I need a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?

A guy I know has the beginnings of a toe nail fungus but is a hippie who does not believe in using prescription drugs unless you’re dying (lol). Are there any home remedies I can turn him on to.


  • First up ……. i’m sorry this is going to be so very long …. but yeah…. you need to know all this information……. The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ……. candidiasis …… are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete’s foot, and vaginal yeast infections……….. an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible…. common symptoms of candidiasis include:

    Digestive disorders, including IBS;
    Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
    Vaginal yeast infections;
    Urinary tract infections;
    Athlete’s foot or jock itch;
    Fungal toenails or fingernails;
    Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
    Diaper rash;
    Irritability (especially when hungry);
    Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
    Brain fog;
    Skin problems or itching;
    Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
    Respiratory problems;
    Short attention span;
    Loss of libido.

    Natural antifungals that will dramatically reduce the symptoms of toe nail fungus are Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ….. it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ……. not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ….. your local health food store may be able to help you with this one… Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug……. the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

    Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don’t usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ….. Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

    Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it’s multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

    Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc……. will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth….. garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial…… that is, if he can tolerate garlic …… many people suffer from gastric distress eating only the smallest amount of garlic.

    Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too………. ;0)

    Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D… fabulous reading there for you.

    And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ……… an overgrowth of candida albicans will positively thrive and flourish on either yeast or sugar (both natural and processed sugar) ….. and fanatical label reading or simply don’t eat from a package and prepare low sugar fresh fruits like pears, strawberries, watermelon and vegies, rices, beans, lentils, some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds yourself ….. and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water …. hydrating yourself properly ….. some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey…… that’s the final route i had to go ….. eliminating all fruit sugars … even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ….. and raw honey for a while…..;0)

    peace baby

  • The standard one trotted out is tea tree oil. Some say it works, many more say it doesn’t.

    If it doesn’t, at least it should make him smell better.

    EDIT: I absolutely guarantee that vinegar or acai WILL NOT do a thing for nail fungus.

  • Jabril

    apply some Oil of Oregano (undiluted) to the distressed area.◙

  • Judie*((St Jude Kids))*

    I’m sorry Jayne I don’t know of any but I am sooooooooooooooo glad you are back.Heres
    you a star.Good question.

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  • HenryF

    Apple cider vinegar is considered one of the home treatments for nail fungus. You can just blend one cup of unadulterated portions of any of these two to two quarts of lukewarm liquid. Immerse your feet or hands in the solution for at least 20 minutes. You may not like the smell of the solution but being released from the pain of your fingers as soon as it touches the vinegar will completely give you a soothing feeling. It is best if you can do the treatment two times a day for a period of at least six months.

  • Scott1120

    I had tried many different things over the last year to get rid of that fungus, but nothing seemed to work for me, until someone introduced me the Acai Berry. I was not using it for the fungus, but it did clear it up for me. Another thing I had been using is the oil from a vitamin E capsule, this also helped with that nasty fungus. Break open the capsule and apply it directly on the area. These two things have worked for me and they may or may not for your friend since everyone’s biology is different.

  • Katie

    my mom makes my dad put clear nail polish on his…says it wont let the nail breathe or something ;o/

  • ~<Hunter - Warrior>~

    Yeah, i would follow up what Minx has suggested, there is some good advice there. You could try "tea tree oil" also, it may help. (and it is good for other things like cuts etc.

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