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Dr. Alakh Niranjan Sahu
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology IIT BHU
ansahu.phe@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Pharmacognosy & Herbal Drug Technology

Native of Chirikipada Sasan, Berhampur, Ganjam,Odisha

Educational Background

  • B.Pharm. (2002): R.I.P.S., Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha
  • M.Pharm. (2004): Pharmacognosy, BIT MESRA, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Ph.D. (2014): IIT (BHU), Varanasi

Teaching Experience: 14 years

Courses Taught
Undergraduate

  • Biology ( BL101, Institute Course)
  • Universal Human Values - I (H101 - Institute Course)
  • Universal Human Values - II (H102 - Institute Course)
  • Natural Drugs and Excipients (PH341)
  • Industrial Pharmacognosy (PH342)
  • Analytical Pharmacognosy (PH442)
  • Nutraceuticals and Herbal Cosmetics (PH443 - Open Elective)

Postgraduate

  • Separation Techniques of Bioactives (PH541)
  • Herbal Drug Formulation & Standardization (PH545)

PhD

  • Advanced Pharmacognosy  (PH7105)

Research Areas

  • Quality control studies of medicinal plants
  • Isolation, characterization & quantification of bioactive phytoconstituents
  • Herbal drug formulation & marker based standardization

Research Guidance

  • Ph.D.: 02 ongoing
  • M. Pharm: 13 completed; 03 ongoing
  • IDD: 02 completed; 01 ongoing 
  • As Mentor: Young Scientist (SERB) – 01
  • As Mentor: DIH project – 01

Publications, Proceedings – Full articles and Abstracts: 
Publications: 
Patra A, Jha  S, Murthy P N, Roy D and  Sahu A N (2008)Analgesic and antimotility activities of leaves of Hygrophilia spinosa t. Anders Pharmacologyonline 2: 821-828.
 
Sahu A N, Damiki L, Nilanjan G and Dubey S (2008) Phytopharmacological Review of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.(Punarnava) Pharmacognosy Reviews – Supplement 2(4): 14-22.
 
Patra Arjun, Jha Shivesh and Sahu Alakh N (2009) Antidiabetic Activity of Aqueous Extract of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook. in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats Pharmacognosy Magazine - Supplement 5(19): 51-54.
 
Singh Narendra Kumar, Sahu Alakh Niranjan and Singh Sushil Kumar (2009) Free Radical Scavenging and Hepatoprotective Activities of Standardized Methanolic Extract of Maydis Stigma  Pharmacologyonline 2: 440-449.
 
Sahu Alakh N*, Hemalatha S, Sairam K, Laloo D and Patra A (2010), Quality Control Studies of Ochrocarpus longifolius Flower Buds PHCOG J  2(6): 118-123.
 
Rakesh Ojha , Alakh N. Sahu , A.V. Muruganandam , Gireesh Kumar Singh , Sairam Krishnamurthy* (2010) Asparagus recemosus enhances memory and protects against amnesia
in rodent models Brain and Cognition 74: 1–9. IF: 2.683
 
A. N. Sahu, S. Hemalatha and K. Sairam(2010) Phytochemical quantitative estimation and pesticide residue determination of Mesua ferrea flowers Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 32 (4) 187-192.
 
Damiki Laloo and Alakh N Sahu* (2011) Antioxidant activities of three Indian commercially available Nagakesar:An in vitro study J. Chem. Pharm. Res.,  3(1) 277-283.
 
Hemendra S. Chouhan, Alekh N. Sahu and Sushil K. Singh* (2011) Fatty acid composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities of seed oil from Crotalaria juncea Linn. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research  5(6), 984-991.
 
Sahu Alakh N*, Jha S and Dubey S D (2011) Formulation & evaluation of curcuminoid based herbal face cream Indo-Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(1), 77-84.
 
D Laloo1, A N Sahu1*, S Hemalatha1 and S D Dubey2 (2012) Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn. Flowers Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 3(1), 33-39.
 
