Ringworm is a contagious skin disease, which is caused by fungal infection. This infection is known as Dadru in Ayurveda. As per Ayurveda, almost all kind of skin diseases are the result of impure blood. To treat skin disease it is always advisable to go for blood purification treatment too.
The patient will find scaly circular patches on the skin with severe itching. Sometimes it becomes slightly red, and itching continues.
As this is a contagious disease, first of all, keep some isolation between patient and others. Don’t use the clothes used by the patient. Wash the clothes properly every day. Let the patient wear clean and dry clothes always. Bathing with warm water mixed with neem leaves is extremely helpful in getting rid of many kinds of skin diseases. Try to keep the patient away from humidity as humidity helps in worsening skin conditions.
Applying a paste of neem leaves over the affected area helps in quicker recovery.
An ointment prepared from Cassia,Angustifolia and lemon juice are applied on the affected parts to get an immediate result.
A mixture of lemon grass, coconut oil or til oil can be applied on the affected part. It is also a well tested externally applied medicine to get rid of ringworm.
Take a piece of turmeric and gently rub it on a stone slab drenched with water. Apply the paste on the affected parts. When it dries out, apply another layer of turmeric paste over it. In a couple of days, ringworm will start disappearing. Continue for a week even after you feel it is cured.
There are many ayurvedic medicines available in the market like Dadryhara Lepa, Dadry Damana Malahara, Dadrughnavati etc can be applied in affected parts to get rid of ringworm.
As per Ayurveda blood purification helps a lot to get rid of this disease. Internal medications like Manjistadi decoction, Arogya Vardhini tablets and allerin tablets helps in purifying blood there by rooting out ringworm.
Power made from Parijataka(Myctinthis Arboristritis) can be used if the patient has ringworm on the scalp. Somalaji Taila is also known to be helpful in ringworm on the scalp. Often Saribadyarista is prescribed to take two teaspoonfuls with an equal quantity of water.
Give sufficient fruit juices. All kind of sour foods like curd and pickle etc. are strictly prohibited. All types pungent foods are strictly prohibited. Easy edible and well-cooked food can be taken through out the treatment.
Note: Remember, there are fair chances that the disease will come back as we stated earlier that it is contagious and affects patients with contaminated blood. Continue medication for one more week even it seems to be cured.