Ajay Kumar Meena

Ajay Kumar Meena
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences · Department of Chemistry

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Chemistry)

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December 2015 - present
CSMRADDI, Chennai
Position
  • Managing Director
November 2006 - December 2015
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences
Position
  • Researcher
March 1997 - November 2006
Defence Research and Development Organisation
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
July 1995 - June 2006
University of Rajasthan
Field of study
  • Chemistry
July 1992 - June 1995
University of Rajathan
Field of study
  • Science

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Publications (158)
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The removal of Cr(VI), Pb(II), Hg(II) and Cu(II), by treated sawdust has been found to be concentration, pH, contact time, adsorbent dose and temperature dependent. The adsorption parameters were determined using both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. Adsorption capacity for treated sawdust, i.e. Cr(VI) (111.61 mg/g), Pb(II) (52.38 mg/g), Hg...
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The adsorption of Pb(II) and Cd(II) metal ions on mustard husk has been found to be concentration, pH, contact time, adsorbent dose and temperature dependent. The adsorption parameters were determined using Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The adsorption isotherm studies clearly indicated that the adsorptive behavior of Pb(II) and Cd(II) me...
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Wastewaters discharged from the defence serviceable industries pose a serious environmental hazard due to their heavy metal load. The present study focused on optimizing the operational variables viz, hydraulic loading rate, bed height and feed concentration through bench scale study and using that for assessing the efficiency of pilot scale system...
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The removal of Cd(II), Pb(II), Hg(II), Cu(II), Ni(II), Mn(II) and Zn(II) by carbon aerogel has been found to be concentration, pH, contact time, adsorbent dose and temperature dependent. The adsorption parameters were determined using both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. Surface complexation and ion exchange are the major removal mechanism...
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Popularity of herbal drugs is increasing all over the world because of lesser side effects as compared to synthetic drugs besides it cost effectiveness and easy availability to poor people particularly in developing countries. Keeping in view the increased market demand of herbal drugs, it is essential to ensure their chemical quality prior to use....
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162 © 2022 Journal of Drug Research in Ayurvedic Sciences | Published by Wolters Kluwer - MedknowOriginal ArticleAccess this article onlineQuick Response Code:Website:https://www.jdrasccras.com/DOI:10.4103/jdras.jdras_10_21Submitted : 21-07-2021Revised : 20-12-2021Accepted : 22-12-2021Published : 25-03-2022Address forcorrespondence:Dr. Ajay Kumar M...
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Vishamusthi (Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.), a medicinal plant described as Upavisha (semi-poisonous) group of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Vishamusthi has widely been used and being practiced in several illness namely nervous debility, paralysis, weakness of limbs, sexual weakness, dyspepsia and etc. Ayurveda practices strictly recommend the use...
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Ayurveda is an ancient science of India and helps the human body to keep fit while providing cures from indigenous plants, animal and mineral origin products for various ailments. In Ayurveda literature, Berberis aristata has been described as a major plant possess antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antitrachoma activity and used in fo...
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Background: Vitex negundo plants beautiful gift of Nature to humankind, and we must conserve for the future. This plant has many uses in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Allopathy to treat several diseases like venereal diseases, Urinary problems, cough and fever, asthmatic pain, female reproductive problems. Purpose: This study aimed to perform the compa...
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BACKGROUND: Diospyros exsculpta Buch.-Ham. (DE) belongs to the genus Diospyros, is an underutilized plant and needs to explore its phytochemical and biological activities. OBJECTIVES: The Present study aimed to compare phytochemical and biological activities such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, and protein-binding assay of twig and stem bark of D...
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Background Vitex negundo plants beautiful gift of Nature to humankind, and we must conserve for the future. This plant has many uses in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Allopathy to treat several diseases like venereal diseases, Urinary problems, cough and fever, asthmatic pain, female reproductive problems. Purpose This study aimed to perform the compar...
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Background : Aegle marmelos is a traditional plant belonging to India. Very few and sporadic works are there in the literature regarding the physicochemical evaluation of the plant. Method : The major parameters of this study includes the quantification marmelosine, WHO-recommended physicochemical investigation, preliminary phytochemical examinati...
