Dr. K.  Sowndhararajan

Dr. K. Sowndhararajan

Assistant Professor
Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Bharathiar University, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Botany
62%
Biotechnology
90%
Food Biochemistry
75%
Life Sciences
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Deepa, M. Kim, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2018. Neuroprotective and cognitive enhancement potentials of baicalin: A review. Brain Sci., Vol. 8. 10.3390/brainsci8060104.
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  2. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Deepa, M. Kim, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2018. An overview of neuroprotective and cognitive enhancement properties of lignans from Schisandra chinensis. Biomed. Pharmacother., 97: 958-968.
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  3. Sowndhararajan, K., M. Kim, P. Deepa, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2018. Application of the P300 event-related potential in the diagnosis of epilepsy disorder: A review. Sci. Pharm., Vol. 86. 10.3390/scipharm86020010.
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  4. Kim, M., K. Sowndhararajan, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2018. Effect of inhalation of isomers,(+)-α-pinene and (+)-β-pinene on human electroencephalographic activity according to gender difference. Eur. J. Integr. Med., 17: 33-39.
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  5. Deepa, P., K. Sowndhararajan, S. Kim and S.J. Park, 2018. A role of Ficus species in the management of diabetes mellitus: A review. J. Ethnopharmacol., 215: 210-232.
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  6. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Deepa, M. Kim, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2017. Baicalein as a potent neuroprotective agent: A review. Biomed. Pharmacother., 95: 1021-1032.
  7. Sowndhararajan, K., M. Seo, M. Kim, H. Kim and S. Kim, 2017. Effect of inhalation of essential oil and supercritical carbon dioxide extract from the root of Angelica gigas Nakai on human EEG activity. Complement. Ther. Clin. Pract., 28: 161-168.
  8. Sowndhararajan, K. and S. Kim, 2017. Neuroprotective and cognitive enhancement potentials of Angelica gigas Nakai root: A review. Sci. Pharm., Vol. 85. 10.3390/scipharm85020021.
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  9. Kim, M., K. Sowndhararajan, T. Kim, J.E. Kim, J.E. Yang and S. Kim, 2017. Gender differences in electroencephalographic activity in response to the earthy odorants geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol. Applied Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3390/app7090876.
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  10. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Deepa, M. Kim, S.J. Park and S. Kim, 2017. A review of the composition of the essential oils and biological activities of Angelica Species. Sci. Pharm., Vol. 85. 10.3390/scipharm85030033.
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  11. Sowndhararajan, K., T. Kim, H. Kim and S. Kim, 2016. Evaluation of proximate composition, bioactive lignans and volatile composition of Schisandra chinensis fruits from Inje and Mungyeong, Republic of Korea. J. Applied Pharm. Sci., 6: 1-8.
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  12. Sowndhararajan, K., R. Santhanam, S. Hong, J.W. Jhoo and S. Kim, 2016. Suppressive effects of acetone extract from the stem bark of three Acacia species on nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 6: 658-664.
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  13. Sowndhararajan, K., N.L. Chin, Y.A. Yusof, L.L. Lai and W.A.W. Mustapha, 2016. Effect of blender and blending time on color and aroma characteristics of juice and its freeze-dried powder of Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb. leaves (Pandan). Int. J. Food Eng., 12: 75-81.
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  14. Sowndhararajan, K., M. Seo and S. Kim, 2016. Comparative analysis of the composition of essential oils from the needles, twigs and berries of Juniperus chinensis L. in Korea. J. Applied Pharm. Sci., 6: 122-126.
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  15. Sowndhararajan, K., H. Cho, B. Yu, J. Song and S. Kim, 2016. Effect of inhalation of essential oil from Inula helenium L. root on electroencephalographic (EEG) activity of the human brain. Eur. J. Integr. Med., 8: 453-457.
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  16. Sowndhararajan, K., H. Cho, B. Yu and S. Kim, 2016. Comparison of essential oil compositions of fresh and dried fruits of Magnolia kobus DC. J. Applied Pharm. Sci., 6: 146-149.
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  17. Sowndhararajan, K. and S. Kim, 2016. Influence of fragrances on human psychophysiological activity: With special reference to human electroencephalographic response. Sci. Pharm., 84: 724-751.
