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Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute

R&D Projects

Ongoing Projects

1 Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic and Anti-arthritic activity of two selected plants of Western Ghats
(P120)
  Dr. P G Latha, Director – PI
Dr. S Rajasekharan, Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – Co-PI
Dr.Suja S R, Scientist B – Co-PI
   
2 Clinical trial of coded hepato-protective herbal formulation in collaboration with OUSHADHI, Govt. of Kerala (P 121).   Dr. S Rajasekharan, Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – PI
Dr. P G Latha, Director– Co-PI
Dr. Sheela Karalam, OUSHADHI – Co-PI
Dr.Suja S R Scientist B – Co-PI
Dr. V Rajmohan – Co-PI
Dr TG Vinod Kumar – Co-PI
   
3 Search for anti-diabetic/hepato-protective, immuno-modulatory and wound healing plants from traditional/ folklore medical information of Kerala (P122)   Dr. P G Latha, Director – PI
Dr. S Rajasekharan, Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – Co-PI
Dr.Suja S R Scientist B – Co-PI
   
4 Anti-hepatotoxic, Anti-oxidant and related Pharmacognostic Studies of Oxalis corniculata L.   Dr.S.Jayasree (Lecturer , M G College) – PI
Dr. P.G.Latha Director– Co-PI
   
5 Hepatoprotective property of Saraca asoca stem bark, an important Medicinal Plant (Fabaceae)   Dr. P.G.Latha, Director-PI
Dr.S.Rajasekharan, Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – Co-PI
Dr.Suja S R Scientist B – Co-PI
   
6 Systematic documentation of Traditional Knowledge related to plants used for Food, AYUSH and Indigenous medicine.   Dr S Rajasekharan, Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – Project Co-ordinator/ PI
Dr Vinodkumar T G Nair – Co-PI
   
7 Ethnobotanical survey in the coastal areas of three southern districts of Kerala   Dr S Rajasekharan Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – PI
M Navas, Technical Officer – Co-PI
   
8 Ethnomedical survey and systematic documentation of traditional knowledge among the different tribal communities of Kerala – an in depth study and preparation of database   Dr Vinodkumar T G Nair, SSA – PI
Dr S Rajasekharan Scientist G (Director Grade) & Head – Co-PI
M Navas, Technical Officer – Co-PI
   

 