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The present research article proposes a conservative approach for the Desmodium gangeticum by using small branches instead of roots because the plant has many important chemical constituents that show different medicinal activity, so the plant’s consumption is high. We studied here comparative preliminary phytochemical screening test and physicoche...
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Herbal medicines, the backbone of traditional medicine in many countries have played an important role in curing the various diseases of humans and animals since ancient time. Medicinal plants are great source of bioactive compounds that have potential beneficial effects in human life. Electronic databases including PubMed, Google Scholar, books an...
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Background Trigonella foenum-graecum (Methi) is a leguminous plant and botanically known as Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn, belong to the family Fabaceae. Trigonella foenum-graecum is used for a variety of health conditions, including digestive problems, bronchitis, tuberculosis, fevers, sore throats, wounds, arthritis, abscesses, swollen glands, s...
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Yashtimadhu Churna is one of the traditional formulations used as antacid, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-stress, demulcent, antibacterial and anti-asthmatic agents. The formulation mainly contains Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract. Present study described preliminary qualitative phytochemicals analysis and c...
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In Ayurvedic texts, Jayapala or croton tiglium seeds are well known as khumbini for its toxicity (severe purgative action) and are used for the treatment of constipation after shodhana (detoxification) of the seed with godugdha (cow milk). The oil content of the seeds was responsible for the purgative property, and its reduction enhances its medici...
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Background: Anu Taila is an ancient medicated oil Ayurvedic preparation that is commonly used for nasya karma. It contains more than 25 herbs and goat milk as per the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI). It strengthens the neck, shoulder, and chest muscles and improves the capacity of sense organs. It delays the aging process and reduces hair fall....
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Background: Stereospermum chelonoides DC, also known as padhri, is a medicinal plant that belongs to the Bignoniaceae family and is commonly used in herbal medicine. Natural materials separated from a variety of traditional herbal plants have been claimed to have had a significant impact on the development of numerous lead compounds used in the tre...
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Standardization is an important measurement for ensuring the quality control of herbal drugs. It has become essential to develop reliable, specific and sensitive quality control methods. Ashwagandhadi lehyam is an important Ayurvedic formulation containing Withania somnifera L., as one of the prime ingredient of formulation. The present study was u...
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Avipattikara churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, it is a mixture of 14 herbal and mineral materials in powder form. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of agnimandya (digestive impairment), malabandha (constipation), amlapitta (dyspepsia), arsa (haemorrhoids), mutrabandha (retention of urine), prameha (urinary disorders) and piles. Avipattikara churna i...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown considerable global health calamity but also impacted badly on the economy of the century. It has emerges as a one of the greatest disturbance since the 2nd World War. Till now the exact and complete management of the problem is farfetched affair. The coronavirus outbreak is severely disrupting the global ec...
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The present study was aimed to evaluate the purity of the ingredients through the assay of marker compound to ensure the quality of the prepared poly herbal formulation in the course of standardization. It was carried out by isolation of piperine from poly herbal formulation Trikakuchurna besides one of its ingredient namely Piper nigrum; quantitat...
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Herbal medicines mainly based on plants enjoy a respective position today, especially in the developing countries, where modern health services are limited. Popularity of herbal drugs is increasing all over the world because of lesser side effects as compared to synthetic drugs besides it cost effectiveness and easy availability to poor people part...
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The present communication attempts to evaluate the physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the fruit of Terminalia chebula Retz. Combretaceae family. Haritaki is semi-deciduous tree grows up to 24 meter in height. Terminalia Chebula is found throughout India chiefly in deciduous forests, on dry slopes up to 900m especially in Tamil...
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Synthetic preservatives have been used in foods for decades; however, an increasing perception by consumers that synthetic compounds may lead to negative health consequences has led to a reduced acceptance for their use in foods. Plant derived spices are generally used in foods for flavoring and medicinal purposes. Spices have been shown to possess...
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Rubia cordifolia (Rubiaceae) is also known as, Manjishtha, Indian madder known to contain substantial amounts of anthraquinones, especially in the roots which is responsible for anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, urinary disorders, antistress antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, radio protective, and anticancer, antimicrobial, antifungal, hypotensive, anal...
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Cataract, called in Sanskrit as linganaasha or timira, is one of the leading causes for blindness today. Cataract is the opacification (light impenetrability) of the lens. In this condition, the lens of the eyes interferes with the eye vision. Since light cannot enter the opaque lens, therefore the eyes fail to give the representation of the object...
