Remedies for Vitiligo
Vitiligo is an auto immune skin disorder that causes white patches on the skin and also on the mucous membrane lining the nose and mouth. This may be due to the lack of formation of melanocytes that is the pigment producing cells or it can also be due to the destruction of the melanocytes. The pigment melanin gives the color to the skin and lack of these pigments leads to white patches on the body. The following herbal remedies may help you to treat vitiligo at home.
Home Remedies for Vitiligo
Duck Weed (lemna Minor)
The most commonly used remedy for vitiligo is wild duck weed (lemna minor). Get fresh and clean lemna minor, grind it and mix one part of lemna with one part honey. Take one teaspoon of this mixture twice daily that is one hour after your meals.Â You can also rub the juice of this plant on the white patches for at least five times a day. You can also prepare lemna tincture for the future use when fresh lemna is not available. For this soak four tablespoon lemna in half liter of vodka and keep it in a dark and warm place for bout seven days. There after filter the liquid from the mixture and mix 30 drops of this liquid with two tablespoon water. Take this twice a day before your meals.
Lime juice and Basil Leaves
Lime juice along with basil leaves is found to improve the production of melanin in the body. Extract juice from basil leaves and mix a few drops with lime juice. Then apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin and repeat this four times a day.
The seeds of this plant are widely used for treating vitiligo. Soak the seeds of this plant in juice extracted from ginger for about three days. Then dry the seeds in shade and there after grind them to fine powder. Mix one gram of this powder in one cup of milk and drink this milk daily. You can see the results in about two months.
You can also apply psoralea on your skin. Fr this make a paste with psoralea, coconut oil, barberry roots and black cumin and apply this daily for about six months. Black cumin is an immune booster and coconut oil acts as an antioxidant.