Vitiligo & Leucoderma are two different terms used for the same skin disorders. But some causative difference is there in between vitiligo & Leucoderma. Basically Leucoderma is a Latin word which literally means ‘white skin’. It is popularly known as white patch also. It generally happens due to absence of melanin pigmentation over the skin. It may start with a small spot which later enlarge into a large white patch. It may be pale in colour initially but gradually it turns white with time due to complete loss of melanin pigmentation over affected areas. The shape and size of a white patch cannot be judged. The area of the skin affected by this condition tends to vary from person to person. It may affect the insides of your mouth, hair, eyes and cause permanent discoloration.
According to Ayurveda, Leucoderma is caused due to the aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes heat or fire, and is manifested in the skin. Aggravated Pitta leads to accumulation of ama (toxins) in deep layers of the skin, leading to the condition of Leucoderma.
Pitta is of five types; one of them is Bhrajak Pitta that gives coloration to skin. In the case of Leucoderma, Bhrajak Pitta is in an imbalanced state, and therefore, the skin starts losing its color and white patches appear. Along with Pitta Dosha, deeper body tissues like Rasa Dhatu (nutrient plasma), Rakta (blood), Mansa (muscles), Lasika (lymph) are also involved in the disease.
One of the myths linked with Vitiligo is Vitiligo cannot be treated. Well, actually, there isn’t a specific Vitiligo cure which can completely eradicate the condition; however, there are proven ways to treat it by means of restoring the skin color. Ayurveda suggests that the most effective method to heal Vitiligo is maintaining a healthy diet and changing several lifestyle habits. Besides these, the condition can also be healed the natural way using herbs and diet modifications.
Ayurvedic medicines are used effectively to manage Vitiligo successfully. Needless to mention, Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine used to treat almost all diseases, disorders and infections. When you resort to Ayurvedic treatment to cure Vitiligo, the primary target perhaps will be your digestive tract. At times, natural and herbal substances tend to be used or applied on the white patches of the skin, which is part of Ayurvedic treatment. While this method sounds pretty unusual compared to the other methods of treatment, it is highly recommended because it has been practiced successfully for hundreds of years.
Ayurvedic herbs used in vitiligo are :-
These herbs work in 3 steps to cure Vitiligo:-
The first step is to stimulate the pigment cells for repigmentation. This can be achieved by giving proper stimulation to pigment cells using the combination of Cassia Fistula, Psorlia Cordifolia and Piper Longum.
Second step is providing the favourable condition in the skin for better pigmentation. Problem with pigment cell is that they are like nerve cells and multiply very slowly. so for better pigmentation, we need to provide a better environment for pigment cells where they can grow quickly, this can be done by using herbs like vitix.
Third step is to preserve the pigment which has been formed. After the pigment is formed we need to preserve it so that once pigments are produced they do not get destroyed. All this can be acheived by using different herbal combinations in proper dose.
Back to nature is the only solution to vitiligo treatment and Ayurveda has been proving this for thousands of years. For further information and personalised treatment plans, please meet Ayurvedic doctors at Life Line ayurvedic Herbal Clinic.
Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More