Dr. Ekta  Menghani

Dr. Ekta Menghani

Associate Professor
JECRC University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India

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Biography

Dr. Ekta Menghani, Women Scientist-A, possess sixteen years research experience in the field of Indian Medicinal Plants and their various bioefficacies and standardized 13 single and 9 compound formulations of ISM (Indian System of Medicines) Drugs under Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeial Committee(APC) Project sanctioned by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. Simultaneously, during her scientific path she worked on various bioactivity guided fractionation of different extracts lead to bioactives with potent antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic and anticancerous agents and have expertise on qualitative and quantitative studies of various natural products by HPLC. Recently she is also working on nine projects (major, minor and student) sanctioned from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India of approx. of 20 million Rs for Women Technology Park, Cognitive Science Omnics Theory and Centre with Potentials for Excellence in Biotechnology. She contributed more than sixty publication in National and International Journal of Repute and published 15 books to her credit.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Antimicrobial
62%
Antioxidants
90%
Botany
75%
Zoology
55%

Education

2007

Ph.D.

Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India

Botany

Selected Publications

  1. Masand, M., K.K. Sivakala, E. Menghani, T. Thinesh and R. Anandham et al., 2018. Biosynthetic potential of bioactive streptomycetes isolated from arid region of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan (India). Front. Microbiol., Vol. 9 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00687.
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  2. Tyagi, R., E. Menghani and G. Sharma, 2017. An endangered medicinal plant, Plumbago zeylanica L. and its substitute, Dyerophytum indicum (Gibbs ex Wight) Kuntze: A comparative HPTLC, HPLC Study and screening of antioxidant activity. JPC J. Planar Chromatogr. Modern TLC, 30: 17-24.
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  3. Sharma, A. and E. Menghani, 2017. Antibiotic potentials and isolation of metabolomes from microorganisms of mesophilic soil of Rajasthan, India. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 11: 335-344.
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  4. Sharma A. and E. Menghani, 2017. Microorganisms as chemical factories for isolation of meta-bolomes from mesophilic soil. Int. J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci., 9: 121-128.
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  5. Tyagi, R., G. Sharma, N.D. Jasuja and E. Menghani, 2016. Indian medicinal plants as an effective antimicrobial agent. J. Crit. Rev., 3: 69-71.
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  6. Masand, M., G. Sharma and E. Menghani, 2016. A review of research on actinomycetes in Rajasthan. Asian J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Environ. Sci., 18: 673-677.
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  7. Khokar, A. and E. Menghani, 2016. TLC and GC-MS Analysis of methanol extract of Root of Prosopis cineraria from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res., 7: 537-543.
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  8. Tyagi, R., E. Menghani and V. Singh, 2015. A review on commonly used Indian medicinal plants and its medicinal use. World J. Pharmaceut. Res., 4: 1680-1695.

  9. Singh, V. and E. Menghani, 2015. Total phenolic and primary metabolites in Verbesina encelioides. Int. J. Pure Applied Biosci., 3: 152-155.

  10. Masand, M., J.P. Arul and E. Menghani, 2015. Continuing hunt for endophytic actinomycetes as a source of novel biologically active metabolites. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 31: 1863-1875.
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  11. Masand, M. and E. Menghani, 2015. Antimicrobial activity of isolates of actinomycetes from soils of semi arid regions of Rajasthan. World J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci., 4: 1549-1556.
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  12. Khokar, A. and E. Menghani, 2015. Screening of successive extracts of Amorphophallus konjac for antibacterial activity. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 14: 2599-2603.
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  13. Khokar, A. and E. Menghani, 2015. Antimicrobial activity of Prosopis cineraria (leaf) methanol and chloroform extract against selected bacterial species. Int. J. Pharm. Biosci., 6: 222-229.

  14. Tyagi, R., E. Menghani, M. Masand and R. Dubey, 2014. The physiochemical standards of Dyerophytum indicum Gibs. Ex wt and Plumbago zeylanica L leaf: A co-comparison. World J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci., 4: 680-686.

  15. Tyagi, R. and E. Menghani, 2014. Phytochemical standards of Chitrak: A boon of therapeutic. J. Adv. Pharmaceut. Res., 5: 18-21.

