Natural Remedies and Supplements for Improving Vitiligo Symptoms

| Modified on May 24, 2023

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes loss of pigmentation in patches of skin. The patches can appear anywhere on the body, and the exact cause is unknown. Vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune disorder that attacks the melanin-producing cells in the skin. While there is no cure for vitiligo, natural remedies may help improve skin health and reduce the appearance of white patches.

Natural Remedies for Vitiligo

Here are some natural remedies and supplements that may be beneficial for vitiligo:

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin, and research suggests that people with vitiligo may have low levels of this vitamin. Taking a vitamin D supplement may help improve skin health and reduce the appearance of white patches.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in skin health, and a deficiency in this vitamin may be associated with the development of vitiligo. Taking a vitamin B12 supplement or increasing consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin B12, such as fish, eggs, and dairy, may be beneficial for improving skin health.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an herbal supplement that has been shown to improve blood flow and circulation in the body. It may also help improve the appearance of vitiligo patches by increasing blood flow to the affected areas.


Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body and improve skin health. It can be taken as a supplement or used topically on the affected areas.

Folic Acid

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that is essential for skin health. Research suggests that taking a folic acid supplement may help improve the appearance of vitiligo patches.


Copper is a mineral that is important for skin health and the production of melanin. Increasing intake of foods that are rich in copper, such as nuts, seeds, and liver, or taking a copper supplement may be beneficial for improving skin health and reducing the appearance of vitiligo patches.

Red Clay

Red clay is a natural substance that has been used for centuries to improve skin health. It may help reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of vitiligo patches.

While natural remedies may be beneficial for improving skin health and reducing the appearance of vitiligo patches, it's important to remember that there is no cure for this condition. If you are experiencing symptoms of vitiligo or any other skin condition, it's important to speak with a dermatologist to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Differentiating Between Vitiligo and Other Skin Conditions

It's important to differentiate between vitiligo and other conditions that can cause white patches on the skin, such as IGH and tinea versicolor. Vitiligo patches are usually larger than those of IGH, and they may appear in multiple areas of the body. Unlike tinea versicolor, vitiligo patches are not caused by a fungal infection and are not scaly or itchy.

Continue reading below to learn which natural remedies and supplements helped Earth Clinic with Vitiligo. Please let us know what helped you!

Almond Oil and Aloe Vera

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Posted by Elizabeh (Netherlands) on 09/22/2015

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 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 Mark

I am also using aloe vera for my white spots.I've been using it for a year now and my spots seems to get smaller and some are almost re-pigmented.. My spots are located on my neck and shoulder. On first months I have also tried taking ginkgo biloba vitamin b12 and b complex. I think it helps in stopping the spread of my vitiligo. Now I am only using the aloe vera and taking multi vitamins and mineral supplement.

Replied by Mariaan
(Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa)

I have also white patches on my legs and arms, skin specialist said that it is caused by the sun, must use sun cream when working in the sun. Can you please tell me more about the aloe vera and almond oil, must it be mixed together or applied separately on the patches.

Would appreciate to hear from you.

Regards, Mariaan

Aloe Vera, Supplements

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Posted by Lola (South Florida ) on 03/12/2014

Aloe Vera, Vitamin B-12, Ginko Biloba, folic Acid, C complex for vitiligo

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 familiar with Vitilio and get their 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)

Update: 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.

Replied by Faye

I just came back from my second app with a vitiligo specialist in London, he has now told me he is almost certain its vitiligo my baby boy (4months) is suffering with, he told me in his 23years of experience he has never seen it in a baby this age, which is why he can't be certain.

He has 3 patches, 1 on hes neck, groin and inside of hes elbow...

As you all will know I'm absolutely gutted, my mum has had vitiligo since she was 14 so I know what his life will mean...

Came across these posts and you have all given me hope. Please can you all give me your advice on trying to treat this, I came straight home from the hospital and smothered him in extra virgin natural coconut oil - I want to know more about people experiences with the aloe vera and almond??

Replied by Art
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Faye (UK),

Here is a recent abstract (2016) as well as a link to the full study about the use of low dose aspirin as a potential treatment for vitiligo that you can discuss with your doctor. This is a human study that showed effectiveness in the test subjects.

Ted has previously mentioned that taking aspirin dissolved in water can help to offset the stomach issues that can occur in some people who use aspirin for extended periods and this also may be worth mentioning to your doctor if he thinks this may be a possible treatment for your baby. Obviously it would have to be a very low dose for a 4 month old or perhaps your doctor can have a topical aspirin cream compounded for your baby for direct application to the depigmented areas. In any case it won't hurt to discuss this study with your doctor.......even if for only future use when your baby is older. It's always nice to have a viable alternate plan!

