How to treat vitiligo at home

Treatment of vitiligo with St. John's wort and black cumin oil

The best vegetable oils in the treatment of vitiligo are St. John's wort and black cumin oils, which can eliminate foci of the disease. Oils applied to the skin causes their cells to produce melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation.

St. John's wort oil for vitiligo

Often this oil is prepared according to a very simple recipe: fill a jar with crushed St. John's wort and add vegetable oil, and after a couple of weeks of infusion the product is ready. However, this oil is ineffective! Since it turns out not concentrated. This oil certainly has a healing effect, but the treatment is very sluggish.

Recipe for concentrated St. John's wort oil:

To make truly effective St. John's wort oil, you only need St. John's wort flowers! No foliage, only flowers. Fill a small glass jar with St. John's wort flowers, placing them tightly and slightly compacting them. You will need enough flowers to fill the jar, but at the same time, leave 4-5 cm of empty space up to the neck. Fill the jars with refined sunflower oil to the top (you can take any other medicinal oil, for example sea buckthorn, almond).

Place the finished jar in the sun (not in a dark place, but rather in the sun) for at least 2 weeks, shaking occasionally. After 2 weeks, the oil is squeezed out and a new portion of St. John's wort flowers is added again! And again they stand for 2 weeks. And so they do 5-6 circles, but more can be done if desired.

Since St. John's wort blooms all summer, there should be no problems with raw materials. After overcoming all the difficulties, you will get a truly effective St. John's wort oil of a red-brown color, reminiscent of sour cream in its consistency.

This oil can be successfully used for vitiligo, muscle strain, flu, radiculitis, neuralgia, osteochondrosis, burns, cuts, various tumors, sore throats. If taken internally 1 tsp. before meals, it effectively helps with various gastrointestinal diseases


notes by Vladimir Shved

Black cumin oil for vitiligo

Black cumin has been cultivated in Eastern countries for over 3,000 years, and for the same amount of time people have been using the oil of this unique plant to treat various diseases. The famous healers Hippocrates and Dioscorides mentioned its amazing healing properties in their medical treatises. According to Avicenna, black cumin oil helps increase a person’s vital energy, helping to overcome fatigue and overwork.

And modern research has shown that black cumin oil has a very wide range of beneficial properties, especially standing out among the oils of other plants.

Where can I buy?

Buy black cumin oil in specialized health food stores, or order through online health food stores. The price ranges from 1000 to 2000 rubles

External use.

Rub the affected areas with a piece of cloth soaked in vinegar, and then apply oil to them. In this form, you should go out into the sun and stay under its rays for half an hour.

Internal use.

Pure oil can also be taken orally, 1 tsp. twice a day, diluted with half a glass of water.

Find out more:

beneficial properties and uses of black cumin oil

How to treat vitiligo with folk remedies?

Translated from Latin, the word means “damage”; in the Middle Ages, such stains could become an accusation of witchcraft.
Much later, scientists figured out how to treat vitiligo and realized that we are talking about a pigment abnormality when the synthesis of the pigment that is responsible for the color of hair and skin stops. The main cause is said to be neuroendocrine disorders, but it can also be autoimmune diseases. It takes time and consistency, using:

  • ultra-violet rays;
  • quartz;
  • PUVA therapy;
  • photosensitizing tablets;
  • traditional methods.

Taking into account the complexity of the disease, the question of how to treat vitiligo is always resolved in a comprehensive manner. Folk remedies help well in the early stages, use herbal decoctions for lotions and oral administration, oils, tinctures from plant roots. Many women hide spots with the help of decorative cosmetics or self-tanning, but during the course of treatment they should be abandoned.

Initial treatment of vitiligo with folk remedies at home suggests the following options:

  1. St. John's wort infusion. You need to drink it in the morning, from spring to autumn, it enhances the effects of ultraviolet radiation.
  2. Juice of parsley, celery, yellow and red vegetables and fruits, spread on sore areas.
  3. Massage with ice cubes from St. John's wort infusion.

Herbs for vitiligo

Of all the herbs, St. John's wort is recognized as the most effective for vitiligo; decoctions, infusions, oils, and alcohol tinctures are made from this plant. The oil is used in compresses, they are kept for half an hour, then you need to take a sunbath, starting from 2 minutes. and increasing to 30 minutes. It is permissible to carry out the procedure twice a day, for about 30 days, then a break of 2 weeks is needed. For a good result, 2-3 cycles will be required.

What herbs are recommended for vitiligo, treatment with folk remedies suggests rubbing:

  1. Aconite. Grind 10 g of fresh leaves with 100 ml of vinegar and 50 ml of vegetable oil.
  2. Juice of young walnuts.
  3. Mullein officinalis. Pour 400 ml of boiling water over 1 tbsp. spoon of dry herb, leave for 2 hours.
  4. Mallow juice. The plant is ground, mixed with 2 drops of vinegar essence, and lubricated 2 times a day. At the same time, you need to eat 1 teaspoon of honey.

Oils for vitiligo

Essential oils for vitiligo also have a good effect; you can drink them or lubricate the affected areas. They help stimulate the production of melanin in the integument, which gradually gives the skin a natural shade. Before use, all products must be checked for allergies. To do this, mix a couple of drops with baby cream and smear it on the wrist. If after a day there are no rashes or itching, then everything is fine.

What oils are effective for vitiligo, treatment with proven folk remedies suggests:

  1. St. John's wort oil. Contains vitamins, flavonoids, tannins, a strong antioxidant that protects cells and regenerates new ones.
  2. Black cumin oil. It contains a lot of vitamins, 15 amino acids, phytosterols and flavonoids. After lubrication, you need to take a sunbath.

