Qualification: 
MD, BAMS
dhanyas@ay.amrita.edu

Dr. Dhanya S. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Rasasastra and Bhaishajyakalpana, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri. She also serves as a Research Officer at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amritapuri. She pursued her BAMS from Government Ayurveda College Thrippunithura, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala; M. D. in Rasasastra and Bhaishajyakalpana from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Scientific Paper Presentations

  • Role of SariraSodhana in Rasachikitsa - National Seminar at Ayurveda College Coimbatore
  • Role of Shilajatu in the management of Diabetes, Ayurvision - 2016 – National Conference at Manipal University.
  • Role of Yashadabhasma in the management of Madhumeha – at Vajra 2016 International Ayurveda Conclave, Trissur
  • Role of some classical Ayurvedic formulations in the management of Cancer –International Seminar at Pankajakasturi Ayurveda medical college.

M. D. Dissertation

  • “Physiochemical Evaluation of Yashadapushpa and its invitro antibacterial effect in selected pathogens causing Eye diseases”

Work Experience

  • Worked as consultant doctor with AmritavarshiniAyurvedic Charitable Clinic(managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math) at Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram(2008-2015)
  • Worked as lecturer in KriyaSareeram and Swasthavrittam at Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam.

Workshops

  • ‘Jnanadeepana’, A contrive to Ashtasamskaras of Parada and workshop on PottaliKalpana, Rasalinganirmana and Misraloha at MVR Ayurveda medical college, Parassinikkadavu.
  • A Pre Conference Workshop on ‘Scientific Writing’ as a trainee during Amrita Samyogam 2017 – International Conference On Integrative Ayurveda and Modern Medicine at AIMS, Kochi.

Visits to GMP approved Pharmacies

  • SKM Siddha and Ayurveda Company private limited, Erode, Coimbatore.
  • Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited, Mumbai.
  • Ayukalp UAP Pharma Manufacture & Exporter of Ayurvedic& Herbal medicine,Ahmedabad.
  • Siddheswara Ayurveda Pharmacy, Palakkad.
  • Weekly posting at Amrita life Health care Limited, Vallickavu.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2018

Dhanya S., “A Review Article on the Role of Some Classical Ayurvedic Formulations in the Management of Cancer”, Int.j.Pharm.Rev.Res. , vol. 48, no. 1, 2018.

2018

Dhanya S., “A Review Article on the Role of Some Metallic and Mineral Drugs in the Management of Diabetes”, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 183-188, 2018.[Abstract]


Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that is caused by unhealthy behaviour, habits and practises. Obstinate urinary disorders with increased urinary flow are grouped together as prameha in Ayurveda. Common symptom for all pramehas is that urine is increased in quantity and is altered in consistency. The need to develop more efficient drugs with minimum side effects and cost for the treatment of prameha is very necessary. Prameha is a disease which requires lifelong medication. In its chronic state, it may manifest many complications and sometimes compromise the quality of life of the patient. So along with controlling the disease, prevention of complication and improvement in the quality of life of the patient is equally important. Classical Ayurvedic treatment of prameha includes ahara, achara, vyayama, samana chikitsa (internal medication), sodhana chikitsa (purification processes) and rasayana (rejuvenation) therapy. Rasasastra (Ayurvedic Chemistry) has been successful from very early times in using various formulations in preventing or treating prameha. Some of the important formulations that can be used for treating prameha in Rasasastra are Yashada bhasma, Swarna makshika bhasma, Shilajatu prayoga, Vanga bhasma etc. In the present work we are discussing about the role of these formulations in the management of prameha. The aim of this work is to provide a general outline about diabetes and its management by following the principles of Ayurveda.

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2017

Dhanya S., “A Comparative Analytical study of Zinc compounds – Yashada Pushpa and Yashadabhasma with Ayurvedic and Modern Parameters”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 92-96, 2017.[Abstract]


Quality of a product is very important, especially in the Pharmaceutical industry. To establish quality, every product requires certain analytical standards or parameters. These are more essential and mandatory, particularly in case of drugs and formulations. Present work is a comparative study on Yashada pushpa and Yashada bhasma with different analytical parameters. For preparing Yashada pushpa, Yashada was purified in general and specific purification methods. Then intense heat was given to the purified Yashada in a musha. Yashada bhasma taken for the study was procured from a GMP certified pharmacy. Both the samples were tested with modern and Ayurvedic parameters to know the physical and chemical characteristics of the products. Organoleptic characters gave an idea about the physical properties of the samples. The pH values showed that both the products were basic in nature. Loss on drying values or the moisture contents of both the samples were less. Ash values of the products showed that the organic matter present in both the samples was less. The XRD identified both the products as Zinc oxide. The Atomic absorption spectroscopy showed the presence of Zinc as major portion along with the other elements like Fe, Pb, Cu, Sn, Mg, Mn in the final product in both the samples. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that Pushpa had crystalline and polyhedral particles in it and bhasma had amorphous structure. Also Yashada bhasma had comparatively smaller particle size than Yashada pushpa. So Yashada bhasma may be better than pushpa in internal administration. Since the pharmaceutical processing of pushpa is comparatively easier and less time consuming than bhasma, Yashada pushpa can be used instead of bhasma where ever ZnO is used as external medicine.

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2017

Dhanya S., “A Review Article on Kshetrikarana – Sarira Shodhana in Rasasastra”, International Journal of Pharma Research & Review (IJPRR), vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 1-4, 2017.[Abstract]


Major objectives of Rasasastra is to make the body free from diseases and help to attain moksha in this life itself. This is called dehavada. It can be achieved by application of processed (samskarita) parada into the body. Just like the land has to be ploughed and prepared before sowing seeds, body (kshetra) has to be made fit through specified procedures of panchakarma before administration of rasoushadhas. Panchakarma therapy is a very important and essential part of Ayurvedic treatment. Panchakarma therapy includes five purification procedures of the body through different routes. Making the body (kshetra) fit for administration of rogasamanaoushadhas (rasa ouashadhas) and rasayanaoushadhas through specified procedures of panchakarma to attain better results in terms of disease cure and rejuvenation is called Kshetrikarana in Rasachikitsa. The process of kshetrikarana is mentioned in different Rasasastra texts like Ayurveda prakasha, Rasatarangini, Rasahrdayatantra etc in the context of Parada sevanavidhi (intake of mercurial preparations). Pachana, snehana, swedana, vamana and virechana are the kayashodhana procedures according to Ayurveda prakasha. After Kshetrikarana, suitable medicines are administered along with proper diet to cure prevailing ailments.Here is a compilation work on the different views about sarirashodhana according to different classical Rasasastra text books - Rasatarangini, Rasahrdayatantra, Ayurveda prakasha and Anandakanda.

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2017

Dhanya S., “A Review on Ashtadasha Samskara of Parada”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, vol. 8, no. 4, 2017.