What is Leucoderma?

 Leucoderma is also known as vitiligo or white leprosy. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system of the body attacks the healthy cells and starts affecting the body. It is characterized by the localization or destruction of melanocytes in the body which results in the formation of white patches on the skin. These cells produce the pigment melanin responsible for our skin color. The white patches appear when these cells die.

Major skin changes might become noticeable during the early stages of life –around the age of 10 to 30 years and are more noticeable in people with darker skin complexion. It occurs both in men and women equally.

What are the causes of leucoderma?

There are many causes of leucoderma such as:

Congenital causes:

  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Partial albinism
  • Waardenburg syndrome
  • Naevus depigmentosus

Post-inflammatory:

  • Thermal burns
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Lichen sclerosis

Immunological causes:

  • Vitiligo
  • Melanoma-associated leukoderma

 Occupational/chemical:

  • Exposure to depigmentation agents, such as phenol
  • Leukoderma occurs on the direct exposure parts of the body, but other areas that are not directly in contact with chemicals can also be affected
  • Depigmentation increases even after the patient is no longer in contact with the chemicals

Drugs:

  • EGFR inhibitors
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors (pembrolizumab, nivolumab)
  • Intralesional steroid injections
  • Methylphenidate transdermal patch

Infection:

  • Pityriasis Versicolor
  • Leprosy
  • Lichen planus
  • Syphilis

Other:

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Alopecia

What are the symptoms of Leucoderma?

The main symptom of leucoderma is associated with the development of white patches on the skin areas that are mainly exposed to sunlight including hands, arms, lips, face, etc.

It also leads to the development of grey eyelashes, grey beard, grey hair, discoloration of the mucosal membranes, and color changes of the retina in the eyes.

 What is an Ayurvedic View of Leucoderma?

According to Ayurveda, Leucoderma can be compared with ‘’Shvet kushtha’’ which is caused due to the vitiation of pitta dosha in the body. This vitiated dosha leads to the accumulation of the ama (toxins) in the deep tissues of the body which leads to the development of leucoderma.

 What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Leucoderma?

 

Panchakarma is a very effective treatment for detoxifying the toxins and maintain the proper blood circulation in the body. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best therapies that cure the leucoderma naturally. These therapies also increase the efficacy of Ayurvedic medicines. The main therapies that are done in leucoderma are – Nasyam, Body lepam, and Shashtik shali pinda sweda.

  1. Nasyam: In this procedure, drops of medicated oil are administered through the nose to cleanse the accumulated toxins from the head and neck region.
  2. Body lepam: In body lepam, a paste-like mixture prepared from Ayurvedic herbs is applied over the affected area. This will give you the best result to cure the leucoderma.
  3. Shashtik Shali Pinda Sweda: In this procedure, massage is done with the bolus made with hot milk mixed with shasti shali rice and herbs. This procedure opens the pores and eliminates out the obstruction that causes leucoderma.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Leucoderma?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you a kit that will cure the leucoderma permanently known as “Leucoderma Care Kit’’. The formulations present in this kit are pure and natural. These formulations are free from preservatives, fillers, additives, chemicals, and have no side effects. This kit contains five gerbil products named as- Detox Premium Powder, Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu, Babchi oil, Babchi Tablet, and Skin Care tablet.

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Products in detail:

1. Detox Premium Powder

Detox Premium Powder is a mixture of all herbal ingredients which are beneficial in the treatment of leucoderma. The ingredients are Moti pishti, Giloy satva, Parwal pishti, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Jahar mohra, Tal sindoor, etc. These will balance the Tridoshas and will provide a cooling effect to the body. It eliminates the toxins out of the body and hence it reduces the pain as well as inflammation associated with leucoderma.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

 

2. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu

Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is a classical Ayurvedic formulation that purifies the blood, balances the three doshas, and is very beneficial for skin diseases. It contains ingredients like Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), etc. These tablets reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. It has the potency to treat various skin related disorders like psoriasis, eczema, leucoderma, etc.

Recommended Dosage –  Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

 

3. Babchi oil

Babchi used in this oil is also termed as ‘Kustanashini’ in Ayurveda. This is extracted from one of the most trusted Ayurvedic herbs (Psoralea corylifolia) for blood purification. This oil is helpful to maintain genital health and also shows good results in lower back pain and skin infections. This herb possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant properties that treat the white spots on the skin and reduces pigmentation.

Dosage: Apply twice daily on the local surface.

 

4. Babchi Tablet

Babchi Tablet is a herbal formulation that is prepared from the pure and herbal extract of babchi. This herb has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant property that purifies the blood supports healthy melanin pigment in the body. It is also useful in increasing appetite and treats indigestion, acidity, etc.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily with plain water

 

5. Skin Care tablet

A skin care tablet is a purely Ayurvedic formulation that is specially formulated to treat leucoderma. It contains ingredients like Khadir chaal, Chirayta, Panchnimb churna, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Haridra khand, Ajmoda that work on all skin types. This tablet detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood, and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow that further increases blood circulation of the skin. It treats all the symptoms associated with leucoderma.

Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice daily with normal water.