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Home Remedies

 Home Remedies

Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and
pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Ring Worm

Ringworm is not a worm at all but a fungus. It is called ringworm because it leaves a little circular mark on the skin that looks somewhat like a worm trail. It is an airborne fungus, which makes it highly contagious, and it can spread to humans. Humans can contact it from their pets simply by touching their pet's bedding.
Ringworm can be passed from one person to the other by direct skin-to-skin contact or by contact with contaminated articles such as unwashed clothing, and shower or pool surfaces. Pets like dogs and cats that carry fungus can cause ringworm. The other causes of ringworm are prolonged wetness of the skin and the minor injuries of the skin and nails.

Prepare a paste of mustard seeds and water. Wash the skin using hot water thoroughly before applying this paste over the ringworm patches. Let the paste dry and then rinse it off with cold water.
  • Mustard seeds
  • Take balanced diet to keep the body healthy and disease free.
  • Restrict your intake of junk or oily food.
  • Drink plenty of water. It is natural and best way to fight skin problems.
  • Do regular yoga and meditation, go for morning walk and do little exercise, etc.
  • Keep your body clean and use medicated soap.
  • Apply mud pack (multani mitti) on your skin.
  • Use clean and soft towel and keep your body dry with towel before wearing clothes.
  • Bath twice a day or thrice. This will keep your body clean and kill the germs that may infect your body and skin.
Other Remedies
  • Raw papaya is one of the most useful home remedies for ringworm. The slices of this fruit must be rubbed on the ringworm patches. A paste made from dried papaya seeds can also be applied usefully on these ringworm patches.
  • The leaves of holy basil are also helpful in ringworm. The juice of these leaves should be removed and applied over ringworm patches.
  • Turmeric is very useful in the treatment of ringworm. The juice of raw turmeric must be applied externally to the parts of the skin affected by ringworm. Simultaneously, one teaspoon of turmeric juice mixed with an identical quantity of honey should be taken orally.
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All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.