Till few years back only 1% of world’s population was suffering from Leucoderma or vitiligo. Before it could further effect the generations to come, AIMIL Healthcare and Research Centre with defense Agricultural Research laboratory (DARL) a wing of Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) developed a formulation ‘Lukoskin’, which is a sure shot solution to the disease. The credit goes to Dr Nitika Kohli, Medical Director of AIMIL Healthcare and Research Centre, New Delhi. Shruti Prabhakar speaks to her about the disease and Lukoskin
Is Leucoderma treatable with Ayurveda? What are the challenges faced in treating leucoderma?
Yes, indeed. Leucoderma is completely curable with Ayurveda. In fact, in our ancient text mentions that it is curable. It is often confused with Leprosy, so that is why there is a misconception about it.
The main challenges faced in treating Leucoderma are to modulate immunity, improve the lifestyle and dietary habits of the patient and the most important challenge of all is to fight the social stigma that the patients go through, changing social misconception about Leucoderma.
With Lukoskin we have made the impossible possible. Now it is possible to treat old cases to a great extent and provide complete cure in new leucoderma cases. In future, early detection and right treatment will protect the new generation from this social stigma.
Is Leucoderma a lifestyle disease?
We can place it under a lifestyle disease because earlier only 1 per cent of the population was suffering from it. Now, the percentage of people suffering from Leucoderma has significantly increased. The reason for this increase in this percentage is ultimately our lifestyle, our dietary habits exposure to chemicals and unnatural things.