Herbal Treatments for Fungal Infections of the Scalp
Hi, my name is Bob Linde. I'm an acupuncture physician and registered herbalist. Today, I'm going to talk to you about herbal treatments for fungal treatments of the scalp. Of course, there's many different aspects to why you might be having a fungal infection. It can be exposure to things in your home, it can actually be related to your diet or a variety of other reasons. So, it's important to find out the source of the fungal infection. But, there's a wonderful topical combination of herbs, and it's important to remember that this combination is specifically to be used topically and not to drink it. So, it's a combination of two herbs, Chaparral, which does have a mild toxicity when ingested, so it's considered rarely used or very short term use internally, but externally I consider it very safe; and Rosemary, something that's very easy to find in your local store. And oftentimes, just the Rosemary alone is enough to take care of a minor or mild case of fungal infection of the scalp. So, we'll take about one teaspoon of the Chaparral and about two tablespoons, rounded tablespoons of the Rosemary, place those into a bowl, pour hot water over the top of them, let it steep about 15 minutes. It should be comfortable to the touch so that you don't burn your scalp. Then we can go ahead and massage that into the scalp, two times a day at least. If you can get it in more, that's great. It's a wonderful thing to do after you've showered. You can go ahead and massage it into the wet scalp and leave it in. You don't need to rinse it out. So, make sure that you monitor it and make sure that it doesn't get worse or spread to other parts of the body, and you should have great success using the combination of Chaparral and Rosemary in a perfect ratio of one teaspoon of Chaparral to two tablespoons of Rosemary, and you should be able to combat your fungal infection of your scalp with no problem at all. So, this is Bob Linde, talking to you about topical herbal remedies for fungal infections of the scalp. Please enjoy your herbs.