Have you noticed the whitish area as mean moon on the nail bed? Some people have it and some do not, but those who do should know that this part of the nail is very sensitive and plays an important role in your overall health. If you have to make sure not to damage it.
This crescent is called the lunula (the small Latin moon) and is actually visible part of the root of the nail, which is why it is so sensitive. If the entire nail accidentally damaged it may be permanently deformed, so be very careful. However, if you damage the rest of the nail and falls or surgically removed the lunula remain intact and in place. The lunula is not really white; it just seems like when seen through the nail.
is more visible in the thumb, but lunula of all is not visible. In some cases, the eponychium, the thickened skin around the nails of hands and feet, layer may partially or completely cover the lunula.
According to traditional medicine, the lunula holds a very important information about the overall health of a person. According to traditional Chinese medicine a lack of lune is linked to anemia and malnutrition while a pale or bluish crescent indicates possible diabetes. If your lunula has red spots you may experience cardiovascular problems.
lunula or absence of a very small lunula usually indicates indigestion resulting from a slow metabolism and overload toxin in the body.