7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy for tinea versicolor. Due to its antimicrobial properties, apple cider vinegar helps control the abnormal growth of the fungi. In addition, it helps prevent recurrence of the infection.
- Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and lukewarm water. Dab a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the affected area. Wait 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Follow this remedy once daily for a few weeks.
- Also, mix 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it twice daily.
Turmeric is another popular traditional remedy for tinea versicolor. Its natural antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal properties promote healing and prevent the infection from recurring.
- Add 3 to 4 teaspoons of raw, unprocessed turmeric juice to a large jug of water. After taking a bath, pour this turmeric-infused water on the affected area.
- Alternatively, mix equal amounts of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder. Add enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then take a bath or shower.
Follow either of these remedies once daily until the spots disappear.