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

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 2 ]


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


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.


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


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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