TOENAIL FUNGUS

ESSENTIAL OILS

Oregano. Shown to be superior to some prescription medications.204

Tea Tree. A natural anti-fungal agent; soothes the skin.

Clove. Effective in treating multiple forms of fungi.

Lemongrass. Helps fight internal and external fungal infections.

Research
Tea tree oil has been shown to have the ability to penetrate the fungal organelle membrane, which ultimately leads to eradication of the fungus at a cellular level.

Home Remedy
Fungus Fighter. Combine 3 drops of oregano oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil, and then apply the mixture directly on the toenail four times a day. This must be done consistently, every day, for maximum benefit.

Background
Nail fungus (or onychomycosis) is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. The fungus causes the toenail, particularly on the big toe, to thicken and discolor; the end may separate from the nail bed. Often, the nail is so thick you can’t cut it. In severe cases, the
nail may detach and fall off. Older people are more likely to suffer from nail fungus, and those with compromised immune systems are even more susceptible. It also affects more men than women. Diabetes and vascular problems are additional risk factors. Few are aware that toenail fungus symptoms can actually be a sign of candida yeast overgrowth within your system. Toenail fungus can cause pain and difficulty walking, not to mention self-consciousness when wearing sandals. Toenail fungus is notoriously difficult to treat, but the essential oils listed below have been shown to be effective against some fungus strains.

Suggested Supplements

» Probiotics. A quality probiotic supplement will help reduce levels of the systemic yeast behind the toenail fungus.

» Olive Leaf Extract. Has powerful anti-microbial action that can help eliminate yeast within your system.