Hangnail is just damaged tags of dry skin or dead cell out of the nail bed. Hangnail appears when the skin around the nail does not get enough supply of oil. Hangnails can develop in anyone.


However, it is most common in women, and also in anyone who has a regular nail biting habit. These hangnails are not serious, but they do cause pain and discomfort. There are many ways to cure hangnails, but herbal Treatments are always the best option to cure the Hangnails.

Best Herbs For Hangnails


Almonds are highly nutritious nuts rich in vitamin E and contain anti-oxidants, which will remove the toxic oxygen-free radicals from the skin. Using almond as the hand mask is a recipe for a soothing problem of nails. Grind almond into the finest consistency.

Use milk or rose water to soften the ground almonds. Even a beaten egg yolk can also be added to form a paste. Apply this paste on both hands, rubbing gently on the nail area. Put on cotton gloves and leave the application overnight, and in the morning rinse off with Lukewarm water. Repeat this application for 2-3 days to cure hangnails.


Tea Tree Oil

This is an essential oil from the Melaleuca tree in Australia. Because of its antimicrobial property, Tea Tree Oil is extensively used in treating Hangnail. Use a sterilized cotton swab to apply tea tree oil on the affected nails directly and leave it for 30 minutes.

Repeat this application 2-3 times daily. If a burning sensation is felt, then dilute tea tree oil by adding some olive oil to it and then apply this diluted oil on the hangnails. Even nails can be dipped in tea tree oil and Olive oil mixture for 10 minutes to cure hangnails.

tea tree oil


Goldenseal also called as yellow puccoon is a perennial herb. Goldenseal is an antibiotic herb. Goldenseal is quite often used in the multi-purpose remedy because of its antimicrobial, laxative, hepatic and anti-inflammatory property.

Apply Goldenseal extract directly on the hangnails and cover it with gauze. After 15 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water. The application of Goldenseal not only keeps away infection from spreading but also destroys the bacteria helping to cure the Hangnail faster.

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Hangnails are skin breaches having a tendency to get infected. Turmeric can be used on hangnails to mellow the hangnails as well as reduce the chances of infection. Turmeric is a widely used household spice known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic nature.

Make a paste of mustard oil mixed with turmeric and apply on the nail bed edge using a sterilized cotton swab. Mustard oil is known for its healing property. Turmeric and mustard oil together heals the Hangnails faster.


Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant. This plant is well-known for its healing properties. This plant also acts as an analgesic, help to relieve pain in the Hangnails.

Aloe Vera is a good moisturizer in nature. The dryness of hand is the basic reason behind Hangnails, which can be treated by applying some fresh Aloe Vera gel directly on the affected area. Regular usage of Aloe Vera makes the Hangnails to disappear, and it will not recur.

aloe vera gel

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.