This is the abstract below and below that is the link to the full study.



J Cell Mol Med. 2016 Mar 10. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12812. [Epub ahead of print]
Aspirin induces Nrf2-mediated transcriptional activation of haem oxygenase-1 in protection of human melanocytes from H2 O2 -induced oxidative stress.

Jian Z1, Tang L1, Yi X1, Liu B1, Zhang Q1, Zhu G1, Wang G1, Gao T1, Li C1.
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The removal of hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) by antioxidants has been proven to be beneficial to patients with vitiligo. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) has antioxidant activity and has great preventive and therapeutical effect in many oxidative stress-relevant diseases. Whether ASA can protect human melanocytes against oxidative stress needs to be further studied. Here, we investigated the potential protective effect and mechanisms of ASA against H2 O2 -induced oxidative injury in human melanocytes. Human melanocytes were pre-treated with different concentrations of ASA, followed by exposure to 1.0 mM H2 O2 . Cell apoptosis, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were evaluated by flow cytometry, and cell viability was determined by an Cell Counting Kit-8 assay. Total and phosphorylated NRF2 expression, NRF2 nuclear translocation and antioxidant response element (ARE) transcriptional activity were assayed with or without Nrf2-siRNA transfection to investigate the possible molecular mechanisms. Concomitant with an increase in viability, pre-treatment of 10-90 μmol/l ASA resulted in decreased rate of apoptotic cells, lactate dehydrogenase release and intracellular ROS levels in primary human melanocytes. Furthermore, we found ASA dramatically induced NRF2 nuclear translocation, enhanced ARE-luciferase activity, increased both p- NRF2 and total NRF2 levels, and induced the expression of haem oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in human melanocytes. In addition, knockdown of Nrf2 expression or pharmacological inhibition of HO-1 abrogated the protective action of ASA on melanocytes against H2 O2 -induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis. These results suggest that ASA protects human melanocytes against H2 O2 -induced oxidative stress via Nrf2-driven transcriptional activation of HO-1.

© 2016 The Authors. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Foundation for Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Full study link:

Replied by Amy
(Las Vegas, Nv)

Hi Lola, It's been more than a year since your post. How is your daughter's vitiligo now? Has she stopped taking medication? I'm curious as to the efficacy of the vitamin treatments. Thanks!

Replied by Anne

I would suggest that you make pure almond milk for your baby. Buy organic almonds, blanch them in boiling hot water for a minute to remove the brown outer skin. Put them in the Blender with Purified/Distilled water. Add 1/4 tsp PURE Almond Oil (Organic unrefined for cooking) in with the Almonds. 1/2 cup of almonds to a quart of water. Blend it on liquify, STRAIN IT THROUGH THE SMALLEST SIEVE/STRAINER OR A COFFEE STRAINER. POUR IT INTO A STERILE BOTTLE, REFRIGERATE. HEAT ALMOND MILK FOR BABY LIKE YOU WOULD HEAT REGULAR FORMULA.

I raised my son on Almond Milk and juices because he had over 250 Allergies. The doctors did not know what to do for him..I would not give him the Soy Formula after I found out that it is not good for little boy babies. My son is an adult over 30 and is HEALTHY, THANK OUR LORD IN HEAVEN.

THIS SHOULD DO THE JOB. Babies need the oil to keep from being constipated.

Anti-Fungal Shampoo

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Posted by Linda (Nashville) on 10/17/2016

Hello there... I use to live in Central Florida and caught what I believe was Vitiligo. I was told that it was a fungus that came from the ground and perhaps related to areas where there is a lot of livestock, such as horses. I used an anti-dandruff shampoo on it and it went away. I scrubbed the area really well and covered it with the anti-dandruff shampoo and let dry. It stung. I can't remember how long I did this for but it seemed to kill and the pigment returned. I hope that helps...

Replied by Mj

Linda, you had Tinea versicolor which also appears as small spots and lighting of the skin. Pigmentation is effected but spot variation and texture of skin with Tinea Versicolor are very different from Vitiligo.

Borax, Anti-Parasitic Herbs

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

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 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.

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?

