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Melasma Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Hindi Name
Chaian, Chaiyan,
Melasma Symptoms
Dark Brown Discoloration on Cheeks
Dark Brown Discoloration on Chin
Dark Brown Discoloration on Forehead
Dark Brown Discoloration on bridge of the Nose
Dark Brown Discoloration on Upper Lip

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Melasma is a disease of the Face.
The brown patchy skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lips, bridge of the Nose and chin is Melasma.
It mostly occurs during or after pregnancy.

Causes of Melasma
Family History
Addison's Disease
Thyroid Problems
Exposure to UV rays
Birth Control Pills
Allergic Reaction to Cosmetics
Allergic Reaction to Medications

If not treated properly, Melasma may cause

Body Part(s)

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Materia Medica for Melasma

Single Herb

Lemon juice for Melasma

Apply Lemon juice on the dark patches over Skin. It helps in removing the dark layer.
Mix 1 tsp each of water and Apple Cider Vinegar. Apply the mixture on the Melasma affected areas.

Turmeric ( Haldi ) for Melasma

Mix half teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ) with milk ( prefer goat milk ). Apply it on face. After 10 minutes, massage in circular motion and let it dry. Rinse with lukewarm water. Do it once or twice a day.
Use Aloe Vera gel on your Skin at night. Wash it off in the morning. Aloe Vera lightens the dark spots without making the Skin dry.

Oats ( Jae ) for Melasma

Take one teaspoon of Oats ( Jae ) meal. Add Honey ( Shehad ) to make a paste. Apply it over your face. Wash after 45 minutes. Do not use soap instantly.
Take 2 grams of dried Berberis Aristata ( Rasont ). Soak it in raw milk at night. Next morning, stir and apply in upward direction on your face. Rinse after half an hour with fresh water.

Apple ( Seb ) for Melasma

Take 2 peeled slices of Apple ( Seb ). Mash. Add 5 pinches of Turmeric ( Haldi ) and 2 teaspoon of Rosewater ( Gulab Jal ). Mix. Apply it over face for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, massage your face with the help of little water and rinse.

Tomato ( Tamatar ) for Melasma

Apply Tomato ( Tamatar ) pulp over affected parts for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. It covers the discoloured skin.

Orange ( Santra ) for Melasma

Apply juice of Orange ( Santra ) over affected parts. Rinse after 20 minutes.
OR : Dry Orange ( Santra ) peels in shade. Grind them. Make a paste by adding Rosewater. Apply it over discoloured skin for half an hour. Rinse with normal water.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Melasma

Put 2 to 3 drops of Castor ( Arandi ) Oil on cotton pad. Rub it over affected area for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.

Parsley ( Ajmod ) for Melasma

Take 50 gram of Parsley ( Ajmod ) seeds. Soak in 200 ml of plum alcohol. Keep it for a week. After a week, Grind them. Apply it over affected area for 20 to 30 minutes daily.

Soybean ( Bhatma ) Flour for Melasma

Take one tablespoon of Soybean ( Bhatma ) Flour. Add milk to make a paste. Bit for 2 minutes. Apply on affected part. Let them dry. Wash with normal water.

Yogurt ( Dahi ) for Melasma

Massage a teaspoon of Yogurt ( Dahi ) over affected area for 10 minutes. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. Do it twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Melasma 1

Mix 20 ml Onion juice with same quantity of Apple Cider Vinegar. Apply it using cotton bud on the skin.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 2

Take 8 to 10 fresh leaves of Basil ( Tulsi ). Crush and add quarter teaspoon of powder Camphor ( Kapur ) in it. Apply it over face for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 3

Take one tablespoon of each Dandelion ( Dudal ) tea and St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) tea. Let them mix for 5 minutes. Sip it an hour before having lunch.
Note : Be attentive to your diet. Add fruits, Green vegetables and soup in your diet.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 4

Take the following herbs :
Orange : Peels : Dried : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Corn : Makaai : Flour : 1 teaspoon
Olive : Jaitun : Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Yogurt : Dahi : 1 teaspoon
Mix all. Beat well. Apply over affected area. Let it dry. Wash with normal water.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 5

Take out the gel of 2 or 3 Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ). Put in a blender and add 10 to 15 fresh Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) leaves. Blend them. Apply it over affected area once a day. It gives you good and quick results.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 6

