Do You Know What The Half Moon Shape On Your Nails Means?
Did you know that the half moon shaped white area of the bad of a fingernail is called lunula (small moon in Latin)?
The nails are an important part of our bodies as they show a lot of symptoms of different diseases, including cancer. Talking about nails, do you know what does the name Lunula mean? The crescent-shaped white area at the end of a fingernail is a highly sensitive area which mustn’t get damaged.
If the rest of the nail is damaged or falls off, the lunula will remain in its place. Actually, it is not white but when you see through the nail, it appears so.
The lunula is most visible on the thumb, but not for everyone. The thickened layer of skin which surrounds the fingernails and toenails, known as eponychium, may cover the lunula.
Alternative medicine believes that the lunula can reveal very important information about our overall health.
In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that a lack of lunula can indicate anemia and malnutrition. If the lunula has reddish smudges the person may be suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Indigestion is indicated by a lack of lunula or a really small lunula which happens because of the slow metabolism and toxins in the body.