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Vitiligo: Natural Treatment

Last Modified on Nov 10, 2015

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a naturally occurring skin condition in which you will see white spots on skin in large swaths or isolated patches. These white patches result from a loss of melanin (the natural dye that gives our hair and skin their particular colors) in those particular skin cells. Vitiligo patches often expand over time, without treatment. Vitiligo symptoms also include greying or whitening of hair, including the eyelashes, and potentially lightening of color in your eye's retina.

What causes vitiligo is uncertain - our melanocytes simply stop producing melanin, potentially as part of an immune disorder or due to oxidative stress - but exposure to the sun is something of a trigger, since exposed skin is more likely to whiten first. Allopathic treatments do exist, including corticosteroids and psuedocatalase, including a new formulation of psuedocatalase that was recently in the news as a potential cure for vitiligo and for grey hair. However, at this point there is officially no vitiligo cure, only treatment.

Home Remedies for Vitiligo

If oxidative stress is the cause of vitiligo, then natural antioxidants such as green tea, oregano, or other antioxidizing supplements may reduce the white spots on your skin. Additionally, there is some interest in gingko biloba as a potential natural treatment for vitiligo to slow its progression or even create regimentation.1

1Effectiveness of oral Ginkgo biloba in treating limited, slowly spreading vitiligo

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Almond Oil and Aloe Vera
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Posted by Elizabeh (Netherlands) on 09/22/2015

[YEA]  For Vitiligo: Aloe vera and or Almond oil - I have dropped all chemical products for my skin and used these. Specially on my hands and surprisingly the white spots have started disappearing. Exactly up unto the point where my long sleeve shirt starts.

Replied by John

How long have you been used the vera and almond oil?
Replied by Maria
Puerto Rico

If you noticed repigmentation using vitamins and minerals (minerals are very important in this treatment), you cannot discountinue taking them ever. You can do small pauses every few months but never discontinue it. If you need supplements for repigmentation that means that your body is not extracting all the nutrients from your food or you are not eating properly. Any which way, you cannot leave the supplementation.
Replied by Shweta
Delhi, India

Hi, can you please tell me the exact procedure how you applied aloe Vera and almond we have to mix them together or use it seperately..kindly help
Replied by Samrin
Saudi Arabia

Plz tell in details, and from how many months u using almond oil. Plz reply

Aloe Vera, Supplements
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Posted by Lola (South Florida ) on 03/12/2014

[YEA]  My daughter is 17 years old and she had white spots on her elbows that seemed to be getting larger so we went to a dermotogist and she said it appeared to be vitiligo. My daughter was devastated when we left because the doctor prescribed a steriod cream and said pretty much if this doesn't work there isn't much else we can do. We came home and I lived on the computer every night searching for something that would help. The steriod cream irritated her skin after 2 weeks so we had to stop. At that time I put together my own regime and I will say it has been 5 months now and her skin is almost fully repigmented. Of course it will probably take a few more months but at least there is significant progress. I even called the doctor to try and tell them I would like her to know what we are doing so maybe she could tell other patients but she never called us back. So as they say every man for himself...I do believe it is a lack of certain vitamin. from what I have read it will not be cured but as long as you keep a watch on your body you can catch the spots when they start to reappear and continue the vitamins. My daughter takes a liquid Aloe Vera, Vitamin B-12, Ginko Biloba, folic Acid, C complex. She also rubs the aloe Vera plant on the spots 1 -2 times a day. I have read about the coconut oil and the copper as well but have not tried it. We figured if these things are working don't change it. We live in South Florida and I do want to locate a doctor that is very familiatsh with Vitilio and get there input. We do plan to discountine vitamins once she is fully repigmented, but this is why I would like to talk to a doctor.

