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A Review Article About Some Herbs Affecting Vitiligo Based on Avicenna’s Canon

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Marjan Mahjour* and Arash Khoushabi   Pages 133 - 137 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder characterizing by white macules due to loss of melanocytes. Vitiligo affects about 1 to 4% of people around the world. The treatment of vitiligo has a high cost and the long process of treatment in spite of no complete remedy. It has various psychological side-effects such as depression and anxiety affecting the quality of life seriously. Avicenna in his Canon treated these patients over a thousand years ago. This study aimed to introduce some herbal drugs in vitiligo based on the Canon of Avicenna besides the conventional medical treatments.

Methods: This is a review study, according to the Canon with the term Baras and also searching through the electronic websites with the keywords vitiligo, treatment, and herbal drugs.

Results: The study found some herbs affecting the vitiligo from the Canon.

Conclusion: The researchers suggest conducting clinical trials on the patients with vitiligo based on the Canon besides the conventional techniques to obtain a better result in the treatment.

Keywords:

Vitiligo, Baras, persian medicine, avicenna, herbs, pigmentary disorder.

Affiliation:

Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Health Department, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad



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