DRDO launches herbal cure for leucoderma

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the country's premier defence research body, has launched a herbal product for the treatment of leucoderma.

The product was developed by Defence Institute of Bio-energy Research (DIBER), (formerly Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory), Haldwani.

The product, backed by extensive R&D work by the scientists of DIBER, will be a boon to people suffering from leucoderma, said Dr W Selvamurthy, distinguished scientist and chief controller, research and development (life science and international cooperation), in New Delhi.

DIBER has carried out extensive work in the area of medicinal plant and is also engaged in R&D in generating bio-energy solutions for energy security.

The product, Lukoskin, was developed under the leadership of Dr Narender Kumar, ex-director, DARL with active cooperation from Dr P S Rawat, ex-head, herbal medicine division and Dr H K Pandey, scientist currently heading phyto-chemistry division at Pithoragarh.

The herbal product will be available in the form of ointment and oral liquid. Dr Zakwan Ahmed, director, DIBER, Haldwani and Dr G Ilavazhagan, director (life sciences), have pursued the case to bring the product into the market, an official release said.