Tinea or Ringworm is basically a skin infection caused by fungus. Tinea can affect any part of the body. When the skin is affected it is tinea corporis, scalp (tinea capitis), feet (tinea pedis, this is also called as athlete's foot), and groin area (tinea curis, also known as the jock itch). This presents several white patches on the skin. Here we discuss ayurvedic treatment for tinea fungal infection.
Tinea or the ringworm infection is not due to worms but caused by fungi dermatophytes. The fungus remains alive in the dead tissues of nails, hair, and skin. Symptoms of Tinea are red circular patches on the skin along with itching.
As per the Ayurvedic philosophy, tinea is often diagnosed as dadru. The body type or the dosha involved is Kapha and Vata. Kapha, which is Ayurvedic humor symbolizes mucus. It is usually dense, sticky, and cold in nature. Vata, also ayurvedic humor represents the wind. It is dry, mobile, subtle, and cold. Both Kapha and Vata when present in the skin lead to the accumulation of toxins. These toxins further collect in the deep tissues of the skin like rakta (Blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), lasika (lymphatic), and Mansa (muscles).
The toxins lead to contamination of the deeper tissues thereby leading to the aggravation of the Kapha-Vata dosha, thus leading to ringworm. A third dosha that is involved is pitta. Pitta symbolizes heat or fire. It is often referred to as the tridosha disease, and the prime involved doshas are Kapha and Vata.
Along with ayurvedic treatment for tinea versicolor infection, you need to do some changes in your food diet and lifestyle so that this fungal infection treated quickly:
Various ayurvedic cure for tinea versicolor is available to treat it and some are given below, follow the recipes of home remedies that can treat tinea versicolor or ringworm infection.
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