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Chromium removal by adsorption
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Ayurvedic uses of Barrasica
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Anxiety symptoms are common in medically ill patients 5 to 20% of medical in patients and 4 to 14% of general medical out patients suffer from anxiety disorders, It may occur as a manifestation of a primary psychiatric disorder or secondarily to either the medical illness or the medications prescribed for treatment (Harrison). Chittodvega a minor...
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In this mechanical era of very fast life style everyone has to face mental and physical stress and nobody has time to spend for his own health purpose. Hence to obey Dincharya and Rutucharya is far away from them. Shift duties, excessive travelling, irregular dietary habits, junk and fast foods etc. are some of the common causes which help in vitia...
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Aim: Trikatu churna is an important and unique polyherbal formulation used for various therapeutic indications. The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized the need to ensure the quality of medicinal plant products and herbal formulations by using any modern controlled techniques. High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) is a frequ...
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Medicinal plants constitute an effective source of traditional Ayurvedic system, with increasing believe and demands in Ayurvedic medicines, the adulteration in medicinal plants has also became a burning problem in the pharmaceutical industry. Adulterations is a practice of substituting original or genuine drugs with similar looking drugs which hav...
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Ayurvedic medicines mainly based on plants enjoy a respective position today, especially in the developing countries, where modern health services are limited. Plants are the great sources of medicines, especially in traditional system of medicine, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. Safe effective and inexpensive indigenous reme...
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Ayurvedic medicines mainly based on plants enjoy a respective position today, especially in the developing countries, where modern health services are limited. Plants are the great sources of medicines, especially in traditional system of medicine, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. Safe effective and inexpensive indigenous reme...
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The present study was carried out for evaluation of TLC fingerprint profiles of volatile oils/essential oils of the each ingredient of the polyherbal formulation of Trikatu churna and comparison of the volatile oil of the finished product or formulation as such. Essential oils/volatile oil contents are characteristic to the ingredients or raw botan...
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Triphala churna is well known Ayurvedic formulation in official Ayurvedic Formulary of India, It is used for immune system stimulation, improvement of digestion, relief of constipation, gastrointestinal tract cleansing, relief of gas, treatment of diabetes, eye disease, anaemia, jaundice, asthma, fever, chronic ulcers etc. Standardization of herbal...
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Triphala churna is well known Ayurvedic formulation in official Ayurvedic Formulary of India, It is used for immune system stimulation, improvement of digestion, relief of constipation, gastrointestinal tract cleansing, relief of gas, treatment of diabetes, eye disease, anaemia, jaundice, asthma, fever, chronic ulcers etc. Standardization of herbal...
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The study was performed to check the chemical, antioxidant, antimicrobial and protein binding qualities of the hydro-ethanolic extract of Tinospora cordifolia (TC). In qualitative and quantitative analysis of extract, the major compounds were tinocordioside, cordifolide A, palmatine, quercetin, β-sitosterol, heptacosanol, and syringin. Hydro-ethano...
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The present article attempts to compare HPTLC and physico-chemical parameters of Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia belonging to common family Lauraceae and genus Cinnamomum. Each of them is considered to have huge medicinal value in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani traditional medicines. Since ancient times, these drugs are used according to th...
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Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 11(9): Septembert 2018 1 ISSN 0974-3618 (Print) www.rjptonline.org 0974-360X (Online) RESEARCH ARTICLE A Review on Different Sources of Piper nigrum L. Adulterants Rinky Thakur1 , Ajay Kumar Meena2 , Amit Kumar Dixit1 , Suma Joshi4 1Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Metabolic Disorder, CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH, B...
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Ayurveda has abundant collection of effective formulations against diseases. The polyherbal formulation contains Vernonia anthelmintica, Curcuma longa, Piper longum, Mallotus philippinensis, Operculina turpethum, Terminalia chebula, Butea monosperma, and Red ochre. The present study deals with anthelmintic evaluation of ayurvedic formulation. Vario...
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Three batches of polyherbal tablets were prepared by using the same ingredients as mentioned under Bhaisajya Ratnavali. Each tablet contains Vernonia anthelmintica, Curcuma longa, Piper longum, Mallotus philippinensis, Operculina turpethum, Terminalia chebula, Butea monosperma, and Red ochre. It was prescribed for the treatment of parasitic worms....
