Athlete's Foot Remedies - Herbs and Herbal Cures

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If you are looking for natural athlete's foot remedies, there are a number of useful herbs and herbal remedies in various forms which have strong antifungal effects and would be useful for overcoming this condition.

Some of these herbs are useful for external topical application, while others are for internal consumption; a couple of them can be used in both ways.


Astragalus is a strong antifungal herb, and an herbal supplement of this plant can be used to boost your anti athlete's foot efforts.

Black Walnut

Black walnut is an excellent herbal remedy for fungal infections. A tincture or liquid extract of this herb can be applied topically to the affected areas.

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Chamomile oil is said to have antifungal effects and can be applied onto the areas affected by athlete's foot.


Garlic is perhaps the most powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-parasitic herb known to Man. If you are looking for an effective herbal athlete's foot remedy, look no further than garlic, which is cheap, readily available, and can be used both topically and internally.


Ginger is an herb with antifungal properties and is another readily available home remedy. When taken internally, it is excellent for relieving nausea and digestive issues as well as for boosting blood circulation. Prepare a decoction by boiling ginger in water; the resultant liquid can then be applied to the infected areas.


Goldenseal has antifungal properties and a decoction of the herb can be prepared by boiling dried goldenseal in water. The decoction can then be applied on the infected areas.


Licorice has a significant number of compounds with antifungal effects. Traditionally, the Chinese have used this herb to treat fungal infections and as an athlete's foot remedy. Dried licorice can be boiled in water to prepare a decoction, and the resultant liquid can then be applied to the infected areas on your feet.


Onion juice can be rubbed on the affected areas on one's feet a couple of times a day. Onions are related to garlic, and have similar anti-microbial properties.


An herb from Mexico, called sosa, is used as an athlete's foot remedy there. One particular double-blind study involving an extract of this herb saw it match the effectiveness of a conventional drug.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a traditional remedy used to treat athlete's foot. Indeed, this essential has a long history of use for skin infections as well as other infections. Tea tree oil is well lauded for its antiseptic properties, being able to thwart various bacteria and fungi.

Tea tree oil can be applied to the infected areas on your feet, either on its own or mixed with water.

Separate double-blind clinical studies involving the use of solutions which contain tea tree oil, a cream containing tea tree oil, as well as 100% tea tree oil yielded quite decent results, revealing the oil's potential in effectively dealing with athlete's foot.

Different sources seem to disagree on whether tea tree oil can be safely ingested. In my view, it is better to take the safer option and avoid ever consuming this essential oil. Used topically, it could well be one of the better treatments for athlete's foot.


Turmeric oil has antifungal effects, too; it can be mixed with a little water and then applied topically onto the areas of your feet infected by athlete's foot.

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Could ozonized vegetable oils be useful against athlete's foot, too? There seems to be some preliminary evidence, although the proof is not substantial. Other plant essential oils, such as the oil from dried bitter orange peel, peppermint and eucalyptus, may also have some promise, although the evidence is once again still preliminary. These substances could be used topically.

Herbs Which Can Be Taken Internally

The following herbs and herbal teas can also be taken internally to bolster your topical athlete's foot remedies.

  • Cinnamon tea - antifungal properties
  • Echinacea - immune boosting properties
  • Goldenseal - antifungal properties
  • Lemon tea - antifungal properties
  • Lemongrass tea - antifungal effects
  • Orange tea - antifungal properties
  • Peppermint tea - antifungal properties
  • Red clover tea - antifungal properties
  • Sage tea - antifungal properties
  • Spearmint tea - antifungal properties

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