Abinash C. Bharati and Alakh N. Sahu (2012) Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Biophytum sensitivum DC Pharmacognosy Reviews 6(11): 68-73.
 
Satyendra K. Prasad, Alakh N. Sahu and S. Hemalatha (2012) Cytomorphological and physicochemical evaluations of Cryptocoryne spiralis Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 18:304–317.
 
Satyendra K Prasad, R Kumar, DK Patel, A N Sahu and  S Hemalatha (2012) Physicochemical standardization and evaluation of in-vitro antioxidant activity of Aconitum heterophyllum Wall Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2:S526-S531. IF: 0.926
 
Alakh N. Sahu (2013) Nanotechnology in herbal medicines and cosmetics Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(3): 472- 474.
 
 
Sahu Alakh N*, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quality Control Studies of Mesua ferrea Linn. Flowers International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 1(2): 124-130. ISSN: 2321-2187.
 
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quality control studies of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(4): 495 - 498.
 
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) HPTLC fingerprinting and in vitro antioxidant studies of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves and Mesua ferrea Linn. flowers
 Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(4): 499- 502.
 
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Phyto-Pharmacological Review of Argyreia Speciosa Sweet Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research
 3(3): 104 – 111.
 
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quantitative Phytochemical and Heavy Metal Estimation of Mesua ferrea Flowers and Argyreia speciosa Leaves International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 22(2): 276-278
 
Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2014) Phyto-pharmacological review of Mesua ferrea Linn. International Journal of Phytopharmacology. 5(1): 6-14.
 
Satyendra K Prasad, Damiki Laloo, Rajesh Kumar, Alakh N Sahu and S Hemalatha  (2014) Antidiarrhoeal evaluation of rhizomes of Cryptocoryne spiralis Fisch. Ex Wydler: Antimotility and antisecretory effects Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 52: 139 – 146. IF: 1.165
 
Satyendra K Prasad, Divya Jain, Dinesh K Patel, Alakh N Sahu and Siva Hemalatha  (2014) Antisecretory and antimotility activity of Aconitum heterophyllum and its significance in treatment of diarrhea  Indian Journal of Pharmacology 46(1): 82-87. IF: 0.68
 
Satyendra K. Prasada,, Damiki Laloo, Alakh N. Sahu, Gopal Nath and Siva Hemalatha (2014) Cryptocoryne spiralis, a substitute of Aconitum heterophyllum in the treatment of diarrhea Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology  66: 1808–1817. IF: 2.161
 
 
Sushil K. Singh, Hemendra S. Chouhan, Alekh N. Sahu and Gopeshwar Narayan (2015) Assessment of in vitro antipsoriatic activity of selected Indian medicinal plants Pharmaceutical  Biology 1–7. IF: 1.33
 
Sonam Sharma and Alakh Niranjan Sahu (2016) Development, Characterization, and Evaluation of Hepatoprotective Effect of Abutilon indicum and Piper longum Phytosomes  Pharmacogn. Res 8(1): 29-35.
 
Prakash C. Senapati, Sunit K. Sahoo, Alakh N. Sahu (2016) Mixed surfactant based (SNEDDS) self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system presenting efavirenz for enhancement of oral bioavailability Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 80: 42–51. IF: 2.023
 
Shweta Gokhale and Alakh. N Sahu (2016) Pharmacological properties of flaxseed, Linum usitatissimum Linn., as a potential medicinal plant: An overview World J Pharm Sci  4(8): 207-215.
 
Shweta Gokhale and Alakh N Sahu (2016) Effect of Aqueous Extract of Defatted Flaxseeds (Linum Usitatissimum Linn) on Fructose-Induced Hypertension in Rats by Inhibiting Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) 11 (6): 53-58.
 
