leucoderma is the gradual loss of skin pigment, called generally Vitiligo, which starts with sign of de-pigmentation, probably over exposed areas of body. But in most of the cases first onset can also be seen on bone joints and respectively on bony areas which have less blood circulation. It can be said that the areas with lesser blood circulation are probably more prone to it.
One important truth has to be always remembered that Vitiligo is non-infectious & non transmittable as it’s a disorder with colour change only.
Although sufferers are spread almost all over the world but percentage of sufferers are higher in Asia. Patients include children, adolescents, adults (male & female) and elders also.
White patches occur all over the body including face, scalp and genitals. According to Ayurveda, Leucoderma is caused due to the aggravation 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.
Pitta is of five types; one of them is Bhrajak Pitta, that gives coloration to skin. In the case of Leucoderma, Bhrajak Pitta 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, cleansing the blood and administrating herbs that restore skin color. Poor digestion is the root cause of this disease, as it causes the build-up of toxins in the tissues. An essential part of treatment, therefore, is restoring digestion.
We focus on treatment of white patches along with removing the cause of it and nourishing the tissues through unique herbal formulations.