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Leucoderma or Vitiligo (Khais)


Leucoderma or Vitiligo is a skin condition, where white patches appear on the skin due to the gradual decrease in the melanin pigment of the skin. Such patches can appear on any part of the body, but are generally taking form on the areas exposed to sun such as hands and face. The patches are more prominent on the beige and dark complexioned skin. Vitiligo does not cause any organic harm to the person, but it needs to be treated as it creates an unpleasant view.

Ayurvedic View:

Ayurveda explains leucoderma as a condition caused by the morbidity of the liver which further results into the deficiency of pitta.


The main characteristic of this disease is the formation of white patches on the skin. The following can be the symptoms/ stages of vitiligo:

  • Problem starts with small white spots
  • These spots soon spread into patches
  • Such patches are pale in the early stage
  • The patches become white with passage of time and loss of melanin pigments
  • Commonly affected areas – fingers, wrists, genitals, and areas around eyes and mouth
  • Sometimes these patches also appear on scalp, arms, knees and elbows


The following are the causes of leucoderma:

  • Mental worry
  • Chronic or acute gastric disorder
  • Impaired hepatic functions
  • Hereditary
  • Typhoid
  • Worm infestation
  • Defective perspiratory mechanism
  • Burn injuries

Herbal Remedy:

Vitiligo needs a proper treatment from an experienced doctor, but you can take certain preventive measures to block vitiligo. If you are suffering from stress, then try and reduce your stress by exercise and get proper sleep. Use proper sunscreen if you are going out in sun and avoid the sun in afternoon hours. Consuming lot of minerals, vitamins and vegetables like spinach, broccoli, wheat and nuts can help in the quick recovery from vitiligo.

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