Leucoderma Causes and Remedies

Leucoderma Causes and Remedies

by Simarjeet Kaur

Leucoderma also referred as vitiligo is the gradual decrease of skin pigment, known as melanin, from skin layer. It is basically a skin problem where white patches emerge over different parts of body such as scalp, face and genitals. These white patches spread all over the body as the time passes but the spreading of Vitiligo is typically slow.

Numerous medical cures are obtainable in the market to treat this skin disarray such as skin creams, oral medicines, creams and skin grafting etc. However, these treatments can cause skin damage sometimes, and it is costly too. So try some home remedies to treat leucoderma to get a noticeable result in a natural and pocket-friendly way.

Causes of Leucoderma

  • Hereditary Factors
  • Extreme anxiety or tension
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Parasitical growth in digestive system
  • Over consumption of opposite food items such as milk and fish
  •  Skin injury
  • Growth of poisonous radicals

Home Remedies for Leucoderma

You can cure this apparently blameless yet life transforming disease with the help of homemade natural remedies. Below are some of the best natural remedies for leucoderma:

  • Turmeric and Mustard Oil

Turmeric is one of the most accepted ingredients for skin problems and can be utilised to treat leucoderma as well. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and two tablespoons of mustard oil. Apply the mixture on the concerned area and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off and to get the best result apply this mixture 2-3 times daily.

  • Basil Leaves and Lemon

Basil is very beneficial for skin due to its anti-ageing and anti-viral properties. The mixture of basil leaves and lemon juice is one of the useful home remedies for leucoderma since it helps in promoting the production of melanin. Mix 1 tablespoon of lime juice with two tablespoons of basil leaves extract and applies it on the affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes and for best results use the paste 3-4 times daily regularly for up to five to six months. 

  • Black Gram

Black grams are also very useful in relieving leucoderma. Grind black gram with some water to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the concerned area and rinse after 10 minutes. Apply the paste twice daily to get best results and continue the process for about six months to get back the original colour of your skin.

  • Radish Seeds and Vinegar

Radish seeds are incredibly helpful in curing vitiligo. Soak finely crushed radish seeds in the modest amount of vinegar overnight. Apply the paste on the concerned area and leave it until it dries. For best results, you can also add white arsenic in the mixture.

  • Red Clay and Ginger Juice

Red clay is very rich in copper a content which aids in re-pigmentation of the skin and ginger juice aids in increasing the flow of blood towards affected areas. Mix the clay with the little amount of ginger juice and apply it over the patchy areas daily to get visible results.

Important Tips

Apart from above remedies also pay attention to below-given tips if you are suffering from leucoderma. If vitiligo is caused by dietetic deficiency, proper consumption of diet becomes extremely important.

  • Avoid eating of conflicting food together such as milk and meat or fish.
  • Avoid consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol.
  • Avoid over-exposure of hot and cold surroundings.
  • Avoid eating extremely spicy dishes.
  • Take adequate sleep every day.
  • Say no to anxiety.
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