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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Tourles

Herbal Treatments For Toenail Fungus, Part II

As promised in Part I of this topic on natural toenail fungus treatments, the following is a recipe for herbal treatment of this problem: AntiFungal Toenail Liniment Ingredients: 4 tablespoons dried black walnut hulls or 8 tablespoons fresh and chopped fine 2 tablespoons dried, chopped goldenseal root or Oregon grape root 1 tablespoon powdered myrrh gum 40 drops tea tree essential oil 40 drops thyme essential oil 40 drops tincture of iodine 2 cups vodka (must be at least 80-proof or 40% alcohol by volume) Yield: Will make approx. 1.5 cups of liniment To make: 1) In a quart-sized (liter-sized), wide-mouthed canning jar, add the black walnut hulls, goldenseal or Oregon grape root, myrrh gum, essential oils, and iodine, then pour in the alcohol. Cap jar with plastic wrap first, then screw on the metal lid. Shake daily. 2) After at least 14 days have passed (I really recommend 4 to 12 weeks; it makes for a stronger formula), you may strain the mixture through hosiery-lined cheese cloth or through a coffee filter, then squeeze and twist the cloth or squeeze the filter to wring out all of the liquid. 3) Pour the finished formula into two, 8-ounce bottles or four, 4-ounce bottles with dropper tops (if available). To use: Morning, noon, and night, if possible, apply a few drops to all toenails, rub in thoroughly, and allow to dry before putting on hosiery, socks, or footwear. Repeat this procedure daily for as long as it takes to rid your toenails of fungus. The herbs in this recipe have potent antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Remember that toenail fungus can be difficult to eradicate whether using herbal treatments or conventional medications. Please be consistent and persistent with your treatments in order to obtain success. Storage: Refrigeration is not necessary. This product will keep for up to 5 years, easily. Do store bottles in a dark, cool, cabinet, though. NOTE: This recipe was adapted from the book, "Natural Foot Care: Herbal Treatments, Massage, and Exercises for Healthy Feet", by Stephanie Tourles, Storey Publishing, 1998. All recommendations are made without guarantee on part of the author. The author disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. Please use common sense when working with natural healing therapies and ask questions from qualified professionals when need be.



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