New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a poly-herbal medicine for the treatment of leucoderma (white patches on skin), which has been introduced in the market by a private firm.
Giving details, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply said the poly-herbal formulation comprises of ointment and oral dose.
The ointment has seven ingredients of plants having properties such as skin photo sensitizer, anti-blister, anti-irritation, anti-septic, wound healing and copper supplementing properties.
The oral dose has been formulated to check the emergence of new spots, Parrikar said.
He added that the technology of the herbal product has been transferred to AIMIL Pharmaceutical Private Limited for commercial production and marketing.
The product has been launched by the company by the trade name of "Lukoskin".
Parrikar made it clear that DRDO has no plan to export this drug.