Unani-tibb or Unani Medicine is a form of traditional medicine practiced in middle-east & south-Asian countries. It is based on the concept of the four humours: Phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam), Yellow bile (Ṣafrā’) and Black bile (Saudā’). The practitioners have used Unani medicine for Vitiligo treatment.
Unani medicine for Vitiligo treatment includes:
Safoof Bars: Mix 5 gms of herbal powder in ½ cup of plain water. Let it sit overnight. In morning drink the water. Apply the remaining herbs on patches.
Black seeds (kalonji) and Fenugreek (methi) seeds: Soak 1 pinch of black seeds and 2 pinches of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water. Let it sit overnight. In morning drink the whole recipe, that is, drink water and eat the soaked seeds. Black seed oil is also found effective for this. [Get Black Seed Oil from here.]
Itrifal Shahtra: 5gms with water before bed
Sharbat-e-Musaffi: 1 to 2 tablespoonful of herbal syrup mixed in water 2 times a day.
Note: These herbal medicines should be taken for at least four months or more.
Restricted Food Item In Unani Medicine for Vitiligo treatment:
Banana, beef, dairy products, egg, fish, peanuts, cashew, most of citric fruits and vegetables e.g. lemon, orange, tamarind, processed foods, fast foods, sodas, alcohol.
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