D.Suresh Kumar

D.Suresh Kumar
Cymbio Pharma · R&D

Ph.D.

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March 2012 - April 2015
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
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  • Head (R & D)
August 2003 - February 2012
Sami Labs, Ltd.
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 1986 - April 2002
international institute of Ayurveda
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  • Research Officer

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Plan: Several authors have reported the presence of alarmingly high levels of heavy metals like lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury in ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda employs several classes of medicines, among which gulika (tablets) are an important one. However, it is not known whether traditional ayurvedic pills are free from heavy metals. The pres...
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Plan: To suggest some guidelines for improving the manufacture of ayurvedic āsava and ariṣṭa so that they conform to the specification set by Government of India. Prologue: Ayurveda employs several classes of medicine in the treatment of diseases. Spirituous liquors (āsava, ariṣṭa) form an important one among them. Nearly sixty such fermented medic...
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Plan: Validation of a method for the HPLC estimation of curcuminoids Preface: Many methods are available for the assay of curcumin, the major pigment in turmeric rhizomes. These include direct fluorimetric, spectroscopic and HPLC methods. HPLC analysis of compounds is expensive, as HPLC grade water and solvents are used. Considering the expensive n...
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Tinospora crispa is a medicinal plant belonging to the botanical family Menispermiaceae. The plant is widely distributed in Southeast Asia and the northeastern region of India. A related species Tinospora cordifolia is used in Ayurveda for treating a large spectrum of diseases. Traditional healers of Thailand, Malaysia, Guyana, Bangladesh and the s...
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THE BOOK EXPLAINS IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE THE EXTRACTION OF BIO ACTIVES FROM PLANTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND FORTIFIED FOOD.
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ABSTRACT Plan: Careya arborea is a medicinal plant used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. The bark, leaves and fruits are used in these systems for the treatment of ulcers, haemorrhoids and tumours. Several reports are available on the pharmacognosy of the leaf and bark of this medicinal tree. However, there is complete lack of information on the p...
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In Ancient India, a broad range of scientific techniques and methodologies were established almost simultaneously by two indigenous groups of highly civilized cultures; one of which is Ayurveda-an Ancient Medical Science and Technology that has been practiced in India for more than 3000 years and still remains part of the mainstream medicine for ov...
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Plan: The present study was planned to investigate the antibacterial activity of ethyl acetate, ethanol and hexane extracts of the fruits of CareyaarboreaRoxb. Methodology: Agar diffusion assay was carried out using the extracts. Outcome: All the tested bacterial strains viz., Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphy...
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Plan: Ayurveda makes use of many Kvatha or hot infusions. In olden days the physician provided a handwritten recipe of the Kvatha in question and patients prepared these medicines at home. However, this tradition ended with the advent of commercial manufacture of Ayurvedic medicines in Kerala since 1902. Considering the growing popularity of Ayurve...
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Plan: To review literature on the medicinal value of Coleus forskohlii Prologue: Coleus forskohlii is an aromatic plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae. The roots are fasciculate, thick, succulent and contain the unique chemical forskolin. Out of the 300 species of Coleus, only Coleus forskohlii contains the diterpene forskolin. Outcome: Coleus f...
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This article emphasizes the need to publish well-edited versions of Tamil medical works. Some illustrative examples from Vaittiyacintamani - 800 of Yukimuni and Nayanaviti-500 of Akattiyar are presented in support of the suggestion.
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The theory and practice of Ayurveda are based on the doctrine of tridosa, according to which disease states spring from the disturbance of the three factors vata, pitta and kapha. Being a wholistic medical system Ayurveda considers several variables in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This report identifies these variables in detail and hig...
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Description of a meridian-like channel is available in the Tamil medical text, Akattiyar Nayanaviti - 500, attributed to Akattiyar. Therefore, further studies are essential to trace the interaction between Chinese medicine and the medical practices of southern India.
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Terminalia arjuna is an important cardiotonic plant described in the Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical science. It is also believed to have the ability to cure hepatic, urogenital, venereal and viral diseases. An attempt is made here to analyse the available drug recipes using this plant from Sanskrit literature in the light of modern scientific...
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Ovariectomy reduced the respiratory rates of liver and skeletal muscle homogenates of the Indian garden lizard, Calotes versicolor. Administration of oestradiol dipropionate elevated the rate of tissue respiration of ovariectomized animals. This finding lends support to the view that oestradiol, like testosterone, is able to stimulate the oxidative...
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In intact adult male Natrix piscator testosterone and l-thyroxine stimulate oxygen uptake of skeletal muscle and liver homogenates to the same extent. The effects of the hormones are additive on skeletal muscle but not on liver. Testosterone and l-thyroxine are also able to restore the decline in respiratory rate of liver and skeletal muscle caused...
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Experiments with several species have shown the importanct,ol the thyroid in the oxidative metabolism of reptiles. The involveme nt of ambient temperature in modifying the response to thyroid hornronr, - treatment was demonstrated by Maher and Levedahl (J. Exp, Zool. 140, 169-189; 1959) by measuring the whole-body respiration of the lizard, Anolis...
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Results indicate that thyroidectomy in Calotes, as in Natrix, reduced oxygen consumption and that testosterone reversed this effect. This indicates that even in the absence of thyroid hormone(s), testosterone can stimulate oxygen consumption. This action may be a direct one on mitochondrial respiration or may involve some intermediary step in metab...
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Orchidectomy in Hemidactylus flaviviridis led to significant reduction of thyroidal 131I uptake, thyroidal content of thyroxine, plasma protein-bound iodine and oxygen consumption of isolated liver and skeletal muscle (at 30 °C). Administration of testosterone to orchidectomized lizards restored these parameters to normal levels. Dependence of thyr...
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Thyroidectomy and orchidectomy led to significant reduction in the oxidative metabolism of isolated liver and skeletal muscle tissue (at 30 °C) in Calotes versicolor . Thyroxine and male hormone were shown to increase this parameter in intact and orchidectomized lizards respectively. The effects of thyroidectomy and orchidectomy on tissue oxygen up...
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Castration lowered and male hormone treatment increased oxygen uptake of liver and skeletal muscle of the checkered water snake, Natrix piscator, without affecting thyroidal uptake of 131I.
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Castration Iowered and male hormone treatment increased oxygen uptake of Iiver and skeletal muscle of the checkered water snake, Natric piscator, without affecting thyroidal uptake of t"I.

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