Dr. Rama Rao Vendrapati

Dr. Rama Rao Vendrapati

Research officer
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Sardar Patel University, India

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Since October 2009, I have been working as Research Officer (Botany) at National Ayurveda Dietetics Research Institute (C.C.R.A.S., New Delhi), Bangalore. I have given charge of survey of Medicinal Plants Unit. In addition, Museum and Herbarium maintenance, Collection, Processing and Supply of crude drug material as and when required for APC work, DSRU, Bangalore. After joining NADRI, Bangalore Ethno Medico-botanical survey tours have been conducted in the forest areas of Chitradurga, Dharwad, Bellary and Davangere, Haveri, Gadag, Koppal, Bagalkot, Raichur, Kolar, Vijayapura ditricts of Karnataka. Presently conducting survey in Gadag and Koppal districts of Karnataka state.
Through all these activities, I gained skills in organising field explorations for different purposes, plant identification, herbarium techniques, collection and supply of crude drugs, GIS techniques, plant tissue culture, Cultivation of medicinal plants, collection and compilation of scientific data, writing of research articles, books etc. I have got collection of good quality photographs of about 800 plant species covered all over India.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ayurvedic Medicine
Medicinal Plants

Selected Publications

  1. Bharthi, V., B.M. Meghashree, T.R. Shantha, V.R. Rao, N. Shiddamallayya and S. Bhat, 2017. Phytochemical analysis and powder microscopy of flowers of Vitex negundo L. World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 6: 1852-1862.
  2. Shiddamallayya, N., R. Rao, S.H. Doddamani, S.K. Giri, M.N. Shubhashree and S. Bhat, 2016. Ethno-medicine system of Gadag district, Karnataka, India. J. Pharmacogn. Phytochem., 5: 109-121.
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  3. Shiddamallayya, N., R. Rao, S.H. Doddamani and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2016. A glimpse on forest flora and Indian system of medicine plants of Chitradurga district, Karnataka. Int. J. Herbal Med., 4: 25-33.
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  4. Shantha T.R., M.P. Reddy, V.R. Rao, R.K. Kumar and S. Bhat, 2016. Pharmacognostical studies on the leaves of lakshmi taru (Simarouba glauca DC.), a well known anti-cancerous plant. World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 5: 1717-1727.
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  5. Reddy, M.P., R. Rao, T.R. Shantha, R.K. Kumar, N. Shiddamallayya and S. Bhat, 2016. Phytochemical analysis and thin layer chromatography of Clausena dentata (WILLD.) ROEM.-leaf. World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 5: 1706-1716.
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  6. Kavya, N., B. Kavya, R. Rao, M.N. Shubhashree, N. Shiddamallayya and S. Bhat, 2016. Potential of bajra [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. BR.] in health and disease. Int. J. Ayurveda Pharma Res., 4: 4-7.
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  7. Shubhashree, M.N., T.R. Shantha, V.R. Rao, P. Reddy and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. A review on the therapeutic uses of flowers as depicted in classical texts of ayurveda and siddha. J. Res. Educ. Indian Med., 10.5455/JREIM.82-1375428358.
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  8. Shiddamallayya, N., V.R. Rao, G. Venkateshwarlu, S.K. Giri and S.H. Doddamani, 2015. Traditional local health practices of Haveri, Karnataka. Unique J. Ayurvedic Herbal Med., 3: 135-145.
  9. Shiddamallayya, N., V.R. Rao, B.N. Sridhar and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Wealth of ayurvedic medicinal plants of Mandya district, Karnataka. Indian Forester, 141: 83-98.
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  10. Shiddamallayya, N., T.R. Shantha, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Comparative pharmacognosy of Cyperus rotundus L. and Kyllinga bulbosa P. Beauv. Int. J. Pharm. Dev. Technol., 5: 83-88.
  11. Shiddamallayya, N., N. Nandini, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Biodiversity of ayurvedic cosmetic plants of Bangalore urban. Species, 12: 92-96.
  12. Shantha, T.R., P. Reddy, V. Bharati, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Pharmacognostic and preliminary phytochemical studies on the flowers of Kovidara: Bauhinia purpurea L. J. Drug Res. Ayurvedic Sci., 1: 49-61.
  13. Reddy, M.P., T.R. Shantha, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Pharmacognostical and physicochemical evaluation on the flowers of Justicia adhatoda L. Res. J. Pharmacogn. Phytochem., 7: 73-90.
