White patches on skin or Vitiligo spoils the aesthetics. They are embarrassing, particularly when these white spots appear on the generally uncovered parts of the body, such as on the face, around the mouth and lips and on the arms, hands, legs and feet. White patches do appear on the back and chest and almost the entire body.
Vitiligo is very different than the white scaly patches caused by skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. All kinds of white patches can be removed with the help of different home remedies.
It is believed that white patches are caused by autoimmune disorders that may be attacking the melanin producing cells of the skin. Other speculations are that excessive exposure to sunlight, too much stress and certain deficiencies of vitamins causes white patches on the skin. Genetics can also play a role in it.
If white patches are widespread in the body and you find it difficult to handle then take medical help. Following are some of the natural ways to get rid of vitiligo.
1. Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba is a wonder drug as it is used for almost all kinds of diseases. The reason are also obvious. Ginkgo Biloba or maidenhair tree, is considered to be a living plant, defied extinction for the last 270 million years. Such a long history of the tree makes it a product for the longest experimentation for its medical use.
According to many studies, Ginkgo Biloba improves blood circulation. With its antioxidant properties, it helps to stop the progression of vitiligo. With prolonged use it also helps re-pigmentation of the white patches to restore skin color.
It is better to use Ginkgo Biloba under doctors supervision as it impacts blood circulation. Usually the improvement in blood circulation is always beneficial, but in most cases you have to know the best doses in your particular case. Your doctor who know your overall health condition will be the best guide to suggest the required doses.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
If your white spots are caused by some sort of mild but prolonged bacterial attack, then apple cider vinegar can do a good job of removing the white patch. This is not applicable for wide spread white patches on the skin due to vitiligo.
Apply diluted Apple Cider Vinegar ( in 1:30 ratio with water) on the affected patch. Daily application of 3 times a day should help to kill the bacteria and restore the pigmentation of the affected skin back to normal.
Ginger can be used in two different ways- you can consume ginger regularly to improve your blood circulation as well is apply it on the affected skin area. A mixture of red clay and ginger has shown re-pigmentation of some white patches on skin.
Crush a ginger to make half a teaspoon of juice. Add red clay to make a paste. Apply 3 times a day. Rub it on the white patches for some time. Wash and rinse after 30 minutes.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil with its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties can help get rid of all types of white patches including vitiligo. Apply coconut oil 3 times a day on the affected skin area or the entire body. It is good anyway for your skin, so applying daily on the entire body will help you from many skin diseases.
5. Radish Seeds and Coconut Oil
Radish seeds have properties to impact production of melanin which restores pigmentation. Grind radish seeds and add coconut oil to make a thick paste. Apply the paste 3 times a day. Keep it there on the affected skin area for 30 minutes, then wash and rinse the skin. Apply coconut oil and live it there until the next application of radish seed coconut oil paste.
6. Cabbage juice
Regular application of red cabbage juice on the white patches stops progression of the condition. In some cases re-pigmentation occurs. You can apply cabbage juice directly on the white spots. Leave it there for 15-30 minutes before washing it off. Do it three times a day. You can also wrap a red cabbage leaf on the white patches if it is convenient to get faster results.
Copper helps production of melanin in the cells that helps pigmentation. Drink water in copper containers. Actually the best use can be by keeping the water at room temperature overnight in a copper container. Drink it early morning empty stomach.