Can toenail fungus be cured with the juice extracted from garlic?

Home remedies seem to be the in thing today, and it may appear that there is a cure to be a found for everything in nature. While this may be true to some extent, not all conditions can be cured through natural methods alone, and not all natural treatments are equally effective for all patients. In addition there is no wonder drug in nature that can cure practically anything and everything, but there are some ingredients that come pretty close. Garlic would be one of them. But you also need to keep in mind that many natural remedies do not work in isolation, and you may need to use a number of home remedies to treat the condition or remedies along with lifestyle changes that would either way be necessary. Sometimes home remedies need not and in fact should not be used as an alternative to pharmaceuticals, but instead to assist them and to minimize risk of repercussions.

In the context of toenail fungus there are many home remedies, some of which are quite effective. Garlic is extremely useful for the treatment of this condition, but its effectiveness may vary depending on the severity of the infection and also from individual to individual. If you have been informed that garlic juice can help treat your fungal infection you can be assured that you haven’t been misinformed. Garlic is a very potent and popular herb among herbalists and also a common cooking ingredient. It is the ideal home remedy for a variety of ailments because of its easy availability, its effect of strengthening the immune system, and its antimicrobial or antifungal properties.

Here are some methods in which you can use garlic to treat toenail fungus:

If the infection is not too advanced, you can just place some finely chopped cloves of garlic in the toes of your socks every night. For a more effective treatment crush a few fresh garlic cloves into a paste, and apply it on to the affected area and surroundings. Leave it on for at least half an hour. If garlic alone is not enough to solve your problems then you can try using some other natural treatments as well. Tea tree oil is recognized by most naturalists as being the most effective antifungal treatment. You can use a diluted tea tree solution as a direct application or use a warm soak, by adding a few drops of the oil to a basin of warm water. A combination of these treatments would off course be most effective.

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