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  18. Seo, M., K. Sowndhararajan and S. Kim, 2016. Influence of harvesting time on chemical composition of the essential oil of Abies koreana twigs. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 8: 205-208.
  19. Seo, M., K. Sowndhararajan and S. Kim, 2016. Influence of binasal and uninasal inhalations of essential oil of Abies koreana twigs on electroencephalographic activity of human. Behav. Neurol., Vol. 2016. 10.1155/2016/9250935.
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  20. Liew, S.Q., N.L. Chin, Y.A. Yusof and K. Sowndhararajan, 2016. Comparison of acidic and enzymatic pectin extraction from passion fruit peels and its gel properties. J. Food Process Eng., 39: 501-511.
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  21. Kim, S., M. Kim, M. Seo and K. Sowndhararajan, 2016. Production of sprouts from wild edible seeds using ICT-based smart farming. Korean J. Weed Sci., 36: 6-11.
  22. Sowndhararajan, K., S. Hong, J.W. Jhoo, S. Kim and N.L. Chin, 2015. Effect of acetone extract from stem bark of Acacia species (A. dealbata, A. ferruginea and A. leucophloea) on antioxidant enzymes status in hydrogen peroxide-induced HepG2 cells. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 22: 685-691.
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  23. Sowndhararajan, K., H. Cho, B. Yu and S. Kim, 2015. Effect of olfactory stimulation of isomeric aroma compounds, (+)-limonene and terpinolene on human electroencephalographic activity. Eur. J. Integr. Med., 7: 561-566.
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  24. Sowndhararajan K. and D.P.N. Kutty, 2015. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Trichoderma on plant health and disease suppression in cotton. Quantitative Bio-Sci., 34: 9-15.
  25. Hong, S., K. Sowndhararajan, T. Joo, C. Lim and H. Cho et al., 2015. Ethanol and supercritical fluid extracts of hemp seed (Cannabis sativa L.) increase gene expression of antioxidant enzymes in HepG2 cells. Asian Pac. J. Reprod., 4: 147-152.
  26. Choi, H.J., K. Sowndhararajan, N.G. Cho, K.H. Hwang, S.J. Koo and S. Kim, 2015. Evaluation of herbicidal potential of essential oils and their components under in vitro and greenhouse experiments. Weed Turfgrass Sci., 4: 321-329.
  27. Cho, H., K. Sowndhararajan, J.W. Jung, J.W. Jhoo and S. Kim, 2015. Fragrant chemicals in the supercritical carbon dioxide extract of Magnolia kobus DC. flower buds increase the concentration state of brain function. J. Essential Oil Bear. Plants, 18: 1059-1069.
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  28. Yeon, B.R., K. Sowndhararajan, J.W. Jung, J.W. Jhoo and S. Kim, 2014. Comparison of volatile composition of supercritical carbon dioxide extract from rhizomes of Korean medicinal plant ‘Chun-Kung’ (Cnidium officinale Makino) by direct- and SPME-GC/MS. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 6: 355-358.
  29. Sowndhararajan, K., S. Paul, G.S. Kwon, C.W. Hwang and S.C. Kang, 2014. Protective effect of polyamine extract of salt stressed and sprouted soybean seeds against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in rats. Food Sci. Biotechnol., 23: 711-716.
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  30. Sowndhararajan, K. and N.L. Chin, 2014. Antioxidant and anti-ulcer effects of ethyl acetate fraction of Merremia tridentate (L.) Hallier F. root. Agric. Agric. Sci. Proc., 2: 406-414.
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  31. Lee, J., K. Sowndhararajan, M. Kim, J. Kim and D. Kim et al., 2014. Antioxidant, inhibition of α-glucosidase and suppression of nitric oxide production in LPS-induced murine macrophages by different fractions of Actinidia arguta stem. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 21: 532-538.
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  32. Joo, T., K. Sowndhararajan, S. Hong, J. Lee, S.Y. Park, S. Kim and J.W. Jhoo, 2014. Inhibition of nitric oxide production in LPS-stimulated raw 264.7 cells by stem bark of Ulmus pumila L. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 21: 427-435.
