Qualification: 
MD, BAMS

Dr. Leena P. Nair, MD (Ayu),(PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Principles, joined Amrita School of Ayurveda in the year 2011. Previously she was working as the Consultant Physician at Ayurjeevanam, Mannar, since 2004. She is a post graduate in Ayurveda Siddhanta from Alvas Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, RGUHS, Bangalore, in the year 2011. She also holds additional qualifications in Diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy (DYN) from CCRYN & PGDPK from KMC Manipal, MAHE. Currently she is pursuing her Ph. D. from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She has 8 years of teaching experience including 5 years & 8 months of post graduate teaching. She has guided more than 10 PG scholars and has more than 30 scholarly publications in various scientific journals including scopus indexed. She is interested in delivering public awareness classes on Psychology, Philosophy and Public Health and also participates in medical camps in association with various NGOs and local governing bodies. She holds the additional charge of Coordinator, Exam Control Division (Internal), since 2016. She served as the Organising Secretary of Hridayamritham 2015 – a National Parayana Programme on Astanga Hridaya and organising committee member of Charaka Tatvamritham, Hridaya Parayanam, Hridayavabodhanam & Jnanamritham series conducted every year. She has been appointed as the Examiner in various universities. She holds various positions in Ayurveda Medical Association of India in district & state level.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

K. V. Priyada, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Life profile of Vaikath Parameswaran Moothath, a polymath.”, J Ayurveda Integr Med, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 69-71, 2019.

2018

Athira P., Dr. Leena P. Nair, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Chatushka methodology :A unique contribution of Charaka Samhita”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. Volume II, Science -2, 2018.

2018

Lekshmi V. R., Haritha Chandran, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Importance of Sanskrit language in learning Ayurveda”, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), vol. 3, pp. 159–164, 2018.[Abstract]


Textual knowledge and practical knowledge is inevitable to learn and practice any scientific subjects. To master the text, one must be mastered the language in which the original text has been written. The science of Ayurveda has written in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is a language which has a scientifically structured grammar. By adding the prefixes and suffixes, it gives varied meaning to a single word. So, one has to learn it perfectly while handling that language. Even the same root can express different meanings as they are listed under different groups which undergo various grammatical processes. The knowledge in the learning tools used is very important in learning the scientific scripts written in Sanskrit.

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2018

Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Ravinder Korede, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Comparitive analysis of Caraka’s Tantrayukti and Vadamarga and its application for logical interpretation of concepts in Samhita-A Review”, Ayushdhara-An International Journal of Research in Ayush & Allied Systems, 2018.

2018

Parvathy J., Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Tantrayukti for the better understanding of Ayurveda classics”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. II, Science -2, 2018.

2018

D. Dhanya Krishnan, Dr. Ramdas P. V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Nyaya (Maxims) and its Applied Aspect in Charaka Samhita - A Review”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

Haritha Vijayan, Dr. Leena P. Nair, and Haritha Chandran, “Shastra Jnanopaya - An Overview in Ayurvedic Perspective”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

D. Sukanya V. S., Dr. Haroon Irshad, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Vada and Vadamarga - Its utility in Ayurveda”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

D. Lekshmi V. R., Haritha Chandran, Dr. Ramdas P. V., and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Concept of Tantra Dosha in Ayurveda”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., no. 2, 2018.

2018

Priyada K. V., Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Importance of Tantra Gunas mentioned in Charaka Samhita”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 2, 2 vol., 2018.

2018

Praneetha Kesavan V., Dr. Haroon Irshad, Akhilesh Shukla, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Understanding Sukha and Dukha from Ayurvedic Perspective”, Aryavaidyan - A Quarterly journal on Ayurveda And Allied Sciences, 2018.

2018

Thanusree N. Nair, Akhilesh Shukla, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Review of Ayuvedic Strategies to Overcome Nidranasha and Improve Quality of Life”, Journal of clinical and diagnostic research, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. KE01-KE05, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction: Insomnia is the most commonly reported sleep problem, which profoundly affects the person’s quality of life. In Ayurveda various non-pharmacological methods related with dietary modifications, physical and psychological factors are well described for the effective management of Nidranasha (primary insomnia) and to improve the quality of life.

Aim: To explore the non-pharmacological strategies for the effective management of Nidranasha (primary insomnia) from the perspective of Ayurveda.

Comparison with Pharmacologic Treatments: Various pharmacological compounds are effectively used for the symptomatic treatment of insomnia such as hypnotics, antidepressants, neuroleptics etc., however, their safety, dependency and adverse effect remains a matter of concern among physicians, when used for the long-term. Ayurvedic approaches can be a better choice in this situation.

Materials and Methods: For this, Ayurevda classics have been thoroughly studied, PubMed was searched using key words, Anidra, Nidranasha and non-pharmacological treatment for insomnia from Ayurveda, the free full text article published during 2000 to 2017 were reviewed. The information was also taken from the modern medical science article from the same year and from the official web page of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Results: A total of 5 free full text articles from Ayurveda and 40 from modern medicine were found in the PubMed search. Information from the classical Ayurveda texts and published articles both were utilized in this review.

