Scientists have found that application of a poly-herbal ointment with chickpeas as its base can effectively treat Leukoderma." We used lot of things to cure Leukoderma, but never been successful in curing this disease. This time we are curing patients by putting chickpea ointment on their affected areas. We also recommend the patients to consume lot of chickpeas in their regular diet too," said S.N. Ojha, one of the doctors. Amino acids found in chickpeas promote synthesis of melanin (skin pigment) formation cells, regenerate the pigment cells and help treat the chronic skin disorder." When we took up this project, we followed the Ayurvedic methodology to prepare an ointment to cure this disease. In Ayurveda, it is mentioned that chickpea can cure the problem of Leukoderma. The ointment made out of chickpea protein is very effective on patients suffering from Leukoderma," said Yamini Bhushan Tripathi, a scientist at the Medicinal Chemistry Department of BHU..
Some people have suggested that black chickpeas are the best.
Here's a picture of black chickpeas (known as kala chana in India). They looks like stones!