Medicinal plants for brittle nails

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How to cure brittle nails with natural products

The primary role of medicinal plants is addressed to the following purposes:

  • Plants that provide those adequate nutrients for good health of the nails.
  • Plants involved in the regeneration of the nails.

Phytotherapy: Herbal remedies for brittle nails

Horsetail
Horsetail infusions are very effective to treat brittle nails

Horsetail internal use preparation for brittle nails

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) for its silica content, fortifies and prevents them from breaking so easily.

How to use horsetail to treat brittle nails?

  • Infusion of a spoonful of dried plant per cup of water.
  • Take one cup a day
  • See full details of the plant for its possible toxicity)

Other external use preparations for brittle nails

castor oil
Castor oil baths can fortify your brittle nails
  • Castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis) To strengthen nails you can take some daily nail baths in castor oil for 8 minutes until they have hardened. Better if you add a few drops of lemon juice. Do not drink this preparation or put your fingers in your mouth.
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) For nails that break easily, you can take nail baths with a fully charged infusion of the whole dry plant.
  • Lemon (Citrus limonum) Very suitable to strength the nails (Mix lemon juice with 50% iodine and soak your nails several times each day until they have been strengthened)
  • Apple tree (Malus domestica) Nail baths in apple cider vinegar helps strengthen them and prevent breakage.

When responding to rheumatic problems, we have to solve these problems so that the nails can recover (see natural solutions to the problems of rheumatism)

More information about brittle nails and its natural treatment.

Editorial
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

8 July, 2020

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