Natural Nail Care

Finger nails and toe nails are primarily made of protein. All people should have healthy nails. Healthy nails reveal that your body is healthy. A beautiful woman should have clean, well-manicured and shining nails.

Tips For Beautiful Nails

Following are the tips for healthy nails for men and women.

Finger nails and toe nails are primarily made of protein. All people should have healthy nails. Healthy nails reveal that your body is healthy. A beautiful woman should have clean, well-manicured and shining nails. Following are the tips for healthy nails for men and women.



  • Drink lots of water.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Eat lots of raw vegetables and drink fresh fruits to provide vitamins, minerals and enzymes needed for your nails. Eat foods rich in calcium and phosphorus like fresh carrot juice for strengthening your nails.
  • Eat broccoli and onions to get sulfur and silicon.
  • Eat adequate proteins that helps in building new and strong nails. Brewer's yeast contains all the needed nutrients high in protein. Eat soy, brewer's yeast and whole grains.
  • Avoid putting your hands in water for long time.
  • Avoid immersing the hands in strong detergent.

Nail Problems, Causes and Remedy

You might have noticed that when you go to a Doctor, he sometimes examine your finger nails. This is because, our nails tells our general state of health. If we are in poor health condition is reflected in our nails.


SymptomCause/ DeficiencyRemedy
Dry nailsDeficiency of vitamin A and calciumEat foods rich in calcium and Vitamin A.
Split nailsDeficiency of hydrochloric acidDrink juice of half a lemon in warm water in the morning.
HangnailsDeficiency of an essential fatty acidPut vitamin E oil or aloe vera directly on nail.
White spots:Deficiency of zinc, thyroid malfunction and hydrochloric acid deficiency.
White bands on the nailsDeficiency of proteinEat foods high in protein
White nailsMay be liver disease
White spots on nailsDeficiency of zincEat food rich in zinc such as nuts, root vegetables, shellfish. Take 25 mg of elemental zinc
Pale nails, thin, brittle, ridged, and easily cracked or broken nailsiron deficiencyEat more iron rich foods such as green vegetables, blackstrap molasses, whole grain, cereals, beets, beans, soybeans, pumpkins, avocados, peaches, pears, watercress, almonds, raisins, prunes, dates, eggs, etc.
Fragile nails, with horizontal and vertical ridgesDeficiency of vitamin A and BEat food rich in vitamin A and B such as poultry, seafood and whole grains.
If you have cracking or soft nails, take gelatine capsules or one teaspoon of powdered gelatine in a glass of water or juice daily for one month
Fungus under nails of fingers or toesDeficiency of friendly bacteria lactobacillus1. Mix neem oil and mustard oil (sarson ka tel) in equal proportion and apply on affected nails in morning and evening daily for 1 month or until fungus gets treated.
2. Eat yogurt
Thick, distorted nails Due to fungus and or vitamin deficiencyApply tea tree oil. Avoid all foods containing refined carbohydrates. Apply crushed raw garlic or honey.
No moons on all of our finger nailsSign of poor protein intake or metabolismEat foods high in protein such as dairy foods, beans, lentils, tofu, meat, fish, chicken, eggs, etc.




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