Sometimes, fungus (comprised of dermatophytes) can spread under your finger and/or toe nails forming an infection called onychomycosis. This fungus is not a serious threat to your health, but it can cause pain when pressure is put on the nail, such as when wearing close-toed shoes. It can also cause the nail to weaken and break and over time the nail will start to yellow. Several products and medications have been made easily available to treat this fungus, but there are also natural remedies that have proven to be very effective in combating the spread of this infection. The turmeric plant, a member of the ginger family, has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times. The root contains a natural anti-fungal remedy through the compound it contains: curcumin. This compound can strengthen nails while banishing the harmful fungus. Curcumin targets the yeasts and dermatophytes growing under the nail and can help reverse the damage that has been caused. For even better results, turmeric can be combined with coconut oil, which also has anti-bacterial properties. It helps to stop nail breakage by adding moisture to damaged cuticles using fatty acids and antioxidants.
The method for combining these ingredients is quick and easy!
You will need:
3 tbsp organic coconut oil
3 tbsp turmeric powder
First, melt the coconut oil in a pan.
Next, add the turmeric powder and stir over low heat until the mixture becomes a creamy consistency.
Finally, cool and store the cream.
Apply the cream to the affected nails on or near the fungus and leave it alone for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse the area. Do this every day until you notice improvement in the health of your nails.
Avoid wearing tight and closed shoes, keep your feet dry, and do not share personal objects with others. These objects can include towels, soaps, nail files, nail clippers, and nail polish. Follow these steps and you can combat the infection and stop the re-occurrence of your nail fungus.
- Nail Fungus which can cause both fingernails and toenails to fall off, can be treated naturally by Turmeric.
- Turmeric reverses effect of fungus that weakens nails on hands and feet.
- Using both coconut oil and Turmeric treatment in nail fungus will increase the effectiveness.
“It (the fungus) can be treated naturally through the use of tumeric, which has anti-fungal properties.”