Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment for Fungal Infection of Skin

Tinea versicolor and ringworm infection are the most common fungal infections of skin.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Fungal Infection 

  • Itching.
  • Scaling or flaking of skin.
  • Reddish discolouration in ringworm.
  • Dark or light discolouration in tinea versicolor.

Common causes of fungal infection

  • Ringworm is contagious. It spreads from infected person or animal.
  • Hot and humid climate.
  • Stress.
  • Low immunity.
  • Hormonal variations.

For fungal infections or any kind of skin disease, Ayurveda generally recommends the usage of both internal as well as external medicines and treatment procedures in order to cleanse and detoxify the body and to purify the blood through vamana, virechana and raktamokshana.

Kapha dosha would be the predominant dosha in most of the fungal infections. Hence, medicines and diet to balance the body doshas should be maintained for certain period.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Treating Fungal Infection

Kaisora Guggulu

  • Useful in health conditions involving joints, skin.
  • It promotes natural wound healing and helps in quick and early wound healing in diabetics.
  • It improves digestion.
  • It is also useful in inflammatory conditions.
  • Inflammatory Arthritis.


1- 2 tablets, twice a day, after food.

Avoid spicy deep fried food items, refrigerated foods, sweets, curds, fish and minimise the intake of dairy products, fermented and sour foods.

5 thoughts on “Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Treatment for Fungal Infection of Skin

  • September 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    home maid medicine required. because no ayu allopathi medicines not available

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    We are facing this problem since 2 months. Also we consulted the local doctor and took his medicine. The specialist medicines too didn’t not worked on this fungal problem. Please help us in this matter. Requesting you kindly.. We are ready to share the photocopy of the infected area too.

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