Ayurvedic treatment for Nail infections

Nail infections

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Nail infections


Infections of the nails are caused by Raktaja krimis that grow due to imbalance of kapha and pitta in the body.2

Ayurveda can play a significant role in managing Onychomycosis by practising a combination of corrective Ahar (diet), Vihar (exercise) and Aushadhi (medicines).

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • A Pitta and Kapha balancing diet should be followed.
  • Overly hot, spicy or sour foods, including red meat, alcohol and tobacco should be avoided.
  • Sweet, juicy seasonal fruits such as peaches, figs and berries should be included in the diet.
  • Excessively oily, salty, sour, fermented or pungent foods and spices such as chillies, alcohol, pickles, vinegar, hard or pungent cheeses, citrus fruits, sour cream, yoghurt, tomatoes, garlic, onions and chillies should be avoided as they will worsen the acid and pitta in the intestines and blood.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Exercise helps in burning the ama, and increases circulation and metabolism
  • Vaman Dhouti or yogic vomiting balances Pitta by relieving the stomach of symptoms like heart burn and acid reflux.
  • Meditation, cooling forms of pranayama and gentle yoga postures should be practised.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of dermatology and/or nail infections without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for dermatology and/or nail infections, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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