Department of Dravyagunavijnanam

        
         
           The department of DravyagunaVijnana is one among the first Departments ofVaidyaratnam Ayurveda College, since its initiation in 1976. The strength of Ayurveda itself is in the treasure-trove of herbs used in treatment. The department believes in providing insights into the medicinal properties and identification of medicinal plants by training and mentoring UG students of the college, thereby equipping the future generation of Ayurveda physicians.. The department also deals with Teaching and Research about medicinal plants through awareness classes, seminars, workshops and publications. Propagating information about the herbs, promotion of conservation and cultivation in plants are core activities the department.
 
 
 
FACILITIES
 
HERBAL GARDEN
The Department of Dravyagunavijnanmaintains a  herbal Garden of 4180.64 sq.m and houses more than 1475 plants being to 375 species. The herbal garden helps in elucidating practical training in the identification of herbs and in the conservation of many rare species. The garden has been attracting students of Ayurveda, school students, Ayurveda enthusiast and the public alike.
 
MUSEUM
The  department maintains a reference museum consisting of useful part of the medicinal.plants with all details. There is an elaborate collection of 460 specimens of plants consisting of 117 wet preserved specimens and 243 specimens of raw drugs. The museum also showcases 282 charts and herbarium of plants belonging to more than 46 families.
 
PHARMACOGNOSY LAB:
The department includes a spacious pharmacognosy laboratory with all necessary equipments like, microscope and chemical reagents, to train the students about quality of raw drugs.
 
DEPARTMENT LIBRARY:
The department library has a good collection of books dealing with the subjects of pharmacology, pharmacognosy, monographs of herbs, biochemistry, nighantu etc. The library also displays detailed compilation of all detailed drugs.
 
ONGOING PROJECT:
1. NMPB approved project- AmrutamJeevanam- for cultivation and conservation ofGuduchi (TinosporaCordifolia)
2. Prithu Project- Promoting Home herbal Garden SMPB approved project.
 
PUBLICATIONS
1. Book release – Medicinal Plants of Herbal Garden on September 4 2019
 
FACULTY
 
Professor & HOD
Dr.Latha K.K, MD(Ay)
BAMS from Govt. Ayurveda College Trivandrum , University of Kerala
MD(Ay) DravyagunaVijnana from Govt. Ayurveda College Trivandrum , University of Kerala
 
Paricipation in CME and Workshop
Attended one week STTP on recent trends in research methodology conducted by REST society of research international in May 2020
Successfully completed Certificate Program in CHAGCCP conducted by Kerala University of Health Science
Successfully completed Certificate Program in Health care counseling conducted by Kerala University of Health Science
 
Organised Seminars
One day Seminar  on Medicinal Plants “OUSHADHA 2015 “on 
            23/01/2015  at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College,Ollur.
 
One day Seminar on the Topic “Let’s be one with Nature through Songs” on 22nd June 2019 In connection with World Environment Day at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College , Ollur.
Combined institutional research project-public health reseaech2017
Participation/ chaired/ presented paper
 
National seminar on raw drugs adulterants substitutes, CaReKeralam
 
Chaired a session on National seminar  on  Dravyagunavijnana  ANWEEKSHIKI 2007  at PankajaKasthuri  Ayurveda  Medical College, Trivandrum.
 
Chaired a Session  in OUSHADHA KERALAM 2013 Organized by State Medicinal Plant Board.
 
Presented a paper on “Shady trees and Plants for  Environmental Protection” in a National Seminar organized by Govt. Ayurveda College and  State Medicinal Plant Board at Govt Ayurveda College, Trivandrum on June 1998.
 
Presented a paper on “Oushadhasasyasampath,varthamanam, bhavi”  in PATRAM 2013  organized  by Ayurveda Medical Association of India.
 
Participated in  “TRAINING FOR TRAINERS IN NURSERY RAISING &    SEMINAR ON  MEDICINAL PLANTS on 21/05/2013 at  Govt.Medical College, Thrissur conductedby  KUHS.
 
Completed the Training Programme on Organic vegetable Cultivation on 3-11-16 at Kerala Agricultural University Central Training Institute.                                                                                                                                                
Participated in the Second National Congress on Medicinal Plants at Thrissur  organized by OUSHADHI ON 17th  October 1998.
 
