Also known as Vitiligo is a condition where particular parts of the skin is deranged and get white discoloration. Leuco refers to white and derma means skin. In Ayurveda, it is referred as ‘shwetakushta’. White patches occur all over the body including face, scalp and genitals.


  • stress or worry,
  • chronic gastric problems or improper liver functions
  • Improper combination of food (e.g. milk and fish together)
  • Worms in the digestive system
  • burns and injuries
  • heredity cause
  • White patches on skin
  • Premature graying of scalp hair, eyelashes
Ayurvedic view of Treatment

According to Ayurveda, Leucoderma is caused due to the imbalance of Pitta Dosha. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes heat or fire, and is manifested in the skin. Aggravated Pitta leads to accumulation of ama (toxins) in deep layers of the skin, leading to the condition of Leucoderma.

Bhrajak Pitta that gives coloration to skin is in an imbalanced state, and therefore, the skin starts losing its color and white patches appear. Along with Pitta Dosha, deeper body tissues like Rasa Dhatu (nutrient plasma), Rakta (blood), Mansa (muscles), Lasika (lymph) are also involved in the disease.

Treatment consists of pacifying imbalanced body energies,detoxification of the body,and herbs to restore skin color.Emphasis is given on balancing digestive system and correct diet and lifestyle adjustments are suggested .

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