Curing Vitilgo- white patches through home Remedies

Vitilgo (Leucoderma) : It is skin condition in which skin lost its natural color. Vitilgo means white skin. In this disease there is a gradual loss of pigment melanin from skin layer which results in white patches. These patches looks ugly specially in people with dark complexion. The health does not suffer due to these patches. However, brings about great psychological tension to the patient who is more embarrassed than the victim of any pain or discomfort.


Causes of Vitilgo ( leucoderma ) : The skin gets its color due to pigment called melanin. This pigment protects the skin from harmful rays of sun. in leucoderma a part of skin stops production of melanin. The area appears as white having no melanin.

It is also a form of auto-immune disorder which occurs due to malfunctioning of immune system. Though leucoderma is a autoimmune disease whose main cause is still not known but there are certain conditions which precipitate or aggravate the condition of leucoderma. Some of other reasons of vitilgo are

• Physical Illness
• Thyroid Disease or Addison's Disease.
• Pernicious Anaemia
• Sunburn
• Physical Trauma
• Diseases such as Diabetes

Symptoms of Vitilgo : This problem usually starts with a small white spots & later on it develop into big skin patches. In the beginning these patches are usually pale tone which later turns into white due to complete loss of pigment. In some cases these patches can appear all over the body. The spread of the disorder is usually slow and progressive.

Medical management of Vitilgo : it can be cured by many ways like oral medication , topical medicine , radiation therapy , photosensitivity therapy , dipigmentation therapy with surgery & bleaches. Oral antioxidants are also given in some cases. Another method is used in which skin is exposed to ultra violet rays.

Home Remidies for Vitilgo : vitilgo can be treated with home remedies also. Some of useful home remedies for treating it are

Using seeds of Radish : A paste made from the seeds of the radish is valuable in treating Vitilgo. About 35 grams of these seeds should be powdered in vinegar and applied on the white patches. For better results, seeds should be finely pounded, mixed with a little white arsenic and soaked in vinegar at night. After two hours, when leaves appear, it should be rubbed on. the vitilgo patches.


Using turmeric & Mustard oil : The use of turmeric and mustard oil is also considered beneficial in the treatment of vitilgo. About 500 gms, of turmeric should be pounded and soaked in 8 kgs. of water at night. It should be heated in the morning till only 1 kg. of water is left. It should then be strained and mixed with 500 gms. of mustard oil. This mixture should be heated till only the oil is left. It should be applied on white patches every morning and evening for a few months.


Using Babchi & amarind seeds : Babchi seeds, combined with tamarind seeds, are also useful. Equal quantity of both the seeds should be steeped in water for three to four days. They should then be shelled and dried in the shade. They should be ground into paste and applied to the white patches for a week. If the application of this paste causes itching or the white spots become red and a fluid begins to ooze out, it should be discontinued. If there is no itching or reddening , babchi seeds should be taken also for 40 days.


Using Psoralea seeds : The use of seeds of psoralea. Seeds should be steeped in the juice of ginger or cow's urine for three days. The fluids should be renewed every day. The seeds should then be rubbed with hands to remove their husks, dried in the shade and powdered. One gram of this powder should be taken every day with fresh milk for 40 days continuously. The ground seeds should also be applied to the white spots.


The patient should avoid tea , coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavored dishes. The patient should also avoid spicy & non vegetarian food.

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