Medical Breakthrough-Cotton and Psoriasis - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/15/06

Medical Breakthrough-Cotton and Psoriasis

You probably know what psoriasis looks like. There is no cure for the thick patches of scaly skin, but new treatment could be on the way from an unlikely source cotton fields.

Gossypol is a natural toxin produced by the cotton plant to help reduce insect damage, and now a study by UK Researchers has found this cotton compound may also provide good treatment for psoriasis, because when it is applied directly to the skin, it has been shown to reduce inflammation and the production of the skin patches.

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