Shri Ayurvedic Pharmacy Experts Of Vitiligo Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions About Vitligo

What is meant by Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is actually a skin disease. When the ‘Ranjak Pitta’ which imparts pigmentation (color) to the skin fails to reach the skin, then skin turns white. It is also called as Leucoderma or white patches. Though this disease creates no problem, but when the patient suffering from this disease, goes out in the scorching Sun he experience purities or burning sensation. Ranjak Pitta protects the skin from strong rays of the Sun. But due to deficiency of this type of bile one may experience burning sensation in skin.

Can this disease because by contact also?
Vitiligo is not a contagious disease.

What are the types of Vitiligo?
According to Ayurveda this disease are of three types, viz. Arun (Red), Kilaas (Yellow) and Shwitra (White). If cause of the disease is due to vitiation of Air then the patches slightly red i.e. a white patch is not totally white, rather it has a reddish tent. When it is due to bile vitiation the white spot has slight yellowish tint. If it is due to vitiation of cough (phlegm), then its tint is milky white. In some of patients more than one type of patches can also be seen.

Is this disease hereditary?
To some extent and in some cases it is a hereditary disease. But if progeny of vitligo. Patients takes precautions in respect of diet observe rules as detailed in Ayurveda in respect of health rules, practice Pranayam and Yogasans then progency of the affected patients will not suffer from this disease. Simultaneously if progency of the leucoderma patient abstains from drinking and non-vegetarian food, then they will not fall prey to this disease.

What are the contributory causes of Vitiligo?
Ayurveda has spelt out many causes which causes onset of this disease. If we analyze all such causes then we can maintain in a nutshell that human body is comprised of three basic elements, viz. Kapha (cough/phlegm), Pitta(Bile) and Vaayu(Air) and all the said three elements should remain properly balanced. If and when there is an imbalance amongst the three elements then white patches or any other mortal disease can over power any person. When all the three basic elements remain properly balanced then patient will remain free disease. Now the question naturally arises as to what are the causes which cause imbalance of these basic elements in human body? Ayurveda had suggested methods to keep body mind and intellect healthy 3000 years ago. When these suggestions are examined on the scientific parameters they have proved true. First is that every person should perform his routine chores regularly and punctually. Daily routine consists of defection and urination cleanliness of body, massage, yogasana, meditation (dhyan), proper diet ,Physical activity, sound sleep getting up from the bed before Sunrise. It is also advised that all the natural flows (vega) like defection urination sneezing, vomiting etc. should never be stopped. There are directions for proper and pure diet. For instance it is also guided that one should remain from consuming food items of diverse qualities like Brinjal, Fish, Meet, Black gram, Onion, liquor etc. It is also wrong that milk and milk products should be consumed with above mentioned food items. Apart from it milk should not be taken with salt. There are other guidelines also viz. one should avoid taking fat rich food items after taking meals. Whole lentil mixture of salt and sugar, take meals again after taking meals, doing physical exercise immediately after taking meals, taking bath immediately after finishing physical exercises taking heavy and fatty meals during indigestion, doing any Pranayam and exercises prior to defecation must be avoided. The three basis elements also get adversely affected due to Malaria and Typhoid. Due to long standing constipation, disordered digestive system other stomach related disorders etc. basic elements get adversely affected and one can also suffer from white patches disease. If children have worms in their bodies then also the three basic elements get disordered and disease of white patches may appear. If physical activity and yogasans are not done in proportion to quantity of food intake then also three basic elements can get imbalanced and affected. We have also observed during our experience then certain types of particular antibiotics and chemicals can also prove much harmful and can also cause leucoderma. Further wearing foot wear of cheap quality can also cause leucoderma in the feet.

Is complete cure of Vitiligo possible?
It is mentioned in Ayurved that is white patches which resemble like conch, moon and lotus can be removed. But in order to get fully cured it is necessary for the patient that he must have strong determination and tenacity and he must give up those food items which are prohibited.

How it can be determined that a patient has which kind of Vitilgo?
An experienced physician after examining patient’s body and pulse can easily tell as to whether the patient had red, yellow or white patches. The patient can himself also identify the type of vitilgo. Air (wind) related patches are not completely white rather they have slight reddish type, but red color can also appear in the skin due to heat of Sun or local application or intake of medicines. A predominant patient is thin and frail and is physically weaker than others. Such type of persons like saltish food more. Bile generated white patches have a slight yellowish taint. A bilious person has medium height and body structure. Such persons have more penchants for sweet taste, sweetish eatables, cold drinks, fruit juices, sweet fruits. Persons of bilious temperament are persons Rajsik Vritti (passionate tendencies).They can’t do any physical or laborious work. They run into extreme rage quickly, but they also cool down quite soon. Phlegin generated white patches are milky white. Body of phlegin dominated persons is tough and strong. Their heart is also tough. They prefer to take highly spicy, condimented and purgent food items, Tamsik foods and they drink enough water.

Can pregnant ladies also use our medicines for removal of white patches during pregnancy?
It must be immediately intimated to us whether a lady is already pregnant or has conceived during our treatment. Certain specific medicines are required to be necessarily discontinued during pregnancy.

Can Vitiligo reappear again after having been cured once?
If precaution is taken, then white patches will not reappear. But if there is chronic constipation digestive system of the fully cured patient is weak, he is having anemia a fully cured lady had become quickly pregnant when delivery is done by casesrion method, if a cured patients suffers from typhoid (kalazar) the patient has fallen prey to malaria, liver is enlarged then in such conditions this disease may be resurface. If profuse bleeding has taken place due to serious accident or has been burnt by fire then even white patches can appear when a person consumes meat, fish eggs in large quantity or gets adducted to drinking.