Achievements at a glance
Patents filed/awarded: 11
Books Published: 6
Handouts Published: 4
Case study: 6
Chapters in books: 47
Research papers: 175
Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops: 597
Media interactions (AIR/TV): 60
Extension activities: 60
Honours/ Awards: 132
Completed Projects: 34
Ongoing Projects: 6
Herbal Drug Developed – Technology Transferred: JEEVANI
Jeevani is a noval health promotive herbal formulation consisting of 4 ingredients perfected after conducting a detailed Ethnopharmacological study and open clinical trial. The technology was transferred to Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd. Kanjikode, Kerala, for commercial production. Through this transfer of technology JNTBGRI received Rs. 10 lakhs (Rupees Ten Lakhs) as license fee and 2% Royality on the ex-factory sales price from the company. It hasa immunoenhancing, antifatigue, antistress and hepatoprotective activities.
Herbal Drug Developed – Technology Transferred: SISAIROSP (Oil / ointment)
SISAIROSP isisairosp-as an antipsoriatic and antidandruff herbal formulation consisting of 3 ingredients perfected as an external application after conducting Ethnopharmacological study and Clinical trial. The technology was transferred to a Madhya Pradesh based company, sisairosp-bJhawar Chemicals. Through this technology tsisairosp-cransfer JNTBGRI received Rupees Five Lakhs (Rs. 5 Lakhs) as license fee and 2.5% royalty on ex-factory sales price. It is an herbal drug for only external application to get an excellent control over the psoriatic lesions and dandruff.
1. HERBAL HEALTH CARE KIT
It contains safe, effective, inexpensive and eco-friendly herbal remedies. These formulations are the outcome of a unique blend of traditional and Ayurvedic medical knowledge, with that of modern science and technology. It consists of 8 herbal preparations (5 drugs for oral use and 3 for external application.)
|Name of drug||Presentation||Indication|
|TBR 001||Granules||Dehydration in Diarrhoea and Vomiting|
|TBR 003||Tablet||Diarrhoea, Dysentery|
|TBR 004||Tablet||Gas trouble, Constipation, Intestinal colic|
|TBR 0011||TBR 0013||Cuts, Wounds, Minor injuries|
|TBR 0012||Ointment / Oil||Sprain, Inflammation, Dislocation|
|TBR 0013||Ointment||Headache, Common cold|
2. HERBAL COUGH SYRUP
A safe herbal cough syrup consisting only of 2 ingredients has been developed. It is an effective remedy for cough and cough related with allergic conditions.
3. VAJI (Nutraceuticals developed for Sports Personnel’s)
This is a novel and safe herbal formulation (Nutraceutical) developed exclusively for sports personnel’s. Double blind clinical trial was carried out in 30 volley ball players (females) in collaboration with Lekshmibai National Sports School, Government of India, Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram. The study showed encouraging results, especially noted improvements in their performance.
Development of New Herbal Drugs/Nutraceuticals
A novel poly herbal formulation
MoU signed with a Traditional healer (Shri. Shahul Hameed Vaidyar) for conducting preclinical studies of a coded medicinal plant species (222) having anti-diabetic and hepatoprotective properties under the in-house programme.
Clinical trial of a coded hepatoprotective poly herbal formulation
MoU signed with Oushadhi (Pharmaceutical Corporation – I.M.) Kerala Ltd., (Govt. of Kerala undertaking) for conducting the clinical trial of coded drug (TBGO-1)
Other important projects
Kani Model of Access and Benefit Sharing
Kani Model of Access and Benefit Sharingis a unique benefit sharing model developed during the year 1996.
The model relates to the development of the scientifically validated herbal drug, ‘Jeevani’, based on a tribal lead obtained from a plant species known as ‘Arogyapacha’ (Trichopus zeylanicus ssp. travancoricus Burkill. ex Narayanan).
Perhaps, this is the first benefit sharing model in the world. This unique benefit sharing model won the ‘UN-Equator Initiative Award’ during the last Earth Summit, in 2002 held at Johannesburg.
Pilot Participatory Programme on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants under the Kerala Forestry Programme aided by World Bank
This is a unique multidisciplinary, multidimensional and multisectoral pilot participatory programme of conservation and sustainable use of medicinal and aromatic plants. This project was exclusively designed for the tribal communities for improving their livelihood and capacity building.
Herbs for All and Health for All
‘Herbs for All and Health for All’ is a model, experimented by the Division of Ethnomedicine and Ethnopharmacology, with a view to empower the people to take their primary health care needs by making best use of the locally available medicinal and food plant resources. It is essentially a participatory, action-oriented programme. It has been designed to conserve and utilize the plant diversity in a sustainable manner.
Successfully carried out ethno-medico-botanical survey among the Kani and Malapandaram tribes of Kerala.
Mega project proposal entitled ‘Vanasamrakshaneeyam’ (Save the Forest and Save Life) was prepared exclusively for Kerala Forest Department. This project proposes a holistic approach linking forest ecosystem, indigenous knowledge, ayurveda, agriculture, modern Science and technology.
Published a book entitled “Star and Trees” with the financial support of Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society, Govt. of Kerala.
Systematic documentation of plants used for food and medicine
Developed a Prior Informed Consent (PIC) for the Systematic documentation of Traditional Knowledge related to plants used for food and medicine.
- Successfully completed the field level documentation of indigenous knowledge of 15 selected Gramapanchayaths (5 each from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollamand Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala state)
- Successfully completed the systematic documentation of Indigenous/Traditional Knowledge related to plants used for food and medicine in the selected 5 Gramapamchayaths each in Kasaragod, Kannur, Palakkad and Alappuzha district of Kerala state.
Successfully completed the systematic documentation of Traditional Knowledge related to plants used for food and medicine at 70 Gramapanchayaths, 5 each from all 14 districts of Kerala state and we could document 15733, traditional information related to medicinal properties and 650 information related to the culinary properties of our plant diversity. Out of these, 1125 information were documented from the tribal communities. We have interviewed 1297 informants during the course of study.
- Extended awareness/educational programmes on Biodiversity Conservation, Traditional Knowledge associated Biodiversity, IPR, etc. to the 70 Gramapanchayaths of Kerala state.
Prepared a documentary film entitled ‘From Haze……Light!’ (English & Malayalam version) on traditional knowledge related to plants used for food and medicine.
- Formulated “Indigenous Knowledge Strategies for Kerala” through conducting an exclusive workshop with the support of division of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), World Bank, Washington DC, with a view to incorporate the same in the planning process of Govt. of Kerala.