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Causes of Vitiligo

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Vitiligo Causes

Causes of Vitiligo


According to Ayurveda Vitiligo is termaed as “ Kilas”. It is further known as “Darun” “Charun” and Shivtra. This is a skin disorder mainly duw to the intake of in-appropriate diet combination regularly anf this leads to the disturbance of thr three dosha of the body. Due to the vitiation of the dosha it moves and affects the Rakta , Mamsa and Medha Dhatus. The vitiated dosha gets deposit in the skin and causes discolouration of the skin.

In Ayurveda the health is considered as the balances of the dosha , properly formed and functioning of the sapt dhatus ( Seven tissues of the body) and proper elimination of the malas ( wates of the body). The imbalance in the all causes the disease in the body. Skin diseases also occurs due to the imbalance.

According to the Ayurveda Disease is Understood and Diagnosed by the Nidan Panchak – Sarvroga Nidanam – which is composed of five parts

Nidanam      – Causative factors or etiology
Purvarupa     – Early Signs and Symptoms
Rupa               – clinical features
Samprapti    – Pathogenesis of the condition
Upasaya        – Diagnostic tests.


The development of the leucoderms is an individual is said to be caused by the incoperation of the following unwholesome regimes into their life.

Virudh Aahar            – Intake of the mutually contradictory food and drinks.
Urges                    – Suppression of the natural urges.
Virudh Dincharya   –  Performance of physical exercise in ecxess of heat and after taking
                                  very heavy meals.
Kaal Virudh Aahar  –  Taking the improper order of the food and not follow the rules as
                                  prescribed in ayurveda
Kaal Virudh Dincharya – Use of cold water immediately after exposure to sun , excretions
                                    or exposure to frightening situations.

Apakva Aahar        – Intake of uncooked food and inatke of food before the previous meal
                                 is not digested properly.
Improper prepared diet- excessive use of food prepared from freshly harvested grains,
                                    curd , fish , salt and sour substances.
Untruthfulness , ungreatfulness , insult of preceptors , sinful acts and misdeeds of the past live. Are also consirded as one of the cause of skin diseases.

The above factors forms the endotoxins “Ama” in the body.These are endo toxins which causes many disease to the body including skin diseases.  Poor digestion forms immature “rasa”  or chyle . This is the main culprit to develop  any disease. In Psoriasis the dosha becomes disturbed due to the faulty rasa dhatu. All the three doshas gets vitiated  and produce their symptoms.

The imbalances of the dosha causes the “ Rasa vaha Strotas Dushti” , “ Medh vaha strotas Dushti”  and “Masma vaha Strotas dushti” and the channels (Srotas ) gets blocked . The proper nutrition doesn’t reach to skin – Twak- . Due to nutrition deficiency the   skin  becomes weak and diseased and there is loss of pigment of the skin.