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.
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