Medicinal plants are indispensable link between health and disease. Diligent knowledge of medicinal plants is essential for health and effective treatment. Dravyaguna consists of studying of medicinal plants which are used for disease prevention and cure.

The Department has commenced PG course from 1990 which is signified by the presence of a herbal garden consisting of different species of plants and herbs that are used to edify scholars as well as general audience about their therapeutic uses. The herbs are also utilized in preparing fresh medicines for in-patient needs of hospital. Museum is also famed part of the department.

The principal objective is to provide standard education and training to undergraduates (BAMS)students as well as postgraduates scholars (M.D.Ayu) which includes classical, rational & contemporary knowledge of therapeutic uses of medicinal plants in different diseased conditions.

Facilities in the Department:

We have two well maintained herbal gardens consisting of  250 species . Many of them are QR coded for plant information to benefit students as well as  general public .
Amongst of them ,some important species are :-

  1. Raktachandan (Pterocarpus santalinus.Linn)
  2. Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina.Kurz)
  3. Ashok (Saraca asoca.Willd)
  4. Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha Roxb.)
  5. Ankol (Alangium salviifolium.Linn.)
  6. Chandan (Santalum album.Linn)
  7. Hijjal (Barringtonia acutangular.Gaertn)
Department initiative
  1. Plantation drive of new medicinal plants of different species are carried out in yearly basis.
  2. Local and Out of state educational tours for field exploration are conducted on yearly basis.
  3. Department encourages research aspect in students by guiding them for oral paper presentation and publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Departmental Museum have preserved wet specimens as well as dry samples for study purpose.

As per the NCISM norms, a Pharmacognosy Lab is well equipped with necessary required instruments and equipments  which are required for the detailed understanding of knowledge .

Departmental library is accomplished with reference books of Ayurveda & pharmacology.

Audio-visual facility
Department is equipped with AV facilty and WIFI facility for study purpose .

Flex charts of herbal drugs & modern pharmacology concepts are available.

Field Visit
epartment organizes local & out of state study tours every year for medicinal plant exploration.

Teaching Faculty
Sr. No Name of Faculty Designation QualificationTeaching Experience
1. Vd. Anil Kumar Shukla Professor MD(Ayu),Phd (Sch) 22yrs
2. Vd. Seema Atram Associate Professor MD (Ayu), Phd(Sch) 10 yrs
3. Vd. Bhavesh Patil Associate Professor MD (Ayu), Phd 10 yrs
4. Vd. Bipin Dhalpe Assistant Professor MD (Ayu), Phd 16 yrs
Recent Publication of Faculty
Vd. Anil Kumar Shukla
 Published a book on subject of Ayurved Pharmacology & Materia Medica (Dravyaguna) titled “CONCISE DRAVYAGUNA” published by Chaukhambha Prakashan, Varanasi with ISBN: 978-93-86735-11-9, Edition: First, 2017

One of Ayurved subject specialists’ members of Healthcare Guidelines development group chaired by Dr V M Katoch, Ex-DG, ICMR, Govt of India for development of Women’s Health Guideline, developed by Health Parliament, New Delhi with ISBN-978-81-958966-1-5, published in OCTOBER 2022.

Research Articles:
  1. Role of Ayurved Ahar (Diet) & Vihar (Life Style) in the promotion of Holistic Health & prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) a review article published in Journal of Vishwa Ayurved Parishad, ISSN: 0976-8300, Vol 5-6, Year-18, page no.3-16, May-June 2022,
  2. Ayurvedic Preventive Health measures in Geriatrics Care published in Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (JAIMS)| a Peer reviewed and Indexed Journal, ISSN 2456-3110, May - June 2020 | Vol. 5 | Issue 3/ 190-195
  3. Study of Ashok-Saraca asoca Roxb. with special reference to its samples available in crude drug market of Mumbai, published in Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (JAIMS)| a Peer reviewed and Indexed Journal, ISSN 2456-3110, July - August 2017 | Vol. 2 | Issue 3
  4. Standardization and Evaluation of Ayurvedic Medicines – Needs, published in Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (JAIMS)| a Peer reviewed and Indexed Journal, ISSN 2456-3110, Mar - Apr 2017 | Vol. 2 | Issue 2/ 190-195

Vd. Seema Atram:

