An infection caused by microscopic organisms called fungi in one or more nails of your finger is known as finger nail fungus. Change in the colour of the nail is the first sign of finger nail fungus. At first the colour changes to yellow then brown.
The nails become thicker and white marks appear on the nails. The infection can spread from one nail to the other. The 5 herbal remedies to get rid of finger nail fungus are as follows:
Herbal Remedies For Fingernail Fungus
Tea Tree Oil
Use cotton balls to apply the tea tree oil directly on the affected nails. Keep it like that for half an hour, so that the oil gets well into the nails. Do it 2-3 times every day. But before applying the oil, clean the area well and remove as much dead skin as you can by scraping. You can also add some olive oil to the tea tree oil, make it dilute and use it.
Adding few drops of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water and then soaking your finger nails in it for 10 minutes is also great. After 10 minutes take out your fingers, dry your finger nails completely and apply some tea tree oil and vitamin E mixed together directly to your nails using cotton balls and then massage well.
You can include raw garlic in your daily diet or apply raw garlic directly to your nails. You can also blend raw garlic in a blender, take out the juice and apply it directly to your finger nails. Apply garlic juice to your finger nails 3-4 times every day.
Take some ginger (1 ounce), chop it well and then add it to a cup of water. After that boil it well for 20 minutes and then allow it to cool down to room temperature.Once it becomes cool, first clean the infected finger nail well and then apply it to the infected finger nail. Do it two times every day. This is a very effective herbal remedy in preventing finger nail fungus.
Place a tea bag in a cup of boiling water. Remove the tea bag and let it cool. Then apply the tea bag on the nails and keep it like that for at least 5-10 minutes. Try to apply this 3 times every day. You can also take 6 cups of water, heat it well and then add 4 tea bags and allow it to steep for at least 10 minutes. Pour it into a large mug and then place your nails in it for at least 10 minutes.
Applying Eucalyptus oil to the infected nail is very effective in treating the fungus. Take some lavender oil and with some cotton balls apply it directly to your finger nails. Clove Oil is also considered an excellent antifungal oil.Apply all these essential oils directly on the affected area to get rid of the fungus and to prevent the infection. So getting rid of foot fungus is not that difficult and by following the above 5 herbal remedies you can easily get good results within a very short time.