Herbal preparations for dry hands and brittle, peeling nails
It is necessary to include more calcium (for example more Brussels sprouts) and low-fat dairy products in your diet if your nails constantly break or peel or are full of white spots.
- Treatment with hot oil will be beneficial if the nails are dry and cracked and the skin around the nails is chapped. Heat half a cup of almond oil in a saucepan (but do not overheat). Pour into a container and dip the fingertips of each hand for about 15 minutes. Rub the remaining oil into the skin around the nails, hands and feet to make the skin smooth and soft.
- Red onion is a good remedy for brittle nails. Cut a red onion in half and rub it (or onion juice) on your nails.
- Homemade preparation for inflammatory conditions of nails and cuticles – take one spoon of cut plantain leaf (Plantago major), Betonica officinalis leaf and chamomile flower – Mix everything with 3 spoons of honey. Apply the resulting salve three times a day to the affected areas. Wrap with gauze, cotton wool and a bandage. Fingers should be wrapped during the day.
- Nail bath with oat straw flakes – the bath should be left for half an hour to one hour. After that, smear the nails with the oil of hypericum perforatum (Hyperitum perforatum).
- Cuticles are treated with freshly squeezed juice of brochka (Galium verum) – the juice is applied to the inflamed area and should be dried there.
- Cracked hands – wear rubber gloves lined with cotton to avoid irritation (and while doing housework and washing dishes with detergents).
- Excellent homemade hand cream – mix half a cup of glycerin with half a cup of rose water. Keep in a plastic or glass container and use as needed.
- Homemade hand ointment with nettle – mix 6 finely cut nettle leaves (Urtica dioica) and 100 grams of melted fat. Steam gently until you get a salve. Rub your hands, nails and cuticles with melem several times a day. Wipe the skin with chamomile tea before each application of the salve.
- Homemade ointment with poplar buds – take 6 spoons of finely cut poplar buds (Populus nigra) and put them in 100 ml of olive oil. Steam until you get a balm. Rub your hands, nails and cuticles with melem several times a day. Wipe the skin with chamomile tea before each application of the salve.