Replied by Kb
New York, US

Can you tell me the amounts of vitamins your daughter was taking. How many a day ? Thanks
Replied by Jenni

Hello. I just came across ur blog and found it very interesting and informative. I was just diagnosed myself with vitiligo and very much believe in the all natural remidies and was wondering how ur daughter was doing currently. Thank u so much for ur story as it gave me hope that their is hope. I am a 33 year married woman with 3 kids so any help or reply would be so much appreciated!
Replied by Art

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In reply to Jenni from Wisconsin , According to the following study, it appears that vitamin D might be worth considering as part of an anti-vitiligo protocol.This was a very high dose study and should only be done under your doctors approval and supervision.


Replied by Lola
South Florida, US

We are still taking the vitamins, however we have discontinued the Ginko Biloba as of now. Around April or so the freckling had stopped. We still continued the vitamins including the G.B. In the summer we had visited a homeopath doctor. He had some blood tests run and there were several food intolerances and a high yeast in her body. We have done a gut and liver detox. She is on probiotics and gluten, diary free diet. She is showing signs of repigmentation. It is a slow process but at least it is a sign. One of her spots before stating the vitamin regime was maybe the size of a half dollar. It had gone down to an oval shape maybe 3/4 of an inch. It is now maybe 1/2 inch wide to maybe a little over an inch long. I do believe certain people do not absorb vitamins the way we think. I would also like to have her do a test on how her body absorbs vitamins. B12 is something alot of people don't absorb. She takes B-12 5000 mcg-sublingual, c-1000 complex, Folic Acid 800mcg and Aloe Vera water.
Replied by Indi
New Jersey, US

what type of Dr. did you see to get the dosages for the vitamins?

Thanks so much for sharing your story.

Replied by Luz

Hi, my daughter developed white patches on her face. Doctor diagnosed her with vitiligo. I am exited to read that your daughters skin improved. The liquid aloe Vera, do you make it or you buy it?
Replied by Katie
Psl Florida

Hi I also live in south florida and my daughter has vitiligo and I'm so sad for her can you please tell me which vitamins you use and the dosage. Thanks Katie
Replied by Lynn
San Diego, Ca

Hi I know this is an old post but can you tell me if you're currently still using this remedy. My son's Dr doesn't have any insight to herbal treatments and my son has been using steroid creams and photo therapy for years. Looking for other options.
Replied by Becky
Sacramento, Ca

Hi... I was just wondering how long it took your daughter to recover her pigmentation?
Replied by Jenny
Davie, Fl

Curious if you ever found a good Dr. in south Florida?
Replied by Katie
South Florida

I see quite a few people from South Florida here. I wonder if it's the water here or if its heat that's a trigger?
Replied by Shannon
South Florida

I am also from south Florida and have vitiligo. Which homeopathic doctor are you seeing? I have hashimotos also which can be related to vitiligo. I am gluten free and that has helped a lot. I have read a lot about the importance of being gluten, dairy, sugar, soy free.
Replied by Rajiv Gupta
United Arab Emirates

Hi Dear Lola, I know this is an old post but can you tell me if you're currently still using this remedy. My son's who is 08 years old has been diagnosed with vitiligo and the white mark is spreading quite rapidly. Also, If any parents are reading my post if they can suggest me some good and trusted remedy or doctor (Ayurvedic, as some said it will cure from root level) in India. Please advise and suggest. Thanks in advance.

Coconut Oil
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Posted by Jules (Wakefield, West Yorkshire) on 08/05/2014

Hi, Could anyone please tell me if they have tried coconut oil on patches of vitiligo with some success? and if so how long has it taken to see some improvement?

Many thanks

Replied by Parsley
Nevada, US

I am currently using coconut oil (organic cold pressed virgin), rubbing it all over my body after my morning & evening showers. Then I rub in oregano oil - in a base of olive oil. It must be diluted or you will burn your skin. The kind I use, doesn't hurt at all. Google it and I'm sure you'll find it. I bought mine at whole foods market.