  16. Tyagi, R. and E. Menghani, 2014. Phytochemical screening of Plumbago zeylanica: A potent Herb. Int. J. Pharma Sci. Res., 5: 71-72.
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  17. Tyagi, R. and E. Menghani, 2014. Phytochemical evaluation of Plumbago zeylanica: A prevailing herb. Innovare J. Health Sci., 2: 1-2.
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  18. Tyagi, R. and E. Menghani, 2014. A review on Plumabgo zeylanica: A compelling herb. Int. J. Pharma Sci. Res., 5: 119-126.

  19. Sharma, A., N. Kumari and E. Menghani, 2014. Bioactive secondary metabolites: An overview. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res., 5: 1395-1407.

  20. Saini, P., E. Menghani, N. Kumari and A. Khokar, 2014. Antimicrobial ability of Curcuma longa extract cloth as antibiotic enviornment. Int. J. Pharma BioSci., 5: 924-928.
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  21. Pareek, A., S. Vashishtha, E. Moin and E. Menghani, 2014. Bioreduction of fluoride in affected water samples of Jaipur by Oscillatoria (Cyanophyta) species. Int. J. Algae, 16: 86-94.

  22. Menghani, E., P. Saini and A. Khokar, 2014. Amorphophallus species as potential source of antimicrobial agent. Asian J. Biomed. Pharmaceut. Sci., 4: 67-70.

  23. Menghani, E., A. Rana, P. Saraswat and A. Pareek, 2014. Antibacterial potentials of two Indian spices. Int. J. Pharma Bio Sci., 5: 666-672.
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  24. Gupta, R., Y. Madan and E. Menghani, 2014. Microwave assisted ZnO Nanocatalysed biginelli synthesis of pyrazolopyrimidione derivatives and evaluation of their bioactivity. J. Appl. Chem., 3: 1955-1966.
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  25. Gupta, R., A. Jain, Y. Madan and E. Menghani, 2014. A one pot, environmentally friendly, multicomponent synthesis of 2-Amino-5-cyano-4-[(2-aryl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-6-hydroxypyrimidines and their antimicrobial activity. J. Heterocycl. Chem., 51: 1395-1403.
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  26. Rao, N., S. Mittal, Sudhanshu and E. Menghani, 2013. Antioxidant potential and validation of bioactive β-sitosterol in Eulophia campestris Wall. Adv. Biores., 4: 136-142.

  27. Rao, N., S. Mittal, Sudhanshu and E. Menghani, 2013. In vitro Phytochemical screening antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract of Quercus infectoria L. Int. J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci., 5: 273-277.

  28. Nidhi, R., S. Mittal, Sudhanshu and E. Menghani, 2013. Assessment of phytochemical screening, antioxidant and antibacterial potential of the methanolic extract of Ricinus communis. Asian J. Pharm. Technol., 3: 20-25.
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  29. Kumari, N., A. Vashishtha, P. Saini and E. Menghani, 2013. Isolation, identification and characterization of oil degrading bacteria isolated from the contaminated sites of barmer, Rajasthan. Int. J. Biotechnol. Bioeng. Res., 4: 429-436.

  30. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao, M. Soni and E. Menghani, 2012. Phytochemical potentials of Gymnema sylvestre, Adiantum lunulatum, Bryonia laciniosa. Asia J. Biochem. Pharma. Res., 3: 8-13.
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  31. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Screening of various extracts of Gymnema sylvestre (retz.) R. Br. ex Schult. for antimicrobial activity. J. Med. Plants Res., 6: 4343-4346.
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  32. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Phytochemical and antimicrobial activity of withania coagulans (stocks) dunal (fruit). Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 4: 387-389.

  33. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Dashamularishta: Phytochemical and antimicrobial screening against effect of environmental pollution. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Res., 3: 3467-3471.
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  34. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Antimicrobial potentials of viola ordata. World J. Pharm. Res., 1: 635-641.

  35. Sudhanshu, S. Mittal, N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Antimicrobial activity of Adiantum lunulatum burn used as medicinal agent. Int. J. Drug Targets, 3: 21-27.

  36. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal, Vishal and E. Menghani, 2012. Antioxidant agents alternative source for malaria disease. Int. J. Appl. Pharm., 4: 14-16.
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  37. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. Screening of antioxidant potential of Citrullus colocynthis methanolic extract. J. Chem. Pharma. Res., 4: 2507-2511.
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  38. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of malva sylvestris. Int. J. Curr. Res. Rev., 4: 67-72.

