Coconut oil is one of the most potent and safest ringworm home remedies known to man.
Thanks to its voluminous Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), coconut oil can terminate the fungi that cause ringworm and a host of other fungal infections.
Also called tinea, ringworm is an infection that can affect any area of the skin. It is caused by a fungus or a combination of fungi.
Lauric acid, the most bounteous MCFA in coconut oil, kills not just one but several species of ringworm, including tinea corporisor ringworm of the skin.
Monolaurin, the monoglyceride of lauric acid, is also responsible for the death of a variety of ringworm species and other menacing fungi, not to mention bacteria, viruses, etc.
Make sure you apply coconut oil on affected area 4 to 7 times or more throughout the day. The idea is to not give ringworm-causing fungi breathing space to recover and continue its harmful growth.
Use a coconut oil bandage for maximum results. This will ensure the affected area is moist with "fungi-killing" MCFAs all the time.
Ringworm and other skin fungal infections like athlete’s foot, jock itch, foot and nail fungus, etc. can be formidable foes. So you have to keep up the pressure long after the infection has stopped.
Sunlight is also a very good ringworm home cure and works beautifully with coconut oil. Expose your infected skin to direct sunlight for no less than 30 minutes daily and you should see new, healthy skin appearing in a matter of days.