Basically I rub in 4 drops on each arm, then 4 drops on each thigh, 4 drop on each calf, etc. It's been my 5th day now, and all these hard little red bumps are appearing. Whatever I got is being killed. At night I itch like crazy- so I know it's working. I'm excited! The white spots seem to be less white, I'm sure I'll see more improvement as I continue this.

I do the coconut oil and diluted oregano oil 2 times per day. I take 2 showers a day, so it works out for me.

Replied by Parsley
Nevada, US

I forgot to mention that I wash my skin with black soap, it kills skin parasites.
Replied by Shaunnie

Hello...I'm curious to know if anyone has used virgin coconut oil, and seen results with vitiligo (white patches)?
Replied by Star
Nevada, Usa

Parsley, did you see anymore changes in your skin?

Posted by Clarece (Norton, Oh, USA) on 11/04/2009

[YEA]  I have had small white patches on my hands and arms for several years, and over the last year they have gotten much larger. None of the home remedies I tried seemd to work, so I looked at the ingredients in the expensive herbal vitiligo cure formulas and noticed that they all contained the same base ingredient of coconut oil.

I purchased some virgin coconut oil and have been rubbing it into the white areas every morning and before bed every night for the past three weeks, and the areas are all turning pink and filling in.

Replied by Dolly
West Des Moines, Ia

Did it cure it eventually?
Replied by Nooni

Did you see some results or were the white patches completely filled in after 3 weeks??
Replied by Prachi

Apply the same oil and go for sunbath. That will also help you do the same thing. I was suffering and has just rid off and I have studied about it so will advice you to go with both the remedies and take the sunbath only at the affectd area. Just for 10 mins daily and avoid have bicarbonate stuffs and include juices in your diet.
Replied by Chad
South Africa

Replied by Jules
West Yorkshire

Hi could anyone tell me if they have used pure coconut oil for vitiligo patches? Many thanks
Replied by Yash
Adityapur , Jamshedpur

Can you please be more specific, which coconut oil to use. Please send me the name or the link or something. And is it equally effective on lips because vitiligo has started to come on the corner of my lips too. Please reply back. Thank you!

Coconut Oil and Diet
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Posted by Ilovenature (San Leandro, Ca) on 07/14/2014

My daughter was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of 2 1/2 and was also prescribed a steroid ointment. She has it on her left eyelid and some of her lashes are white. I tried the ointment for about 2 weeks and stopped. After doing tons of research, I have changed her diet to 80% gluten free, give her a natural multi-vitamin supplement and also have her wear a copper bracelet. I began rubbing 99% Aloe Vera on her vitiligo area in January 2014, but all I would notice was that her skin would get really red. So after more internet research, I began applying Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in the morning and at night in April of 2014. In mid June 2014, I noticed she already began to have a area of repigmentation on her eye. I'm continuing to rub the coconut oil on her eye 2-3 times a day. I think it has a lot to do with diet, eating more natural foods, but I really believe the coconut oil is causing the repigmenation.

Replied by Megha
Los Angeles

Hi, my daughter has a patch in her left eye lid

We took her to doctor and he said its vitiligo and no cure just gave a craem elidel have been applying it since a week. Would love to here more from you about treatment you have been doing to your daughter. Thanks, Megha

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

I read that Elidel causes cancer. Be careful.

General Feedback
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Posted by Mother Earth (Ks, Us) on 05/14/2010

"There may be a genetic connection between the skin condition Vitiligo and other autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease.

Vitiligo is highly associated with other autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease , pernicious anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus Addison's disease, and adult-onset autoimmune diabetes."

This info is from the new England Journal of Medicine March 22, 2007.

EC: Link to the abstract:

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

It is now believed to be linked to gluten intolerance and/or celiac's disease.

Posted by Becky (Columbus, GA,USA) on 01/10/2009

My daughter is three years old and she had small white patches when she was born, her dad is from the Phillipines, I am from america. the white spots have gotten bigger and more abundent. The doctors havd tried everything possible and can't get rid of them. Does any one know of anything that might work?

