Defence scientists have developed a drug from medicinal plants that is proving to be effective for leucoderma (white patches on skin), considered an incurable disease.
The herbal drug, Lukoskin, has been developed by the scientists of the Defence Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Haldwani (Uttarakhand), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
DIBER has transferred the technology of the drug, which is being showcased at the ongoing Arogya Expo 2014 alongside the sixth World ayurveda Congress, to AIMIL Pharmaceuticals India Ltd for its commercial production and sale.
Dr. Mohammad Junail of AIMIL said his company has signed an agreement with DRDO for the commercial launch of three of their herbal products.
“Lukosin has already been launched. The two other products will soon be commercially launched in Indian markets,” he informed.
Leucoderma is generally considered an incurable disease, but Lukosin has been extremely effective against it. The drug is also on sale at the expo.
“The quest to cure leucoderma (Vitiligo) has finally ended with the development of the new herbal product with extensive studies by the scientists of DIBER. It can effectively combat the ailment and render the much-needed service to mankind,” said Dr. W. Selvamurthy of DRDO.