Ringworm is a type of contagious disease that is caused by fungal infection. It is known by other names like dermatophytosis or tinea infection. Ayurveda has named this disease as ‘dadru’.
A person infected with disease usually develops red coloured circular lesions on the skin surface with elevated and sharp edges. As the infection progresses the area inside the ring keeps getting recovered but the boundary generally continues to be red in colour with tender skin in the center. The infected skin is generally itchy and flaky.
The different kind of treatment methodologies offered are inspired by nature. The ayurvedic medicine aims to offers management of the disease by increasing the vitality of an individual.
According to Ayurveda, a disease occurs when there is dosha imbalance in the body. In the case of ringworm disease Kapha and Vata dosha may are vitiated. These vitiated doshas may lead to the accumulation of toxins in the deeper tissues of the body and thus the occurrence of ringworm disease. The aim of ayurvedic medicine is to resolve the dosha imbalance and thus restore health. The herbal treatment for ringworm disease may fights the infection in a natural way thus may help the body re-energised and clean. 
Causes and symptoms of ringworm disease
Ringworm disease is a contagious skin infection and one can easily catch ringworm by touching an infected person or by coming in contact with already contaminated items like combs, unwashed clothes and pools. Ringworm can also be contracted by coming in contact with infected pets, cats are one of the most common carriers of this infection. The fungus that causes ringworm infection thrives in warm and moist areas, therefore, it is important to keep one’s body clean and dry.
The common symptoms experienced during ringworm infection are as follows:
• Red, itchy and flaky skin
• Inflamed red patches on the infected skin
• Generally, ring-shaped infection is seen, although the shape may be irregular sometimes
The traditional ayurvedic herbal combinations used to treat ringworm can help improve immunity, endurance and strength. The different traditional herbs which may be used for natural treatment of ringworm are as follows:
Neem leaf (Azadirachta indica) - Neem leaf is famous in the ayurvedic texts for having effects on the skin. It may has anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally neem leaves are crushed into a paste and applied on the infected skin. It may be useful in balancing the Vata disorders. It can removes toxins from the body, purifies the blood and neutralises free radicals. 
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) – Giloy is used traditionally for immune and Pita (inflammatory) diseases. It helps purifies the blood and therefore may help in skin diseases. In a study, it has been found out that giloy may increases the killing ability of macrophages, the cells that are responsible for fighting different kinds of invaders attacking the body. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants. 
Aragvadha (Cassia fistula) – This ancient Indian herb has be traditionally used widely in the treatment of skin diseases. The paste or scrub of the leaves can be useful for local application on infected skin. The fruit pulp of this tree may have anti-fungal properties and therefore can be used for treating this ailment. 
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – It is one of the most widely researched and commonly used herbs in Ayurveda. It is widely used in the treatment of skin diseases. Its has anti-oxidant properties which can help the cells to function properly. It can help reduce the toxins from the body. It may has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can also help in healing.
Ayurveda, the ancient healing science originated in India but now it has arrived on the world stage. People across the world have understood its benefits and started to believe in its healing methodology.
One such ayurvedic clinic that believes and practices Ayurveda is the Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne. Ayurvedic doctors work on the ideology that every individual has a unique constitution and therefore needs a different treatment.
The treatment starts with a detailed case study to understand the constitution and the dosha imbalance.
Panchakarma detox is also practiced wherever necessary.
If you wish to enquire more information on Ringwood Disease Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis from India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)
Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018
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