Replied by Raj
Chicago, USA

Your daughter may have Vitiligo and it can be treated with two treatments. Your doctor can prescribe Protopic ointment and also she can take 2 "Neem" capsules per day. Neem is use for treatment of many screen diseases and it is also known as blood purifier. The Protopic has successfully done re-pigmentation of white patches in 2-3 months and it is non steroid medication. Neem may take up to six months before you can see any result.
Replied by Sara
Philadelphia, PA

Please go through these links and you will have answer to your daughter's condition. Also for a steady treatment program, topically apply carrot juice to the patches 3 to 5 times in a day and give her half cup to full cup of carrot juice regularly for 40 days without any break religiously. Please do email me after 40 days about the progress and if needed further course of treatment.
Replied by Sara
Philadelphia, PA

Let me add to this that you can email me for a report and more information on Vitiligo.
Replied by Gilda
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Applying noni fruit juice to the skin and drinking 1/2 cup to 1 full cup can also aid in combating this disease.
Replied by Mandi
Groton, Ct


I have been diagonsed with vitiligo. have seen some white patches on face and hair. Has anyone been treated successfully with vitiligo. Dr has given me V-tar for application to the affected area once a week for 10 weeks.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Google vitiligo and celiac's disease. There is a connection to vitiligo with gluten intolerance.
Replied by Sarah
Toronto, Ontario

My 4 years old daughter was diagnosed with vitiligo 8 months ago and I am applying Elidel only since January but has not find any satisfactory improvment yet. Will the carrot juice recipe work for her too?
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

I believe I read that Elidel has been linked to skin cancer.

Gluten Sensitivity
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Posted by Ted Donate
(Bangkok, Thailand) on 08/01/2004 | 388 Posts

...Dr Reading, an Australian doctor who cured a hundred Lupus [SLE] patients by [among other things] taking them off all grains except RICE and CORN. Dr Wright discussed the connection between a Lancet article recently reporting a link between the genetic marker HLA-B8 and 17 diseases with what he had learned from Dr Reading. All but one of the 17 diseases [Celiac Disease] arethought to be autoimmune diseases. Dr Wright deduced that if dietary restriction of gluten cured the one gene-linked disease known to have an external cause that perhaps all of the gene-linked diseases had an external cause and that it might just be gluten sensitivity!

I would bet on it!!

Here is the list of the diseases linked to the gene that might respond to restriction of gluten containing foods. My advice is that ANY patient with one of the following diagnoses be taken off ALL grain and ALL dairy products until their involvement is ruled out.

Addison's Disease
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Celiac disease
Childhood asthma
Chronic autoimmune hepatitis
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Grave's disease
Insulin dependent (type 1) Diabetes mellitus
Lupus erythematosis
Myesthenia gravis
Pernicious anemia [100% also suffer total lack of stomach acid]
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Sjogren's syndrome
Ulcerative colitis

Dr Wright recommends the tTG test for gluten/gliadin sensitivity, a measure of tissue transglutaminase and supposedly the most sensitive test now available. Information from a website is included below for your convenience.

Other tests are the endomysial antibody test [EMA] for short lived antibodies and the antigliadin antibody [AGA] test for the longer lived IgA and IgG antibodies.

Be sure the patient has consumed gluten containing foods right up until test day or the tests might show negative even in gluten sensitive people.

Replied by Moli
Greenville, Sc

You should be more concerned about Genetically Modified foods like GMO corn, wheat etc, not gluten as a stand alone factor. Gluten is a natural ingredient and people have been consuming gluten products since the dawn of time but only over the past decade gluten has become a serious issue. Why? Because people began to consume GMO foods which your body does not know how to process. This is where the problem is coming from. Genes from GMO plants have been modified and altered in the lab. It is nothing more but a Frankenstein food.

Also, keep the person effected by vitiligo away from vaccines. They contain a lot of heavy metals like aluminum and mercury.

