Onychomycosis or nail fungus is a nail infection which might occur in toenail or finger nail. This infection is due to the trichophyton rubrum fungus which survives within the body by digging holes under the nails. Applying tropical creams cannot completely eliminate fungus as a tropical cream can’t reach the exact point where the fungus in hiding under the nail base. Here are few herbal remedies which can help treat nail fungus effectively and these remedies are effective in attacking the fungus both internally and externally.
Garlic is an effective remedy which can help treat nail fungus. Garlic is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help remove this fungus from your body. Garlic is a rich source of citral and allicin. It helps protect your body against several harmful microorganisms due to the anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties. Garlic is proven to be effective in treating toe nail and finger nail fungus as well. Garlic is effective in healing such infections faster due to its vulnerary properties. Consume around 4-5 raw garlic cloves and this can help you get rid of this infection. You can also consume cooked garlic cloves or you can even apply garlic oil over the infected area to get rid of the nail fungus externally as well.
Neem is known for its antibacterial, antifungal properties which can help get rid of nail fungus. Neem oil when applied externally can eliminate the fungus and it can kill all the fungus present under the nail base. Azadirachtin, a compound present in neem oil helps in treating nail fungus. Apart from helping you to get rid of this infection, neem oil also helps in healing the affected area due to the presence of vitamin E which can help improve degenerated cells. Apply neem oil over the infected area and follow this remedy to see visible results.
Tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil is known for its soothing properties and is also well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Tea tree oil when applied over the fungus affected area can effectively treat nail fungus. Tea tree oil is also known for its analgesic properties which helps reduce inflammation and pain which is caused due to the nail fungus. Apply dilute tea tree oil over the fungus affected area. Follow this remedy till you see visible results.
Chamomile is an herbal and a versatile plant which can help in treating nail fungus effectively. It is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help treat the nail fungus under your nail base. It helps in slowing down the activities of the nail fungus and helps in eliminating it from the body and also helps prevent from further infections.
Chamomile tropical creams are available in the market and apply it over the fungus affected area thrice a day to see visible results. Follow this remedy until you see positive results. You can also consume chamomile tea which helps in removing the fungus from your body internally as well.