Are you aware that the term "lunula" refers to the white, half-moon-shaped area at the base of a fingernail? You should be extremely careful not to damage it because it is a very sensitive and crucial area of the nail, and if you do, your entire nail will become permanently deformed.
The lunula will remain in place if another nail is damaged or comes off. When you predict the nail, it appears to be white, even though it may not actually be.
The thumb is where the lunula is most noticeable, but not to everyone. The eponychium, a thickened layer of skin that covers the fingernails and toenails, may also cover the lunula.
The role of lunula in your health:Alternative medicine believes that the lunula can reveal very crucial details about our over all health.
In old-fashioned Chinese medicine it’s believed that a not enough lunula can indicate anemia and malnutrition. If the lunula has reddish smudges the person may be struggling with cardiovascular diseases.
Indigestion is indicated with a lack of lunula or even a really small lunula which happens because of the slow metabolism and toxins in the body.