My daughter is not genetically predisposed to vitiligo and was born pretty healthy. At three months of age I gave her Dtap vaccine after which she had a severe fever and a couple of weeks later I started noticing white patches appear. I consulted a holistic doctor and was told it was due to exposure to free radicals which her body was unable to fight due to the fact that at 3 months of age infants have practically no immune system.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax
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Posted by Cassandra (Halifax, Ns) on 09/04/2011

I have Vitiligo & have been trying his recipe for curing it using borax and hydrogen peroxide. Since I know KP is more often than not a parasitic condition, and I know the mentioned chemical combo is used on dogs and cats for demodex mite infestation, Ive applied the solution to the sides of my face and backs of my arms each night before bed. I dont rinse it off. So far it has been extremely effective! Not much has happened with the Vitiligo spot, but I will keep you posted on both!

P.S I also drink 500ml of hot water and ACV every morning upon rising.

Replied by Delfina

Is this effective? My daughter has vitiligo for 6 years located at the neck and now its at the side of her face. Nothing cures it. Any suggestion will be much appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

I ran across a study that claims hydrogen peroxide precedes the immune response and that's what kills the melanocytes. I don't think I would try hydrogen peroxide. Look it up.

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Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 07/09/2014

New herbal medicine found for Vitiligo or Leukoderma.

Good News, the research was done by the Department of Research and Defence Organization in India - DRDO. not by anyother pharma.

DRDO - is the top organization of the Indian Government

The product name is Lukoskin.

I am giving the link of the Indian National Daily

The protocol of treatment is very lengthy taking internally and applying externally for 300 - 400 days.

It is even distributed free in some government Siddha and Ayurvedha Hospitals.

In south India, there are Unani, Siddha, Ayurveda Government Hopitals where the medicines and treatments are free, it is because of the Socialist Regime during the 1950's.

Hope this helps

Good Health

Replied by Ravi
Tamilnadu, India

Dear All,

Lukoskin I am taking for the past one month orally and also the ointment along with karbogi tablet and karisala tablet and the legiyum prescribed by sidha doctor. After applying the ointment I expose the white patches for sun light for 5 to 10 minutes depending upon the convenience.Within a month the white patch (2 yrs old) turned as normal and matching with the old skin finding difficult to locate the white patch for applying ointment. I do follow the advise on foods. to nonveg food, drinking water from the copper vessel, no citric food and by and large I follow the advise on food.

Really if you want a quick result do pranayama yoga along with lukoskin. For pranayamam yoga pl browse on youtube for pranayama in english + baba ramdev.

Lukoskin is the medicine developed by Department of Defence research organisation India based on the traditional Indian medicinal system. It's a Indian Govt organisation and the price is also very affordable.

I wish everybody to recover from Lucodermo completely.

Regards, Ravi.

Replied by Sin

Hello Ravi, I would like to know which hospital did you go, I mean is it sidha government hospital in Tambaram? Please do reply!

Multiple Remedies
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Posted by Sam (Los Angeles) on 10/31/2015

[YEA]  I was diagnosed with vitiligo in June 2015. I had large white spots form around my eyes. Doctors said there was no cure, only to apply Protopic 0.1% to the lesions every day and see what happens. But after some research I found that protopic works most effectively when combined with the following vitamins: B12 (1000 mcg) - once a day, B Complex (50 mg) - once a day, Zinc (100 mg) - once a day.

Together with anti-oxidants like raw spinach a few times a week. I make spinach smoothies with avocado, cucumbers, apple, banana and apple juice. After 3 months my pigmentation is almost fully back around my eyes. Always give whatever you are trying 3 months as vitiligo seems to work in that cycle.

Diet is certainly a big part of the change, as well as reducing oxidative stress in your body. Eat more alkaline than acidic foods. And some sunlight exposure is not a risk as many say. The protopic with some sunlight exposure a day works best. Also, try to reduce your day to day stress levels.

A great book for more cure suggestions is 'My victory against Vitilio' by Xichao Mo. Don't believe it cannot be cured! With some patience and finding out what works for you, it is possible. This is what is working for me...

