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I am a pharmacy professional and holds Diploma in Pharmacy, Bachelor in Pharmacy, Master in Pharmacy (Pharmacology) and Ph.D. in Pharmacy (Neuropharmacology) degrees.


Representative publications


Singh, G.K., Rai, G., Chatterjee, S.S., Kumar, V. 2012. Beneficial effects of Fumaria indica on chronic stress-induced neurobehavioral and biochemical perturbations in rats. Chinese Medicine 3: 49-60.

Husain, G.M., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2011. Anti-diabetic activity of standardised extract of Quassia amara in nicotinamide-streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Phytotherapy Research 12: 1806-1812.

Singh, G.K., Kumar, V. 2011. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity study of standardized extract of Fumaria indica in rodents. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 134 (3): 992-995.

Husain GM, Chatterjee, SS, Singh PN, Kumar V. 2011. Beneficial effect of Hypericum perforatum on depression and anxiety in a type 2 diabetic rat model. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutics-Drug Research 68(6): 913-918.

Singh, A., Dubey, S.D., Patne, S., Kumar, V. 2010. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity study of calcium based ayurvedic 'Bhasmas' and a 'Pishti' prepared from marine-sourced animals. Journal of Herbal Medicine and Toxicology 4(1): 35-47.

Husain, G.M., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2009. Beneficial effects a standardized Hypericum perforatum extract in rats with experimentally induced hyperglycemia. Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics 3(5): 215-220.

Kumar, N., Husain, G.M., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2009. Antiaggressive activity of hyperforin: a preclinical study. Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics 3(4): 162-167.

Husain, G.M., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2009. Antidiabetic activity of standardized extract of Picrorhiza kurroa in rat model of NIDDM. Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics 3(3): 88-92.

Mishra, D., Sinha, M., Kumar, V. 2009. Teratological study of ‘Garbhpal Ras', an Ayurvedic medicine. Journal of Herbal Medicine and Toxicology 3(1): 37-40.

Rao, C.V., Vijaykumar, M., Sairam, K., Kumar, V. 2008. Antidiarrhoeal activity of the standardised extract of Cinnamomum tamala in experimental rats. Journal of Natural Medicines 62: 396-402.

Kiewert, C., Kumar, V., Hildmann O., Ruda, M., Hartman, J., Hillert, M., Klein, J. 2008. Role of glycine receptors and glycine release for the neuroprotective activity of bilobalide. Brain Research 1201: 143-150.

Mishra, D., Sinha, M., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2008. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity studies of ayurvedic medicine ‘Garbhpal Ras'. Electronic Journal of Pharmacology and Therapy 1: 31-34.

Ghosh, N., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2008. Novel immunobiologics for psoriasis. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 40(3):  95-102.

Husain, G.M.., Singh, P.N., Kumar, V. 2008. Anti-diabetic activity of Indian Hypericum perforatum L. on alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Pharmacologyonline 3: 889-894.

Mishra, S., Khanna, V.K., Kumar, V. 2008. Benzodiazepine receptor binding and anxiolytic studies on Anximin®, a polyherbal formulation. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research 8(3): 1491-1498.

Mdzinarishvili, A.,  Kiewert, C.,  Kumar, V.,  Hillert, M., Klein, J. 2007. Bilobalide prevents ischemia-induced edema formation in vitro and in vivo. Neuroscience144: 217-222.

Kiewert, C., Kumar, V., Hildmann O., Ruda, M., Hartman, J., Naik, R., Klein, J. 2007. Role of GABAergic antagonism for the neuroprotective effects of bilobalide. Brain Research 1128: 70-78.

Husain, G.M., Mishra, D., Singh, P.N., Rao, Ch.V., Kumar, V. 2007. Ethnopharmacological review of native traditional medicinal plants for brain disorders. Pharmacognosy Reviews 1: 19-29.

Kumar V. 2006. St. John's Wort - a success story. Current Separations and Drug Development 21: 75-78.

Kumar V., Naik, R.S., Hillert, M., Klein J. 2006. Effects of chloride flux modulators in an in vitro-model of brain edema formation. Brain Research. 1122: 222-229.

Kumar, V., Mdzinarishvili, A, Kiewert, C, Abbruscato, T, Bickel, U, Schyf, CJ, Klein, J. 2006. NMDA receptor-antagonistic properties of hyperforin, a constituent of St. John's wort. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences 102: 47-54.

Kumar, V. 2006. Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders. Phytotherapy Research 20: 1023-1035.

Kumar V., Agrawala, S.K., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2004. Behavioural studies on Hypericum perforatum formulations. Phytomedica 5: 19-30.

Kumar, V., Khanna, V.K., Seth, P.K., Singh, P.N., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2002. Brain neurotransmitter receptor binding and nootropic studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn. Phytotherapy Research 16: 210-216. 

Bhattacharya, A., Muruganandam, A.V., Kumar, V., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2002. Effect of poly herbal formulation, EuMil, on neurochemical perturbations induced by chronic stress. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 40: 1161-1163.

Mathur, A.K, Jain, A.K., Kumar, V., Das, S.N., Agrawala, S.K. 2002. Clinical trial of herbal NatHaem in healthy human volunteers. The Antiseptic 99: 420-422.

Kumar, V., Singh, P.N., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2001. Neurochemical studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum   Linn. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 39: 334-338.

Kumar, V., Singh, P.N., Singh, H.K. Alzheimer's disease: an update. 2001. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica. XLIII (2): 121-142.

Kumar, V., Singh, P.N., Muruganandam, A.V., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2000. Effect of Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn on animal models of cognitive dysfunction. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 72: 119-128.

Kumar, V., Singh, P.N., Mishra, B. 2000. Animal experimentation: a rational approach towards drug development. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 38: 540-548.  


Kumar, V., Thakur, A.K., Chatterjee, S.S. 2012. Obesity, cancer and psychopathology: can vegetarian diet be of help? In: Nutrition, Diet and Cancer. Edited by Sharmila Shankar and Rakesh Srivastava. First edition, pp 459-492. Springer Publishers, USA.

Kumar, V., Chatterjee, S.S. 2008. Ethnopharmacology and rational evaluation of herbal remedies. In: Handbook of Ethnopharmacology, edited by Prof. M. Eddouks. First edition. Research Signpost Publishers, Trivandrum, India. pp 25-50. (ISBN 978-81-308-0213-8).

Kumar, V., Singh, P.N., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2003. Neuropsychopharmacological studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn. In: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants-Industrial Profile. Volume Genus Hypericum, edited by E. Ernst. First edition. Taylor & Francis, London and simultaneously published by Taylor & Francis Inc., New York, USA and Canada. pp. 179-226. ISBN 0415369541.

Muruganandam, A.V., Kumar, V., Bhattacharya, S.K. 2000. Status report on Neuropharmacology. In: Status Report on Pharmacological Research in India (1994-1998), edited by Adithan, C. Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. pp. 119-133. 


Kumar V., Husain GM, Chatterjee SS. 2011. Search for Plants against Diabesity: a comparative preclinical study. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany (ISBN 978-3-8443-9087-2).