  39. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. Influence of environmental factors on antioxidant activity of Linum Usitatissimum. Bull. Environ. Pharmacol. Life Sci., 1: 41-45.
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  40. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. Evaluation of anti-malarial and antioxidant effect of pranassia nubicola methanolic extract. Int. J. Curr. Pharm. Res., 4: 77-79.

  41. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. Antioxidant activity of rivea hypocratreiformis, breynia retusa, woodfordia fruticosa used as traditional medicine. Int. J. Pharm. Phytopharmacol. Res., 1: 347-349.

  42. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, S. Mittal and E. Menghani, 2012. In vitro antioxidant activity and phytochemical screening of the methanolic extract of cichorium intybus. Int. J. Chem. Pharm. Sci., 3: 13-16.

  43. Sudhanshu, N. Rao, M. Sandhya and M. Ekta, 2012. Evaluation of antioxidant properties of Valeriana wallichi to scavenge free radicals. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 5: 238-240.

  44. Pareek, A., E. Menghani and T. Gupta, 2012. Validation of Indian Medicinal Plants. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3846508039, Pages: 124.

  45. Negi, R.S., A. Pareek, E. Menghani and C.K. Ojha, 2012. Ethno-medicinal studies at sanchor and mount abu regions, located in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Cibtech J. Pharm. Sci., 1: 14-21.
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  46. Mittal, S., N. Rao and E.M. Sudhanshu, 2012. Phytochemical potentials of successive series of Tectona grandis L., viola odorata L. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Dev., 4: 99-102.

  47. Mittal, S., N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Phytochemical and antimicrobial efficacy of successive series of Solanum xanthocarpum. Res. J. Pharmacogn. Phytochem., 4: 215-219.
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  48. Mittal, S., N. Rao and E. Menghani, 2012. Antimicrobial efficacy of bryonopsis laciniosa (shivlingi stem and fruit). J. Pharm. Res., 5: 3053-3055.
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  49. Menghani, E., U. Advani and A. Pareek, 2012. Herbal Antibiotics. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-13741-9, Pages: 84.

  50. Menghani, E., S.C. Dwivedi and Y. Agarwal, 2012. Indian Medicinal Plants as Therapeutic Agents. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-11151-8, Pages: 96.

  51. Menghani, E., S. Sharma and S. Santra, 2012. Plants as Antimicrobial Agents. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-13368-8, Pages: 96.

  52. Menghani, E., S. Khan and M. Soni, 2012. Search for antimicrobial potentials from simmondsia chinensis. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Res., 3: 2093-2097.

  53. Menghani, E., P. Sharma and S. Sharma, 2012. Plant Anthocyanins: An Overview. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-8465-3755-8, Pages: 116.

  54. Menghani, E., K. Bhatnagar, P. Saraswat and M. Soni, 2012. Isolation and characterization of bioactives from arid zone plants. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Dev., 4: 113-118.

  55. Menghani, E. and S.K. Sharma, 2012. Search for antimicrobial efficacy of certain Indian medicinal plants. World J. Pharm. Res., 1: 157-168.

  56. Menghani, E. and S.K. Sharma, 2012. Screening for folklore for antimicrobial activity. Int. J. Pharm., 2: 557-560.

  57. Menghani, E. and S.K. Sharma, 2012. Antimicrobial efficacy of Piper cubeba and Tribulus terrestris. World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 1: 273-279.

  58. Menghani, E. and M. Soni, 2012. Antimicrobial efficacy of Cassia tora and Aconitum napellus. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 513: 700-702.

  59. Jain, S.C., R. Jain, R. Singh and E. Menghani, 2012. Chemical investigation and biological activities of Verbesina encelioides. Indian Drugs, 49: 38-42.

  60. Gakkhar, P., P. Saraswat and E. Menghani, 2012. Plant Bioactives as Novel Antibiotics. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, Pages: 480.

  61. Ekta, M. and S. Mohit, 2012. Search for antimicrobial efficacy of certain Indian medicinal plants. Int. J. Pharm. Phytopharmacol. Res., 1: 187-193.

  62. Bhatnagar, K. and E. Menghani, 2012. Investigation of Bio-Active Compounds of Asphodelus tenuifolius: Potential of an Arid Zone Plant. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3659205446, Pages: 100.

