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5.Leucoderma (Loss of Pigment)

Leucoderma or Vitiligo  is a condition that causes the destruction of the cells of this pigment called melanin ,resulting in white patches or spots to appear on the skin White patches occur all over the body including face, scalp and genitals.

According to Ayurveda  Leucoderma also known as ‘Kilas’. It is a skin disorder mainly due to incompatible diet intake regularly. It develop due to disturbance of tridosas ‘Vaat’, ‘Pitta’ and ‘Kapha’. Vat dosha accumulates in the purishvaha srotas,then overflow into the rakta, mans, med dhatus and watery element (Udaka). These altogether involved invariably in different grades and hence varieties of skin diseases are caused. If lymph (rasa) and blood (raktha) are significantly involved, it results in vitiligo i.e shwitra kushta.

Poor digestion is the root cause of this disease, as it causes the build-up of toxins in the tissues. An essential part of treatment, therefore, is restoring digestion. The patient will also be advised on the correct diet and lifestyle adjustments to prevent recurrence of the disorder.

Symptoms:
  • White patches (de-pigmentation) on skin
  • Premature graying of scalp hair, eyelashes

Causes:

Excessive consumption of incompatible foods like cold &hot food, salty, spicy, sour, fermented or fried, late night dinners, excessive exercise and stress can be responsible for causing eczema. Excessive intake of tea,coffee, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages. Environmental factors like soaps, detergents, shampoos, disinfectants, juices from fresh fruits.dus particles, pets, pollens grains, fungi,viruses,very hot or cold climate, high and low humidity, more sweating during exercise.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Fever, Diet & Lifestyle:
  • Increase consumption of vegetables that are bitter in taste, like karela and bitter gourd.
  • Avoid all type of milk sweets, JAGGERY, alcohol ,incompatible foods, sour and spicy foods or food that are difficult to digest
  • Avoid taking cold bath immediately after exercise or when the body is hot Avoid suppressing the urge to vomit ,irritant cosmetics

Home Remedy:
  • The patient will also be advised on the correct diet and lifestyle adjustments to prevent recurrence of the disorder
  • Treatment consists of pacifying imbalanced doshas, cleansing the blood and administrating herbal medicine that restore skin color

    SomRAKraji oil or Bakuchi (Psoralea Corylifolia) oil apply over the white patches of the body and expose it to morning sunlight for 10 minutes.

Note: Medicine should be taken according to vaidya/docter


Treatment with Remedies and Ayurvedic Medicine
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