A number of people from all around the world are suffering from Vitiligo. It is a long-term skin problem and it requires the right kind of treatment to get cured. In this disease, some white patches start appearing on the skin. Melanin is a pigment responsible for the production of natural color to the skin also protects your skin from UV rays. Vitiligo can affect your hair, the area around the mouth and eyes. Shri Kaya Kalp, one of the best Vitiligo Treatment Clinic in Delhi, India, provides the natural Ayurvedic treatment for all types of Vitiligo.
Vitiligo is also called Shwetakushta or Shwitra or Kilasa and classified into Kushta rogas (skin diseases). It is caused by the imbalance of all the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) vitiating Rakta, Mamsa and Medas Dhatus. The main dosha is the Pitta Dosha which gets imbalanced majorly.
Moreover, various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as Thyroid, Diabetes, Psoriasis and Pernicious Anemia have been associated with it. Vitiligo may also be hereditary, that is, it can run in the family. The children whose parents have this disorder are more likely to develop Vitiligo. The main causes are improper nutrition, incorrect combination of foods (Virudhaharam) and extreme stress. It is considered as one of the core skin diseases in Ayurveda.
Coming to the treatment aspects of Psoriasis Vitilgo according to Ayurveda, two treatment plans are executed according to the severity of the disease. First is Shodhan (detoxification) and and second is Shaman (treatment with medicines). Shodhan aims at detoxifying the body or eliminating toxins from the body-fluids. It is achieved by the "Panchakarma" treatments.
The two types of drugs are mainly used:
Photosensitizing Drugs- These drugs include Psoralea corylifolia (Bakuchi), Semecarpus anacardium (Marking nut) and Ficus hispida (Kakodumbar). These drugs are used with the exposure to the Sun. The exposure of the Sun is advised after three hours of drug administration.
Blood Purifiers- The drugs are Haridra (Curcuma longa), Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Khadir (Acacia catechu), Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera) are used to purify the blood.
Ras Aushadhi- It includes Ras Manikya, Taal Sindur, Sameer Pannag Ras and Talkeshwar Ras. These drugs act like immuno suppressant and usually used in those patients who are suffering from the contagious diseases. Three types of bhasma are there viz Tamra bhasma, Kasis bhasma and Shubhra bhasma that are used to initiate the pigmentation.
Shodhan therapy called Virechan is advisable. Repeated sessions of Virechan are advisable after a gap of 6 months.