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Ayurvedic Treatment of Leucoderma


Everybody wants healthy, glowing and youthful skin. We all are born with soft and radiant skin. Skin tones varies from person to person. Some people think that skin is the outermost visible layer of our body. But the real truth is that skin is the first layer of our immune system. Like other vital parts of our body skin plays vital functions in our body. As we grow our skin becomes thinner and rough. So many unpleasant things happen to our skin. Our skin also needs a healthy life style and nutrition rich diet. Healthy skin needs proper sleep, nutritious diet, regular exercise and plenty of water. But these days life is full of stress and people are taking unhealthy diet. These all factors lead to various skin disorders.


About Leucoderma

Leucoderma is a condition of white patches on our skin.

Our skin is differentiated into three different layers:-

  1. Epidermis (outermost layer)
  2. Dermis (beneath the dermis)
  3. Hypodermis (deeper subcutaneous tissue)

In our body skin color is created by special cells. These melanin pigment producing cells are called melanocytes. When melanocytes are not able to produce sufficient color for our body then this condition occurs. Patches formed on our body are called macules. These lesions found in body are painless. Size of macules vary and can be found on any part of body.

Mostly affected parts are:-

  • Face
  • Lips
  • Hand
  • Feet
  • Axilla
  • Groin
  • Genital organs

Causes of Leucoderma

There is no known cause for this disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder in which body is destroying its own cells, tissues and genetics. Rarely may be due to external accidents like burns, body cuts and body scars. In all this external accidental conditions melanocytes are destroyed. People who are suffering with metal stress and chronic gastric disorders are also more prone to leucoderma.

Symptoms of Leucoderma

Gradually condition starts with a simple spot on body and it get converted into patches or spread to whole body.

In some cases premature graying of scalp hair and eyelashes are also seen.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In ayurvedic literature "kusth" is classified into eighteen different types. "SHIVTRA" OR "SHWETA KUSTHA" is ayurvedic term used for leucoderma. This disorder is non-infectious and white patches are formed on skin. Main cause of shivtra is aggravation of pitta dosha. Pitta dosha symbolizes heat and warmth and it manifested below our skin. Excessive aggravation of pitta dosha under our skin leads to collection of ama (toxins) and cause this condition called leucoderma. In human body five types of pitta is found and bhrajak pitta is responsible for coloration of skin.

Imbalance of bhrajak pitta ----- enters to deeper body tissue (rasa, rakta and lasika) ---- skin start losing its natural color ---- white patches formed in skin.

According to Ayurveda following are main causes of shivtra:-

  • Virudh ahaara (contradictory food and drinks)
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Physical exercise in excessive heat
  • Stress and trauma (abhighat)

Herbal Remedies for Leucoderma by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers effective herbal remedies such as Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula, Navkarshik Churna, Punarnava Mandur, Aloe Vitals Capsules, Aloe Vera Gel, Babchi oil & Jatyadi oil for ayurvedic treatment of leucoderma. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

This herbal formulation gives youthful skin, beautifull hair and smooth shiny nails. It helps to fight various skin disorders. It works wonderfully to clear toxins from our body. It purifies blood, improves immunity and it is natural anti-oxidant. Herbs used in this formulation are ancient and give fruitful results for complicated skin disorders. It also clears wrinkles and it is best anti-aging formula. This formula also fights against acne, pimples, dark circles and dark spots.

Herbs used in this herbal formulation are:-

  • Manjistha - Rubia cordifolia
  • Pitt papda - Fumaria officinalis
  • Chiretta - Swertia chirata
  • Ghrit kumara - Aloe barbadensis

Dose:- 2 capsules twice daily with water after meals.

2. Navkarshik Churna

This herbal blend is a classic ayurvedic formulation from charak samhita. According to Ayurveda leucoderma is due to collection of ama (toxin) beneath skin. It contains triphala which removes toxins from body, purify our blood and fight against skin diseases. Another factor responsible for leucoderma is bharajak pitta so neem, katuki and manjistha helps to regulate the metabolism of pitta in our body. It is an auto immune disorder and giloy is immuno-modulator and improves our immunity. Daruhaldi act as an anti-inflammatory herb.

Various herb used to prepare this herbal blend are:-

  • Amla - Emblica officinalis
  • Haritaki - Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhtaki - Terminalia bellerica
  • Vacha - Acorus calamus
  • Neem - Azadirachta indica
  • Manjistha - Rubia cordifolia
  • Katuki - Picorrhiza kurroa
  • Giloy - Tinospora cordifolia
  • Daruhaldi - Berberis aristata


  • 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
  • Take 1 tsp of the powder and boil in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. approx. then filter it and drink it at room temperature. Prepare it fresh every time. Take this 30 min after meals twice.
  • Or you can simply take 1 tsp. of it with plain water.

3. Punarnava Mandoor

Punarnava madoor is a herbal formula to improve blood quality and help to remove toxins from blood.

Ingredients used in punarnava mandoor are:-

  • Punarnava - Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Shunthi - Zingiber officinale
  • Pippali - Piper longum
  • Maricha - Piper nigrum
  • Amalaki - Emblica officinalis
  • Haritaki - Terminalia chebual
  • Chavya - Piper chaba
  • Haridra - Curcuma longa
  • Vidanga - Embelia ribes
  • Chitrak mool - Plumbago zeylanica
  • Mandoor bhasam - ferric oxide calyx

Dose - 2 pills twice or thrice daily after meals.

4. Aloe Vitals Capsules

One main ingredient used to prepare this herbal supplement is ghrit kumari (Aloe Barbadensis). It works effectively in skin and gastric disorders. It is rich in anti-oxidants and helps to remove toxins from the body. It help to maintain equilibrium of three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha). This herbal formula is rich in isobarbalin, aloe-emodin, aloetic acid, homonataloin, chrysamminic acid and galactouronic acid in their natural form. Aloe Vera is wonderful herb for skin diseases.

5. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is skin healing agent. Aloe Vera gel has so many benefits for our skin, nails and hairs. Take small amount of gel and apply it on infected areas. Massage gently in circular motion. Repeat it for 2-3 times per day.

6. Babchi Oil Mixed with Jatyadi oil

Various ingredients used in jatyadi oil are chameli patra, neem patra, yashthimadhu, haldi, daruhaldi, lodhra, haritaki, til oil etc. Babchi oil is very effective and useful for leucoderma. Gentle application of both oils on infected areas help to treat various skin diseases. Both these oils balance pitta and kapha. Its application help to clear patches on body.

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Some tips to be kept in mind

  • Avoid stress and feel relaxed
  • Never use hard soaps
  • Try to get sunbath (morning) daily for 20-30 minutes.
  • Avoid hard cosmetics
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