Another name for tinea versicolor is pityriases versicolor. People who live in tropical climates often find ringworm and tinea versicolor are regular skin problems in their areas. Sportsmen and anybody who active in sports, that always sweats and wet also find these skin diseases common to them.
Ringworm is easily to recognize. You shall feel itchy on your skin continuously on the infected area. Secondly you can see red or dark marks on your skin surrounded by “border” in oval or circular shape. You can check the video above and the picture below is showing you how the ringworm looks alike.
Tinea versicolor or pityriases versicolor looks different than the ringworm. It looks like spots on your skins. Some people call it white spots. Below is the picture of tinea versicolor or pityriases versicolor.
Ringworm and Tinea Versicolor Treatments Using Cassia Alata or Senna Alata
You can find this plant in many countries in Southeast Asia and Pacific islands such as in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and Hawaii. You also can find the plant in South Asia and South America such as Mexico and some territories in the United States.
The plant can easily recognize with its yellow flower or its leaves. The plant has very beautiful yellow flowers as shown in the video above and the picture below.
The branch of the plant is roughly 50 to 90 cm lengths that hold its leaves. Each leave is around 10 – 20 cm length and they are stacked well arrange on the plant’s branch. The plant can be up to 3 to 4 meter height. Sometimes you can find the tree is shorter than its branch.
Cassia alata or senna alata leaves are very powerful medicine for skin diseases especially for fungal infections such as ringworm and tinea versicolor.
The easiest way to prepare the treatment or medicine is by using mortar and pestle (cooking tool). What you have to do is to crush the leaves into small pieces so that you can get juices from those leaves.
If you don’t have mortar and pestle at home you can get it anywhere from cookware shops or you can check them from Amazon. Below are web pages for few models of mortar and pestle available from Amazon.
You can apply directly the paste i.e. the juice and the leave to the infected area on your skin. Alternatively you can add little bit of cooking oil to the paste and then apply it to your skin. Oil helps the juice to be thicker and easier to use on your skin. In addition, cooking oil itself is also good for skin.
Normally Gelenggang or Candelabra Bush react very fast compared to the anti-fungal cream that available in any pharmacies. After only few times use it, you don’t need to repeat it anymore. If you are interested to grow this plant, you can get it seeds from Amazon.
Experiences Using Cassia Alata or Senna Alata
Anti-fungal cream works for some time. You can heal the ringworms but they are still some marks on your skin. After some times later, the same ringworm again attacks on my skin on almost the same area.
Using candelabra bush or cassia alata is hundreds times better than any anti-fungal cream. Only after few times you repeat it then you can see the difference. All ringworms are gone in a very short time. Candelabra bush has been used by so many people for ringworms treatment and other tinea infections.
My mother who introduces this plant to me had used it to treat tinea versicolor on her skin. According to her, she used it only two times. The video above is another experience of how to treat ringworms using coconut oil and oregano oil. We will continue on the same topic later. Thanks for reading.