Definition: A long term fungal infection of the foot occurring especially between the toes. Herbal Aids: Garlic: Wash the parts in hot, soapy water; rinse and dry well; massage in the garlic oil 2-3 times daily. After the affection is cleared, apply once a week to prevent reoccurrence. [SNH p.101]
Onions: For athlete's foot, rub onion juice between the toes two or three times a day until the condition clears. [UW-Onion]
Complete Tissue & Bone: From questions and answers to Dr. Christopher in his Newsletter: What do you do herbally for athlete's foot?
Answer 4: This is a toxic condition in the body proper and must initially go back to cleansing the bowels and blood stream, and staying on a mucusless diet. To aid this condition, first always dry between the toes and do not wear nylon or synthetic socks or hosiery. A small piece of dry cotton, with a few drops of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar placed between the toes for ventilation. Do not wear rubber soled shoes, gym shoes, etc., for daily use. Gym shoes for gym, not for street and regular wear. Go barefooted as much as possible (not at social functions, please) and bathe the feet one or more times each day with warm distilled water and apple cider vinegar half and half. Dry the feet well before putting on hosiery and shoes. If the condition is severe, use the bone, flesh and cartilage formula [Complete Tissue & Bone] ... Soak a pair of white cotton or wool socks in the bone, flesh and cartilage [Complete Tissue & Bone] tea, put on foot before retiring each night (six days a week each week), put a plastic bag over the socks and leave on all night. Continue this each night until healed. [NL 1-6]
Black Walnut Tincture: This is one of the best known remedies for fungus. Use externally and apply frequently. [HHH p.43]
Tea Tree Oil: Externally apply tea tree oil to affected areas with a cotton ball, or find a good quality tea tree oil spray.