Leucoderms or Vitiligo

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.


  • 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.

Useful Herbs

  • Bakuchi
  • Neem
  • Manjistha
  • Haridra
  • Turmeric

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Neem Guard                       
  • Raktasodhak Bati
  • Somraji Oil                          


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