What is Vitiligo?
The problem of vitiligo or white stains is a type of dermatitis. It is also known as Leucoderma in the medical language. In this disease, white spots are formed in different parts of the patient’s body. These stains may occur in one part of one body or may occur in more than one different part. Although the exact cause of this disease has not been known yet, according to doctors, it happens when the body’s immune system starts harming the body itself. According to doctors, it is an auto-immune disorder in which melanocytes present in the body start to destroy or stop functioning. Melanocytes are called color-forming cells in the skin. White spots appear on the body in the problem of vitiligo, which can also affect the skin tissue (tissue) inside the mouth and nose.There can be many types of vitiligo depending on the color and size of the white stain.
In this type of vitiligo, there is a white spot on one part or part of the body. Usually occurs at a young age and stops after a year or two.
2.Localized / focal vitiligo
In this type of vitiligo, white spots appear on one part or part of the body.
When white stains occur in different parts of the body, it is called generalized vitiligo. In this, white spots in one part of the body also spread to other parts of the body.
- Due to Vitiligo
According to doctors, in this disease, melanocyte cells (cells forming the skin color) in the body are destroyed or stop working. Due to which the skin and hair color starts to become lighter or become white spots. Doctors have not yet been able to gather any accurate information about why melanocytes stop working in the body. However, according to doctors, the main reasons behind the loss of melanocyte cells are-
Symptoms of Vitiligo:
The earliest symptom in the recognition of white spots is the discoloration of the skin color and the hair becoming white at that place. If there is a white spot on the body and after that there is an injury and if that place becomes white then you should understand that this problem is increasing rapidly in the body. Leucoderma disease is not a easily curable disease nor does it spread by touching. Ayurvedic methods can remedy this problem.
Causes of Vitiligo:
Family history, ie if parents have been suffering from white stains, then there is a possibility of it happening in children. However, 2 to 4 percent of such cases occur.
Alopecia Areata is a disease in which hair starts disappearing from the body in the form of small circles. White stained wart or birth mark (Halo Nevus). The wart or birth mark begins to change the color of the surrounding skin as the child grows.
Chemical Leucoderma means using poor quality adhesive dot or bad plastic sandal or shoes.
-More chemical exposure means people who work in plastic, rubber or chemical factory are more at risk. It is also feared by chemotherapy.
– In case of thyroid disease.
Many times the lack of vitamins and minerals in the body is also a problem of white stains. Due to the absence of a balanced diet, the skin color of the body may cause slightly lighter stains. These stains do not look completely white.
– Many times there is a problem of white spots on the skin as a result of a fungal infection.
White stains are formed in the skin when the color-producing cells that provide color to our hair, skin, lips etc., stop working or get destroyed. In this disease, the skin color of the stain becomes light or becomes white. Physicians are not yet able to know why this cell stops working. It is usually added for some reasons like-
A disorder that causes the immune system of the body to destroy the color-producing cells themselves.
Effect of autoimmune disease :
Exposure of skin to excessive sunlight, stress or industrial chemical etc.
This disease (heredity) to someone else in the family.
– Liver disease.
– from burning or getting hurt.
– Due to digestive system malfunction.
-Lack of calcium in the body.
-Worm in the stomach of children.
Prevention of Vitiligo
According to Ayurveda, disturbances of pitta or other vata with it cause white spots. People who take too much food (such as salt or fish with milk, etc.) in addition to eating too much fried, spicy, dishonored, there is a greater possibility of this problem. In Ayurveda, the body is detoxified through Panchakarma. Apart from this, blood is also cleaned through single herbs like Bakuchi seed, Khadir (cattha), Daruharidra, Karanja, Aargavadha (Amalatas) etc. Apart from this, compound medicine is also given such as sulfur chemicals, Ras Manikya, Manjisthadi decoction, Khadiradi Vati etc. Triphala is also very effective.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on food and drink for its treatment and prevention. According to Ayurvedic experts, the victim should drink water after placing it for 8 hours in a copper vessel. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, gourd, soybeans, pulses should be eaten more. If there is no worm in the stomach, liver remains healthy, get it checked and take medicine as per doctor’s advice. Eat a bowl of soaked black gram and 3 to 4 almonds everyday. Drink fresh Giloy or aloe vera juice. This increases immunity.
The most important thing to remove white spots or stains is to change your lifestyle and food habits.
– A person suffering from this should consume bitter gourd vegetable as much as possible.
-Fruit – grapes, walnuts, apricots, dates, papaya.
– Vegetables – radish, carrot, beet, fenugreek, spinach, onion, beans.
Other foods – wheat, potatoes, indigenous ghee, red chillies, gram, jaggery, pistachios, almonds.
Home Remedies for Vitiligo
If a person or woman has problems of white stains, then fill the copper vessel with water at night and consume it in the morning. Carrots, gourd and pulses should be consumed as much as possible, so that there is no lack of nutrients in the body. Drink two to four almonds daily.
Turmeric and Mustard Oil Beneficial for Vitiligo
– A mixture made by mixing turmeric and mustard oil, the stain is reduced by applying the stained area. For this, take one spoon of turmeric powder. Now mix it in two spoons of mustard oil. Now apply this paste on a place with white rashes and after keeping it for 15 minutes, wash the place with lukewarm water. Do this three to four times a day. This will give comfort.
-Turmeric for vitiligo
Soak 1/2 kg turmeric in 8 liters of water overnight, soak it overnight in the morning after soaking overnight. Heat until 1 liter is left. Add 1/2 liter mustard oil to it, after that keep cooking until 1/2 liter is left, this experiment provides benefit in white stains of the body. This oil should be used both in the morning and evening.
Neem leaf and honey beneficial in white stains (Neem and Honey Beneficial in Vitiligo)
Make a fresh copal paste of neem and put it in a sieve and extract its juice. Mix one spoon honey in one tablespoon neem juice and drink it three times a day. You can also use this mixture throughout your life. Apart from this, make a paste by mixing a little water in two spoons of walnut powder. Apply this paste on the stained area for 20 minutes. Do this three to four times a day.
Neem for Vitiligo
Apart from this, mixing coconut oil in neem oil and applying it on white stains is beneficial, using it daily for several months gives good results.
Bathua Benefits for Vitiligo
A person suffering from white stains should eat vegetable of Bathua daily. Boil the bathua and wash its white stained area three to four times a day. Take two cups of raw Bathua juice, mix half cup sesame oil in it and cook it on low flame when only oil remains, take it off and fill it in the vial. Keep applying it continuously.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.