Banaras University scientists claim chickpeas can cure Leukoderma

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Varanasi, Jan.30 : 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.

peas.jpgScientists 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.

Sharmaji is deeply involved with Ayurveda since 15 years. His interest and passion led him to launch AyurvedNews.com and AyurShop.in about a decade ago. Most of the Ayurveda news and articles on this site are approved or published by him.

Sharmaji

Sharmaji is deeply involved with Ayurveda since 15 years. His interest and passion led him to launch AyurvedNews.com and AyurShop.in about a decade ago. Most of the Ayurveda news and articles on this site are approved or published by him.

15 thoughts on “Banaras University scientists claim chickpeas can cure Leukoderma

  • February 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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    Could you tell me. How can I get chickpea ointment?

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  • February 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm
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    please tell me where can i get that ointment ??? i am too eager to apply on my patches,,, please reply soon

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  • February 19, 2009 at 9:28 am
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    where can i get the Poly-hebo ointment with chickpea.
    plz send me the details.

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  • February 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm
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    i need the ointment.where can i get it??

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  • June 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm
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    where can i get this poly-hebo ointment with chickpea

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  • June 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    where can i get chickpea ? plz reply asap..tnx

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  • June 14, 2009 at 9:41 pm
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    could you tell me from where i get ointment

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  • December 31, 2009 at 5:06 pm
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    from where can i get this polyherbal
    ointment with chickpeas

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  • February 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm
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    let me know where this ointment poly herbal with chickpea is available? plz responz.

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  • March 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm
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    please can you send me some more information abt use of chickpea in treating leucoderma.i am ayurvedic practitioner n i hav some leucoderma pt’s

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  • May 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm
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    I want chickpea ointment

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  • July 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm
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    please tell me more about this chickpea oil. want to apply it

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  • April 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm
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    where can i get this polyherbal
    ointment with chickpeas.plese give us the detail.

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  • May 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm
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    Please let me know about this chikpea-ointment. Name and place where i can get this ? Am suffering from vitiligo for past 2 years.

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