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Hiptage benghalensis (L) Kurz belongs to the family Malphigiaceae. The plant has strong therapeutic potential thus occasionally cultivated for medicinal purposes in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. This plant has been known to possess antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, antimutagenic and...
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India has rich heritage of using medicinal plants in traditional medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani besides folklore practices. Ayurvedic system of medicine has its long history of therapeutic potential. The use of both plant extracts and phytochemicals with known antifungal properties is of great significance. The increasing failure of c...
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Plant derived spices are generally used in foods for flavoring and medicinal purposes. Spices have been shown to possess medicinal value, such as antimicrobial activity, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory activity etc. Several spices particularly Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala), Souff (Foeniculum vulgare), Jeera (Cuminum cyminum), Methi (Trigo...
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Plants are the great sources of medicines, especially in traditional system of medicine, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. The recent global resurgence of interest in herbal medicines has led to an increase in the demand for them. In Indian system of medicine 'Ayurveda' Embelia ribes Burm. f. is popularly known as Vidanga. Medi...
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Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. (Family: Fabaceae) is commonly known as Siris, Shiris in Hindi; Lebbeck Tree in English and Bhandi, Sitapuspa, Sukapriya, Mrdupuspa in Sanskrit. It is mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical areas of India, Andaman Island, Myanmar, tropical Africa, Asia and northern Australia. Albizia lebbeck has been of keen inte...
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Standardization of Ayurvedic formulations is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of drugs based on the amounts of their active principles. The present research work is an attempt to standardize "Srngyadi Churna" an ayurvedic polyherbal formulation used in the treatment of cough, asthma and fever. The formulation wa...
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Narasimha churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form. It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of cough, chronic respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma, Oligospermia, anti aging treatment, chronic urinary diseases, Anemia, gout, Fistula, Sciatica, chronic jaundice, hemorrhoids. It is a totally polyherbal classical medicine witho...
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Barley (Hordeum vulgare Linn.) was one of the first domesticated grains in the Fertile Crescent, in Western Asia near the Nile river of North East Africa. It is used as animal fodder, source of fermentable material for beer distilled beverages, soups and stews. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of prepara...
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The medical term for menstrual cramps is dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are pains that begin in the lower abdomen and pelvis, i.e. below the waistline. The cramps can be a quite painful or simply a dull ache. They can be periodic or continual. More than 10000 plant species are used as traditional medicines in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Since th...
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The present communication attempts to evaluate the physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the extract (Hydro-alcoholic) of Andrographis paniculata Nees. (Acanthaceae). It is widely found and cultivated in tropical and subtropical Asia, south-east Asia and India. It is wide range of pharmacological effects and some of them extremel...
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Darbha (Imperata cylindrica (Linn.) Beauv) is commonly known as Cogon Grass and used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various urinary disorders. The plant belongs to the family Poaceae. It is a tufted, perennial grass with hard, creeping roots and it reaches a height of 0.6-1.5 m. It is found in hotter parts of India, both in plains and hills. It i...
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Plants are the great sources of medicines, especially in traditional system of medicine, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. The recent global resurgence of interest in herbal medicines has led to an increase in the demand for them. Commercialization of these medicines to meet this increasing demand has resulted in a decline in t...
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Ashwagandha is a reputed drug mentioned in the ancient books of Ayurveda and Siddha for the treatment of stress, hypertension, rejuvenative, sound sleep, brain functions and reducing the high cholesterol levels. It is a stout shrub that reaches a height of 170 cm (5.6 ft). For the standardization of this drug Physico-chemical and Phyto-chemical par...
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Polygonatum verticillatum (Meda), a perennial rhizomatous herb is an important ingredient of 'Ashtavarga' of 'Ayurveda' and known for its use in traditional and folkloric systems of medicine since ancient time. As the plant is therapeutically very important, research on its phyto-chemistry, pharmacology, folklore claims and ayurvedic studies are re...
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Standardization of herbal formulations is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of drugs based on the amounts of their active principles. The aim of the present work is to standardization of Trikatu churna. The churna makes this traditional drug more stable for long term storage and hence, easier to prepare. The Trik...