  1. Recent development of herbal formulation- a novel drug delivery system, international ayurvedic medical journal, vol 2 issue 6; nov-dec – 2014, 952-958, 2320 – 5091.
  2. Pharmacological review of akashvel (cuscuta reflexa roxb), international journal of pharmacology research, vol 5; issue 3; 2015, 31-33, 2249 - 7641
  3. Medicinal properties of wild leafy vegetables available in maharashtra state in rainy season, international journal of recent scientific reasearch, vol 6, issue 8; aug 2015, 5875-5879, 0976 - 3031
  4. Storage, packing and labeling concept with perspective of raw herbs and their formulation, unique journal of ayurvedic and herbal medicines, vol 3(4); jul- aug 2015; 42-46, 2347 – 2375.
  5. Non-medicinal uses of various gums and resins, world journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, vol 6, issue 04, apr 2017, 692-702, 2278 - 4357
  6. Effect of shodhana and shamana chikitsa in eka – kushtha (psoriasis) – a single case study, vd. Mayuri shinde, dr. Seema atram, world journal of pharmaceuticle research, vol 7. Issue 05, feb 2018; 1095 – 1065, 2277 – 7105
  7. Review article on therapeutic potential of different types of vajikarana ghrita in male infertility w.s.r. to charak samhita, dr. Shubham charbhe, dr. Seema atram, vol 12, issue 6, 2023, 306 – 312, 2277 - 7105

Vd. Bhavesh Patil:
  1. Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical evaluation of Alysicarpus longifolius W. and A. Prodr, AYU - Vol. 34/Issue 2/April-June 2013, 229-232, ISSN No. 0974-8520.
  2. A review on classical therapeutic uses of Bilva (Aegle marmelos Corr.), Pharma Science Monitor 5(2) Supl-1, April-June 2014, 21-30, ISSN No. 0976-7908.
  3. A review on controversial aspect of Gokshura, Pharma Science Monitor 5(3) Supl-1, Jul-Sep 2014, 71-80, ISSN No. 0976-7908.
  4. Diagnostic and treatment approach in Ayurveda w.s.r. to Vedic Medical Astrology, Pharmagene Vol. 2/ Issue 2, 36-38, ISSN No. 2321-0966 (Print) & 2321-0974 (Online).
  5. Variants of Tribulus species a scientific study through DNA RAPD molecular characterization, Indian J. Pharm. Biol. 2014; 2(4); 15-19, ISSN No. 2320-9267.
  6. A comparative study on different market samples and standard samples of Shalaparni through physicochemical methods and near infrared spectroscopy, Indian J. Pharm. Biol. 2014; 2(4); 20-25, ISSN No. 2320-9267

VD. Bipin Dhalpe:
  1. Critical analysis of Rasayana dravyas from Bhavprakash nighantu on the basis of Rasapanchaka,IJAAM-vol 3, issue 5 (2015),eISSN-2348-0173, pISSN-2395-3985.
  2. Critical analysis of Swasthahita dravyas from Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, Vol 4,1st January-April 2016, ISSN 2320-7329.
  3. Effect of Shodhana and Shamana Chikitsa in Eka Kushtha (PSORIASIS)-A Single Case study, WJPR, Vol 7, Issue 05,1059-1065, ISSN 2277-7105.
  4. Interview article on topic - “Heat waves in summer season and it’s general and ayurvedic management” published in Chitralekha, 24 April 2023
Papers Presentations By Faculty
Vd. Anil Kumar Shukla
  1. Presented a paper in the “25th Convocation & 27th National Seminar on “Ayurved Aahar-Swasth Bharat Ka Aadhar” held on 11th-12th March 2022 organised by RAV-National Academy of Ayurved, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Experimental study of a polyherbal formulation for Safety and antidiabetic activity in alloxan induced diabetic rats” in a national seminar on “Ayurveda Wisdom-A Solution for Life Style Disorders” organized by Directorate of AYUSH, Maharashtra State on 16th-17th February 2023 at DY Patil Auditorium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
  3. Presented a paper in the “National conference on Management of Nutritional Disorders-Challenges and Scope” held on 19th-20th January 2018 organised by Dept of AYUSH, Govt of Madhya Pradesh & National AYUSH Mission in collaboration with Pt Khushilal Sharma Govt Ayu College & Institute, Bhopal (M.P.)
  4. Presented a paper in the “WORLD CONGRESS OF AYURVEDA-2019” held on 14th-16th March 2019 organised by Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi & Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India.
  5. Presented a paper in the “6th World Ayurveda Congress -2014” held on 7th-9th November 2014 organized by Dept of AYUSH, Govt of India, in collaboration with World Ayurveda Foundation in New Delhi.
Awards Received By Faculty
Vd. Anil Kumar Shukla:
  1. Awarded 2 Gold medals from university for being the first in order of merit at final BAMS degree examination held in 1994 & securing highest marks in first to final year BAMS examinations from 1989-1994.
  2. Awarded Best Research Paper in the discipline of Pharmacognosy & Phyto-chemistry by Indian Drug Manufacturer Association (IDMA) in 2005.
  3. Awarded “Ayurved Excellence Scientist Award-2017” for outstanding research contributions in the field of Ayurved Pharmacology & Materia Medica during the “International Conference on Role of Basic Sciences in Translational Research” sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) organized by Mahima Research Foundation, on 28-29th October 2017 at Institute of Sciences, BHU, Varanasi.
  4. Awarded “Excellence in Ayurved Education Award-2021” for outstanding work in the field of Ayurved Education, DB group, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  5. “Dhanwantari Award-2021” by Vishwa Ayurved Parishad (Maharashtra State) & RA Podar Ayurvedic Medical College, Worli Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  6. Awarded “Bhishak Bhushan Award-2021” by Vagbhattsarani, Thrissur, Kerala.
  7. Awarded “Healthcare Changemakers of India-2021” Award by Healthcare for All (Wellness through Awareness) initiative by Heal India, New Delhi.

