Strictly speaking, Leucoderma is not a checkup term, though it has come to mean any white/light coloured skin patch. Very broadly, white patches can be acquired or may be present at birth. Again, both acquired and present at birth skin patches can result from hordes of reasons.
While congenital patches are not of much importance - since a majority of them are birthmarks anyway, the disease in which acquired patches develop is generally referred to as Leucoderma (or Leucoderma in medical terms). Other acquired white patches usually follow some preceding disorder.
The best-know home remedy for leucoderma is the use of seeds of psoralea (babchi). These seeds be supposed to be steeped in the juice of ginger for three days. The fluid should be renewed every day.
The seeds should then be rubbed with the hands to remove the husks, dried in the shade and powdered. One gram of this concentrate should be taken every day with one cup of fresh milk for forty days ad infinitum.
The ground seeds should also be applied to the white spots. Babchi seeds, combined with tamarind (tamarind) seeds. are also useful.
An equal amount of both the seeds should be steeped in water for three to four days. They be supposed to then be shelled and dried in the shade.
They should be ground into paste and applied to the white patches for a week. If the application of this paste causes itching, or the white spots become red and a fluid begins to ooze out, this treatment should be discontinued.
Before we go into the Leucoderma treatment options we be supposed to take an overview of leucoderma or as it is more commonly known in the west, vitiligo.
Leucoderma is a chronic skin disorder where the skin develop white pale patches in random locations. These marks are small at the start but may increase in size and number with time. The skin is decorated by pigments called as melanin.
Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes and melanocytes are located in the upper layer of the skin called as epidermis. In leucoderma, the melanocytes stop performance and melanin productions in patches of skin halts creating white patches.
Home Remedies for Leucoderma
In about eight liters of water, soak 500 gm turmeric. Boil the concoction until only a liter of it is left. Strain this liquor and add ½ liter mustard oil to it. Apply this on the patchy areas two times a day, for at least 2-3 months.
Soak psoralea seeds in ginger juice for 3 days. Thereafter, dry them and grind to make a fine powder. Have 1 gram of this powder, with a glass of milk, for about a month. You can also be relevant this powder on white patches.
Another method would be to soak psoralea and tamarind seeds in water for 3-4 days. Dry them well and crush to form a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area on a daily basis.
Goosefoot vegetable is effective in treating leucoderma. Apply the juice of this vegetable on the pretentious area, once a day. Continue it for 2 months.
Mix red clay and ginger in equal parts. Apply this on the affected area and wash off when dry.
Fill a copper vessel with eating water and leave it overnight. Have this water, on an empty stomach, every morning. This is effective in healing leucoderma.
Combine 100 gm each of alfalfa and cucumber juice. Consume this mixture two times a day i.e. in the morning and twilight. This is a helpful home remedy for treating leucoderma.
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