Anima Tripathi, Vivek K Pandey, Ravi Bhushan, AN Sahu and Pawan K Dubey (2017) Phthalate and ovarian physiology: A brief review of therapeutic potential of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) International Journal of Herbal Medicine 5(5): 225-227.
 
Tarkeshwar Dubey, Garima Sahu, Swati Kumari, Bhooshan Singh Yadav & Alakh N Sahu* (2018) Role of herbal drugs on neurotransmitters for treating various CNS disorders: A review Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 17 (1): 113-121.  [0972-5938 (Print); ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online), IF: 1.273 (JCR 2016), Science Citation Index Expanded] 
 
 
 
 
Proceedings – Full articles:
Alakh N Sahu*, S Hemalatha and K Sairam, Heavy metal estimation and pesticide residue determination of Argyreia speciosa Sweet 241-242, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
 
Behera T P*, Sahu A N and Nandi M K, Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical evaluation of unripe fruits of Ficus racemosa Linn. 239, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
 
Pathak K, Bharti A C, Sahu Alakh N*  and Nandi M K, Evaluation of anti-depressant activity of methanolic extract of Biophytum sensitivum Linn.240, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu*, S Hemalatha and K Sairam, Acute toxicity study and gastric-ulcer protective activity  screening of Mesua ferrea flowers 408-409, ISBN: 978-81-920934-1-3, Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education’, January 21-22 2013, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
                                                        
Damiki Laloo, Alakh N Sahu, S Hemalatha and S.D.Dubey, Standardization of some commercially available nagakesar: A comparative pharmacognostical study  239-240, ISBN: 978-81-920934-1-3, Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education’, January 21-22 2013, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India
 
 
Abstracts:
Sahu AN, Bert Swett L, Patra A and Meena K  Gastric-ulcer protective activity of Argyreia speciosa Sweet  13th Annual National Convention, APTI, October 3 – 4, 2008,  Need of Quality Education for Changing Pharma-World, Bilaspur, India.
 
Damiki L and Sahu AN Powdered drug analysis and preliminary phytochemical screening of Mesua ferrea Linn flowers, 13th Annual National Convention, APTI, October 3 – 4, 2008, Need of Quality Education for Changing Pharma-World, Bilaspur, India.
 
Sahu A N, Dash B, Satapathy S and Patra A Formulation and evaluation of curcuminoid based herbal face cream, 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 12-14, 2008, Pharmavision 2020: Regulation for better healthcare, New Delhi, India.
 
Sahu AN and Kumar R Pharmacognostical standardization of Argyreia speciosa sweet leaves, International herbal conference, APTI, February 26-28, 2009, Herbal Medicine – Evaluation of Quality, Efficacy and Safety, Bangalore, India.
 
Damiki L, Sahu AN Pharmacognostical standardization and quantitative estimation of total phenolics and tannins of Mesua ferrea (linn.) Flowers, International herbal conference, APTI, February 26-28, 2009, Herbal Medicine – Evaluation of Quality, Efficacy and Safety, Bangalore, India.
 
Deepak Sharma, AN Sahu Gastric-ulcer protective activity of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves,  61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 11-13, 2009, Pharmavision 2020: Building Trust in Safety and Efficacy of Medicines, Ahmedabad, India.
 
Damiki L, Sahu AN, Hemalatha S, Dubey S Pharmacognostical and phytochemical standardization of the commercially available crude flower buds of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn., 61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 11-13, 2009, Pharmavision 2020: Building Trust in Safety and Efficacy of Medicines, Ahmedabad, India.
 
Sahu A N, Hemalatha S, Sairam K, Patra A  Phytochemical quantitative estimation and
pesticide residue determination of Mesua ferrea Linn. flowers, AROMED – International
Symposium on Current Status and Oppurtunities in Arometic and Medicinal Plants, CIMAP,
February 21-24, 2010, Lucknow, India.
 