Participated in the XVII KERALA SCIENCE CONGRESS  _ 2005 during 29to 31 January 2005  at KFRI,Peechi.
 
Participated in the Training Workshop on Phytochemical Analysis Techniques for Dravyaguna and Equivalent  Faculties of ASU Systems during 10-12 Nov 2008 at Captain SrinivasaMurti Drug Research Institute for Ayurveda and Siddha,Chennai. Sponsored by W.H.O
 
Participated in the National Seminar on Conservation, Cultivation and sustainable utilization  of Saracaasoca on 16-17 Oct 2007. Organized by KFRI,Peechi. Sponsored by NMPB, Govt of India, Kerala State Council For Science, Tecnology and Environment, Kerala.
 
Participated in the Re-Orientation Trainig Programme on  THE RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF RESEARCH ON MEDICINAL PLANTS sponsored by Govt. of India. 7th to 20th February 2005 at Govt.Ayurveda College, Trivandrum
 
Participated in the Re-Orientation Trainig Programme on  INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS     Organized by FRLHT,  Bangalore  28th May to 2nd June 2009.
 
Participated in the PRE-COFERENCE WORKSHOP AND INDIAN HERBAL CONFERENCE-2010 DURING 12 TO 14TH February 2010. at Chennai.
 
Participated in the National Seminar on Pharmaco- Clinical Approaches in Ayurveda,Recent Trends & Challenges. on 27th& 28th April 2012.
 
Participated in the National Seminar on Novel Clinical  Pharmacological Approaches in Search of New Ayurvedic Drugs. During 24th, 25th and 26th August 2014. 
 
Participated in the Vaidyaratnam  Global Summit  on Ayurveda & Expo 2005 at Thrissur,Kerala
 
Participated in the National Workshop on Medicinal Plants on 27th& 28th October 2007  Aranyakam -2007  ,”SahyantemadithattilekkuoruPatanayatra.”
 
Participated in the Aranyakam 2012   “SahyantevirimariloodeoruPatanayatra. During 9,10, 11 Nov.2012. “
 
Participated in the  Sahyayanm 2016  Organised by AMAI, Ernakulam
 
Participated in National Seminar  on Medicinal Plants at KFRI on 07-12
 
Associate Professor
Dr. Anju. K.PMD (Ay)
BAMS from Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College Ollur , Calicut University 
MD(Ay) DravyagunaVijnana from Govt. Ayurveda College Trivandrum , University of Kerala
 
PG Diploma in Ethnopharmacology from Govt Veterinary college, Thrissur
 
1. ORGANISED SEMINARS :
National seminar  ADVISE  - NOVEL CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN SEARCH OF NEW AYURVEDIC DRUGS - 24-26 AUGUST 2014
Oushadha -2015 /SEMINAR ON MEDICINAL PLANTS - VAIDYARATNAM AYURVEDA COLLEGE - 23/01/2015
Vajra 2017 – International Ayurveda Conclave  /LIFESTYLE DISORDERS & AYURVEDA – VAIDYARATNAM - 13-15 JANUARY  2017
 
2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME :
Attended one week STTP on rescent trends in research methodology conducted by REST society of research international in May 2020
Attended one week STTP on rescent trends in statisticsal methods conducted by REST society of research international in May 2020
Attended workshop on bioinformatics conducted by KUHS at Department of DravyagunavijnanVijnanaGovt Ayurveda College, Thripunithura in February 2020
Successfully completed Certificate Program in Research Methodology conducted by Kerala University of Health Science, awarded in May 2018.
Certificate program in adolescents counseling from KUHS.
ATTENDEDRE- ORIENTATION TRAINING PROGRAMME IN HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PRACTIONER&TRAINING ON TEACHING METHODOLOGY
SHORT TERM COURSE IN MEDICAL VARMOLOGY,CYAGC,CRM,ETHICS &LAW INCLINICAL PRACTICE.
PARTICIPATED IN MANY CME PROGRAMME- EMERGENCY MEDICINE & AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGY,WACHA,Sunirnaya 2017.
 
