Top 5 Herbal Remedies For Hang Nails



A hang nail is a little piece of skin which is usually dry and appears when the skin which is around the nails lack oil supply. It is most common in women, but can develop in anyone who keeps their hands in too much water or people with regular nail biting habit.

People with dry hands can also get hang nails. Hang nails are very painful and if the hang nail is too large you can develop infections. 5 herbal remedies to get rid of hang nails are as follows:

Herbal Remedies For Hang Nails

1. Almond

Grind almond into fine pieces. Then take some rose water or milk or almond oil to make the almonds soft. Take some egg yolk and add enough almonds (moistened) to it and form a paste.

Add some vinegar (apple cider) and honey to the paste.Then apply it to both the hands and apply gently into the nails. Cover your hands with gloves and leave it for the entire night like that. Wash it off in the next morning. You can also include almonds in your daily diet [1].


2. Oil

Take some olive oil and lavender oil. Mix them well in a small bottle. Also add vitamin E capsule and then heat the entire mixture. Apply it to your hands and nails and massage well. Leave it for the entire night and then rinse it off with water the next morning [2].


3. Chamomile Tea

Place a tea bag in a cup of boiling water. Remove it after some time and let it come down to room temperature. Then place the tea bag on the affected nails and keep it like that for some time. Do this at least 3 times every day. You can also take 4 cups of water, heat it properly and then add 2 tea bags.Let it steep for 5- 10 minutes and then empty it into a large bowl and then put your affected nails in it and keep it like that for some time(10-15 minutes) [3].

Chamomile Tea

4. Aloe Vera Oil

Though this is less effective than the other methods, still it has its own share of benefits. Aloe vera cream or oil can be helpful in treating hang nails. Use a cotton to apply it over the affected area twice daily and results should be seen in a month [4].

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5. Tea Tree Oil

Use cotton balls to apply the tea tree oil directly on the affected nails and leave it like that for 30 minutes, so that the oil gets well into the nails. Do it 2-3 times every day. You can also make the tea tree oil dilute by adding some water or some olive oil to it and then applying it on the affected nails or you can just soak your nails in a cup of tea tree oil and olive oil or water for 10 minutes [5].

Using tea tree oil at least 2 times every day is very effective in treating the hang nails. So getting rid of hang nails is not that difficult and by following the above 5 herbal remedies you can easily get good results within a very short time.