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center. This may look like a ring.

tobacco leaf

Here are some remedies to cure ringworm:


Turmeric is proven effective to cure ringworm and also for another skin conditions such as Pitriyasis versikolor. To cure ringworm with turmeric, it’s very easy. Peel turmeric and rub it on the area of ringworm. Or you can crush it, and stick it on the ringworm, then cover it with bandage.


Just as turmeric, galangal is proven effective to cure various skin conditions caused by fungus. To heal ringworm, you can do the same steps above. Peel galangal, and apply it on the skin. Or crush it then apply it on the ringworm, then cover it with bandage.

Tobacco leaf

People rarely use this leaf to cure ringworm, while it is effective to cure it. First, crush a half of tobacco leaf and apply the pulp to the ringworm area.

Beetle leaf

Beetle leaf can cure this skin condition because it has a chemical that will kill the fungus. Just crush one beetle leaf, and apply the pulp on the ringworm.


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