Vd. Seema Atram
Appreciation Award bestowed by Nature fit and R.A Podar Medical College (Ayu) ,Worli , Mumbai -18 in the year 2022

Vd. Bipin Dhalpe
Appreciation Award bestowed by Nature fit and R.A Podar Medical College (Ayu) ,Worli , Mumbai -18 in the year 2022
Research Activities

Name of Ph.D. Scholar

Title of Synopsis


Vd. Ashashri t. Shinde


A physicochemical and controlled clinical study of padmak (Prunus cerasoides d. Don) as vedanasthapak in supti.


Name of PG Scholar

Title of Synopsis



Vd. Suman N. Lal


The Pharmacognostical and Physicochemical study of Karvir mulatwak (Nerium odorum sol.) wst. to its in vitro antifungal activity.

Vd. Seema Atram

Vd.Shubham B Charbhe

A comparitive study of daruharidra (Berberis aristata) and its abhav pratinidhi dravya haridra (Curcurma longa) wrt. its antibacterial activity.

Vd. Seema Atram

Vd.Sushmita S Golatkar

A comparitive pharmacognostic and physicochemical study of authentic botanical source of vidanga (Embelia ribes burm.f.) with its adulterant species viz. Embelia tsjerium cottam a.d.c. and Maesa indica roxb.a.d.c. w.s r.to.its in vitro antihelminthic activity.

Vd. Bipin Dhalpe

Vd. Dhanashree S. Chavan

In vitro evalution of efficacy of nirgundi patra (Vitex nigundo linn.) As plant biopesticide on fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E.Smith) larvae.

Vd. Bipin Dhalpe

Vd. Hetal H. Vaghela


In vitro evalution Of efficacy of Dhatura patra (Dhatura metel Linn.) as plant Biopesticide on fallarmy worm (Spodoptera Frugiperda J.E.Smith) larvae

Vd. Bipin Dhalpe

Vd.Vidya N. Sawant

In vitro evalution of efficacy of Vacha rhizome   (Acorus calamus) as plant biopesticide on fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E.Smith) larvae.

Vd. Seema Atram

Vd. Suman N. Lal:
  1. Presented paper titled “A study on the efficacy of Lekhaniya Mahakashaya in the management of Sthaulya (obesity)” in National seminar Ayurveda wisdom – A solution for lifestyle disorders held on February 16-17, 2023 at Dr. D.Y. Patil Auditorium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
  2. Presented poster titled “Mental Health Awareness” in Late Vd. P.G. Nanal memorial National level inter – medical college competitions-2023 organised by Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal held on 31 January, 2023 at Tilak ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune.

Vd. Shubham Babanrao Charbhe:
  1. Paper published titled “ Therapeutic potential of different types of vajikarana ghrita in male infertility w.s.r. to charak samhita in World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (An ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Journal) ISSN 2277-7105 Volume 12, Issue 6, XXX-XXX. Published on Date: 06/04/2023.
  2. Paper presentation by Dr. Shubham Babanrao Charbhe at International conference on PANCHAGAVYA 2023 recent advances in Panchagavya research and innovation dated 11/03/2023 at Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & research centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra.
  3. Paper presentation by Dr. Shubham Babanrao Charbhe at International Seminar-2022” conducted by Ayurved Vyaspeeth at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Sabhagruha, Nagpur. On dated 12/11/2023 on topic "Role of Ayurveda in paediatric care wsr to matru stanya dushti".

Vd. Sushmita S. Golatkar:
1. Paper presentation at National Seminar- Ayurveda wisdom – A solution for lifestyle disorders held on February 16-17, 2023 at Dr. D.Y. Patil Auditorium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai on topic “Role of modern lifestyle in cervical spondylosis and its ayurvedic management”.