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

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Author(s): Marjan Mahjour*, Arash Khoushabi.

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

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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.

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DOI: 10.2174/1570163815666181017100847
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