  63. Sisodia, R., S. Singh, E. Meghnani and P. Srivastava, 2011. Radioprotection of swiss albino mice by prunus avium with special reference to hematopoietic system. J. Environ. Pathol. Toxicol. Oncol., 30: 55-70.
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  64. Pareek, A., E. Menghani and N. Hemrajani, 2011. Indian Medicinal Plants as Antimicrobial Agents. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3845408552, Pages: 100.

  65. Menghani, E., R.N. Sudhanshu and S. Mittal, 2011. Free radical scavenging capacity and antioxidant activity of onosma bracteatum. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Dev., 4: 16-20.

  66. Menghani, E., C.K. Ojha, R.S. Negi, Y. Agarwal and A. Pareek, 2011. Screening of Indian medicinal plants and their potentials as antimicrobial agents. Global J. Sci. Front. Res., 11: 15-20.
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  67. Menghani, E., A. Pareek, R.S. Negi and C.K. Ojha, 2011. Search for antimicrobial potentials from certain indian medicinal plants. Res. J. Med. Plant, 5: 295-301.
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  68. Menghani, E., A. Pareek and A. Golia, 2011. Medicinal Plant Potentials as Antimicrobials and Antioxidant Agents: Natural Products as Antibiotic. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3846540763, Pages: 92.

  69. Menghani, E., 2011. Medicinal bioactives as antimicrobial agents: An overview. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Dev., 3: 24-30.

  70. Menghani, E., 2011. Piperales: A Systemic Validation and Generation of Markers: Herbal Validation using Markers. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3846506349, Pages: 324.

  71. Hemrajani, N., D. Singh, A. Rawal and E. Menghani, 2011. Generation of a new algorithm using priority measurement based routes. Global J. Comput. Sci. Technol., 11: 25-30.
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  72. Advani, U., A. Ansari and E. Menghani, 2011. Anticonvulsant potentials of Sesamum indicum and Alliums sativum oil alone and in combination in animal models. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 3: 154-158.

  73. Rajawat, S., V.S. Rathore, N. Hemrajani and E. Menghani, 2010. Analyzing complexity for NP-complete problem through DNA computing algorithm. Global J. Comput. Sci. Technol., 10: 43-48.
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  74. Menghani, E., S.C. Jain and R. Jain, 2010. Scientific validation of Piper nigrum by HPLC and anti-oxidative assay markers. Asian J. Biotechnol., 2: 133-138.
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  75. Menghani, E., N. Hemrajani and S. Rajawat, 2010. Quantification of piperine in P. chaba by HPLC and its bio-potentials. Global J. Sci. Front. Res., 10: 39-42.
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  76. Menghani, E., A. Pareek, R.S. Negi and C.K. Ojha, 2010. Antidiabetic potentials of various ethno-medicinal plants of Rajasthan. Ethnobot. Leaflets, 14: 578-583.
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  77. Hemrajani, N., E. Menghani and S. Rajawat, 2010. A novel admission control algorithm for quality of service in video transmission. Proceedings of the National Conference on Revolutionary Advancements in Communication and Electronics, Nov. 12-13, Laxmi Devi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Alwar, pp: 102-104.

  78. Menghani, E., A. Pareek, S. Kumar and N. Hemrajani, 2009. Scientific validation and authentication of genuine and market samples of Tinospora cordifolia. Pharmacogn. J., 1: 49-53.

  79. Jain, S.C., R. Jain, R. Singh and E. Menghani, 2008. Verbesina encelioides: Perspective and potentials of a noxious weed. Indian J. Traditional Knowledge, 7: 511-513.
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  80. Jain, S.C., R. Jain, R. Singh and E. Menghani, 2007. Galegine-an antimicrobial principle from Verbesina encelioides. Indian Drugs, 44: 5-7.

  81. Jain, S.C., E. Menghani and R. Jain, 2007. Search for macro- and micro-scopic markers from genuine fruits of Piper species and its adulterants. J. Nat. Prod. Med., 11: 15-22.
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  82. Jain, S.C., E. Menghani and R. Jain, 2007. Fluorescence and HPLC-based standardization of Piper nigrum fruits. Int. J. Bot., 3: 208-213.
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  83. Jain, S.C., E. Menghani and R. Jain, 2007. Biomarkers as a tool for validation of herbs and spices. Internet J. Food Saf., 9: 1-6.
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