Have you ever noticed a half moon shape on your nail? In fact, it is a very important and sensitive part of the nail, which requires taking a good care of.
So it is called "lunula", which means small moon in Latin.
This is a visible part of the root of the nail, and if it gets damaged, the whole nail, eventually, gets deformed.
The best view of lunula you can see on your thumb. Specialists claim you can indicate health condition of a person just looking at lunula.
According to Chinese medicine, the absence of this part of the nail may indicate of anemia and undernutrition, and bluish, light color of it indicate a diabetes possibility.
Red spots on lunula indicate cardiovascular system`s problems. Also, the lack of lunula may be alarming of toxin overload.
Now nail artists also could not ignore lunula, and paint different variations of half moon manicure every day!