Ringworm infection usually occurs on a person’s scalp, feet and nails. Ringworm of the scalp is commonly found in children, because of the absence of protective fatty acids in their scalps. The disease spreads on the skin and goes deep into the hair roots. Hair affected by ringworm is dull and breaks off easily. This could leave bald spots on the scalp.

Ringworm is contagious. It can be passed from one person to anther through skin contact or via contaminated items, such as combs, unwashed clothing, and shower or pools surfaces. It can also be caused by prolonged wetness of the skin as well as minor injuries of the scalp, nails, and skin.

There are several home remedies for ringworm that you can try. You don’t need to buy the ingredients for them, because most of them are already found in your home. Below are some of them.

Mustard Seeds

One of the most effective ringworm home remedies is mustard seeds. Make a paste out of the seeds and apply it on the affected areas. This is one reason why you should stock up on mustard seeds at home. You never know when you’ll need them. Mustard seed is available at Amazon for as low as $10 per package.


Raw papaya is said to be good for treating ringworm infections and is simple as well. All you need to do is to take slices of unripe papaya and rub it on the affected area two times a day. Do this until the ringworm is gone.


Another common item that can be used to battle ringworm is turmeric juice. Squeeze turmeric juice and apply it onto the skin. You can also mix the juice with equal parts honey and drink it.

Castor Oil

If the ringworm infection is on the scalp, then castor oil is the right home remedy to use. Rub the oil into the affected areas and leave it for a few minutes, then rinse.

Vegetable Juice

It’s said that vegetable juice is effective at getting rid of ringworm. The combination of spinach and carrot juices has been proven to be an especially good combination. This is beneficial for curing all types of fungal infections. Regular intake of vegetable juice improves the body’s defense mechanisms for countering infection.