'Leuco' means 'white' and 'derma' means 'skin', thus leucoderma means abnormal whiteness of the skin. This disease is usually very difficult to treat. If the patient and the physician treat this disease for a long time with patience, it is possible to cure it. During the treatment very small blackish spots appear in the white patches. These spots keep spreading and the skin gradually becomes normal. The abnormal whiteness disappears. In this way, the disease is cured. It is not an infectious disease. Only the skin becomes white.
Causes of Leucoderma
Why do white patches appear? So far it has not been possible to find out what causes this problem. However, there are certain things which affect the human body and can cause white patches in the skin, which spread rapidly.
(1) When the quantity of melanin in the blood is reduced, the skin becomes white,
(2) chronic constipation,
(3) malfunctioning of the liver, jaundice,
(4) ailments of the stomach,
(6) diseases like typhoid which affect the stomach and intestines,
(7) chronic diarrhoea,
(8) irregular food habits, indigestion,
(9) insufficient sweating,
(11) excessive mental tension or worries,
(13) tubercular constitution,
(14) hurt, burn,
(15) wearing clothes tight at the waist,
(16) problems of the ear, teeth and throat,
Natural Home remedies for the treatment of leucoderma
Simple home remedy for leucoderma using Ginger : Mix 15 gms. of bapchi with 30 ml. of ginger juice. When both of them get dry, mix 45 gms. of sugar and grind. Take a tsp. of it daily with cool water once in the morning an hour after meals. Apply bapchi oil on white spots. Sometimes a patient develops blisters or latches because of the application of bapchi oil. Therefore, great precaution should be taken in its application. Even, if there is a slight problem do not use it. Initially, apply bapchi oil only on patch of half an inch at one place for four days. If there is no reaction, you may use it on all the white spots. If the disease is in its early stages, it gets cured in five months.
How to get rid of leucoderma - Getting rid of leucoderma
Good home remedy for leucoderma using walnut : Walnut tree has such a toxic effect that the soil around the roots of the tree gets blackened. There are several accounts in books saying that eating walnuts regularly cures leucoderma.
Effective home remedy for leucoderma using neem : Grind dry neem leaves, flowers and fruits in equal quantity and take a tsp. of it daily with water. This is beneficial for the treatment for leucoderma.
Natural home remedy for leucoderma using alfa-alfa : Mix 100 gms. each of alfalfa and cucumber juice and drink it daily. Drink it daily twice in the morning and evening for a few months. It will cure leucoderma.
Diet tips for leucoderma
Garlic : Grind harad in garlic juice and apply on white spots. Eating garlic will also help.
Butter milk : Taking butter milk is beneficial in leucoderma.
Black gram : Grind black gram in water and apply on the white spots for four months. It will cure leucoderma.