Ringworm is an infection of the skin, hair, and nails with various fungi, producing ring-like lesions with raised borders.

Water Treatments Using Herbal Decoctions

1. Daily bath with bayabas leaves decoction

ü Boil 10 cups of chopped fresh leaves in ½ gallon of water for 15 minutes. Add enough cold water to fill up one big pail after straining.

ü Bathe with this decoction while still hot.

2. Tabako leaves decoction shampoo (if head and hair are affected)

ü Boil 10 leaves of fresh tabako leaves in ½ gallon of water for 15 minutes. Cool and drain. Add enough water to fill up a 3-gallon pail.

ü Shampoo hair with the decoction, once a day, until healed.

3. Kamantigui compress or poultice

ü Crush 5-10 kamantigui flowers. Amount depends upon the size of the infection. Crush the flowers until the juice is extracted.

ü Apply directly over the infected part as compress for 30 minutes, 2 times a day.

4. Bawang cloves

ü Peel and crush one clove and rub it on the affected part until it gets red.

ü Apply 2 times a day: in the morning after the morning bath, and at bedtime.

5. Adelfa bark and leaves

ü Chop a one-foot long branch. Mix with 1 cup chopped fresh young leaves. Mix the juice with 5 drops of fresh coconut oil.

ü Apply on affected parts, 3 times a day.

  1. Akapulko leaves

ü Crush 5 leaves

ü Rub the juice on the affected areas, 2 times a day.

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