Fungal Infections

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Fungal Infections:

  • Burdock Root
  • Cinnamon
  • Echinacea Angustifolia
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Grapefruit Seed
  • Marjoram Leaf
  • Olive Leaf
  • Oregon Grape Root
  • Pau Darco
  • Thyme

Natural Cures and Remedies for Fungal Infections

Skin rash can be a reaction to heat, cosmetics or contact with plants and many other substances. You should see a health professional for a proper diagnosis. It is important to get the right diagnosis as many skin problems may look the same to the untrained eye: for instance, some forms of eczema look like fungal infections or heat rash, and vice versa. Because treatment will depend on the under­ lying cause, the measures below are of a rather general nature: they calm down the inflammation and stimulate the natural healing processes.

While gathering roots and rhizomes, replant root crowns and rhizome pieces directly in the ground, especially if a bud is present, to help the plant regrow. If you need to strip bark, do not remove it from a living part of the plant. Instead, look for freshly fallen branches and remove bark from those parts. If you must remove bark from a healthy part of a plant, remove only very small, vertical strips, and never, ever girdle a tree (remove bark horizontally around the entire trunk) or you will kill it entirely. If you cut too much, the wound you create opens a path for bacterial and fungal infections, which can kill the tree.

Burdock Root, Cinnamon, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Goldenseal Root, Grape Seed Extract, Grapefruit Seed, Marjoram Leaf, Olive Leaf, Oregon Grape Root, Pau Darco, Thyme

50g calendula ointment – for sunburn, cuts and small wounds, blisters, insect bites, skin rashes, fungal infections, ulcers (including tropical ulcers), sores or bunions.

10-20g calendula ointment – for sunburn, cuts and small wounds, blisters, insect bites, skin rashes and fungal infections.

It is the remedy to try on fungal infections, either by itself or mixed with other anti-fungal herbs. It also makes a good skin disinfectant for small injuries.

Jethro Kloss’s herbal liniment from his 1939 book, Back to Eden, is probably one of the best and most well -known examples of this application. A medicine cabinet must at our house, this simple liniment has antibacterial, anti -inflammatory, and antifungal properties, with both drawing and pain-relieving actions. It’s also wonderful for treat-ing fungal infections, boils, carbuncles, and scrapes, and we use it diluted for any wounds our animals might acquire.