Posted by Dj (Cleveland, Oh) on 07/14/2014

[YEA]  I wanted to share my experience in case it helps someone else. I used to hike a lot and was diagnosed with Lyme disease years ago. I never fully recovered, and later severe cellular damage was found on Spectracell tests. Then I recently discovered in a peer-reviewed paper I read that Morgellons, Lyme disease, and at least 5 other pathogens and parasites are all co-infecting and not commonly found in urine and stool tests, but in the blood, organs, deep tissue and difficult to detect or treat by traditional methods.

So I started using natural anti-parasitics (like tea tree and clove oil, neem soap, pine tar shampoo, drinking teas that are anti-parasitic from herbal plants I grow, etc.), but most helpful was simply bathing in a cup or two of natural Borax in very hot water, submerging the entire body except my eyes (and I put some drops of black tea in my eyes to kill anything there - the floaters you may see when you close your eyes which are gone now. It stings for a moment but is harmless). Since boron is naturally part of your cells you can't really have an allergic reaction, but initially the skin can turn red from the heat and from parasites dying so I drank a couple glasses of cold water afterwards.

I started improving immediately and over a period of months my vitiligo went away in addition to many of my other symptoms. I took photos as it progressed. I believe from what the journal paper found that since these parasites were observed to consume keratin cells and collagen cells (that make up Morgellon's fibers), as well as myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, maybe these parasites also consume the cells that produce color in our skin. Anyways, all of my symptoms continue to improve from having more energy to better skin, gray hair went away, migraine headaches are gone, I sleep better, seem to be less hungry, no more chemical sensitivity (as I believe the parasites were the ones reacting to the chemical that kills them), etc. The improvement is amazing and I can only assume it is because my cells are no longer being damaged or to a lesser degree - I will continue to use these treatments indefinitely at a maintenance dose, and hope others will find the same success as I did.

Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca

This is very interesting! Thank you for sharing. May I ask, how often did you take these baths? How long did you stay in the bath each time? And how long / or how many baths until you noticed it was having an effect? And do you still take "maintenance" baths? Thanks!
Replied by Laur
Orlando, Fl

I'm suffering through vitiligo. Can you tell me exactly the soap brand and where to buy the natural borax and herbal supplement to rid of parasites. God bless you - glad you're doing better and there is hope for all of us that have this disease that doctors don't know about. Thank you...
Replied by Geri
Edmonton, Ab

DJ, Thank you for the information about borax. For those looking for borax in the US and Canada, it's in the laundry section of your supermarket -- yes the 20 Mule Team stuff is 99.5% pure borax mineral (it even states this on the box). It isn't soap although it tastes a bit soapy because of it alkalinity). I have it at home because I'm successfully treating my mother's arthritis with it (but that's for another post). I suspected a pathogen in my 17 y.o. son's vitiligo because the start of his condition coincided with him hanging out with friends who also have it. And if coconut oil helps then it's likely because of its lauric acid content which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. His dermatologist prescribed Protopic which is about $90 per tube and linked to cancer (in some cases in as little as 21 days of starting it) so we're not interested in trying it. He also has KP which I wasn't aware might be a fungus. I am definitely going to try borax baths. After reading the Indian treatment taking 300 - 400 days I think that vitiligo like Leprosy might just take a long time to treat. Blessings, Geri
Replied by Frances
Texas, US

Geri - If you suspect your son "caught" it from friends who have it, you might want to take him to another dermatologist because it may be tinea versicolor, a common skin yeast overgrowth, especially among teens. It's kind of like an athelete's foot type condition, and is easily cured by antifungal creams, or even just applying dandruff shampoo.

Your dermatologist should have done a test where they scrape some cells and look at them to determine whether it's yeast or vitiligo.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Erick Barrios on You Tube has the cure for vitiligo--at least it's working for him! He is using Ginkgo Biloba, Beta Carotene, St. John's Wort and Folic acid.
Replied by James
Boston, Ma.

