Dr. Rajeshwari P. N. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Shalya Tantra, School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. She received her BAMS Degree from Alva's Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, in June 2007. She completed her MD from Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore (Rajiv gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka) in the area of Shalya Tantra in 2010 and pursued her PhD in Shalya Tantra from National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan (Jodhpur University) in 2014.

She worked as Lecturer in the postgraduate department of Shalya Tantra for 2 years at Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, Karnataka. She has postgraduate teaching experience in Anatomy for MD Rachana Shareera in Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, Karnataka. She has postgraduate and undergraduate teaching experience in Shalya Tantra during her PhD at NIA Jaipur. She has been working as Assistant Professor and Consultant in the postgraduate department of Shalya Tantra, Amrita School of Ayurveda & Hospital since January 2015. She has authored / co- authored more than 20 national publications and medical journals. Specialized in Shalya Tantra, Dr. Rajeshwari's areas of interest are Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda and Fundamental Research and Evidence Based Scientific Writing. She is successful in treating Anorectal and Spine diseases in Outpatient & Inpatient units of Amrita Ayurveda Hospital.

Research Credential

  • Worked as Research Expert for Shathayu Ayurveda wellness centre, Bangalore
  • Worked as Executive Editor of Prajnaanam – Alva’s Journal for allied Health
  • Associate Editor of Anveshana  Ayurveda Medical Journal (www.aamj.in)
  • Regular Editorial and Cognizance column writer for Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal

Scientific Paper Presentations

  1. Ayurvision – 2008, 1st International & 27th National Conference of NIMA – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – Role of Rasayana chikitsa in shlyatantra
  2. World Ayurveda Congress Jaipur Dec 2008- Role of rehabilitation techniques in the management of fractures – Sushruta’s view.
  3. Global Ayurveda Conference and Health Expo – Bharateeya Vidyapeeth University, Pune-Role of rehabilitation techniques in the management of fractures – Sushruta’s view

Resource Person

  1. Etio-pathogenesis of anorectal diseases: NRHM programme on Ksharasutra held at GAMC, Bangalore on 14.03.14
  2. Writing a scientific manuscript : For PG students at GAMC Bangalore on 08.04.14


Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2015 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari and Shringi, M. K., “A comparative clinical study on the efficacy of Agni Karma & Eranda Taila yoga in Gridhrasi”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 12-16, 2015.[Abstract]

The method of Agnikarma is prevalent in our country since many centuries. Acharya Sushruta has preached, practiced and documented the details of Agnikarma which is followed by many renowned authorities till date. Most diseases of present day are due to altered life style.Gridhrasi (Sciatica) is one such disease which is gaining prevalence in the present scenario.Sciatica has a life time incidence rate of 13 – 40% and rare in ages below 20, at its peak in the 5th decade and reducing thereafter. Various treatment modalities have been mentioned by Ācharyas for Gridhrasi. Among them Agnikarma has been mentioned as superior. Pain is the main symptom of Gridhrasi and Agnikarma helps in painful conditions. As a part of conservative management Eranda Taila Yoga available in Bharatha Bhaishajya rathnakara is taken for the trial in the form of internal medication (paana) and enema (basti).

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2015 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, “A case report of an integrated approach in Distal Radio-Ulnar joint stiffness”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 71-73, 2015.[Abstract]

Wrist joint stiffness is the common ailment which we come across in our practice after cast removal. The diagnosis of the condition and providing suitable rehabilitation techniques at the earliest restores the normal status of joint. In this regard, a case of a young patient with Distal Radio-Ulnar Joint stiffness presenting with restriction of pronation and supination after cast removal was treated with an integrated approach of Ayurveda and Physiotherapy successfully and it is hereby reported here.

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2013 Journal Article B. Mrinal, Bandana, S., PN Rajeshwari, Kumar, M. Sisir, and Sharma, S. K., “An aetiopathological study of Yuvan pidaka w.s.r. to Rakta and Shukra dusti and therapeutic trial of respective Shodhak drugs”, IAMJ, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 1-6, 2013.[Abstract]

Acharya Sushruta was the first and foremost to mention a whole group of skin diseases which have an adverse effect on the appearance and personality of an individual and having surgical or para surgical measures as its cure. He named these ailments as “kshudra roga”. Yuvan pidaka is one of them. Modern science believes that it is due to infection of certain organ, but the disease is no more a simple reaction to bacterial infection. It is complex nature of underlying stress, influencing of endocrine glands of the body, particularly the ovary and testis, race, age, nutritional status, temperature, excessive use of cosmetics also influence the aetiology to a greater extent. Present study for this subject has been carried out on 60 patients in two groups. Result in group B was satisfactory than group A. During the trial period no side effect was seen in any patient.

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2013 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, Verma, A., B., P. B., and P., V. J., “Probiotics in Ayurveda”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 2, 2013.[Abstract]

In the present era one of the most important words attached with the products sold in the markets is Probiotics. Probiotics are those bacteria which are good for our body and health. There are several kinds of bacteria found in our intestines playing an important role in maintaining the health of body and intestines. These bacteria prevent the growth of harmful type of bacteria and several types of chemicals which are essential for body to maintain healthy state. In Ayurveda Takra is considered as the source of Probiotic. The present paper highlights each of these points as per Ayurvedic with suitable correlation and concludes as per Ayurvedic concepts.

