• Ringworm is a common skin disease

• It's caused by fungal growth on the skin

• Ringworm is a contagious condition


Symptoms to look for:


• Round or oval patches

• Itching




• Scratching spreads infection to other parts of the body

• It spreads through contact of utilising articles of infected people

• Risk of ringworm increases in:

   o Warm and humid condition

   o If one has a weak immune system


Natural home remedy using papaya: 


1. Raw papaya is an effective remedy for ringworm

2. Separate the seeds from the papaya

3. Dry the seeds in the sun for 4-5 hr

4. Crush the dried seeds

5. Add little water to make a paste

6. Apply on the infected area

7. Do this 2-3 times a day


• Rubbing papaya on the infection is also useful. Rub it for 10-15 min, 3 times a day


Natural home remedy using mustard seeds:


1. Take 1 tsp of crushed mustard seeds

2. Add little water to make a paste

3. Apply on affected area

4. Wash after 60 min with lukewarm water


Natural home remedy using basil leaves:


1. Crush some basil leaves

2. Press the paste on a sieve and extract its juice

3. Take 2 tsp of this juice

4. Apply on the infected area using cotton