Chickpeas for vitiligo: straight from the scientist
A few months ago, a friend of mine wrote to Dr. Yamini Bhusan. While interpreting the email, we misidentified his use of the words “black gram” to mean urad. We now understand that it is actually Kala Chana, which can be easily found at any Indian market. Here is a copy of the original email:———- Forwarded message ———-
From: yaminitripathi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: News About Vitiligo
thanks for the mail.I know it is a challenging disease and needs good research.
Since it is a life style mediated disease so it needs a changed life style along with this ointment which will take 2-3 months to get ready for shipment.
in the mean while, I would suggest to explore the possibility of collaborative research on this issue under bilateral agreement between 2 countries.
I am suggesting the following changed life style to persons.
At the out set I would suggest the patient to stick to chick pies (Black gram) based diet as protein part of the diet (200-250 g / day in any form) along with Ghee. One should avoid milk and meat protein.
Good physical exercise so start sweating. If older in age and not able to do exercise then hot condition for some time like sona bath or Sweden of Panchakarma.
If possible give prick stimulation to some of the patches under aseptic condition and for that contact a dermatologist in your area. He will suggest some means for that.
Since it is a life style related disease, so change the life and food style and observe for 3 months, the progress of the disease.
Let me know the results before and after these changes after 2-3 months. I am more interested to know the comparative effect of patch sensitization along with above changes. Therefore pl make serious observation on those patches (with and without sensitization).
Send your full address and contact number for our records (registration) and also a consent letter that you are willing to register yourself for this open clinical study. We shall keep these records to assess the response on statistical grounds.
With good wishes
Yamini Bhusan Tripathi, Ph.D.(Biochemistry)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Institute of Medical Sciences
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India
0091-542-6702171, (h)2366577, 09415694450