Staff Profile - CMPR

Dr. Sreekala K (Senior Scientist)

Drug Standardisation Laboratory

Centre for Medicinal Plants Research

Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal

e-mail: sreekalapramod12@gmail.com

Resi :0483 2806204

Mobile :9846118144


Academic profile

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Botany)


Research Experience / Expertise

10 years experience in the field of Pharmacognosy  and Drug standardization. Specialised in Ethnobotany and Bioremediation. Field experience in survey, documentation and scientific validation of Traditional Healthcare Practices of Malabar region in Kerala. Experience in plant, soil and nutrient analysis and management at Indian Institute of Spices Research (ICAR), Calicut, Kerala. Worked in All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Sacred Grove Ecosystem Services Assessment funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) at 4 sacred groves each in Kerala and Karnataka


Awards/Honours/ Recognition

Second Rank for M.Sc. (Plantation Development) in 2004 from University of Calicut, Kerala, India.

Village Botanists’ Master Trainer from Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) Bangalore, India


Selected Publications

  1. K. Sreekala, I. Balachandran and A. B. Remashree 2011. Evaluation of Therapeutic Administration of certain plants to cure Jaundice in Kerala, India. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants, Vol. 12. No. 2.: pp 167-172.
  2. Sreekala K. , Prakash Kumar U., Rema Shree A.B. and Indira Balachandran. Scientific validation of a traditional ethnomedicine for jaundice. Gregor Mendel Foundation Seminar 2011. 16 & 17 December 2011: pp 6, University of Calicut, Kerala, India.
  3.  K. Sreekala, Indira Balachandran and A. B. Remashree. Quick validation of A Few Ethnic Practices for Jaundice through RALHT method. Kerala Science Congress 28-31 January 2010 : pp 687-688. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala.
  4.  C.K. Thankamani, K. Sreekala and M. Anandaraj. 2005. Effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens (IISR – 6) and Trichoderma harzianum (p-26) on growth of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) in the nursery. Journal of Spices and Aromatic crops. Vol. 14(2): 112-116.
  5.  5. C.K. Thankamani, K. Sreekala and M. Anandaraj. Effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens (IISR – 6) and Trichoderma harzianum (p-26) on growth of black pepper varieties in the nursery. Poster presentations. SYMSAC-I . Commercialization of Spices Medicinal and Aromatic Crops. 1-2 November 2004, Calicut.
  6. C.K. Thankamani and K. Sreekala. 2008.Growth and nutrient uptake of black pepper(Piper nigrum L.) varieties in nursery as influenced by the application of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Trichoderma harzianum Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences. Vol 30; Issue 1:  27-30.

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."

  • "The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research functions as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation and popularisation of Ayurvedic medicinal plants."