Abinash Chand Bharati, A.N.Sahu and Deepak Sharma Pharmacognostical standardization and pesticide residue determination of stem and leaves of Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. &
Schult., 62nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 17-19, 2010, Pharmavision 2020: Pharmacist for better health care, Manipal, India.
 
Abinash C Bharati and Alakh N Sahu Pharmacognostical standardization of whole plant of Biophytum sensitivum D C., International conference on – Recent advances in pharmaceutical sciences, December 22-23, 2010, Department of Pharmaceutics, I.T., B.H.U., Varanasi, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu and Abinash C Bharati Pesticide residue determination in Indian medicinal plants,  First International convention of Society of Pharmacognosy, February 18-20, 2011,

KLE University College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, India.

 
Behera T P, Bharati A C, Sahu A N Quantitative phytochemical estimation, pesticide residue determination and fluorescence analysis of Biophytum sensitivum DC, National Seminar on Industry expectations from pharmacy college, August 5-6, 2011, I.T.S Paramedical (Pharmacy) College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
 
A.N.Sahu, Deepak Sharma, Behera T P, N K Dubey, Vichitra Kaushik & Sapna Rani Phytochemical standardization and in-vitro antioxidant studies of Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Herbal Drug Rerearch, October 20-21 2011,  MM College of Pharmacy, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, India.
 
Behera T P, Sahu A N, Dubey N K Quality control studies of unripe fruits of Ficus racemosa Linn., 63rd  Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 16-18, 2011, Pharmavision 2020: India-The Pharma Powerhouse, Bengaluru, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu Acute toxicity study and gastric-ulcer protective activity screening of Mesua ferrea flowers, International conference on Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education, January 21-22, 2013, RGSC, Barkachha, Banaras Hindu University, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu Nanotechnology in Phytomedicines and Cosmetics, 17th Annual Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy & International Symposium on Frontier in Herbal Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals, February 23-24, 2013, GIS Institute of Professional Studies, Mussoorie Diversion Road, Dehradun Uttarkhand, India.
 
 
Alakh N Sahu, Arjun Patra, Manik & Jitendra Kumar Plant Based Natural Products and Drug Discovery,  International Symposium on Innovations in Educational Environmental & Health Research, February 23-24, 2015, Society for Educational Development & Environmental  Research, Varanasi, India.
 
Slesha Subba and Alakh N Sahu Plants as a source of modern medicine, International Conference on Medicinal Plants: Resource for Affordable New Generation Healthcare, March 20-22, 2015, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh Kumar & Arvind Kumar Molecular markers in herbal drug technology, International Conference on Medicinal Plants: Resource for Affordable New Generation Healthcare, March 20-22, 2015, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh, Jitendra Kumar, Manik & Rishikant Tripathy Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Different Parts of Delphinium ajacis, National Seminar on Ethnomedicine and new drug discovery: Opportunities and Challenges, April 10-11, 2015, SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India.
 
Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh, Shweta Gokhle, N P Yadav, P C Senapati & Sunit Kumar Sahoo Applications of DNA Based Molecular Markers in Herbal Drug Technology,
Fifth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine, September 11th -13th , 2015, Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences, Kottayam, India and Ayurveda-Und Venen-Klink, Austria.
 
Kumari S, Madduri S and Sahu AN Evaluation of antidepressant activity of ethyl acetate insoluble enriched fraction containing shatavarin IV, 5th Biennial International Conference on New developments in drug discovery from natural products and traditional medicines, 18 – 20 November, 2016, NIPER, Mohali, India.
 
Sahu Alakh N, Shweta Gokhale & Nayak PK Evaluation of Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside containing aqueous extract of Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum Linn.), 3rd Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference 7 – 8 December, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
Chapter in Book: Alakh N Sahu, Arjun Patra, Manik & Jitendra Kumar Plant (2015), Plant Based Natural Products and Drug Discovery, Environmental and Health Research, Vol: I-I, ISBN: 978-81-909022-8-1, Society for Educational Development and Environmental Research, Wisdom Books,Varanasi – 221005