Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3778

Full Length Research Paper

Ethanomedicinal trends in Indian tradition for treatment of vitiligo

Girish Chandra Sharma1, Anupama Sharma2, Sanjeev Kumar Singh2 and S. D. Tonpay3
1Division of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (U.P) 202002, India. 2Department of Biochemistry, G. R. Medical College, Gwalior (M.P) 474001, India. 3Department of Pharmacology, G. R. Medical College, Gwalior (M.P) 474001, India.
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  •  Accepted: 21 June 2011
  •  Published: 16 March 2012


Vitiligo is an acquired disorder of pigmentation, caused by decreased production of melanin as a result of dysfunction of melanocytes. The present work is collection of information regarding plants having potential in treatment in vitiligo, used in the traditional Indian system of medicine. The plants used are enlisted by their botanical name, families, parts used, chemical components, recommended doses and adverse effects. In the traditional system 38 plants of 30 genera were found to have potential in the treatment of vitiligo. These are being used in the form of therapeutical and topical preparations.


Key words: Vitiligo, ethanomedicinal study, hypopigmentation.