If you have noticed white patches on your skin that have recently appeared you may have a skin condition call vitiligo. This is a condition that is shared among around two percent of the world’s population. While the exact cause is still being studied, there are several things that you can do to minimize the severity of the vitiligo outbreak.
We are going to focus on natural remedies rather than remedies such as surgery or even prescription drugs. While those remedies remain viable options, we want to highlight things you can do without consulting a doctor. We would recommend starting with these ‘home remedies’ first.
Psoralen is found naturally in plants. It helps increase the skin’s sensitivity to UVA sunlight. This will help vitiligo sufferers increase their skin’s natural reaction to sunlight. This will help reduce the contrast between the white patches of the outbreak areas and your natural pigmentation. Carrots, celery and parsnips are all foods rich in psoralen.
Ayurveda is an ancient form of Indian medicine that attempts to control a person’s vitiligo outbreaks through body purification. By reducing the body’s intake of toxins, the digestive tract is targeted for purification. This process is a long term process taking anywhere from 3 to 18 months to be effective. The body achieves purification by several methods: diet, heat therapy, herbs and even blood letting. Leeches or krumi are often used to remove the ‘toxic’ blood from the body.
Gingko Biloba, St John Wort and Lemna Minor
All three of these herbs are beneficial for promoting the re-pigmentation of the skin. They work by reactivating melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells of the skin that are responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. It is believed that an outbreak of vitiligo occurs when melanocytes prematurely die causing a loss of pigmentation.
Living with vitiligo is horrible. There are feelings of hopelessness and loss of self-esteem. Modern medicine is expensive and invasive. However, there are effective, low cost home remedies that have proven effective such as the three we discussed above. You can find more remedies here: www.naturalvitiligocures.com