For more details visit:http://www.ashwagandha.tkTeam Name: “Ayurpreachers”Team Slogan: “A Novel approach for health with Ayurveda”Significance of Team Name: Ayurpreachers = Ayurveda + PreachersAyurveda means ancient science of life and Preachers mean promoters, thus we have kept thename as it is most suitable & related to our aim and topic.TEAM MEMBERS: LEADER – Hardik K. SoniMyself Hardik K. Soni, R&D Executive of Vasu Research Centre (A Division of VasuHealthcare Pvt. Ltd.), Vadodara, Gujarat, India. I think every person in this world wants to fulfilldesire of its soul. From my childhood days I am interested to know about our ancient science i.e.Ayurveda. That is why I have chosen it as career objective it’s my sound of soul. I havecompleted NATIONAL PROJECT: Indigenous scientific knowledge for a better tomorrowheld by N.C.S.C. (Dept. of science & technology, Govt. of India) in Dec.2001 and was awardedby Dr. APJ Abdul kalam when I was in Higher secondary for the same.Presently, I am persuing my Ph.D. and working as well. I have completed my M.Pharm(Ayurved) - Pharmacology & B.Pharm (Ayurved) from well-known Gujarat Ayurved University,Jamnagar securing Gold Medals throughout study period.I have various other achievements stated below, Certificate of Subject Talent Search Test (G.S.E.B.,Gandhinagar) on Feb.2000 Yoga Certificate (Gujarat Ayurved University) Attended youth leadership seminar hosted by Rotary Club of Rajkot midtown from 14to16th Nov.2005
Attended youth leadership seminar hosted by Rotary Club of Surendranagar in 2004- 2005. Certificate of Bhartiya Sanskriti Knowledge Examination. Certificate course of “General Course on Intellectual Property” sponsored by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Received GOLD MEDAL from State Bank of India, Ahmedabad for best achievement/ talent award in the field of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, June 2010.My International and National Research Papers are stated below,International: 1. Standardization of single herb capsules of Manjistha, Kokam and Punarnava with assessment of their Nutritional value, Journal of Pharmacy Research (2010) 3(8),1899- 1902. [ISSN: 0974-6943] 2. Standardization of Polyherbal Formulation – Acnovin Active Syrup (Blood Purifier), Inventi rapid: Nutraceuticals (2010) Vol.1, Issue 2. [ISSN 0976-3872] 3. Evaluation of herbal formulation (capsule) containing Ashwagandha as a single herb with their nutritional value determination, International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, Volume: I: Issue-3: Nov-Dec 2010. [ISSN 0976-4550] 4. Sitagliptin – A Novel Drug in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, inventi rapid: Pharmacy Practice (2010) Vol.1, Issue 2. [ISSN 0976-3848] – Review Article 5. Prostate cancer: A novel approach of the treatment through herbal medicine, Inventi rapid: Ethanopharmacology (2010) Vol.1, Issue 3. [ISSN 0976-3805] – Review Article 6. A Pharmacological Investigation into Cytoprotective Activity of Kalasakadi Kashayam (Indian Herbal Proprietary Formulation) on Acetic Acid Induced Ulcerative Colitis in Rats, Inventi rapid: Ethanopharmacology (2010) Vol.1, Issue 3. [ISSN 0976-3805]National: 1. Evaluation of anti diabetic activity of Glucova -A Herbal Formulation. (Submitted for research article in ‘The Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine’)My International and National Poster presentation are as follows,International:
1. “Cytoprotective Activity of Kalasakadi Kashayam on acetic acid induced ulcerative colitis in rats” in 2nd Biennial International Conference on New Developments in Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines November 20-24, NIPER, SAS Nagar – 160 062, Panjab, India. 2. “Anti-diabetic activity of Glucova – A Herbal Formulation” in 2nd Biennial International Conference on New Developments in Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines November 20-24, NIPER, SAS Nagar – 160 062, Panjab, India. 3. “Standardization of single herb capsules of Manjistha, Kokam and Punarnava with assessment of their Nutritional value” in 2nd Biennial International Conference on New Developments in Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines November 20-24, NIPER, SAS Nagar – 160 062, Panjab, India.I have also filled one patent on “Herbal Formulation for Respiratory Tract Problems, Coughcuriosa and Asthma in Unique Dosage Form”I hope that I am able to impart my little knowledge to my research fellows and assist themwhatever I can. My team is my supportive pillar to share my knowledge with you. Every personhas special ability and interest so I request you all to share your precious knowledge for thebetterment of our science. LEARNER 1 – Sana BangliwalaOne of my learners, Sana, has completed her bachelor’s degree in the subject of Biotechnologyfrom Mumbai University. Presently she is working as a project trainee at Vasu Research Centre(A Division of Vasu healthcare Pvt. Ltd), under my guidance, for the partial fulfillment of herMasters Degree in the subject of Herbal Sciences from Ramnarian Ruia college, MumbaiUniversity.She is currently working on a project titled “Standardization and Evaluation of Polyherbalformulation of an Anti dandruff oil and a Hair fall control oil”. She is here to learn andunderstand the practices of the Pharmaceutical world and also to increase her knowledge aboutthis field and also about the ongoing research projects around the world in the fields ofBiotechnology and Herbal Sciences. She is a good learner and a good student. She is very sincere
about her work. She has good communication skills; this will be helpful to me during this test /contest.Sana is of valuable help to me in the Standardization of various herbal formulations at VRC,Analysis of the formulation and also in the determination of its active constituents. She is ofgood support in the ongoing research projects at Vasu Research Centre i.e. on prostate cancer ,Psoriasis, etc. LEARNER 2 – Krunal UkaniMy another learner, Krunal, pursuing his M.pharm in Pharmacognosy from Jaipur NationalUniversity, Rajasthan. He got 65.67% in 1st yr M.pharm & recently he is doing his dissertationwork from Vasu Research Center under my guidance . He completed his B.pharm with totalaggregated 66.0 % from RGUHS Banglore in year 2008. He has good experience of 6 months asMedical Representative in Pinnacle CVN a division of LUPIN pharma ltd. & has also takenexperience of 2 months as post of pharmacist in Government Primary Health Center. As he isperforming under my guidance I found that he is talented scholar & he gives his best effort to getbest. Every time he shows positive attitude about any work and is very curious & enthusiastic todo new things.He is currently working in different projects of Vasu Research Centre like Isolation of activeconstituents from herbal source, standardization of ayurvedic formulations, sophisticatedinstrument handling etc.Reason for participating in this test:Research in herbal medicine, although, has been carried out largely in the world, informationabout it is very scattered and not easily available. We think and hope that this platform will helpus to gather this information. This will help us to do advanced research in the same field andhence be useful to the society. Also, we would like to share and increase our knowledge with ourresearch fellows. It’s good to be updated about the novel ongoing research in and around theworld. We also wish to make new friends and help each other for the betterment of people.Expected challenges:We, as a team, expect a tough competition from our fellow contestants. We hope our competitorsshare their ideas on our topic. We welcome all suggestions queries and good criticism.