3. RESEARCHES - INDIVIDUAL / COMBINED *
1. A COMPARITIVE STUDY ON TRADITIONAL AND WESTERN PERINATAL CARE –SURVEY -1 YEAR
2.PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH PROJECT 2017 -COMBINED – INSTITUTIONAL- GOVERNMENT OF KERALA -1 YEAR
4. PAPERS PRESENTED :
1. PAPER ON ADULTERATION AND SUBSTITUTION ON MEDICINAL PLANTS AN  OVERVIEW AT VAGBATASARANI NATIONAL SEMINAR -11/02/2017
2.PAPER ON AYURNUTRIGENOMICS IN LIFESTYLE DISORDRES /13-15 JANUARY  2017-INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR VAJRA-2016
3. PAPER ON DRUG DEVELOPMENT PROCESS –NATIONAL SEMINAR2016
4. PAPER ON IMPORTANCE OF PREMARITAL CONSELLING AT VAGBATASARANI NATIONAL SEMINAR 2018
5.RESOURCE PERSON IN NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN WELFARE" 7thSEPTEMBER 2016- INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
5. PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS :
Hrudroga ,29thseptember 2014, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda college, Ollur
Institute of Management in Government   " Training on teaching Methodology for Ayurveda college teachers of Ayurveda Medical Education Department,24th to 27thoctober 2016,TVPM
ANGANA 2013 workshop on colposcopy  Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda college,1st May 2013
Workshop on Research methodology scientific writing biostatistics and bioethics , 25th march 2017
PREVENTION THROUGH YOGA 18/06/2015
AYURPRAYANAM 2016
LIFESTYLE DISORDERS &AYURVEDA  - VAJRA 13-15 /01/2017
National Seminar on Medicinal Plants  at KFRI ON 07/12/’19
 
 
Assistant Professor 
Dr . Nimmy. V5 MD (Ay)
BAMS from Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College,  Trivandrum, Kerala University
Post – Graduation (MD Ayurveda- Dravyagunavijnana Govt. Ayurveda college, Trivandrum Kerala University of Health Sciences in 2017
Participation in CME and Workshop
Attended one week STTP on rescent trends in research methodology conducted by REST society of research international in May 2020
Attended one week STTP on statistical methodsconducted by REST society of research international in June  2020
Attended workshop on bioinformatics conducted by KUHS at Department of DravyagunavijnanVijnanaGovt Ayurveda College, Thripunithura in February 2020
Successfully completed Certificate Program in Research Methodology conducted by Kerala University of Health Science, awarded in May 2018.
Participated in CME conducted as National Seminar on Renal Diseases by Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal at Palakkad on October 2015.
Participated in CME conducted by AMAI Kattakada on Raktamoksha and newer Ayurvedic marketing techniques in November 2015.
 
TRAINING UNDERGONE:
1. Successfully completed training program on Basic Handling and Techniques of Rats at the Department of Toxicology of CAReKeralam, Koratty, Thrissur in December 2015
 
2. Successfully underwent quality control training program on Crude Drug Identification, Adulteration and Substitutes from the Pharmaceutical Corporation (I.M) Kerala Limited, Kuttanellur, Thrissur in June 2016
PUBLICATIONS
1. Nimmy V S, P. Jayasreee, M. S Deepa.Comparative evaluation on Anticonvulsant effect of KsheerabalaTaila- An Ayurveda Formulation made with 2 source plants of Bala- (Sidacordifolia, Linn. and Sidaretusa Linn.). International Ayurvedic Medical Journal (ISSN:2320 5091) (June-July, 2017 ) 1(5)  PRINT VERSION
2. Nimmy V S, P. Jayasreee, M. S Deepa.Comparative evaluation of preliminary pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry of two source Plants of Bala (Sidacordifolialinn. and Sidaretusalinn.).InternationalJournal of Ayurvedaand Pharma Research; August 2017. Available at https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/issue/view/45
3. Nimmy V S, P. Jayasreee, M. S Deepa.ANTI-CONVULSANT EFFECT OF KSHEERABALA TAILA IN ALBINO RATS. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0975947618301839/1-s2.0-S0975947618301839-main.pdf?_tid=abf51040-aa45-4acd-9b3d-c2aafc47e02f&acdnat=1533380967_a2c1de6eeb2063f7cb4c35d4df5fa869
4. Nimmy V S, Praveen Kumar K S. A CONCEPTUAL APPRAISAL OF VIRECHANA KARMA. AYUSHDHARA-An International Journal of Research in AYUSH and Allied Systems; March-April 2018 https://ayushdhara.in/review/pdf/ayush_5218182.pdf 
 
