Homeopathic Medicine for Nail Problems

Homeopathic Medicine for Nail Problems:

The nails are a living tissue that reflects the organism’s regenerative strength. The nutrition status of the nails is in direct relationship with the nervous and endocrine systems. Moreover, their composition can compare to the bone. In fact, nail structural components start from a vicious form, to finish with a hard consistency.  The shapes and color of the nail, On the other hand, help in the prescription of right Homeopathic medicine. The success rate in Homeopathic treatment depends on the observation of such objective symptoms like defects in nails, tongue, and skin, etc.

Homeopathic Medicine for Nail Problems

The examination of the nails should be an essential part of any complete checkup. The fingernails were of conscious and active life. The toenails tell of the family and unconscious history. In addition to the classical constitutional diagnosis, nails exhibit the inner energy and the metabolism of the organism. They can sometimes change very quickly during acute disease.

Homeopathic Medicine for Nail Shape:

Silicea is the frequently indicated Homeopathic remedy for small and atrophied nails. On the other hand, big and hypertrophied nails suggest Graphites and Thuja.

Concave nails in hysterical persons indicate the Homeopathic medicine Cimicifuga and Ignatia. Luesinum is, on the other hand, the Homeopathy Medicine for nails of very marked concavity, with heredity alcoholism.

Flat and convex nails in Hippocratic with lung and heart complaints suggest the Carbo Vegetabilis. Similarly, flat and convex nails like a roof indicate Silicea. For flat and round nails with spleen complaints, Ceanothus is the Homeopathic remedy.

Trapezoid nails with mythomania, on the other hand, suggest Platina. Tuberculinum Particularly benefits in chronic diseases where narrow nails are seen. SILICEA is also for soft and brittle nails. In fact, repeated rhinopharyngitis in those persons with Narrow nails need Thymuline.

Homeopathy Medicine for Nail Growth: 

Thyroidinum is the indicated Homeopathic medicine in cases where nails grow too fast and too slow.

Homeopathic Medicine as per Nail Consistency: Fragile nails, general treatment 

  • Anantherum
  • Iodine
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphorus
  • Manganese

Mineral Salts Helpful in this case:

  1. Calcarea carbonica
  2. Calcarea fluorica
  3. Silicea
  4. Calcarea Phosphorica
  5. Magnesia Sulphuricum

Homeopathic Remedies for Different specific aspects of Nails:

Antimonium Crudum, Graphites, and Silicea are especially helpful to cure thickening and hardening of nails. On the other hand, Calcarea carb and Natrum Muriaticum in general benefit in the cure of soft nails.

Calcarea Carbonica is especially indicating for small and soft nails. Flat and soft on the other hand, need Thymusinum and Thymuline.

Alumina, Ambra Grisea, Fluoric Acid, Graphites, Nitric Acid, Psorinum, Silicea, Sulphur Iodatum, and Thuja are for brittle nails.

Corrugated, fluted, ridges, and roughness in nails, on the other hand, suggests Arsenicum Album, Fluoric Acid, Medorrhinum, Malandrium, Natrum Sulphuricum, Silicea and Thuja.

Exfoliation of nails is the indication of Graphites, Mercurius Solubulis, Sabina, Secale Cornutum, Silicea, and Thuja.

Homeopathic remedy indications according to Nail Color:

  • The lunula can change very quickly from one day to the other; they are the mark of a patient’s vitality. Lunula absent or markedly diminished except on thumbs indicates Pulsatilla.
  • Thick white: is the indication of Silicea.
  • white spots, most frequent remedies: Calcarea, Natrum Muriaticum, Nitric Acid, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Silicea, and Tuberculinum
  • White spots, other remedies: Alumina, Arsenicum Album, Phosphoric Acid, and Sulfur Flavum

Homeopathy for Pale rose Nails:

Lachesis, Pulsatilla, and Thuja in general are useful for pale and rose nails. Blue nails, on the other hand, need Carbo Vegetabilis, and Oxalic Acid.

Only the base of the nail is bluish, purplish, and slate grey is especially the indication for Arsenicum Album, Digitalis, and Phosphorus.

The yellow color of the nails except in jaundice always needs Conium for the cure of any chronic disease. Greenish nails, on the other hand, suggest Arsenicum Album.

Also, see Homeopathic Medicine for Finger Health

Homeopathic Remedies for Nail Eruptions:

Eczema around nails is curable with the following Homeopathy Medicine:

  • Graphites
  • Mercurius solubulis
  • Natrum Sulphuricum
  • Petroleum
  • Selenium

Warts around nails, on the other hand, need the following medicine: 

  • Causticum
  • Dulcamara
  • Graphites
  • Thuja


Nail conditions such as shape, color, and consistency are very important for Homeopathic physicians. In fact, the features of the nail help in the selection of correct Homeopathic medicine for the patient. Many times, it represents the constitution of the patient. Therefore, the study of nails in Homeopathy is given much importance.


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Dr.Devendra Kumar MD(Homeo)
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