Leucoderma/Vitiligo Treatment in Ayurveda

Remove White Patches on the Skin Naturally with Ayurvedic Treatment and Panchakarma Therapies

Leucoderma/Vitiligo Treatment in Ayurveda

Remove White Patches on the Skin Naturally with Ayurvedic Treatment and Panchakarma Therapies

Let’s Know about Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an immune system related disorder. It leads to discolouration of normal skin and turns it into an abnormally white colour. It is necessary to address this problem at an early stage, if it progresses without check the results may be permanent and irreversible. Ayurveda offers a permanent and natural leucoderma treatment that can stop the spread of this disease and reverse its effect without any side effects. For more details, please read the article till the end. 

What is Leucoderma?

Leucoderma which is also known as ‘Vitiligo’ is an autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder is one in which the immune system of your body attacks the healthy cells and as a result, it starts affecting your body. It develops due to the improper functioning of the melanin pigment which is responsible for producing the cells determining the colour of hair and skin. It is therefore characterized by white patches on the skin.

Leucoderma or Vitiligo can affect any part of the body including the inner region of the mouth, nose, and hair. But usually, it affects both sides of the body and skin exposure to the sun have more chances to get affected. A person affected by vitiligo may feel stressed and self-conscious due to white patches on the skin. The disease is known to be caused by changes in the immune system, environmental factors or hereditary factors.

Causes of Leucoderma

The actual cause of vitiligo is unknown but there are various causes associated with the disease. Here is a list of a few factors and causes that might cause vitiligo such as:


A person with a family history of vitiligo is vulnerable to the disease.

Autoimmune Disorder

Various autoimmune disorders may result in white patches.


A long duration of stress may cause the disease.

Neural Causes

Neurological causes are also known to be associated with vitiligo or leucoderma.

Exposure To Chemicals

A person with high exposure to chemicals is more prone to having leucoderma.

Viral Causes

Some viruses can affect a person with the disease.


This disease might arise due to chronic infections like throat infection, a stomach infection, etc that require the intake of antibiotics which in turn affect immunity results in an autoimmune disorder.

Inflammatory Diseases

There are various inflammatory diseases that are known as the causing factor of leucoderma or vitiligo. Stress - A long duration of stress may cause the disease.

Symptoms of Leucoderma

White Patches on Skin
Skin Sensitivity to Sun
Scalp and Hair Whitening
Loss of Skin Color

The leucoderma symptoms usually appear before the adolescence phase. Some common leucoderma symptoms which can be seen in the person affected by leucoderma or vitiligo are as follows:

  • Patchy areas of depigmented skin usually start from the area of the body which is exposed to the sun.
  • Loss of skin colour.
  • Loss of colour of the retina.
  • Whitening of hairs of beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and scalp.
  • Easily visible spots.
  • The patient may have depression or other psychological disorders.
  • The sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Vision problems.
  • Production of a tear in the eyes.

Types of Leucoderma/Vitiligo

There are mainly 2 types of Vitiligo, which are as below:

Segmental Vitiligo

In segmental vitiligo, the skin gets affected by only one side. The disease doesn’t spread further in segmental vitiligo.

Non-Segmental Vitiligo

In non-segmental vitiligo, skin gets affected by both sides and the area of the skin affected with vitiligo or leucoderma keeps on expanding with time in this type of vitiligo

Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Leucoderma

Proper diet and lifestyle changes can play a key role in leucoderma prevention. As most of these measures are small you can make them a part of your life during treatment as well:

  • Protection of skin from the sources of light – The skin should be protected from sun rays by wearing sunglasses and applying sunscreen.
  • Avoid Tattoos – Making a tattoo can cause new patches of skin to appear.
  • Avoid Non-Compatible Food like milk with curd,non-veg food items, salt.
  • The patient should avoid salty, sour and spicy food.

Diagnosis and Vitiligo Treatment in Ayurveda

Your doctor will diagnose if you have vitiligo, he or she will ask about your medical history, examine you and try to find out other medical issues, such as dermatitis or psoriasis. Your doctor may use a lamp to shine ultraviolet light onto the skin to determine whether you have vitiligo. He/ she will further perform various tests to diagnose leucoderma disease such as:

Skin biopsy and blood test – The doctor will first gather your personal and family medical history and examine your skin, then he/ she will take a small sample (biopsy) of the affected skin and draw blood for lab tests to look for underlying autoimmune conditions, such as anaemia or diabetes.

Ayurveda can cure vitiligo permanently without any side effects. The Ayurvedic doctors identify this problem as a Tridosha disease. It means disturbance in all the 3 doshas causes Leucoderma.

Leucoderma ayurvedic treatment uses herbal medicines to cure the disease. Panchakarma therapies like Virechana, Vasti, Dhara, and Vamana are also used in the process as they strengthen the immune system of the body.

  • Virechana – Also known as Purgative therapy, this therapy removes the toxicity of your body. Virechana is used for Pitta disorder to cleanse the primary site of the pitta that is the stomach and the small intestine. It is an efficient vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda.
  • Basti therapy – It is also called Enema therapy. The therapy purifies the colon where the primary location of Vata nourishes the body. It is one of the best vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda.
  • Vamana – Vamana is considered to be the effective vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda for both Pitta and Kapha excess. Vasantika Vamasa (therapeutic emesis in the spring season) can be used for preventive therapy for a disease of Kapha origin such as eczema.

These therapies and medicines have proven to be the most effective natural treatment for vitiligo. 

Home Remedies for Leucoderma

Leucoderma is diseases that can easily be treated with some minor efforts. Along with the vitiligo Ayurvedic medicines, these small remedies can be used to control the disease and prevent its progress: 

  • Apply a mixture of lemon and sweet basil extract.
  • Apply a mixture of turmeric powder and mustard oil for 20 minutes to the affected area. Do this twice a day for positive results. This will work as an efficient vitiligo natural treatment.
  • Increase the intake of food with a high amount of zinc.
  • Vitiligo natural treatment usually insists on staying hydrated. The main task is to drink water from a copper vessel. Drinking water stored in a copper vessel will help you increase melanin in your body and reduce the whiteness of patches caused by vitiligo.
  • Take Bakuchi powder – Mix it with an equal quantity of turmeric powder. Consume 1 tsp of this combination twice daily with warm water. This combination can be applied externally on the white patches for 30 min. daily by making a paste with warm water.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Vitiligo treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.