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  14. Reddy, M.P., B. Kavya, V.R. Rao and T.R. Shantha, 2015. Therapeutic uses of flowers-leads from traditional system of medicine. Int. J. Herbal Med., 3: 12-20.
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  15. Rao, V.R., N. Shiddamallayya, N. Kavya, B. Kavya and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Diversity and therapeutic potentiality of the family lamiaceae in Karnataka state, India: An overview. Species, 13: 6-14.
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  16. Nandini, N, Shiddamallayya, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Wild vegetables in food security of tribal and rural population of Karnataka. J. Sci., 5: 102-110.
  17. Kavya, B., N. Kavya, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2015. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers.: Nutritional, ethno-medical and therapeutic utility. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm., 6: 195-198.
  18. Bharthi, V., B. Kavya, T.R. Shantha, M.P. Reddy and N. Kavya et al., 2015. Pharmacognostical evaluation and phytochemical studies on Ayurvedic nutritional fruits of Trapa natans L. Int. J. Herbal Med., 3: 13-19.
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  19. Kavya, N., B. Kavya, V.R. Rao, R.K. Kumar and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2014. Nutritional and therapeutic uses of mudga [Vigna radiata (L.) R. wilckzek]: A potential interventional dietary component. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm., 5: 238-241.
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  20. Kishore, K.R., T.R. Shantha, V.R. Rao, G. Venkateshwarlu and B.N. Sridhar, 2013. Evaluation of shodhana [ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine) detoxifying method] on jayapala (Croton tiglium L.) seeds: A preliminary physic-phyto-chemical analysis. J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 7: 79-87.
  21. Shantha, T.R., N. Shiddamallayya, V.R. Rao and G. Venkateshwarlu, 2012. Pharmacognostic evaluation and preliminary phytochemical screening on the leaves of Ximenia americana Linn. Int. Res. J. Pharm., 3: 140-145.
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  22. Shantha, T.R., G. Venkatehwaralu, N. Shiddhamallayya and V.R. Rao, 2012. Macroscopical and microscopical studies on the fruits of shivalingi. {Diplocyclos palmatus L.) C. Jeffery}. Aryavaidyan, 25: 131-139.
  23. Venkateshwarlu, G., T.R. Shanta, N. Shiddamallayya, V. Ramarao, K.R. Kishore, S.K. Giri and B.N. Sridhar, 2011. Physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the fruits of Shivalingi [Diplocyclos palmatus (Linn.) Jeffrey]. Int. J. Ayurvedic Med., 2: 20-26.
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  24. Shiddamallayya, N., V. Ramarao, T. Shantha, G. Venkateswarlu and B. Sridhar, 2011. Potential medicinal plants and their uses of savandurga forest, Bangalore-Karnataka. My Forest, 47: 235-261.
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  25. Ishnava, K., V.R. Rao, J.S.S. Mohan and I.L. Kothari, 2011. Ecologically important and life supporting plants of little rann of kachchh, Gujarat. J. Ecol. Nat. Environ., 3: 33-38.
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  26. Shiddamallayya, N., V.R. Rao, T.R. Shantha, M.N. Shubhasree, H.D. Shashidhar, G. Venkateswarlu and B.N. Sridhar, 2010. Invasive alien flora of Karnataka in Indian system of medicine (ayurveda). J. Econ. Taxonomic Bot., 34: 564-579.
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  27. Ishnava, K., V.R. Rao, M.H. Parabia, I.L. Kothari and J.S.S. Mohan, 2008. Plant diversity and its present status in little rann of kachchh, Gujarat. J. Econ. Taxonomic Bot., 32: 302-310.
  28. Sharma, U., V.R. Rao, J.S.S. Mohan and A.S. Reddy, 2007. In vitro propagation of dendrobium microbulbon A. rich: A rare ethnomedicinal herb. Indian J. Biotechnol., 6: 381-384.
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  29. Ishnava, K., V.R. Rao, J.S.S. Mohan, I.L. Kothari and F.M. Parabia, 2005. Occurrence of a rare medicinal Plant-Schweinfurthia papilionacea A. Br. (Scrophulariaceae) in Gujarat. J. Econ. Taxonomic Bot., 29: 192-197.
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  30. Kalpesh, I., V.R. Rao, F.M. Parabia, I.L. Kothari and M.H. Parabia, 2004. Ethnobotany of little rann of kachchh, Gujarat. Ethnobotany, 16: 40-43.
  31. Reddy, A.S., K.B. Anjaria and V.R. Rao, 2002. Baobab: An exotic tree with a promise? Asian Agri-History, 6: 343-350.