Replied by Tink

I used once everyday in the morning and little bit sun afterwards.. plus b12, folic acid, men's multivitamin, vitamin c and d3

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Posted by Prachi (India) on 06/12/2013

Coconut Oil for Vitiligo

Apply the same oil and go for a sunbath. That will also help you do the same thing. I was suffering from vitiligo and this has just gotten rid of it and I have studied about it so I will advise you to go with both the remedies and take the sunbath only at the affected area. Just for 10 mins daily and avoid having bicarbonate stuffs and include juices in your diet.

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

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??

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.

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Er (Miami Fl) on 09/20/2016

For vitiligo: it can be reversed.

Look up Dr. Robert Morse-work on the Pituitary gland, detox is key, eating raw is key. Per Dr. Wallach clean up your diet, eliminate ALL gluten, take a combination of supplements to reverse any ailment. Dr. Bergman clean up diet, eat certain foods, detox, and do certain treatments like infrared sauna and others to reverse vitiligo. All three know that the body will heal it self given the right tools.

Heal from within and stop treating symptoms.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 08/19/2012

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.

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 08/01/2004 391 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.

Essential Oils

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Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 07/13/2016

Just got off a webinar with Dr. Josh Axe on essential oils. I searched on essential oils and vitiligo. One person cured it with myrrh and there is a paper out there with an extensive study where they cured it with lotus flower essential oil. Interesting!

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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.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

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

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

Vitiligo can also be triggered by a nickel allergy. Certain foods contain nickel. Research nickel-free diet.


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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.


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Posted by ChurpyBurd (Malaga, Spain) on 05/04/2023

Microneedling for Pigment Loss From Suspected Vitiligo

So I have these spreading white patches on my hands, fingers and feet. I have some other issues due to sun exposure - so called basal cell carcinoma - which I have been successfully treating using topical antifungal treatments both natural and pharmaceutical.

Of course the first thing I thought was tinea versicolor on account of the prevalence of fungal overgrowth on sun exposed skin. And the first thing I tried was antifungal agents - coconut oil, oil of oregano, iodine and clotrimazole - but that was getting me nowhere slow.

One day recently I burned myself contacting a hot pan on one of the light skin patches. As the burn healed I noticed that the skin was healing in normal color, not in the bleached white.

Well, I'll be dipped in butter. I gave some thought to this, about how the injured dermis was healing with "normal" programming, not "defective" programming. The burn was small and not really serious, maybe a first degree burn. The blister was deep enough but not deep enough to really scar. Like a chicken pox blister but no deeper.

I had bought a microneedling kit a couple years ago to try out on my face but was never really happy with the process and results. But I thought about how the needles inflict tiny wounds on the skin and encourage the replacement of new better performing cells in the healing process.

I googled "Microneedling" as treatment for skin hypo- and hyper-pigmentation and by golly, it's used for both.

I test drove the 0.5mm needles on a few patches and within a week, there were dots of normal colored skin forming inside the bleached areas. I tested again with the 1mm needles - more of a rashy response from the skin but again, new color filling in.

I'm liking this very much. Will soon have the left side filled in will start on the right side soon.

Replied by Sam

Don't waste your time with micro needling. Vitiligo is a totally different animal. There're things you could do, to maybe prevent new spots, but not much. This is a systemic internal problem.

(Malaga, Spain)

Not arguing with the point that this is an internal problem. Also not arguing with what is happening in front of my eyes either. Two things can be equally true. Continuing with the process until I see no further progress. Thanks!!

Replied by DL

I tried micro needling white spots on my arms 3 times in the past 7 months. Did not do anything. My spots are likely idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis from sun exposure and not vitiligo or tinea versicolor. Hope it works for you!

(Malaga, Spain)

Hello dear so sorry the treatment wasn't effective for your condition but it sounds like it's not the same animal (or vegetable, who knows?). I was out in the sun yesterday for a while and noticed that there was heightened color coming up in the spots on my left hand. Right hand (the control patches untreated) ivory colored but the paler left hand patches are showing tan freckling and a little bit of pink. So I'm encouraged. I hope you find a solution soon!!!

Replied by Sam

I wanted fuller lips. Tried microneedling on my lips to make them swell. After like a month of doing it every other night or when I would remember my lips turned black. Never had black lips. I researched and microneedling speeds up melanin. Everyone had melanin some more than others. If you keep using the needling every day after a month it may darken.

(Malaga, Spain)

I don't every day. I do it once every three weeks. In between sessions the pigmented spots that began earliest have become wider and have begun to fill the white areas, and the smaller new spots are joining with them. I certainly wouldn't do it every day or even even week, much too sore.

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