Nail infections can occur due to several reasons some of which include fungus, yeast and bacteria. Paronychia is referred to the infection caused around the base of the nail. The symptoms of nail infections are nails becoming brittle, nails are damaged or sometimes they even fall off. It is recommended to treat these infections at the initial stages before it becomes worse. This nail infection can be caused due to a crack or cut in the nail plate or cuticles.

nail infection

This might be because of the bacteria present in the body. Fungal infection in the fingernail is characterized by yellow, cracked and thick nail beds and it can be extremely embarrassing and annoying. There are some effective herbal remedies for nail infections, which are discussed below.

Herbal Remedies For Nail Infection

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has time and again proven to be beneficial in healing several problems associated with skin and other ailments. Tea tree oil possesses inherent fungicide and antiseptic qualities that aids in the treatment of fungal infection in the nail.

To treat this condition you need to take some tea tree oil in a bowl. Gently apply the oil on the area affected, with the help of a cotton swab. After this, gently massage the oil applied for about ten to fifteen minutes. Doing this regularly on the infected nail will show great results

tea tree oil

Oregano And Olive Oil

Oregano oil is known to have antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Hence, oregano oil is considered a magic potion in the treatment of nail infections.

 Take about three drops of oregano oil and mix it with two drops of olive oil. Gently apply this blend on the infected nail with a cotton swab. Allow it to dry for some time. Repeat this application on the infected nail until the infection is completely healed. Use this for not more than three weeks.

oregano oil

Lemongrass Oil

Lemon grass is well known for its inherent antiseptic properties that actively works on the bacteria or fungus, which is the reason behind the infection and helps in healing the condition almost instantly.

When you initially apply lemon grass oil, the nail tends to turn dark, but this is the indication that lemon grass in combating the fungus and destroying it enhancing speedy recovery.

lemongrass oil


Cayenne pepper is well known for boosting the circulation of blood. This is considered effective in the treatment of nail infections because it helps people with blood circulation issues such as diabetes.

Cayenne pepper facilitates healthy and good circulation, which enhances the delivery of nutrients and the white blood cell (fighter cells) to the area of the nail infection, which in turn helps fight the infection and eliminates the problem.

cayenne papper

Green Tea

Apart from the innumerable healing powers of green tea, it also helps combat infections of the nail because of its inherent green tea


Chamomile has been had as a fragrant tea throughout the world. This herb contains antifungal and antibacterial qualities. It has been revealed that chamomile has the capacity to stop the growth of fungus and bacteria.

You just need to drink chamomile tea to observe the benefits. A few drops of this tea could also be applied on the infected nail. Repeat this thrice every day until you completely get rid of the infection.

chamomile tea

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.