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Herbal Product for Cure of Leucoderma, Lukoskin developed by DRDO launched


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Lukoskin, a herbal product for Leucoderma developed by DRDO, was launched by Dr. W. Selvamurthy, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller Research & Development (Life Science & International Cooperation) in New Delhi on 7 September 2011. The product backed by extensive R&D work by the scientists of Defence Institute of Bio-energy Research (DIBER) will be a boon for the patients of Leucoderma.

The product, Lukoskin, was developed under the leadership of Dr Narender Kumar, Ex Director DARL and his team. The herbal product will be available in the form of ointment and oral liquid.

The Transfer of Technology was granted to the AIMIL Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd., New Delhi to manufacture and market this research product based on their technological and marketing credentials.

The world wide incidence of leucoderma was reported at one to two per cent but in India it is around four to five per cent. In some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat it is as high as five to eight per cent.

About Leucoderma or Vitiligo

Leucoderma or vitiligo is an idiopathic acquired disorder of skin. Patients with vitiligo develop white spots in the skin with varying size and location. The world wide incidence of leucoderma has been reported 1-2%. In India, its incidence is around 4-5% in some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat it is very high more than 5-8%. This skin disorder is considered as social stigma and people confuse it with leprosy.

None of the therapies developed as cure for this desease was satisfactory. The previous therapies/cures were either costly or single component based, with very low level of efficacy and their use resulted in the development of blister, edema, irritation in the skin.

The scientists of DIBER (DRDO) therefore focused on the causes of disease (aetiology) and researched out a comprehensive formulation for the management of leucoderma from Himalayan herbs. Exhaustive scientific studies led to the establishment of the safety and efficiency of the product which extends the benefits on all fronts with very good efficiency. Clinically, the product is quite effective and helps not only in restoring the normal complexion in the affected area but also relieves the affected ones from mental stress, emotional and psychological trauma and thereby, enhancing the confidence and efficiency.

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Babu, Thanks for the address info.


hi friends i get lukoskin medicine in valuvar gurukulam school,west tambaram ,chennai-45,contact044 2226 5507, 6538 1157

S Prasad,

My son suffering from leucoderma since 15 year and i get treatment from various doctor such as Alopath, Homeopath and Ayurvedic as well as herbal therapy also but it is not cured till date. Many Doctor give me guarantee but not success. I also read in many books that it is not curable. Can I hope your product may cure 100 percent.



Anand Swaroop Saklani,

I am 32.suffering by Leucoderma.this is since 15-16 years.please send me address or telephon no for getting treatment in Dehradun ..uttrakhnad or nearest centre

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