Herbal Remedies For Athlete’s
The space between your toes is a dark and damp place. The
area is the perfect location for fungus to sprout, resulting in
that much-dreaded condition known as tinea pedis, or athlete’s
Athlete’s foot thrives in wet, warm places such as shower
stalls, locker room floors, and pool decks. A hot, red
characterizes athlete's foot, burning sensation between the
toes, and the itchy, flaking, and peeling of skin.
Getting rid of athlete’s foot is not often easy. The fungus
that is responsible for athlete’s foot can penetrate the skin
deeply, burrowing in deep where commercial over-the-counter
fungus-killing medications simply cannot reach.
And athlete’s foot fungus is a tricky thing: even after
months of treatment, just when it appears to have disappeared
for good, the fungus will suddenly reappear without notice.
If you find that you are particularly prone to developing
athlete’s foot, here are a few tips to help keep this nasty
fungus at bay. For one, you should avoid wearing the same pair
of shoes two days in a row. You should also avoid wearing the
same pair of socks two days in a row. Change your socks
everyday, especially if your feet are prone to sweating.
There are also many herbal remedies that can help you find
relief from this embarrassing and irritating problem.
Garlic Oil: Garlic oil can be very
effective in combating fungus. Simply rub two or three drops of
pure garlic oil on the affected areas of your feet. The garlic
oil will be absorbed into your skin, down to levels where
fungus thrives. However, one downside of using garlic oil is
that you have to deal with its strong aroma.
The oil in the garlic is absorbed into the bloodstream, so
you can expect that you will have garlic odor on your breath
for at least 30 minutes after you have applied that garlic oil
to your feet. In order to avoid hampering your social or
romantic schedule, apply the garlic oil to your feet just
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You can use garlic capsules to treat your feet. Simply pierce
two garlic capsules and squeeze the oil onto a cotton ball. Rub
the cotton ball over the affected areas, and put on a pair of
socks so that the garlic oil does not spill onto the bed
sheets, and to ensure that the garlic oil penetrates your
You can use this garlic oil treatment each
night for two to four weeks. Garlic can also be ingested raw to
treat athlete’s foot. Most herbalists recommend taking four
garlic cloves each day until you see results. However, this may
cause some people’s stomach to become upset. This treatment can
be continued for up to four to six months until positive
results have been achieved.
If you find yourself forgetting things, then
a drop or two of sage oil on the wrist or neck
can help a long way.
Astragalus: Astragalus is
known as an herbal fungus killer. Many herbalists recommend
consuming astragalus up to three times a day to treat the
symptoms of athlete’s foot. Most herbalists and naturopath
doctors recommend taking half of the label dosage with each
meal for approximately six to eight weeks.