PAPER PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
 
1. Presented paper on “AyurvedicMangement of Allergic Respiratory Disorders- Case study” at Vajra 2016 International Conclave held at Thissur in January 2017
 
2. Presented paper on “Pharmacotherapeuticconsidrations in the AyurvedicMangement of Epilepsy” at Global wellness Meet held to commemorate the golden Jubilee of Karnataka Ayurvea and Unani Practitioners Board at Bangalore Karnataka in February 2016
 
PAPER PRESENTED AT NATIONAL SEMINAR
1. Presented paper on “Clinical Relevance of Satmya in the management of Diabetes mellitus” at Aharamanthana, National seminar at SDM Ayurveda College Udupi, Karnataka in February 2017.
2. Presented paper on “Neuro phramacological effect of Ksheerabalataila in Epilepsy” at Samavartana 2017 National Symposium held at PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal Kerala in July 2017
3. Presented paper on “Neuropharmacological effect of Tailakalpana in epilepsy” at Saadhanaa 2 National Seminar at Nangelil Ayurveda College, Kothamangalam Kerala in May 2017
4. Presented paper on “Analysis of Substitutes in Ayurveda” at National Seminar on Raw Drugs in Ayurveda with special reference to Substitutes and Adulterants held at CAReKeralam, Koratty, Thrissur, Kerala in June 2015
5. Presented paper on “Advances in Herbal Drug Research” at National Seminar on “Standardisation and Quality control of Herbal Raw Drugs” at BRKR Ayurveda College Hyderabad in March 2015
6. Presented paper on “Role of Ayurveda in Public Health Management” in National Seminar-Jijnansa 2015 held on April 2015 at Thiruvananthapuram
 
Participation in National and International Seminar
 
1. Agnivrat-A vigil eye talk, National Seminar on Pharmacovigilance organized at Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal on 17th July 2019.
2. Samavartana 2017 National Symposium held at PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal Kerala in July 2017.
3. Participated in Vajra Aharamanthana, National seminar at SDM Ayurveda College Udupi, Karnataka in February 2017.
4. Participated in Saadhanaa 2 National Seminar at Nangelil Ayurveda College, Kothamangalam Kerala in May 2017
5. Participated in Sahyayanam – a trip to the foothills of SahyaParvata organised by AMAI Kothamangalam Kerala in march 2017.
6. Participated in Vajra 2016 International Conclave held at Thissur in January 2017
7. Participated in Vajra Global wellness Meet held to commemorate the golden Jubilee of Karnataka Ayurvea and Unani Practitioners Board at Bangalore Karnataka in February 2016.
8. Participated in National Seminar on Raw Drugs in Ayurveda with special reference to Substitutes and Adulterants held at CAReKeralam, Koratty, Thrissur, Kerala in June 2015
9. Participated in 9th  National Seminar on Medicinal Plants by govt Ayurveda College Pharmacognosy Unit, Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram in January 2016
10. Participated in 3rd Global Ayurveda Festival held at Kozhikode in February 2016
11. Participated in National Seminar on Convergence on Kerala Ayurveda- Restructuring Ayurveda Education-  Jijnansa 2015  organised by VidyarthiSeva Trust - held on April 2015 at Thiruvananthapuram
12. Participated in National Seminar on “Standardisation and Quality control of Herbal Raw Drugs” at BRKR Ayurveda College Hyderabad in March 2015
 


Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Dr. K P Anju, M.D.(Ay)

Date of Birth : 24-05-1983
Date of joining : 18 Dec 2012
Qualification : BAMS from Calicut University in 2008, M.D in Dravyaguna Vijnanam from Kerala University in 2011
Experience : 2012 onwards Lecturer in Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College Ollur
Registration No. : Travancore Cochin Medical Council, 9369
Phone : +91 9446062757
Email : dranjukp@gmail.com

Assistant Professor
DR NIMMY V S, MD (Ay)

Date of Birth : 03-03-1986
Date of joining : 07 Sep 2019
Qualification : BAMS from Kerala University 2010, M D in Dravyagunavijnanam
Registration No. : Travancore Cochin Medical Council, 12111
Phone : 9400073292
Email : drvsnimmy@gmail.com