Celandine, or as people call it - warthog, is a proven remedy for fungal infections, which gives a positive result much faster than many modern ointments, creams and aerosols. To answer the question of whether it is possible to cure nail fungus with celandine, one should understand the properties of the plant, which depend on the components that make up its composition.
Properties of celandine and components that make up the herb
Celandine is considered a poisonous plant that, when the stalk is broken, secretes an orange milky sap that is used to treat the fungus. The composition of the warthog includes alkaloids - substances that relieve inflammation and destroy pathogenic bacteria. The composition also includes essential oils, vitamins, natural antibiotics and just a large amount of organic acids.
To find out whether celandine juice helps with nail fungus, let's determine its properties:
Thanks to the listed properties, celandine destroys athlete's foot, spaces between the toes and nails as quickly as possible. There are many recipes of traditional medicine based on celandine that allow you to fight various types of fungal infections.
Methods of treatment with celandine
For the preparation of the compositions, both fresh and dry grass is used, which is best collected in the spring, since it is during this period that the plant accumulates the maximum amount of nutrients.
However, when using celandine from toenail fungus, do not forget about other methods of treatment. The best option for getting rid of fungal infections is complex treatment, including grass juice used to treat the affected areas, ointments and creams, as well as drugs for internal use prescribed by a doctor.
Before using celandine for toenail fungus, you need to decide on the type of composition:
- plant sap;
- alcohol tinctures;
- warthog oil;
- Compresses made from a mixture of celandine juice and other substances.
Warthog juice in folk medicine
Liquid celandine from nail fungus can be used both as an independent remedy and as part of the recipe.
It is very easy to prepare a magic juice that will get rid of the fungus. Fresh grass is passed through a meat grinder or ground in a blender. The pulp is squeezed through gauze, which is desirably folded in several layers. The juice is mixed with 70% alcohol in a 1: 1 ratio and infused in a cool and dark place for 24 hours.
The prepared solution can be applied to the previously cleaned nail plates 1-2 times a day for several weeks until the nail is completely restored. You can make compresses. It's just important to remember that nails need to breathe.
The use of alcohol tincture
Alcohol tincture of celandine is prepared as follows:
- 70% alcohol - 250 ml;
- Celandine oil - 20 drops.
The ingredients are mixed and infused for about a day.
To treat athlete's foot or mycosis between the fingers, you need to moisten folded gauze in tincture in several layers and apply to the infected area.
Treatment of nail fungus with celandine requires a slight change in the recipe: 30 drops of celandine oil are added to 250 ml of alcohol. But you need to apply such a solution very carefully, trying not to get on the skin. To apply layers, you can use a brush or cotton swabs.
Before applying the product, the legs must be well steamed in the bath (about 10-15 minutes), the skin or nail dried and cleaned of keratinized particles. Only then should the treatment solution be applied. The result will be noticeable in 10-14 days.
Celandine oil for fungal infections
Treating toenail fungus with celandine oil gives a quick and permanent result. In this case, the remedy can be made independently or purchased at a pharmacy. The price of the drug depends on its packaging and the manufacturer's pricing policy.
For self-preparation, you need to take the stem and leaves of the plant, preferably dried. The warthog is packed tightly in a jar and doused with vegetable oil, preferably olive or almond oil. When using sunflower oil, it should be slightly heated in a water bath. Refined oil is not suitable for the manufacture of the product. The oil layer above the grass should be about 1-2 cm. The closed jar is removed in a dark cool place for 7-10 days. Then the mixture must be filtered and diluted with the same amount of oil.
The celandine oil obtained from nail fungus is used in many recipes. For example, lemon and celandine oil are mixed: 1-2 drops of lemon juice per 2 tablespoons of the drug. The agent is applied to the areas damaged by the fungus.
Lemon and celandine soften the nail and allow you to gently remove the horny layer with a scalpel. At the same time, the plant sap, which penetrates deep into the nail plate, begins its healing effect.
If the nail plate needs to be softened before applying a healing ointment, a mixture of vinegar and celandine is used. Two tablespoons of oil are mixed with 2-3 drops of 3% vinegar and applied to the infected area as a compress.
Before applying the mixtures, it is necessary to steam the nails, dry them and wipe the affected areas with hydrogen peroxide. After the peroxide has dried, a thin layer of celandine oil is applied. The duration of treatment depends on the speed of recovery of the skin or nail.
Treatment with infusions and decoctions
The fungus of the feet, fingers and nails is well treated with the help of baths from the infusion of warthog. Recipe: 5 tablespoons of dried herbs are poured into 6 glasses of water. The mixture must be boiled and diluted to the desired temperature with cold water. The duration of the procedure is 30 minutes. After steaming, problem areas are lubricated with antifungal ointments or creams. A good result is obtained with the joint intake of antifungal drugs inside.
To prepare the decoction, fresh celandine flowers must be collected and filled with water so that the liquid is 3 cm above the level of the laid flowers. Water should be boiled according to the recipe. The composition is infused for five days and filtered through gauze folded in several layers.
The finished product is mixed with olive, vegetable oil or iodinol in a 1: 1 ratio. Before applying the product to the nails, they must be steamed and cleaned. The procedure should be performed 2-3 times a day for at least 2 weeks. At night you can make compresses from the decoction.
Compresses from celandine
A unique recipe that promotes rapid recovery from nail plates damaged by the fungus is a mixture of iodinol and celandine. A liquid slurry is made from crushed dry grass, gradually adding iodinol. The resulting thick mass is applied to the nails and covered with cellophane. The compress should be kept for at least 20 minutes. After cleaning the fingers, they should not be wetted for 3-4 hours. The procedure is carried out daily.
Compresses have an antifungal effect, soften the nail plates well. The latter property is good to use in the advanced form of the disease. When onychomycosis develops, the nail becomes thicker, deformed, changes its structure, and tissue permeability decreases. After a softening compress, the affected plate is well cleared of keratinized particles. And the ointment applied to the affected area is better absorbed and acts faster.
The compress can be made at night and removed only in the morning. After that, the nails are steamed in hot water with laundry soap or soda. Ointments or varnishes are applied to neatly trimmed and cleaned nails.
This is how you avoid reinfection
The fungus is difficult to treat. Therefore, it is important to prevent the disease from recurring.
Precautions to avoid reinfection:
- refusing to wear someone else's shoes and socks, to use someone else's towels;
- make sure that the legs do not sweat profusely;
- do not go barefoot in baths, saunas, swimming pools;
- Feet should be washed daily with soap.
The fungus begins to develop with weak immunity. Therefore, it is advisable to drink vitamins and monitor your diet.