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Leucoderma

Leucoderma 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 layer which results in white patches. These patches look ugly, especially in persons with a dark complexion. The condition does not cause any organic harm.

Symptoms:

The problems usually start with a small white spot, which later develops into patches. These patches are pale in the beginning, but become whiter and whiter as time passes by due to loss of pigment. As the spot 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 by with white patches. 

Root causes :

The main causes of leucoderma are said to be excessive mental worry, chronic or acute gastric disorder, and impaired hepatic function such as jaundice, worms or other parasites in the alimentary canal, typhoid, a defective perspiratory mechanism, and burn injuries. Heredity is also a well-recognized causative factors.

Healing Option

Herbs

  • Bakuchi

  • Neem

  • Manjistha

  • Haridra

  • Turmeric

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Diet

  • Constitutional measures should be adopted to cleanse the system of accumulated toxins. To begin with the patient should undertake a fast of juices for about a week. After the juice fast the patient may adopt a restricted diet consisting of fresh fruits, raw or boiled vegetables and whole meal bread and chapattis. Curd and milk may be added to this diet after a few days. The patient may thereafter gradually embark upon a well balanced diet of seeds, nuts ,grains, vegetables, oil ,honey and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months or so. The patient should avoid tea ,coffee, alcoholic beverages, all condiments and highly flavored dishes, sugar, white flour products ,denatured cereals like polished rice and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods.

Lifestyle

  • During the initial one week juice fast, the bowels should be cleansed daily with luke warm water enema.

Yoga

     

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