Here are the little-known natural cures for toenail fungus and natural remedies that will finally get rid of your unsightly looking toenails and give you new nails that shine!
Let’s be honest, toenail fungus is a ghastly and hideous looking problem. What partner wants to touch or suck on a toe that looks like it’s developed some sort of alien growth!
I’m just kidding of course.
My wife had toenail fungus for many years before she discovered how to treat it successfully using natural remedies, and I still make fun of the way it used to look.
It’s a bit of an ongoing joke we have together.
But the interesting thing is she actually spent lots of money on over-the-counter medications to cure her toenail fungus, yet in the end, none of them worked anywhere near as good as the plain old home remedies!
Toenail fungus is exactly what its name says - a fungus. And the only way to kill a fungus is with a combination of oral and topical treatments. Most books and web sites only give you topical treatments for toenail fungus, and although these will work, if you don’t cure the problem internally as well you will eventually see your fungus return.
So here are the most potent internal and external natural remedies for toenail fungus you are going to find.
Remember though… for any treatment to work you must be consistent in your efforts. If you are, you will see your toenail fungus vanish in just a few short months… and be gone forever!
Olive Leaf Extract: Olive leaf extract is an amazing “cure all” substance. It’s called “natures natural antibiotic” because dozens of research findings have found olive leaf extract to be the only substance discovered so far that can actually kill every virus, bacteria, fungus and protozoa it gets tested against!
Olive leaf extract is known to control and treat fungus problems such as candida and tinea, along with being one of the ultimate natural cures for toenail fungus. The reason it works so well is it destroys the fungus from the inside out, as well as killing any bacteria or parasites which may be unknowingly living in your body (you would be astounded to find just how many dangerous and life-threatening parasites actually grow and breed in your body).
So olive leaf extract has a twofold benefit. It not only kills the fungus, it will cleanse and detox the body so you will find yourself with more energy and developing less illness such as colds and flu.
Probiotics: Without enough “friendly” flora such as the lactobacillus bacteria residing in our bodies, the “bad” bacteria will easily gain dominance. This allows fungi to grow and thrive uncontrolled.
The lactobacillus bacteria produces a potent substance which kills the bad bacteria along with any viruses, protozoa and fungi. This includes candida fungus and nail fungus.
So be sure to also take a natural pro-biotic supplement every day to kill the fungus from the inside out (this does not include sugar or artificial sweetener filled commercial yogurt's, or any "gimmick" pro-biotic supplements such as Yokult).
Your local health food store should be able to help you out with this or places such as Amazon stock a wide variety.
Gelatine, silica, biotin, vitamin C and essential fatty acids: None of these are actually natural cures for toenail fungus as such. However, what they will do is keep your nails, and your skin and hair, looking shiny and healthy. These nutrients are all needed for nail health, so what will happen is as the old nail grows out, the new one will come along and it will look the best you’ve ever seen!
Gelatine can be bought from health food stores or your local pharmacy. Essential fatty acids should come from fish oil, cod liver oil or evening primrose oil (this is especially recommended for females). The other nutrients should preferably come from a good liquid colloidal mineral supplement or a specific “skin, hair and nail” supplement available from most health food stores or online.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and Epsom salt:
This topical home remedy works really well for toenail fungus. Soak your foot with 1/3 of a cup of full strength apple cider vinegar, two cups of hot water and 1/3 of a cup of Epsom salt once or twice a day for at least 30 minutes (it’s easily done while watching TV or on the computer). The longer you can soak your feet for this the better.
Also, drink apple cider vinegar every day as it’s a potent internal fungus and bacterial killer. Just make sure it’s organic apple cider vinegar that still contains the “mother” apple. Mix up two tablespoons of ACV with a teaspoon of manuka honey in a warm glass of filtered water. If you find you can't handle the taste of the ACV liquid, take the tablets or capsules instead.
Borax Powder (Boric Acid) and Baking Soda: Borax and baking soda kill all types of fungus, whether they be internally or externally located. And as a natural cure for toenail fungus and athletes foot, they work a real treat!
Mix up some borax powder with baking soda (and water) to make a paste. Then simply wet the feet and toenails and rub with the borax/baking soda mix twice daily.
Be aware that borax powder has actually been band in some countries so you will need to check and see if it's available in your particular area. You can usually find borax at your local supermarket in the cleaning section or you can purchase boric acid online.
For more information on borax and it's amazing healing properties we recommend you click on the link here. It's well worth the read!... health-science/the borax miracle.
Listerine mouth wash: Yes I know, this is technically not a natural remedy for toenail fungus but it works extremely well so we've included it here. Soak toes and feet in 30-50ml of Listerine mixed with two cups of warm to hot water at least once a day for 30 minutes. Because Listerine is such a powerful antiseptic, it kills the fungus fast!
Tea tree oil: Living in Australia, this oil is easily available for us but in some countries it’s quite hard to get. If you have access to tea tree oil then simply clean the nail with alcohol first and then apply the tea tree oil after. Do this at least once a day and you will see almost immediate benefits (this is the treatment my wife used with great success).
Emery boards and scissors: To achieve maximum results with any natural remedies and topical treatments for toenail fungus, it's absolutely essential that you keep the nail trimmed short and filed every week. Also remember to disinfect the scissors beforehand so the fungus doesn’t spread to your other nails when you trim them and discard the emery boards after each use.
...Note: You can use only one or two of the topical treatments listed here or a combination of some or all of them. Just remember though that you will have to continue with the treatment until the old nail has completely grown out or your nail fungus will return. With the internal treatments, you really need to use all of them or you won’t get lasting results (or be as healthy) so don’t scrimp on any of those.
There are lots more natural remedies for toenail fungus out there, but we've found they either don’t work that well or they’re too much bother so we haven’t included them here. Bleach is a popular home remedy for toenail fungus but we strongly recommend you don’t use it. The reason is simple… any chemical you use on your skin, including your nails, ends up in the bloodstream. And bleach is one of the most toxic chemicals there is! Hydrogen peroxide is another strong chemical we recommend you avoid also.
In addition, try and limit the amount of sugar, pasteurized milk and hydrogenated fats in your diet. These help candida and other fungus grow in the body. Also wear open shoes and try and let your feet “breathe” as much as possible. Moisture from sweaty feet is one of the main causes of toenail fungus.
So we recommend you try some of these natural cures for toenail fungus… You'll be pleasantly surprised by the results!