Below are home remedies and natural treatments for strong and fast growing nails;
Horsetail is not just an ordinary herb. It contains calcium, silica, and essential vitamins that improve the overall strength of your nails. It’s also rich in folic acid which is vital for cell growth.To make horsetail tea, boil this herb for 30 minutes, strain and then soak your nails into the solution. Use the concoction up to 4 times a week.
2. Protein-Rich Food
Since nails are made of keratin, you should eat a protein-rich diet to support healthy nail growth.Examples of foods rich in proteins include fish, eggs, meat, dry fruits, beans, cheese, and more.While your protein requirement would depend on your activity level, you should consume, on average, 0.4 gram of protein per pound of your body weight. Try to concentrate more on lean meats like fatty fish and skinless chicken.
3. Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is popular for its high mineral content which supports skin, hair and nail growth.Plus, stinging nettle is rich in silica which is essential in nail formation. A general guideline for making stinging nettle infusion is to boil two tablespoons of stinging nettle in water for 20 minutes. Drink the herbal tea 2-3 times a day. For additional flavor, you can add some honey.