6 Effective Herbal Treatments for Nail Fungus

Some herbs have been proven to be really effective against fungal infection. There are specific groups of plants known as fungicides; known to be very useful for treating nail infection because they stop the fungi from spreading by destroying the fungi spores. However, the treatment of nail fungus infection cannot be done in a click of a finger. It usually takes a number of medicines and meticulous continuous care to get rid of this fungus.

Herbal fungicides include tea tree oil, cedar, thyme, cinnamon and gum weed. Adaptogens is a kind of herb which is very much useful in the treatments of integumentary (skin and nail problems).

(The integumentary system refers to the organ system that protects the body from damage, comprising the skin and its appendages.)

The Tea Tree Oil

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The tea tree is said to have some magical effects on the nail fungus owing to its oil which have a chemical composition that fights fungus; the essential anti-fungal properties. Known to be powerful and potent (and fortunately also has a nice and pleasant smell), it can treat many ailments besides nail fungus.  It also fights eczema, acne and other skin diseases; hence, athletes can use it for their foot treatment, too.

A lot people found the Tea Tree oil very useful for their nails because is an excellent natural antiseptic.  Mix some undiluted Tea Tree Oil with a few drops of Olive Oil and apply it to the affected nail.  Its nail debridement (the process of removing nonliving tissue) can give crucial improvements to affected nail.