Ayurvedic Insights into Vitiligo: Holistic Treatment with Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations
Ayurvedic Perspective on Vitiligo: Exploring Holistic Treatment Options
Vitiligo, a complex skin condition that causes physical and psychological distress, has led to a growing interest in evaluating Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine, for its effectiveness in managing the condition. Ayurvedic experts view vitiligo as a result of imbalances in the body's doshas, particularly pitta and bhrajaka pitta, which govern skin health.
During an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Amit Deshpande, Founder and Director at Activist, shared insights into Ayurvedic treatment for vitiligo. He explained, "The approach involves balancing the aggravated doshas, detoxifying the body, and rejuvenating the affected skin. While Ayurveda categorizes most skin ailments as minor (kshudra) diseases, vitiligo (shwitra) is unique as it may involve systemic imbalances, despite primarily affecting the skin. It is considered a non-discharging condition and should not be confused with leprosy. Vitiligo affects both males and females equally, with approximately 1 to 2% of the global population experiencing its impact."