The possible Borox solution is intriguing. How often do you take these baths, DJ? Every day?

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Replied by Kapil

My son 4 yrs old suffering from vitiligo , can we use boron for him and how? Thanks in advance.

Oil of Oregano
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Posted by Juliana (Washington, NJ) on 03/27/2014

[YEA]  I recommend "Oil of Oregano". I had my son use it for his vitiligo and it worked like a champ. It's been a year since, and there is no recurrance. It must be rubbed on the spot a number of times a day until it is gone. It will not happen overnight.. There must be consistency. My son used it about 4-5 times a day for 3 mths. This product is good to keep in your medicine cabinet for rashes, burns, bruises, abrasions ect. This is just a recommendation. Although I am a nurse, I am not a doctor.

Good health to you

Replied by Marcus
Indiana, US

So, how long did your son use the Oregano Oil? How long was it before there was a regeneration of color?
Replied by Dexter
Indiana, US

Re: Oil of Oregano for Vitiligo. Did your son use an ointment or take something orally? What was the exact name of the product. Thanks.
Replied by Pam

Did you dilute the oil of oregano before you applied it to your son's skin for vitiligo?
Replied by Kay
Georgia, US

Nothing, and I mean nothing, not even the e-coli bacteria will grow in oregano. I open the capsules and put about 13 in a pint or two of water. I spray it on the rain rot (fungus) that my horses get. It is absolutely fungus free the next day. I take it as a vitamin supplement too. I have vitiligo also and will be trying all of this. A copy of this article is going to my doctor
Replied by Timh Donate


Kay: Naturopathic Physicians (ND's) routinely prescribe Oregano as well as many other herbs and natural remedies for their patients, on-the-other-hand, Medical Doctors (MD's) prescribe synthetic antibiotics.

Your discovery of this natural remedy is a result of you taking personal responsibility for your health.

Replied by Laur
Orlando, Fl

For vitiligo, did you dilute the oil of oregano with another oil or you just split. And oregano oil? Thank you..
Replied by Sm
North Wales

Did you dilute the oil or applied 100% oregano oil directly on to the skin? The more I read about candida and yeast abundance, the more I feel it is yeast abundance due to high sugars and less protein diet that are causing these autoimmune diseases. And once you have an aggressive disease, we have to aggressively detox ourselves from this yeast and bring it to an acceptable levels. When you come that far, even diet alone may not reverse the signs that are called diseases in modern medicines. Here comes the holistic physicians which are not covered by insurances. Three months is what I am reading a very standard timeframe across websites with this approach.

Ted's Remedies
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Posted by Sharon (Bellmore, N.y.) on 06/03/2012

Hi, thanks for a wonderful website. I was wondering has any one had success with Teds suggested vitiligo treatment ( borax taken topically and orally).

Also is Ted still available ? I emailed him but no response. thanks, sharon

Replied by Marc
Miami, Fl

I wonder if these remedies work as well, so many people seem to have the remedy for Vitiligo. So far i've heard the cure is:

UVB Light, Hydrogen Peroxide, Skin Steroid Creams, Coconut Oil, Noni Fruit, Borax, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Baking Soda, Chaana beans, Astragulus, White Atractylodes, Peony, Ginko, folic acid, Etc....

The list goes on and on, but has anyone really been cured?

Replied by Nancy
Weber City, Va

I have white due scapes and sores, when it healed, it left white spot. Help!!!

Posted by Karen (NY, New York) on 07/22/2009

Hello Ted and Earth Clinic, My son was also diagnose with this condition and the doctor said it was caused by fungus. My son was prescribed Miconazolnitraat which I am hesitant to use as he is 4 years old and the condition is on his face.

So far the cures that I have tried on EC have helped my family. However I have a question. Janet from NJ asked for a natural cure for her 10 year old daughter. You mentioned borax, H202 and baking soda. I have also noticed that baking soda is used with ACV and lemon juice. Why are these chemically made items considered and used in natural cures? I do not have specific doubts but just curious as i would not initially associate any of these item with a natural cure.