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2013 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, Sarma, B., Baishya, M., and Verma, J. P., “Efficacy of Varunadi Kwath in the management of Kaphaja Ashmari(Vesical Phosphate Calculus) -A Clinical study”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 2, 2013.[Abstract]

One of the most common causes for calculi formation is urine infection which leads to calculi formation. When we see the symptoms and consistency of Kaphaja Ashmari mentioned in Ayurvedic texts it may be correlated with the phosphate calculus in modern medical science. In Ayurveda, kapha dosha in increased quantity has been accepted as the main reason for the formation of Mutrashmari. In the present clinical study, 30 patients of Kaphaja Mutrashmari, were treated with Varunadi Kwatha for 90 days and the effect of the drug on the signs and symptoms were evaluated. The trial compound has shown encouraging symptomatic relief in most of the clinical features with expulsion of calculi. During the trial periods the treated group had shown no side effects of the drug compound

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2013 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, “Standardization and clinical evaluation of efficacy of Guggulu chitraka Kshara sutra in the management of Fistula in ano”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 4, 2013.[Abstract]

Bhagandar (fistula-in-ano) is explained as one among the eight major diseases in Ayurvedic texts. This disease is recurrent in nature which makes it more difficult for
treatment. So it produces inconvenience in routine life. Kshar Sutra has been proved as a big revolution in the treatment of fistula-in-ano. It is the need to do further researches to get more efficient Kshar Sutra. In the present research work Guggulu Chitraka Kshar Sutra has been taken for the study to standardise and evaluate its efficacy clinically. Fifteen patients of fistula-in-ano were selected from OPD/IPD of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. The study revealed that the effect of Guggulu Chitraka Kshar Sutra was efficient in reducing itching, pus discharge, tenderness and burning sensation and the rate of Unit Cutting Time was satisfactory. Accordingly the study was performed and the result has been statistically interpreted.

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2013 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, Veena, K., and Venkatesh, B. A., “Efficacy of Kadalikanda swarasa in the management of Mutrashmari (Urolithiasis)- A clinical study”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 5, 2013.[Abstract]

Ashmari (Urolithiasis) is one of the major causes of abdominal pain. It is one of the major problems in surgical practice and the problem of recurrence is always troublesome to the surgeons. The therapies which are available in different systems of medicine cannot avoid the pathogenesis of calculus. So, recurrence of calculus even after removal is becoming a great problem and constant efforts are being made to evolve an effective treatment as well as prevention of recurrence of the disease. The objective of present study was evaluatation of the efficacy of Kadalikanda swarasa in the management of Mutrashmari. Kadali kanda swarasa is described in Charaka samhitha in mootrakrichradhikara which is indicated in Kaphaja Moothrakrichra with kulatha yusha anupana.

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2012 Journal Article S. Arawatti, Pragya, S., PN Rajeshwari, Murthy, S., and Kushwaha, H. K., “Standardization and clinical evaluation of Nimba Ksharasutra in the management of Bhagandara (Fistula in ano)”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 223-226, 2012.[Abstract]

Fistula-in-ano is one of the most common and notorious disease among all anorectal disorder. It is recurrent in nature which makes it more and more difficult for treatment. It produces inconveniences in routine life. It causes discomfort and pain that creates problem in day to day activities. Ksharsutra has been proved as a big revolution in the treatment of fistula in ano. It is the need of time to do further researches on ksharsutra to get more efficient ksharsutra. In the present research work prepared Nimba ksharsutra was standardized as mentioned by Proff. S. S. Handa. 40 diagnosed cases of fistula in ano were selected from the OPD/IPD of anorectal unit of shalyatantra department of National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur. Total patients were divided into two groups. The patients of Group A were treated with standard ksharsutra and the patients of Group B were treated with Nimba ksharsutra. Nimba ksharsutra showed better results in unit cutting time, pus discharge, burning sensation and itching.

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2012 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, K., B., Shringi, M. K., N., M. B., and Arawatti, S., “Comparative Clinical study of Jathyadi varti and Aragwadadi varti in the management of Nadi Vrana (Pilonidal sinus)”, International Research Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 135-138, 2012.[Abstract]

Nadi vrana (pilodnial sinus), a type of Dushta vrana, commonly seen in Sacro-coccygeal region, is a condition where in a blind tract os formed, with its opening in the skin or near the cleft at the top of buttocks and containing hair. Ayurveda advises the use of Varti(medicated wick) in the management of nadi vrana which is very safe,economical and effective, Hence, a comparitive clinical study was done using Jatyadi varti and Aragwadadi varti with 15 patients in each group and it was found that Jatyadi varti showed highly significant results.

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2011 Journal Article PN Rajeshwari, A., S. S., K., H. R., A., V. B., and K., S. M., “Rujakara Marma – A conceptual review”, International Research Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. 47-48, 2011.[Abstract]

Marmas are part of a greate sacred physiology which maps the special sacred points just as the earth has its sacred sites and energy currents according to sacred geography. It is must to learn the sacred geography of your own body inorder to attune ourselves both to Earth and to the great cosmos. Rujakara Marmas are the vital points in the human body which are 8 in number as Manibandha, Gulpha, Kurchashira in the upper limb and Kurchashira in the lowe limb, each being two in number and cause sever ain when injured, hence the name "RUJAKARA", The present paper highlights each of these points anatomically as per Ayurvedic literature and their modern correlation and try to conclude as what they can be compared structurally in the modern terms. More »»
Publication Type: Book
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2012 Book PN Rajeshwari, Hibare, R. K., and Shringi, M. K., Scientific Re-establishment of Rujakara Marma using Algometer (with Reference to Pain threshold points). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012, p. 80.[Abstract]

Rujakara Marmas are one among the classifications of Marma and they are 8 in number. Any injury to these Marmas exhibits pain as the main symptom. Hence there is a need for early management. The lack of aptness in the description provoked for the present work. Identification of Marma according to the site based on underlying anatomical structures and understanding the concept with scientific interpretation were the first step to throw light over this topic.

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