Vitiligo or Leucoderma is an autoimmune condition in which the cells that produce skin pigment are attacked and destroyed, resulting in irregular white patches of skin. Many people who experience vitiligo wonder what they can do about it, and whether their dietary and lifestyle choices can prevent a recurrence or worsening of the condition. Meanwhile, Say no to citrus fruits and turmeric as they can result in additional skin problems. Apart from it, avoid Lemon, Fish, Meat, Orange, Brinjal, Curd, and alcohol because they can negatively impact on your Skin if you are suffering from Vitiligo.
Ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo is based on immunity system and patients need to follow some food restriction and diet chart. Diet restriction plays a vital role in Vitiligo treatment. Because wrong food combination can disturb your immunity system, so Vitiligo patients are required some of the food restriction for proper vitiligo treatment. Meanwhile, we also need to know about the food restrictions & diet chart recommended for the vitiligo patients. The food restrictions & diet chart mentioned below helps to control white patches.
Avoid dairy products and sour food items strictly.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Limes||Mangoes - Only sweet|
|Red meat||Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, albacore, herring, anchovies|
|-||Lean meat like white meat chicken, turkey (In Moderation)|
|Chick peas (Kabuli chana)||Green gram (All types)|
|Kidneys beans (Rajmah)||Orange lentils - Moderation|
|Black lentils (Udad daal)||Bengal gram - Moderation|
|Carom seeds||Green cardamom|
|Other Food Products|
|Alcohol||Whole grain bread|
|Fast food||Brown rice|
|Milk and its products||Cow ghee|
|Rye||Nuts like brazil nuts|
|Saturated fats||Soya bean oil|
|Dairy products like milk, butter||Walnuts|
A tight fitting dress or undergarment which leaves marks on skin, elastic must not be used as it can disturb the blood circulation over that particular area. Itching, scratching over skin should also be avoided. Vitiligo patients should refrain themselves from any accident or injury as much as possible as injury may develop into a new white spot. Rubber and plastic wear should be avoided in regular use. Synthetic or plastic artificial ornaments, Bindi or any stickers which sticks with an adhesive over skin should be completely avoided. Playing in direct sun in afternoon (between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m) should be restricted. Swimming in pools should not be done in Vitiligo & Leucoderma.