Also known as "achromia" or "leukoderma", this chronic disease commonly known as "vitiligo" is characterized by variable depigmentation of the epidermis.
Usually localized on the hands, feet, genitals or sometimes on the face, it can occur in children or adults (before 30 years of age).
Uncommon, vilitigo is thought to affect 1% of the world's population.
Can we treat it with plants?
Vilitigo, for the record
From the Latin word "vitium "Which means" defect, vice ", vitiligo is a skin disease of autoimmune origin, that is to say, which results"a system malfunctionimmune system and attacks the body's normal constituents ».
This disease affects the melanocytoses (pigmentation cells) of the skin, and causes the appearance of white spots on the body, even hair and body hair.
Causes and symptoms of vitiligo
A non-contagious skin condition, vitiligo is in some cases of the order:
- genetics when linked to systemic or endocrine autoimmune disorders.
- Clinical: precisely after a trauma (car accident, repeated pressure or friction, stress, sunburn, Koebner phenomenon, etc.) which may or may not be an aggravating factor.
Certain diseases (type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease) ... may also be associated with it.
While white spots are the main characteristics of vitiligo, they also turn pinkish when exposed to the sun.
The main types of vitiligo
It exists :
- segmental vitiligo:
Usually localized in the face as a limited, unilateral white plaque, this type of achromia - very rare - appears after trauma, along an innervation of the skin.
- non-segmental vitiligo
This so-called "speckled" or "punctate" form of vitiligo usually appears symmetrically on the face or hands before spreading in flare-ups on the body.
Affecting visible areas of the body, this skin condition can very quickly impact the subject's quality of life.
Treat vitiligo naturally
Here are some natural remedies to cure Vitiligo:
- Ginkgo biloba
Much appreciated by herbalists, the virtues of this plant are said to slow the development of vitiligo. Taken orally daily (i.e. 120 mg of extract ginkgo biloba) this plant stimulates and promotes the re-pigmentation of white spots.
- Lime and Basil
Leaves of basil improve the production of melanin in the skin.
To obtain the desired result, extract a few drops of basil leaves, add juice of lemon green. Mix everything then apply - for 5 to 6 months - on depigmented areas.
- Mustard oil and turmeric
In 250 ml of oil mustard, add 5 teaspoon of turmeric then mix. Apply to white spots twice a day.
- Stingy seeds
To promote the regeneration of melanin (responsible for the pigmentation of the skin), it is advisable to add a few teaspoons of vinegar to powdered radish seeds) then mix until a paste is obtained. To be applied to the areas to be treated every day for 6 months.
- Mama cadela
Used in traditional medicine, this plant is known to treat vitiligo. As an extract or as a boiled root (for about ¼ hour), it is recommended to apply it daily to the spots to reduce the whiteness of the skin.
On the advice of an expert, the seeds of Psoralea soaked, dried, crushed and then mixed with either tamari, ginger juice, coconut oil, black cumin or barberry roots are also recommended. to stimulate pigmentation.
As a precaution, people with vitiligo should avoid exposure to the sun.