Leukoderma Cured With Chickpeas- Banaras University Scientists

by priya on  January 31, 2009 at 5:52 PM Alternative Medicine News
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 Leukoderma Cured With Chickpeas- Banaras University Scientists
Scientists at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh have claimed that chickpeas or, "Choley" as they are known in local parlance here can cure Leukoderma, a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigmentation, resulting in white patches on the skin.

So far there has been no knowledge of any kind of permanent and certain treatment for curing Leukoderma. Moreover, the allopathic medicines and ointments are not only expensive but also fail to cure the disease permanently.

Scientists have found that application of a poly-herbal ointment with chickpeas as its base can effectively treat Leukoderma.

"We used lot of things to cure Leukoderma, but never been successful in curing this disease. This time we are curing patients by putting chickpea ointment on their affected areas. We also recommend the patients to consume lot of chickpeas in their regular diet too," said S.N. Ojha, one of the doctors.

Amino acids found in chickpeas promote synthesis of melanin (skin pigment) formation cells, regenerate the pigment cells and help treat the chronic skin disorder.

"When we took up this project, we followed the Ayurvedic methodology to prepare an ointment to cure this disease. In Ayurveda, it is mentioned that chickpea can cure the problem of Leukoderma. The ointment made out of chickpea protein is very effective on patients suffering from Leukoderma," said Yamini Bhushan Tripathi, a scientist at the Medicinal Chemistry Department of BHU.

Although Leukoderma is not a contagious disease, it is viewed as leprosy, an object of social stigma. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body starts producing antibodies that destroy cells known as melanocytes giving the skin its normal colour.

Source: ANI
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shy2000 Saturday, April 24, 2010

I am suffering from this disease for last six years. I am taking homeopathy medicine, but still did not get any relief. Kindly suggest where I can get the proper treatment and get cured? Please can you help.

geetakapoor Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hey I am suffering from leucoderma. So please tell me how to cure it and to how to make chickpea ointment and whether it is permanently curable or not.

amodp Friday, November 27, 2009

please can u tell m where r these ointments available for curing leuko. whether the person affected can be completely cured frm dis disease. and also the white patches already developed can be cured

royal Monday, October 26, 2009

PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO PREPARE THIS CHICKPEA OINTMENT
OR IF IT WOULD BE AVAILABE IN KERALA, INDIA

2521613 Monday, September 21, 2009

please tell us from where to avail the polyherbal ointment for curing leukoderma.

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