Lankan researchers develop indigenous medicine for AIDS

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Colombo, Feb 24 (UNI) Raising new hopes for HIV positive patients, Sri Lankan researchers claimed they have developed an Ayurvedic formula which increases the life span of AIDS patients and lessens their sufferings.

Researchers at the Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute (BMARI) in Nawinna said research conducted so far proved that indigenous medicine lessened the sufferings of AIDS patients to a great extent, a local media reported.

Senior BMARI Research Officer Dr Pushpa Wickramasingha claimed experimental treatment carried out on HIV positive patients have brought positive results, according to the tabloid Daily Mirror.

The BMARI has also found an effective therapy to cure vitiligo or leukoderma, a chronic skin condition resulting in irregular pale patches of skin, she said.

Experiments conducted by the BMARI since 1969 had established that vitiligo could be cured using traditional prescriptions.

Hundreds of vitiligo patients have been fully cured through Ayurvedic treatment which involves the use of medicinal oil and essence of leaves, the report said.

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