Mix powdered Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ) with Rose Water ( Gulab Jal ) to make a paste. Apply it over face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage your face with finger tips and further leave it for 10 minutes. Wash with normal water. Now, sliced a raw Potato ( Aalu ). Rub it over face for 15 minutes. Do it daily. The changes will be noticeable within 15 days.
Queries on Melasma
22 Feb 2016
I have melasma, tried using neem leaves and little of aloevera in it. My skin started burning over the affected area. Please explain.
22 Feb 2016
Dear Anu
Herbs have different reactions on different people. Both the remedies are very good for skin disorders. May be your skin is very sensitive that is why it is causing this burning sensation. We advise you to try the following Herbs.
1. Mix 1 tablespoon Lemon and 1 tablespoon honey. Apply this mixture on the effected areas. Lemon contains natural bleaching agents. It make the dark spots light. Honey will make your skin radiant.
Apply the mixture for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. 2.Eat 1 pomegranate daily. This is one of the best remedies that helps in attaining a glowing Skin.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Pooja ( India )
04 Jul 2017
I have applied lemon juice therapy. gram flour mixed with turmeric, yogurt, aloevera, honey and few drops of lemon. but results are not visible. i m using this for a long time.
05 Jul 2017
Dear Pooja
For how long you are using this? And did you apply this every day?
Please mention your age also.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Nisha kumari ( India )
26 Jul 2017
I apply daily neem with aloe vera .I want to know that after how many months i can expect result shown?
28 Jul 2017
Dear Nisha
Please make sure that Aloe Vera suits you. As it does not suit every body. You can also try the Herbal Treatment formula number 4 given under Materia Medica on this page.
28 Jul 2017
Use it for 2 months but avoid regular usage. Do it on alternative days and also keep a good diet.
Akhi ( Bangladesh )
31 Jul 2017
My age is 50. I have Melasma. There are lots of stain spots on my face. I used Aloe vera, Apple Cider Vinegar but it wasn't cured fully. I have Hypothyroidism, Diabetes and a bit Kidney problem. I have to take hormone tablets for thyroid problem. Please tell me how can I get rid of Melasma in this situation?
23 Aug 2017
Dear Akhi
Could you please let us know that which Hormone Tablets are you taking for Thyroid?
For Melasma, you can try the following face pack.
1. Take Aloe Vera Gel in a container. Buy 1 tablet of Selen Vitamin C. Mash the tablet and take just a pinch of tablet and add it to Aloe Vera Gel. Mix the tablet well in the gel. Store it in a glass jar. Apply that every night before going to bed. Use it for 1 week and see the results.
2. Take some pure Sandalwood powder, add some gram floor and a pinch of Turmeric powder in it. Make a paste by adding coconut water or rose water. Pour that in ice trays and freeze it. Apply one ice cube daily. Wait until it gets dry. Wash your face with normal water.
Try this too for 1 week.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
14 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for your reply. I take Levothyroxine Sodium 25mcg for Thyroid.
Mitanshi ( India/rajasthan )
22 Aug 2017
I am mitanshi
I want to know that i apply tulsi,besan and lemon in the morning is this the right procedure and i can expect result in how many months
29 Aug 2017
Dear Mitanshi
We advise you to add some honey or milk in. As the lemon may cause some dryness but if you add honey or milk then will be effect more. And if you apply this face pack in the evening it will repair your damage skin too.
Pooja ( India uttar pradesh )
09 Dec 2017
I have few acne and pigmenation on sides of my face for long time can i tried aleo vera gel with neem leaves on my face overnight everyday for removing pigmentatio n
26 Dec 2017
Dear Pooja
Yes you may try these 2. Blend them and make a paste and apply it only for 20 min. You may also add sandalwood powder in it. Try it for 2 weeks and see the results.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Shibi ( India )
11 Feb 2018
Hi I have melasma on my forehead,eyebrows and nose since last 6 months.. It seems that it is spreading.. I m 36 years old.. I m getting treatment from one month but no result
..please suggest
03 Mar 2018
Dear Shibi
You make a face pack with the given ingredients and apply it 2 times in a week.
1. Take half a tablespoon of sandalwood powder.
2. Soak 1 tablespoon of Lentil ( Massor ke daal ) in half cup of milk. Also soak 3 to 4 Almonds.
3. Take dry petals of roses and soak it in milk.
4. Dry leaves of Neem.
Next morning grind all and make a fine paste. Apply that paste on your face leave it for half an hour.
2. Apply Potato paste at alternative days. Try this formula for 2 months.
Div ( Bangalore )
25 Mar 2018
I'm facing melasma since my pregnancy. they said it fades in couple of months after delivery..Now my kid is 8 months old.. it's still the same.. could u please suggest...
I have combination acne prone skin with open pores on cheeks and nose... uneven skin tone.. can I use fuller earth powder with tomato juice and rose water ???
10 Apr 2018
Dear Div
Yes you may use Tomato juice and rose water. Also try the following.
Make a paste of the ingredients, Sandalwood powder, dried neem leaves, Basil leaves, dried rose petal, Aloe Vera gel, some lemon juice, a pinch of Turmeric powder. Freeze the paste in ice cube tray. Apply the ice cube every evening. Do it for 1 month on regular basis.
Take the quantity of each according to you.
15 Jun 2018
i have lots of dark spots on my forehead and cheeks.i have used many medicine from doctors but the dark spots are still vissble.please suggest any treatment for me.
Richa Aggarwal
04 Jul 2018
i have melasma on my both arms. spots are very dark. and i m uding potato juice treatment from last 3 months. but there is no difference. please suggest something.. i m very much worried because of this.
Renu Dhiman ( India )
13 May 2019
Mam I am 41 years old and suffering from melasma since last 1.5 years . I have reached to menopause stage.is these are due to this. Which remedy should use to treat melisma.is it curable. Can I store aleo Vera gel and neem paste for further use.. how much aleo gel I should take for 10-15 Neema leaves. Regards Renu Dhiman
Winnie dsouza ( Kuwait )
19 Jul 2019
Iam suffering from Melasma since a yr. yes am 49 yrs, the tired carbon laser, aloevera but nothing has worked
23 Jul 2019
Dear Winnie,
We advise you to try the following Herbs.
1. Mix 1 tablespoon Lemon and 1 tablespoon honey. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. Lemon contains natural bleaching agents. It makes the dark spots light. Honey will make your skin radiant.
Apply the mixture for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
2. Eat 1 pomegranate daily. This is one of the best remedies that help in attaining glowing skin. Hope you get some results.
Faheem ( Kashmir )
02 Mar 2020
I have a melesama on nose and face frm last 4 years I used lots of medicine but it remains same.plz suggest any treatment wch vl remove it quickly
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