Effectiveness of topical Nigella sativa for vitiligo treatment. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effectiveness of Topical Nigella Sativa for Vitiligo Treatment.
Dermatol Ther. 2019 Apr 25:e12949. Epub 2019 Apr 25. PMID: 31025474
INTRODUCTION: Vitiligo is a pigment disease characterized by the disruption of melanocyte structure and function. Its etiology is unknown; however, genetic predisposition, biochemical factors and neural mechanisms are thought to be effective. Although many agents are being used for its treatment, generally there is no absolute cure. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of topical Nigella sativa seed oil on vitiligo patients.
MATERIAL-METHOD: 33 vitiligo patients were included in the study. Totally 47 areas were evaluated in all patients. Cream containing Nigella sativa seed oil was topically applied to hands, face and genital region two times a day for six months.
RESULTS: Statistically significant repigmentation was detected in hands, face and genital region, the three treatment areas, and the p values are found 0.005, 0.001, and 0.004 respectively.
CONCLUSION: Nigella sativa can be used as an adjuvant therapy that can contribute to the treatment especially in sensitive skin areas like genital region. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.