Top 6 Herbal Remedies for Yellow Nails

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Top 6 Herbal Remedies for Yellow Nails

Top 6 Herbal Remedies for Yellow Nails

Healthy nails have a pinkish hue and shiny appearance. If you have yellow spots or markings on your toenails or fingernails, this can be an indicator of nail fungus, an infection called Onychomycosis. In most cases, the yellow nails start at the tip of the nail and spread towards the cuticle, often along one side of the nail.

Onychomycosis is a common nail disorder caused by fungal organisms, yeasts, and molds. Many nail fungus infections are caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot and cross infections between the two disorders can easily occur. Nail fungus infections are more common in toenails than fingernails and tend to affect older people more than younger.

Herbal treatments for Yellow Nails


Lemons for Yellow Nails

How to use it…

Lemons are good for more than making lemonade and other sweet and tangy lemon treats. Real lemon juice can help whiten and brighten yellow nails.

  1. Slice open a fresh lemon, and squeeze the juice into a shallow bowl, or use reconstituted lemon juice.
  2. Soak your nails in the lemon juice for several minutes, and repeat this treatment as often as necessary.
  3. Wash and rinse your hands after treating
  4. Apply lotion to replenish valuable moisture

lemon peel

Lemon Essential Oil for Yellow Nails

How to use it…

If you want to moisturize your nails and cuticles while whitening yellow fingernails, try lemon essential oil.

  1. Simply pour your favorite lemon essential oil into a shallow bowl, and soak your fingertips for several minutes.
  2. Repeat this process whenever you need to whiten, brighten, and condition your nails.

tea tree oil

Tea Tree Oil for Yellow Nails

  • Using tea tree oil for nail fungus is an excellent remedy that is highly effective.
  • Tea tree oil is capable of curing all sorts of skin disorders including those that do not react effectively to prescription and chemical medications.
  • Tea tree oil is highly efficient in fighting nail fungus infections because of its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Garlic for Yellow Nails

How to use it…

Garlic has been shown over the years to be a great way to fight even the most persistent cases of toenail fungus.Treating toenail fungus with garlic is easy and painless. There are several methods that work well and depending on the severity of your fungal infection, you may wish to try one or more of them. Its ability to eliminate the fungus makes it a natural choice and one that is easy to attain and use.

  • In the beginning stages of the infection, it is useful to place several chopped cloves in the toes of your socks at night. Or, for a more targeted approach, simply crush some fresh cloves and place them in contact with the affected area for 30 minutes.
  • The skin should be washed before and after both of these applications.
  • Garlic powder can also be used to combat toenail fungus. A light dusting of it is an easy way to get a healthy dose of this powerful natural remedy.

Using garlic is a highly effective, not to mention inexpensive, way to fight even the most persistent cases of toenail fungus.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil for Yellow Nails

How to use it…

Using pure Lavender oil can help cure toenail fungus quickly, and you will see the infected nail replaced with a healthy new nail. If used regularly, Lavender oil not only heals nail fungus but will prevent future infections or reinfections from starting.

The most important thing when treating fungus with Lavender oil is to use real Lavender essential oil. This means purchasing a quality Lavender oil that is not diluted in any way.

Beware of Lavender fragrance oils as they will not work. Sometimes Lavender oil is diluted with lesser grade oils such as mineral oil which basically renders it useless for medicinal treatments.


Oregano Oil

How to use it…

  • Used both topically and internally, oil of oregano is naturally potent against harmful organisms.
  • Researchers have found that it is very effective specifically in fighting yeast, bacterial and fungal infections. Not to be confused with the spice oregano, which is actually oregano marjoram, the essential oil of oregano is distilled from the leaves of the oregano plant.
  • The active ingredients in this product are thymol and carvacrol, which may constitute up to 90% of the oil in the highest quality of brands.
  • It is important when purchasing this product, usually at a health food store or online, that you use a reputable dealer.
  • Studies have shown that portions of the oil of oregano products on the market are actually made from the oregano marjoram that you can find in your cupboard. This product actually contains no therapeutic properties.
Stacey Chillemi

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