Home Remedies and Ayurveda for Vitiligo

Ayurvedic texts explains thatdue to intake of incompatible food items, suppression of vomiting, intake of sour-salty and fermented food items, and indulging in sinful activities (disrespecting elders), the body doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) get aggravated, mainly the pitta dosha, causing imbalance in rasa (lymph), rakta (blood), mamsa (muscle tissue) and other body elements.

Recommended Diet:

Avoid sour-tangy fruits, fermented food curd, urad dal, non vegetarian food. Increase the consumption of bitter vegetables.

Correcting the digestive tract, eliminating the toxins (aama), strengthening the immune system, creating a balance in the body doshas are the different principles adopted for the treatment.

Photosensitising drugs and herbs which purify the blood are generally selected for the treatment of vitiligo.

Khadira, bakuchi, bhallataka, mulaka, daruharidra, aragwadha, haritaki are some of the single drugs recommended in the treatment of vitiligo.

Traditional Ayurvedic formulations which are recommended for vitiligo are:

Bakuchi taila, somaraji taila, tuvarakadi taila, avalgujadi lepa, arogyavardhani vati, gandhaka rasayana, khadirarishta.

Additional Reading and Pic Credit:  Vitiligocover.com

 

One thought on “Home Remedies and Ayurveda for Vitiligo

  • September 23, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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    stating things in straight English would have been helpful.

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