Apple Cider Vinegar Nail Fungus

Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV is one of the most natural home remedies for almost every kind of disease from head to toe. It is a type of vinegar made from crushed apples which are organically grown and fermented to become hard apple cider. Its health benefits are countless from treatment of dandruff, pimples, diabetes, heart problems, high and low blood pressure, weight loss and more. You will be surprised to know that among the amazing benefits of ACV is that it is a superb and inexpensive cure for nail fungus as well.

Toenail fungus or Onychomycosis is an infection that commonly affects people who are

  • always wearing closed and tight shoes
  • constantly reuse socks
  • uses damp socks and footwear
  • who always walk barefoot in public places (such as communal showers or public swimming pools)
  • who have poor hygiene
  • who have medical conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, immune system disorder or uncontrollable sweating.

This can be very uncomfortable and distressing especially if you have been dealing with it for quite some time. Moreover, if you ignore this, the bacteria could multiply leading to a more serious case of Onychomycosis that is clearly evident because of splitting, cracking and severe discoloration or loss of the entire toenail.

Apple Cider Vinegar is easy to find in your local grocery stores and it is more economical compared to other over the counter medications and topical solutions. Most often than not, commercial medications for nail fungus are expensive and have permanent side effects.

There are two ways on how to use apple cider vinegar on nail fungus treatment. You can do all of them at once or choose the best option for you.

Apple Cider Vinegar Nail Fungus Foot Soak

What you need:

  • Basin
  • Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Tea Tree Oil (optional)


Wash the affected area with soap and water and pat dry with clean towel. Mix one part ACV to two parts of warm water and mix well in the basin. Soak the affected area for 30 minutes and do this 2-3 times daily. You may add drops of tea tree oil for more soothing and moisturizing effect.

Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

What you need:

  • Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Honey (optional)


Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV to 16 ounces of warm water. Mix thoroughly and pour yourself a glass of this solution to drink. You may put the remaining solution in the fridge. If the taste is too sour for you, you may opt to put honey for a more palatable taste. Take this in the morning and before you sleep at night. Not only this will target your nail infection but this is great for general health as well.

The problem will generally clear in about 3-4 weeks but take note that the effectiveness and time will depend on the severity of the case. If the infection seems to clear up by using this method, you should still continue the process everyday so that the infection will be gone completely and its reoccurrence is prevented. Remember consistency is of utmost importance and of course, patient perseverance.