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. Karen

EC: Karen is referring to the following post by Ted:

Replied by Veronica
New York, Usa

I have a question for karen regarding her son's vitiligo diagnosis of being a fungus. can you please tell me how the doctor came about with this diagnosis and if he did any type of blood test? I have a 10 yr old daughter and her doctor has not done anything but keep on prescribing meds that have not worked and has not said anything about possible fungus. Your feedback is greatly appreciate it. I will only try on her natural remedies as i dont want to keep on putting creams on. anyone please let me know
Replied by Nita
Somerset, Ky

My daughter also has this condition and her doctor said it is tinea versicolor-a skin fungus. If the hair growing in the white patches still has color then the pigment isn't gone. We rub virgin coconut oil on the white patches and are now seeing normal skin color returning! Hope this helps.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Not sure if this will work for everyone, but I was reading about how to get shower tiles clean (caused by mold/fungus) and I read that if you mix lemon dishwashing liquid, vinegar and hot water together it will clean a shower. So, I decided to try it on my vitiligo. I made up a batch in a large plastic bowl. I used a loofah and scrubbed the darker areas. The skin became tacky (like the fungus was dissolving). Then I took a normal shower with citrus lime soap and shower gel. It seems to make the darker skin lighter. I had an ER physician comment on how good it looks last week! My skin feels softer too. I read that you need to use clean washcloths instead of scrubbies on the areas when you shower to prevent passing the fungus around. The idea is to loofah away the fungus and lather up with clean wash cloths. Rinse away!

Another idea is to try an anti-fungal bath.


Lavender: 4 drops
Geranium: 1 drop
Tea Tree: 1 drop

Fill your bath tub, then add the essential oils. Add 1 - 2 cups of sea salts, mix well. Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. Be sure to dry your skin well, especially between your toes and other cracks, where moisture can be trapped. (If you have a prescribed medication, apply after you are completely dry.)

I would follow up with virgin coconut oil or a lotion containing vitamins AC&E and COQ10. At least it will improve skin texture.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Hi Lou, I don't really have vitiligo but I have more and more white stains on my skin (they don't join to form a big patch though) and would love to get rid of them but I don't think that it would work by getting my normal, darker color away but by getting the white stains to tan again or to get a normal color again so I suppose your idea wouldn't work on me? Because if I try to get rid of the brownish skin around the white patches I will have a whiter skin all over my legs while I am a tanned Southern European.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

I read if you get black pepper essential oil and mix it with a carrier oil (coconut or sesame, etc.) it can help with repigmentation of white areas. Kelp is also good to take in capsule form. I also read that rubbing the skin with juice of basil leaves and lime juice helps the white patches, although another site said it was for skin lightening. The juice of celery leaves also contains psolarens. Someone said that Neem is good - capsule, soap and cream - sold in health food stores. I know Neem cleans the blood.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Two dermatologists refused to give me a skin biopsy here. One said that I could try to rub grapeseed oil all over my body. Grapeseed oil is antifungal. I recently read an article about hydrogen peroxide not breaking down in the liver and converting to H20. The H202 (hydrogen peroxide) is also found in the skin layers, which does something to the langerhans cells, causing the melanocytes to die. (It's all too confusing for me. ) Anyway, I read that catalase breaks down the H202 and converts it to H20 and this calms down the autoimmune response. Pineapple (the real thing) contains catalase. I also read about a pineapple and shelled raw pumpkin seed cleanse using distilled water that gets rid of parasites (which I believe don't help the situation). Three days on this and no tooth brushing supposedly gets rid of the little critters. Google it.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Looks like there's a definite connection between vitiligo (and other autoimmune diseases) to gluten sensitivity and celiac's. Stop eating flour, wheat and bread products. There are also hidden sources of wheat in some sauces. Cereal too.