Conclusion: Ayurveda gives importance to the natural sleep for the maintenance of health. It is always better that Nidranasha (primary insomnia) should be initially managed without the use of any pharmacological compound.

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2018

Manu Madhavan A., Akhilesh Shukla, Dr. Leena P. Nair, J. S. Mund, and Ravinder Korede, “A review on influence of Ahara(Diet) on Mental Health from Ayurvedic Perspective”, International Journal of Reseach in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, vol. 9, no. 2, 2018.[Abstract]


Ayurvedic principles of Ahara (diet) are designed to take care of both physical and mental aspects of health of human being. Ayurveda emphasizes that the diet should be customized for each individual according to physical condition, Sharirika and ManasikaPrakriti (physical and mental constitution), Agnibala (digestive power), seasonal and daily changes and other natural factors surrounding an individual. In Ayurveda Ahara is considered as one among the Trayopasthambha (three subsidiary pillars that are Ahara-diet, Nidra-sleep and Brahmacharya-regulated sexual act).Unhealthy dietary habits are well quoted by Ayurveda in the pathogenesis of mental disorders such as Unmada (insanity), Apasmara (epilepsy), Atatvabhinivesha (psychic
perversion) etc.Though there is no direct classification of Ahara in classical text based on ManasikaGunas (psychic features), this can be well understood with the relationship between Sharirika and Manasika Dosha (physical and mental humors). The present review is intended to highlight the Ayurvedic aspects of significance of Ahara in relation to mental health. The matter was collected mainly from the Brihatrayee Grantha (Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Astanga Hridaya and Sangraha), the published articles in reputed journals, authentic webpages and PubMed. Ayurvedic concept of Ahara emphasize that good physical strength, intellect, complexion, cheerfulness, good voice, happiness, contentment all are dependent on the diet which we
consume.

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2018

D. Shweta Hegde, Dr. Leena P. Nair, Haritha Chandran, and Dr. Haroon Irshad, “Pandulipi Samshodhak: A Manuscript Editor”, International Journal of Sanskrit Research (IJSR 2018), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 91-96, 2018.[Abstract]


Manuscriptology is the science dealing particularly with the study of manuscripts or old literary documents. Before the writing & printing speaking was the medium of transmitting ideas. Man evolved the technique of oral communication by the use of sounds. In India Vedas were transmitted from generation to generation only through speaking & hearing. Writing was done on walls of caves, clay cylinders, stone, wood, metal, pottery etc. Later on writing on leaves -Palm, bark of Bhurja, cloth, papyrus & parchment by incising or inscribing. India has the largest number of Manuscripts in the world. In India there are a large number of Manuscripts and other documents written during the last several centuries and now available in different Institutions. In fact the number is so large and wide spread even rough estimate is also difficult. Lots of difficulties can be faced while studying the manuscript. Searching, getting and reading the manuscript need lots of effort. To overcome that C-DAC developed a software called Pandu lipi samshodhak which helps the literary scholar to easily find the manuscript source, availability, condition and all the facilities to study and translation to the universal language English.

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2017

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Dash, D. Lopamudra, Mishra, D. Abhaya kum, and Mund, D. Jaya Shank, “An Ayurvedic View of Dietetic Rules as a Preventive & Curative Aspect to Manage the Life Style Disorder”, IJARR, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017.

2017

Dr. Leena P. Nair, john, D. J., Nampoodiri, D. V., and Mund, D. J. Shankar, “Spirituality -A Common Thread in Various System of medicine”, Ayurveda Journal of Health, 2017.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Sures, D. Suramya, Akhilesh Shukla, Irshad, D. H., and Mund, D. Jaya Shank, “Significance of Natural Sleep & Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Health”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, vol. 7897, pp. 2277-4343, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, suresh, D. Suramya, Shukla, D. Akhilesh, Irshad, D. Haroon, and Mund, D. J. Shankar, “Concept of Vegadharana in View of Prevalence of Diseases in Females”, Global journal of research on medicinal plants & Indigenous Medicine, vol. 5, no. 4, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, G, D. Sreeja K., Mund, D. Jayashanka, and Nampoodiri, D. V., “Manuscriptology Relevance for Ayurveda”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Kuriakose, E., Korede, R., and Mund, J., “Concept of Amalapitta in Kashyapa Samhita An Appraisal”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016.

2016

Dr. Leena P. Nair, John, J., Shukla, A., Nampoodiri, V., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Basics of Manuscriptology”, Unique journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines, vol. 4, no. 1, 2016.

2014

Dr. Leena P. Nair and Suresh, S., “Anutva and Ekatva of Manas”, Concept of mind in Nyayavaisheshika and Ayurveda, Proceedings of National Seminar , 2014.

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Year of Publication Title

2017

Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Aharam-AYURVEDATHIL”, Amritadarshanam-2017, 2017.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2011

Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Comprehensive Study on Madhyashareera W.S.R to Body Mass Index ( BMI)”, D- Space of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. 2011.