Different medical journals have different definitions for nail fungus. Basically, toenail fungus is a condition that causes an infection affecting the tip of toenail or fingernail, which causes thicker nails and discoloration. The condition is potentially painful and difficult to cure.
There are many topical and oral medications, including anti-fungal too. However, the condition is known to be best treated with natural remedies like lemongrass oil. It is widely used as a fungicide, which is non-toxics and safe. Lemongrass oil can clean the infected area, eliminate unpleasant smell and cause quick healing.
So, how is it possible to treat nail fungus with lemongrass oil? This is how you should begin:
Check The Lemongrass Oil
The first step is to buy lemongrass oil in its purest form. It is basically an essential oil that can be found in stores. You must choose one, which is pure and devoid of any chemicals or artificial scents. There are some products that claim to plant oils but are basically artificially blended and scented oils, having no beneficial properties. Only pure essential oils will give you anti-fungal healing properties for nail fungus.
Dilute The Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass oil should be diluted with some carrier oil. You can use grape seed oil or olive oil as carrier oil. You have to prepare a mix of 1 ounce of any of the carrier oils and add 6-7 drops of lemongrass oil to it. Take a clean and dry bottle to prepare the solution and secure its lid. Shake the mix before use.
Massaging Lemongrass Oil
You have to massage this mix of oils into the nail fungus twice a day. Within a number of applications you will see some remarkable changes in the color of the infected nails. The color will become dark brown or black. This shows that the fungus is drying. Very soon, the infected nails will fall off, thus making way for new and healthy nails to grow.
You must continue using this mixture of lemongrass oil till the time new and healthy nails grow back. Remember, repeated use can improve the condition and leave your nails fresh and free from infections. In addition, consistent use also ensures that fungus does not affect your nails again.
Why Undiluted Lemongrass Oil Should Not Be Used?
Undiluted lemongrass oil should not be used directly on the nails or skin as it may cause skin rashes or similar skin conditions. Therefore, it is important to dilute it with some carrier oil.
Also, you should not ingest this essential oil. Keep it out of reach of children.