In Ayurveda, the symptoms of vitiligo and leucoderma can be compared with Kushta. Due to faulty food habits like Viruddha Anna, improper lifestyle, not following Panchkarma protocols, and eating food during indigestion, the Tridoshas get vitiated and affect the Rasa Dhatu, Rakta Dhatu, Mamsa Dhatu, Meda Dhatu, and Lasika Dhatu. If Rakta Dhatu is vitiated, the red in colored patches will emerge. If Mamsa Dhatu is vitiated, the copper colored patches will appear. If Meda Dhatu is vitiated, the white patches will be visible. As per Ayurveda, vitiligo and leucoderma are referred to as Kilas/ Shwitra which are Tridoshaj diseases [caused by vitiation of Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) together]. It has also been mentioned that a regular intake of inappropriate diet combinations (Virudh Aahar Sevan) can lead to this condition.
Animal Meat + Black Gram/Milk/Jaggery/Honey
Coldwater immediately after hot beverage
Milk + Sour substances/ Fruit Salad
Fish + milk etc
The Ayurvedic treatment of leucoderma and Ayurvedic treatment for vitiligo involves Pathya Chikitsa, Shaman Chikitsa and Shodhan Chikitsa which improves digestion, expels the bodily toxins, strengthens the immune system, and balances the Tridoshas.
Leucoderma is more than a cosmetic problem. Our skin is equipped with a melanin protein which is produced by melanocytes. Leucoderma is basically the de-pigmentation (partial or total) of the skin caused by destruction/die-off of melanocytes. Leucoderma and vitiligo affect the pigment melanin, which yields white patches on the skin. This condition is also photosensitive i.e. the affected skin areas will be more sensitive to the sunlight. The effectiveness of natural treatments has been supported by many of its users, as herbal remedies for leucoderma & vitiligo can significantly decrease the visible symptoms of leucoderma & vitiligo. At ND Care Nirogam Pvt. Ltd., we offer very effective herbal therapy for leucoderma and vitiligo. Our team of leucoderma and vitiligo specialists have developed natural formulations which are effective in the treatment of the skin diseases.
Our treatment protocols allow the dormant melanocytes (melanocytes are the cells that give skin its color by producing melanin pigment) to reactivate. The patients get a speedy recovery and further spread of white spots is restricted. Our immunomodulator natural remedies strengthen the immunity of the patients. In addition to that our herbal treatment of leucoderma and vitiligo involves balancing the body energies, removing the toxins from the blood, improving digestion (Amapachana), and administration of skin color restoring herbs. Ayurvedic treatment of leucoderma and vitiligo has been considered the best herbal treatment among all presently available treatments. Our herbal remedies for leucoderma and vitiligo are result oriented and have no side-effects. The mode of action of our pigmentation treatment in Ayurveda which is based on the removal of root causes, penetrates deep to provide an optimum level of pigmentation and thus helps in natural treatment for vitiligo (skin disorder). We also recommend a diet chart to counter nutritional deficiency. Our diet regime involves Vitamin B9, B12 (Folic acid), and copper (to eliminate free radicals responsible for the destruction of melanocytes) which helps in leucoderma treatment and vitiligo natural treatment.
Vitiligo and leucoderma are Latin words containing almost similar meaning as defective blemishes on skin and white skin diseases respectively. Vitiligo may be a specific type of leucoderma and is often, used interchangeably with the term leucoderma. Moreover, after the white patch formation, the line of treatment remains the same in both cases. The only noteworthy difference in both is the cause of their onset. Vitiligo is often self-generated. However, leucoderma can appear after a skin injury, allergy, chemical, and cosmetics.
There are two distinct types of vitiligo, 1) Non-segmental vitiligo and Segmental vitiligo.
A. Non-segmental vitiligo:- If the skin condition result in symmetrical white patches it is known as non-segmental vitiligo. The development will be slower if the patches are in only one area of the body. The non-segmental vitiligo is most occurring, accounting for up to 90 percent of cases. In this case, the white patches appear on both sides of the body with similar measures of symmetry. The common area of non-segmental vitiligo includes armpits, groin, arms, backs of the hands, elbows, eyes, feet, genitals, knees, mouth, navel, nose and rectal area. Further, if there is no specific area or size of patches, it is known as generalized non-segmental vitiligo. If depigmentation occurs mostly on the fingers or toes, it is known as acrofacial non-segmental vitiligo, depigmentation appears mostly around the mucous membranes/lips, it is known as mucosa non-segmental vitiligo, depigmentation covers most of the body, it is known as universal non-segmental vitiligo.
B. Segmental vitiligo:- It spreads more rapidly and less erratic than the non-segmental vitiligo. It is more prone to occur in early age-groups and white patches are non-symmetrical. It often affects the skin attached to nerves arising from the roots of the spine.
In the medical community, it is believed that leucoderma/vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder of the skin. This autoimmune disorder leads to the destruction of melanocytes. The state of autoimmunity allows the body's immune system to indulge in self-destruction. Hence our own immune system starts killing its own melanocytes. Sometimes, vitiligo /leucoderma can also occur due to malformation of melanin or its evident loss from the skin. Thus, formed white patches gradually get enlarged and their pattern may merge and spread simultaneously to cover most of the skin area.
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia):This plant comes under leucoderma herbs & Vitiligo herbs. It has strong medicinal properties which can significantly assist the management of leucoderma/vitiligo. It is well known for the restoration of skin color and stopping the further spread of the disease and thus helps in leucoderma treatment and vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda
Neem (Azadirachta indica): It is commonly known as Neem. According to the Ayurvedic texts, it is an effective blood purifier. The regular usage of Neem leaf helps to control intestinal worms, diabetes, eye infections, skin ulcers, and liver problems & thus useful in treatment for vitiligo on face.
Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia): The seeds of this herb has anthelmintic, anti-bacterial, astringent, cardiac, cytotoxic, deobstruent, and stimulant properties. It is widely used in skin disorders and skin infections and to treat vitiligo/ leucoderma. It shrinks the white spots. It assists the skin to rejuvenate by eliminating toxins from the body. It is also known to improve indigestion and digest Ama (Toxins). It also successfully stimulates melanocytes cells along with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant properties. Hence, it is said to be the best Ayurvedic treatment for vitiligo and leucoderma treatment.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa): It has a long history of being used in Ayurveda which acts as an antibiotic, blood purifier, and to cure skin diseases. It is also famous for its cosmetic uses. It also inhibits viral and fungal disease. Turmeric mixed with mustard oil can act as a good treatment of vitiligo.
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra): It is helpful in treating digestive disorders. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): According to Ayurveda, this herb is famous as Rasayana and is also a Tridosh-Samak. It is widely used in liver disorders and various skin diseases. It is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment for white patches.
Salabhasana (Locust Pose) -It helps in detoxification of the body & strengthens the whole back and core.
Utkatasana (Chair pose) - It helps in detoxification of the body. Stretching of hips spine and chest muscles brings about relaxation and relieves stress and insomnia. Stimulation to heart and diaphragm with a strength to the abdomen.
Anulom Vilom - It helps to reduce the stress. Although the condition is idiopathic, one of the triggering factors for leucoderma is stress.
Sheetali - It balances excess pitta and According to Ayurveda, leucoderma is caused by aggravation of Pitta Dosha.
Diaphragmatic breathing / belly breathing - An efficient respiratory system which results in relaxation, pain relief, improvement in posture and gentle toning of core and pelvic musculature.
Walking - Promotes healthy circulation and metabolism. It further regulates cerebral cortex and prevents CNS excitability.
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