Completed Projects

1 Development of Herbal / Ayurvedic drug – Jeevani,a health promotive drug   Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr V George, STEC project    
2 Development of Herbal / Ayurvedic drug – Sisairosp an anti-psoriatic drug.   Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr P Pushpangadan, STEC project    
3 Ethnopharmacological Screening of Indian Medicinal plants in association with Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Denmark.   Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan. STEC project    
4 Development of ‘Herbal Health Care Kit’ for primary health care.   Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr V George. STEC project    
5 Development of Herbal / Ayurvedic drug – ‘Vaji’ a sports medicine.   Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr V George. STEC project    
6 Scientific documentation of traditional knowledge of plants related to food and medicine of Kerala State.   Dr .S Rajasekharan, Dr. V. George, Dr. P. G. Latha, KSCSTE project.    
7 Systematic documentation of traditional knowledge related to plants used for food and medicine of 10 Gramapanchayaths of Kasaragod District.   Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr P G Latha. KSCSTE project    
8 Serial wise publication of Children’s Hand Books on Medicinal and Food plants.   Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr P G Latha, Dr N Mohanan, Dr Mathew Dan. KSCSTE project    
9 Herbs for all and Health for all” – a community based participatory programme on primary health care by utilizing the local biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge.   A State level Project. Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr P G Latha, Mr C K Subash Baby, Mr M Navas. KSCSTE project    
10 Herbal drug development including design and clinical trials.   Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Shri. C.K. Subash Baby, Dr. Vinodkumar T.G Nair, Shri. M. Navas. KSCSTE. project    
11 Sustainable utilisation of lesser-known medicinal plants of Western Ghats with particular reference to liver diseases.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan. KSCSTE project.    
12 Anti-ulcerogenic properties of selected medicinal plants of Western Ghats, Kerala.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan. KSCSTE project.    
13 Studies on the mechanism of action and pharmacological profile of the active fraction of Trichopus zeylanicus Gaertn, leaf towards developing the same as a standardised phytomedicine.   Dr. A. Subramoniam, Dr. S.Rajasekharan, Mr. S. Ajikumaran Nair, Mrs. S. Ambili. KSCSTE project.    
14 Pharmacological evaluation of Hemidesmus indicus root (extracts active fraction) for its utility as a phytomedicine to improve efficacy of ORS.   Dr. A. Subramoniam, Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Mr. S.Ajikumaran Nair, Mrs. S. Ambili. KSCSTE project.    
15 Pharmacognostical studies on raw drugs / selected medicinal plants available in Kerala Markets.   Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. P.G. Latha, M. Navas, J. Usha kumari. KSCSTE project    
16 Anti-allergic studies on five important medicinal plants used in traditional medicine of Kerala.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan.KSCSTE project.    
17 Publication of a book entitled “STARS AND TREES – TREES OF THE NAKSHATRAVANAM”.   Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. N. Mohanan, Dr. P. G. Latha, Mr. K. G. Mohanlaland Dr. G.M. Nair.Thenmala EcoTourism Promotion Society (TEPS) Govt. of Kerala project.    
18 Anticancer studies on selected plants used in traditional medicine of Kerala to treat cancer /-like symptoms.   Dr P G Latha, Kerala State Forest Department project    
19 Sustainable utilization of the lesser known medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, with special reference to liver diseases.   Dr P G Latha Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Ms. S. R. Suja. Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum.    
20 Hepatoprotective studies on selected medicinal plants of the Western Ghats, Kerala.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan.KSCSTE project.    
21 Studies on antitumor properties of Janakia arayalpathralhi, Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan. .DST, New Delhi   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan. .DST, New De    
22 Development of scientifically validated nutraceuticals from selected medicinal Plants of Western Ghats..   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan. DBT, New Delhi    
23 Hepatoprotective studies on three selected medicinal plants of Kerala.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. V. George, Ms S. R. Suja .DBT, New Delhi.    
24 Antiulcer and wound healing studies of three selected medicinal plants of the Western Ghats.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan, S R. Suja .Western Ghats Development Programme.    
25 Documentation of Indigenous knowledge (Indigenous / Traditional knowledge related to medicinal plants- A survey in the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta) .   Dr S Rajasekharan and Dr V George, Dr G M Nair. Kerala State Planning Board    
26 Development of pharmacopoeial standards of ISM drugs (Ministry of health and family welfare, Govt. of India).   Dr. P Pushpangadan, Dr Sreekandan Nair, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr V George.    
27 Sustainable utilization of under exploited medicinal plants of Western Ghats, with particular reference to those used against liver ailments.   Dr P G Latha,. Dr S Rajasekharan Kerala State Planning Board.    
28 Development of standards of medicinal plant based drugs .   Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan. Indian Council for Medical Research, Govt. of India    
29 Development of Nutraceuticals from Sida sp. for arthritis – One year project.   Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan. KSCSTE Govt. of Kerala    
30 Development of scientifically validated nutraceuticals from selected medicinal plants of Western Ghats.   Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr S Sabulal, P Padmesh . DBT Govt. of India    
31 Training to Foresters and Forest dwellers from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda – IK Programme, World Bank, Washington DC.   Dr V George, Dr S Rajasekharan    
32 Preparation of a mega project proposal entitled ‘Vanasamrakhaneeyam’ (Save Forest and Save Life).   Dr S Rajasekharan Kerala Forestry Program aided by World Bank    
33 Training Programme extended to Kani tribes for the cultivation of Arogyapacha (Trichopus zeylanicus ssp. travancoricus) in collaboration with Integrated Tribal Development Department, Govt. of Kerala. Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr S Rajasekharan.   Dr P Pushpangadan, Dr S Rajasekharan.    
34 Setting-up a facility for traditional knowledge documentation in food and medicine and quality control laboratory for herbal product.   Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr P G Latha. SARD project, KSCSTE.    

 

Consultancy Programmes

1 Pilot participatory program of Conservation and Sustainable use of medicinal and aromatic plants [Kerala Forest Dept. (World Bank Consultancy project)].   Dr S Rajasekharan, Dr V George, Dr G M Nair.
2 Ocular and dermal toxicity studies with eight baby care products of brand “Tenderils”.Consultancy Programme with AMITY Institute for Biotech and Herbal Products Development, Trivandrum.   Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. S. Rajasekharan, S R. Suja.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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