Lecoderma-Vitiligo Home Remedies Causes Symptoms Treatment and Diet
Home Remedies For Leucoderma – Lecucoderma, also known as vitiligo, is a distressing skin condition. The word literally means ‘ white skin’. There is a gradual loss of pigment melanin from the skin layers which results in white patches. These patches look ugly, especially in persons with dark complexions.
The condition does not cause any organic harm. It, however, brings about great psychological tension to the patient who is more embarrassed than the victim of any pain or discomfort. The condition thus, besides being a medical problem, also becomes a social stigma.
Leucoderma is a fairly common disorder and it affects one per cent or more of the world’s population. The incidence is a little higher in India. The disorder can occur at any age in either sex in normal skin. It is, however, more common in women than men. The most affected areas are the hands, the neck, the back and the wrist in that order.
The problem usually starts with a small white spot and later on it develops into patches. These patches are pale in the beginning but become whiter and whiter as time passes due to loss of pigment. As spots enlarge, they merge into each other and, in course of time, form a very broad patch. In some cases, most of the skin of the body may be covered with white patches.
Many wrong beliefs are prevalent about the causes of leucoderma. It is not caused by eating fish and drinking milk at the same time, as is generally believed because even vegetarians suffer from this disorder. Other food combinations such as pumpkin and milk, onion and milk as possible causes of leucoderma also have no basis.
Leucoderma is not caused by any germs ; nor is it due bad blood. It is neither infectious nor contagious. It cannot be transmitted from one person to another by physical contact.
The main causes of leucoderma are excessive mental worry, chronic or acute gastric disorder, impaired hepatic function such as jaundice, worms or other parasites in the alimentary canal, ailments like typhoid which affect the gastrointestinalm tract, defective perspirative mechanism and burn injuries. Often the hormone secreting glands are involved in this disorder. Heredity is also a causative factor and about 30 per cent of patients have a family history of the disorder.
Home Remedies For Leucoderma
Important Point-Any remedies suggested here must be tried on small patches to test for possible skin allergies and infection. A full-fledged application must only be tried after you have tested these against your skin allergies and reactions.
1.40 grams of finely pounded radish seeds should be soaked overnight in a little amount of vinegar. The paste should be applied on white patches and allowed to dry for around two hours or until it dries and comes out as scales. For even better results, a little white arsenic can also be added and allowed to soak overnight in the paste.
2.The Red clay (it is found near a river) should be mixed in ginger juice and applied over the white spots once a day.
3. An extract of basil leaves mixed with lime juice should be applied up to thrice a day for up to 6 months for best results.
4. Psoralea. seeds soaked in the juice of ginger or tamarind seeds (to be replaced daily) for three days,After three days of soaking, the seeds should be rubbed with hands to remove their shell and should be dried in shade before being grounded into a powder. One gram of this powder should be taken daily with fresh milk for 40 days without interruption. The ground seeds should also be applied on the affected areas.
5.Drink water stored overnight in copper utensils.Copper treated water should be taken instead of normal water by sufferers of Vitiligo.
6.Take 1tsp of turmeric powder and add 2tsp of mustard oil and mix well. Apply on the affected area and leave for 15 minutes before washing off. Apply this paste twice daily to get relief.
7.Crush few margosa leaves and extract the juice. Add 1tsp of honey in 2 tsp of juice and mix well. Drink this concoction. Though it tastes bitter, it helps in providing relief.
8. Take bakuchi (Psoralea carylifolia) and vinegar. Mix them together and apply this paste on the white patch.
9.Take raw ginger and blend with water. Sieve to get the juice. Drink this twice a day to heal leucoderma.
10.Take 10gm ghee. Add 10 pepper and heat. Remove pepper from ghee. You can use this ghee with your daily food. Regular intake of this ghee can help purify blood and also improve immunity.
11.Extract of ginkgo biloba given in a dose of 40mg, thrice a day has been found effective in arresting the growth of progressive vitiligo.
12.Drinking one glass of neem juice daily is very beneficial for treating leucoderma.
13.Take neem leaves. Make a paste by adding buttermilk. Apply this paste on affected areas during night and wash it off in the morning.
14.Take a handful of pomegranate leaves and powder them fine. Take about 8grams of this powder , twice daily, with a glass of water.
15.Powder black gram and add water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas and wash off after it dries. Do this for about four to five months for better results.
16.Soak tamarind and psoralea seeds in water for 3-4 days. Then grind them to paste and apply it on the affected area daily.it isa tested remedy that numerous leucoderma sufferers swear by.
17.Take ginger leaves and powder it with poultice and apply this paste on the white patches.
18.Walnuts can also be powdered and add water to it and make a paste and apply it over the affected parts of the skin.
19.Make a paste of leadwort root and water and apply over the white patches .
20.Eating chick peas and applying a paste to the lesions will promote repigmentation.