In addition to herbal infusions, there are other folk remedies for vitiligo that are worth considering. But you should not forget that advanced stages cannot be avoided without medications. And after the procedures, exposure to the sun is necessary, but only early in the morning, until the rays get too hot. Closer to lunch, it is better to protect the affected areas with sunscreen.

When the problem of vitiligo arises, treatment with folk remedies also requires proper nutrition. You need to include more red, yellow and orange vegetables, fruits, parsley, parsnip root juice, and melon. In the morning, eat buckwheat porridge, which has photosensitizing properties. Remove tea, coffee, fatty foods.

Popular treatment of vitiligo with folk remedies at home includes many recipes. One of the more popular ones is apple cider vinegar, which is used to wipe the affected skin. For drinking, dilute in 0.5 tbsp. water, 2 teaspoons of vinegar and honey, you need to drink the solution 2 times a day, half an hour before meals. You can make a set of herbs for compresses, which include St. John's wort, sage, chamomile, plantain and nettle.

In addition to vegetables, when treating vitiligo, doctors advise eating more foods that contain copper. This list includes peas, buckwheat, cheese, shrimp, nuts, rose hips, and seaweed. It can be replaced with medications that contain copper sulfate; the dosage and medications should be prescribed by a doctor. You should only drink it with milk and after meals.

Duckweed in the treatment of vitiligo

The aquatic plant duckweed has medicinal properties due to the fact that it contains a lot of iodine and bromine salts.

For vitiligo, duckweed is used in infusions and dry crushed form according to the following recipes:

Black pepper really helps in the treatment of vitiligo

British scientists have discovered that the chemical compound piperine, which is found in large quantities in black pepper, giving it a spicy smell and special taste, can become a source of a drug to cure vitiligo. Because as a result of this disease, pigmentation is disrupted, due to which the melanin pigment disappears, some areas of the skin become milky white. And piperine, contained in black pepper, stimulates its production.

At King's College London in the capital of Great Britain, scientists conducted experiments on mice to study the effects of piperine and their derivatives. A substance was applied to the skin of rodents that had vitiligo. Some mice were additionally exposed to ultraviolet rays - such irradiation has been used for a long time as a method of treating vitiligo, although it is ineffective.

As a result of these tests, which lasted 6 weeks, the skin of the rodents became a uniform light brown color. And in those mice whose skin was not only smeared with piperine, but also irradiated, it turned out to be a darker shade. This effect was achieved much earlier than with ultraviolet therapy alone. The skin in this case, according to scientists, was more evenly colored.

A group of researchers led by Anthony Young concluded that this effect was obtained due to the ability of piperine to form pigment skin cells (melanocytes). They believe that there is a prospect of creating a drug based on this substance that can reduce the need for exposure to ultraviolet rays, which often leads to the development of skin melanoma.

In the meantime, traditional medicine offers the following recipe for vitiligo:

Mix ground black pepper and baking soda in equal proportions. Rub the resulting powder into areas with light spots on the skin. Observations show that pigment in this area begins to intensively form, the color of the spots gradually becomes equal to the color of the skin.

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Treatment of the disease

A dermatologist conducts a differential analysis of vitiligo and other skin diseases, for this he conducts a careful examination, and, if necessary, takes a sample of material to clarify the diagnosis. So, can vitiligo be cured?

If left untreated, the disease can progress. In addition, vitiligo can be accompanied by serious pathologies, so it is important to carefully consider the choice of medication. This should be done by a specialist.

Glucocorticosteroid drugs are drugs that can suppress allergic reactions and autoimmune processes.

This group of drugs is prescribed for localized form of vitiligo. In this case, medications are prescribed in the form of ointments.

In the generalized form, glucocorticosteroids are prescribed in tablet form.

If at least one spot appears, you should consult a dermatologist.

When treating the disease, an ultraviolet lamp is often used, so patients are prescribed drugs that have a photosensitizing effect.

As for systemic therapy, its main objectives are:

  • elimination of hormonal disorders;
  • lifting patients out of depression.

An effective recipe from a reader - sulsena ointment

At the pharmacy we buy sulsena ointment or paste (in general, this remedy is used against dandruff and hair loss), it is quite cheap. It is better to take 2%, since it has a higher concentration, therefore a greater effect. We rub the pigment spots and that’s it, after half an hour you can wash it off. A couple of procedures are enough to get visible results!

If you are lucky enough to find sulsen soap, be sure to take it, it also has a healing effect. Several people claim that the spots go away within a couple of weeks, and for some even within a few days!

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Author of the article:

Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna |
Herbalist Education: Diploma in General Medicine and Therapy received from the University named after N.I. Pirogov (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Herbal Medicine at the Moscow People's Friendship University (2008). Our authors

Why does vitiligo appear?

Researchers have not yet uncovered the nature of the appearance of vitiligo and the mechanism of its development.
Not much is known about the pathology. It appears due to the destruction of the pigment in the skin responsible for its color. Depending on the shape and number of spots covering the skin, several types of the disease are distinguished. According to dermatologists, the impetus for the development of skin pathology can be:

  • Autoimmune diseases;
  • Inheritance of a disease;
  • Brown eye color. According to statistics, people with this eye color get sick more often;
  • Problems with the endocrine system;
  • Hormonal imbalance;
  • Serious injuries or burns;
  • Use of certain types of medications;
  • Work in hazardous industries and direct contact with hazardous chemicals;
  • Diseases of the stomach and intestines;

It is extremely rare to completely cure the disease, so dermatologists advise trying folk remedies for vitiligo in combination with other therapeutic measures.

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