Vitiligo is a skin condition of depigmentation (no pigment) where the melanin is either damaged or destroyed. It is most often seen on the hands. The condition of vitiligo is more evident in people of darker skin because there is more of a contrast. It’s also more evident when one is sun tanned. Vitiligo happens in about 1% of the population.
Causes of vitiligo are unknown but theories include autoimmune disorders and genetic causes. Medical treatments include transplanting pigments, destroying pigment to match, and steroid crèmes; none of these address the cause and may be toxic. There may also be skin paint available for those with vitiligo.
Naturally, with vitiligo (skin problems) we look at a liver weakness. It is best to use several natural solutions and it takes 4 to 12 months for great improvement. I have seen about a 50% success rate.
Nutrition for vitiligo includes getting rid of foods that may harm the liver like medications (minimize them). Stop the use of tobacco, alcohol, sodas, coffee and fast foods. Natural remedies for vitiligo include NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine) at 2 capsules 2 times a day as a liver protector. Use other herbs for vitiligo, cell salts, and homeopathic remedies for several months.
Herbs for Vitiligo
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
David Winston recommends one or more of the following:
Picorrhiza is an Ayurvedic herb for liver support
Psorela seed, not commonly used
Gingko biloba to promote circulation and better memory as well as helping the skin
Cell Salts to Help with Vitiligo
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#7 Kali sulph 6X – the main remedy to help the skin and liver
#9 Nat mur 6X – with skin dryness or greasy skin; craves salt
#12 Silicea 6X – weak connective tissue and tendency to scarring
Vitiligo Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Sepia (#1 Homeopathic remedy for Vitiligo) – best remedy especially when there are hormonal issues; exhaustion.
Thuja (#2 Homeopathic remedy for Vitiligo) – when there is greasy skin, warts and other non-cancerous abnormal growths.
Arsenicum album – restless person; perfectionism; burning pains.
Nitricum acidum – negative attitude; dirty skin; pains that are sharp or splintering.
Phosphorus – oversensitive person, friendly attitude; tendency to nosebleeds; may be afraid of the dark.
Natrum carb – digestive issues with gas and bloating; liver protective.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes