Perhaps the phrase “home remedies” brings to mind images of mud masks and vegetable based anti-aging creams. The remedies we are going to talk about, however, were designed specifically with Vitiligo patients in mind. If Vitiligo is a relatively new concept for you, here is a short explanation:
Vitiligo is a skin disease which causes parts of the skin to lose their natural color. You may have seen this in the form of white patches on the face; the parts most commonly affected include the hands, feet, face, arms, and lips. Where does Vitiligo come from? One theory is that the immune system unexpectedly begins attacking various areas of the body. Another theory is that melanocytes, which are responsible for creating pigment in the skin, begin attacking themselves. About one in every 200 people in the US and Europe develop Vitiligo, and approximately 20 percent of Vitiligo patients develop auto-immune thyroid disease. There are two main types of Vitiligo: general and segmental.
The home remedies for Vitiligo you will learn about have proven successful at not only targeting the outward symptoms of the disease but can have positive, lasting benefits on the body as a whole. This, in turn, stops Vitiligo from returning. Let’s look at some of the most effective remedies you can create with ingredients mostly available at your fingertips (or at least at your local health food store):
-Radish seeds: Take 25 grams of seeds and grind them into a fine powder. Then mix the powder with two teaspoons of vinegar and apply directly to the affected areas.
-Goosefeet vegetable: This ingredient is very easy to use as you don’t need to add anything! Simply apply the juicy part of the vegetable to the de-pigmented area continually for two months. You should see results after using it for a prolonged period of time.
-Mustard Oil and Turmeric: Mix 250 milliliters of mustard oil with a teaspoon of turmeric and apply twice daily to affected areas. This remedy can take longer than a year to be effective, but has many inherent benefits as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent.
-Corylifolia: This ingredient, which is also known as Babchi, can be turned into a paste and used on de-pigmented skin. This should be done once a day, in the morning, and followed by 20 minutes of sun exposure.
-Coconut oil: All you need to do is rub this into the affected areas twice a day (before bed and in the morning).
-Lime juice and Basil leaves: By taking the extract of basil leaves and adding it to lime juice, you have an easy, prepared agent to use directly on the skin. The mixture will likely take about six months to become visibly effective and should be applied three to four times a day.
There are also several home remedies for Vitiligo which can be taken orally in conjunction with the above-mentioned topical solutions:
-Khella: Simply including 120 to 160 milligrams of this fruit or flower in your daily diet can have very positive impacts on Vitiligo symptoms.
-Pomegranate leaves: Powder eight grams of pomegranate leaves, mix with water and drink twice a day. This treatment only takes about two weeks to show positive results.
-Ginkgo Biloba: This amazing herb has several benefits, such as curing inflammatory and allergic reactions, as well as boosting the immune system and supplying the body with necessary antioxidants. It is recommended to take 40 milligrams three times a day.
-Figs and walnuts: These can be applied directly to the skin by making a fine paste, or eaten as a part of a balanced Vitiligo diet.
Diet Makes a Difference
Certain foods, which if included in your daily diet, can have very positive effects on the skin. These include green tea, olive oil, black pepper, ginger, garlic, and turmeric powder. A special diet, developed by Ayurvedic practitioners, is another natural treatment method. The Ayurvedic diet involves consuming 600 grams of raw cucumber along with three beetle leaves three times a day (remember three, three, three) while remaining on a vegetarian diet.
Now that you’ve learned about the positive effects these home remedies for Vitiligo have on your overall health, you can give them a try. The best thing about these methods is that there are no negative side-effects, as opposed to conventional treatments and therapies. With all of the additional benefits, you’ll be feeling great inside and out in no time!