Dr. Shyamasundaran K. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the department of Kriya Shareeram, Amrita School of Ayurveda and Research Officer at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda.


  • 2016:  MD (Ay)
    SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan
    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.
  • 2011: BAMS
    Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research
    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.


  • RULA Awards for International Innovation & Betterment Excellence in Technical Research as Outstanding Young Researcher In Ayurvedic Manuscriptology-2018 

Professional Positions

  • Research-Co-ordinator, Aapyam Institute of Indigenous Sciences & Research, Bengaluru

Work Experience

  • Worked at Buddha Nursing Home and Kozhikode Ayurveda Pharmacy, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala.
  • Vaidyaratnam P S Varier’s Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal Hospital, Malappuram, Kerala.
  • Vaidyaratnam P S Varier’s Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal Factory, Malappuram, Kerala.
  • Assistant professor- Department of Ayurveda Samhita &Siddhanta, Parul Institute of Ayurved and Research, Vadodara, Gujarat.

Trained At

  • Dr. Y. Mahadeva Iyer‘s Sri Sharada Ayurvedic Hospital, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu under Dr. L. Mahadevan.
  • The Advanced Centre for Ayurveda in Mental Health and Neurological Sciences, Research unit of CCRAS for MānasaRōga, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
  • Sanjeevani Ayurveda and Yoga Centre, Chennai under Dr. PLT Girija
  • Oriented for clinical expertise in a speciality clinic for Respiratory and Skin Disorders


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Prajeeshnath E. N., Dr. Sushma, and Shyamasundaran K., “Concept of Immunomodulators in Cancer Treatment: An Ayurveda Outlook, AYU Journal(On Process)”, 2018.


D. Jyothi, Vyas, H. A., and Shyamasundaran K., “Unique features of an unexplored manuscript- Kashyapa Samhita”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 6, no. 7, 2018.[Abstract]

The Kashyapa Samhita is a well-known reference treatse for Paediatrics in Ayurveda.

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D. Jyothi, KK, D., and Shyamasundaran K., “Ayurvedic Manuscripts- A review”, Ayurpharm IJAAS, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 57 – 63, 2018.[Abstract]

The treasure of knowledge is still hidden in manuscripts in India. It is shocking that not even 5% of available manuscripts are brought into light till date. It is interesting to know the varieties of topics that are described in these manuscripts. Among this, Ayurvedic manuscripts are also available in a considerable amount. It is very important for any Ayurvedic fellow to preserve and publish such classics to revive the golden era of Ayurvedic system, till it is brought to the status of main stream of medicine. The institutionalised Ayurvedic study entirely depends on important classical books published by spectacular efforts of Ayurvedic and Sanskrit experts during pre and past independence time. This is an analytical review to explore the herculean task of reviving gigantic collection of Ayurvedic classics and explore it to global community so that the power of this knowledge system is used fruitfully to serve humanity. Only through enriching the source of knowledge and converting it into an implacable form as per present social life that the students and practitioners of Ayurvedic fraternity can be made confident and successful in their own field. This will open up different viewpoints and practical approaches about the medical system and resolve confusions and misunderstandings.

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Shyamasundaran K., “Relevance of modern diagnostic techniques in ayurvedic Diagnosis- An analysis through case studies”, JAIM, no. 2, 2017.


Shyamasundaran K., “Brief review on DantadhavanaDravya according to Brihatrayi”, World Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 430-435 , 2017.[Abstract]

Danta Dhavana is important procedure in daily routine. According to Ayurved it has more importance in prevention point of view. Ayurved Samhita i.e. Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita & Ashtang Sangraha/ Hridaya which are popularly known as Brihattrayi explains Danta Dhavana as a part of Dinacharya. In Charak Samhita and Ashtang Hridaya Danta Dhavana mentioned in Sutra Sthana which mainly focus on preventive aspect while Sushruta Samhita mentioned it in Chikitsa Sthana focuses its curative aspect. After observing modern pharmacological researches on various drug of Danta Dhavana proves its significance in today’s era. So this article is an attempt to make a brief review on Danta Dhavana Dravya’s

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D. Jyothi, Vaidya, S. M., Sriharsha, K. V., and Shyamasundaran K., “Understanding of Asatkaryavada in clinical application - A case study”, PunarnaV - An International Peer Reviewed Ayurved Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 07-08/2014, 2014.[Abstract]

INTRODUCTION: Applied Principles of Darshana are observed in Ayurveda classics. Asatkaryavada is one of such theory which finds its application in Ayurveda. It was put forth by Bouddha, Nyaya & Vaisheshika Darshana. According to this theory Karyotpatti is entirely a new process & Karya is different from Karana.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the context of understanding the etiopathogenesis of a disease where the hetu and the karya is not in accordance is selected. Such a case of Apabahuka, a form of Vatavyadhi where in the hetu is different from the Karya which is referred to as sthoulya upadrava was considered.

RESULT: The understanding of the disease in the perspective of sthoulya upadravajanya vatavyadhi resembles the principle of Asatkarya vada and hence equating this theory for the analysis and interpretation in the perspective of disease is well noted. The theory of Asatkaryavada is a useful in analysis of Karya karana Sambandha which occurs by Kramavriddhi i.e., in a step by step process. Karana results in Karya but the same is not appreciated in all cases when applied to diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Thus the theory has helped to assess the presentation of Vatavyadhi as a sequel of Shleshmakara nidana.

DISCUSSION: The theory of Asatkaryavada propounds that Karya (Asthi Kshaya) is different from Karana (Divaswapnadi Sthoulyakara karana). This theory is useful to analyse samprapti (karya) which is produced after Hetu upamardana by the process of Kramavriddhi. Intending a positive line of approach in this condition, the process of destruction i.e Kramadhvamsa can be applied for Samprapti Vightana. The study also brings out the influence of Darshana in Ayurveda in applied form, as the utility get changed from Darshanas to Ayurveda.

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Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Title


Shyamasundaran K., “Normal Delivery- Ayurvedic Possibilities with Case Study (Scientific Paper)”, International Seminar- Global Ayurveda Festival. 2015.


Shyamasundaran K., “Hepato-Protective Action of Ayurvedic Drugs in Paracetamol Induced Liver Toxicity (Scientific Paper)”, National Seminar-Samavarta. 2015.


Shyamasundaran K., “Management of PrasaktaChardi with the Application of GunaSiddhanta (Scientific Paper)”, National Seminar-Vaidyanadham. 2014.


Shyamasundaran K., “Importance of NaimittikaRasayana in the Management of Bronchial diseases in old age-A case study (Scientific Paper)”, National Seminar-Siddhanta Vaibhava. 2013.


Shyamasundaran K., “Nasya- Its Therapeutic effect on UrdhwaJatruVikaras (Scientific Paper)”, National Seminar on Eye Disorders. 2009.