Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

Toenail Fungus
  • Toe nail fungus is fungal infection around the toenail
  • It is caused by a fungi called dermatophytes
  • This fungi feeds on keratin present on our nail surface
  • The big and little toes are most common areas to get affected
CAUSES
  • Wearing socks and shoes for long periods of time provides warm and moist environment for growth of the fungi
  • Walking barefoot in public places
  • Leaving feet damp after bathing or exercising
  • Weak immune system
SYMPTOMS
  • Foul odour
  • Pain around the affected area
  • Nail turns yellow or brown
  • Nail may crumble and fall off
Simple techniques
  1. Natural home remedy using turmeric powder

    1. Take 3 tsp turmeric powder
    2. Add some water to make a paste
    3. Mix well
    4. Apply on the affected area
    5. Wash off after 30 min
    6. Do this 3 times a dayYou can also use ginger or garlic paste in place of turmeric paste as these have anti-microbial properties.
  2. Natural home remedy using potato

    1. Crush a washed and peeled potato
    2. Apply the paste on the affected area
    3. Leave it overnight
    4. Wrap a cloth around the affected area to hold the paste
  3. Natural home remedy using vinegar

    1. Fill a tub with warm water, enough to soak your feet
    2. Add 1 cup vinegar
    3. Soak feet for 20 min
    4. Wipe toenails and toes properly with a dry towel
    5. Follow it up by wiping with a soft tissue
    6. Do this 2 times everyday
TIPS
  • Wash and dry feet thoroughly after using any public showers, spas etc.

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Dr. B.N. Sinha

Ayurveda Expert,

Dr. B.N. Sinha has been a practitioner and an avid patron of Ayurveda for 20 years now. He specializes in lifestyle disorders and chronic disease management. Due to his keen focus on spreading awareness about his discipline, Dr. Sinha has played a pivotal role in several educational institutions. He retired as Dean, University of Delhi, Principal A & U Tibbia College, New Delhi.

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