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  33. Deepa, P., S. Murugesh, K. Sowndhararajan and P. Manikandan, 2014. Plants used in Ethno-veterinary medicine by Malayali tribals of Melur, Bodha Hills, Southern Eastern Ghats, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India. World J. Pharm. Res., 3: 831-843.
  34. Deepa, P., S. Murugesh, K. Sowndhararajan and P. Manikandan, 2014. Ethnobotanical studies on wild edible plants used by Malayali tribals of Melur, Bodha Hills, Southern Eastern Ghats, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India. World J. Pharm. Res., 3: 621-633.
  35. Sowndhararajan, K., S. Marimuthu and S. Manian, 2013. Integrated control of blister blight disease in tea using the biocontrol agent Ochrobactrum anthropi strain BMO-111 with chemical fungicides. J. Applied Microbiol., 114: 1491-1499.
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  36. Sowndhararajan, K., S. Marimuthu and S. Manian, 2013. Biocontrol potential of phylloplane bacterium Ochrobactrum anthropi BMO-111 against blister blight disease of tea. J. Applied Microbiol., 114: 209-218.
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  37. Sowndhararajan, K., J.M. Joseph and S. Manian, 2013. Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of Indian Acacias: Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd., Acacia ferruginea DC., Acacia dealbata Link. and Acacia pennata (L.) Willd. Int. J. Food Properties, 16: 1717-1729.
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  38. Sowndhararajan, K. and S.C. Kang, 2013. Protective effect of ethyl acetate fraction of Acacia ferruginea DC. against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in rats. J. Ethnopharmacol., 148: 175-181.
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  39. Sowndhararajan, K. and S.C. Kang, 2013. Free radical scavenging activity from different extracts of leaves of Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 20: 319-325.
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  40. Sowndhararajan, K. and S.C. Kang, 2013. Evaluation of in vitro free radical scavenging potential of Streptomyces sp. AM-S1 culture filtrate. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 20: 227-233.
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  41. Cho, H., K. Sowndhararajan, J.W. Jung, J.W. Jhoo and S. Kim, 2013. Fragrance chemicals in the essential oil of Mentha arvensis reduce levels of mental stress. J. Life Sci., 23: 933-940.
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  42. Cho, H., B. Yu, K. Sowndhararajan, J.W. Jung, J.W. Jhoo and S. Kim, 2013. Effect of essential oil from San-Jo-In (Zizyphus jujube Mill. seeds) on human electroencephalographic activity. J. Life Sci., 23: 1170-1176.
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  43. Sowndhararajan, K., J.M. Joseph and D. Rajendrakumaran, 2012. In vitro xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity of methanol extracts of Erythrina indica Lam. leaves and stem bark. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 3: S1415-S1417.
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  44. Sowndhararajan, K. and S.C. Kang, 2012. In vitro free radical scavenging potential of acetone extract and sub-fractions of Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boiv. stem bark. Curr. Res. Agric. Life Sci., 30: 110-114.
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  45. Sowndhararajan, K. and S.C. Kang, 2012. In vitro antagonistic potential of Streptomyces sp. AM-S1 against plant and human pathogens. J. Agric. Chem. Environ., 1: 41-47.
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  46. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Siddhuraju and S. Manian, 2011. Antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacity of the underutilized legume, Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. J. Food Compos. Anal., 24: 160-165.
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  47. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Siddhuraju and S. Manian, 2011. Antioxidant activity of the differentially processed seeds of jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis L. DC). Food Sci. Biotechnol., 20: 585-591.
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  48. Joseph, J.M., K. Sowndhararajan, D. Rajendrakumaran and S. Manian, 2011. In vitro antioxidant potential of different parts of Solanum surattense Burm. f. Food Sci. Biotechnol., 20: 477-483.
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  49. Joseph, J.M., K. Sowndhararajan and S. Manian, 2011. Evaluation of the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant potential of whole plant extracts of Hedyotis puberula (G. Don) R. Br. ex Arn. Latin Am. J. Pharm., 30: 258-265.
  50. Sowndhararajan, K., P. Siddhuraju and S. Manian, 2010. In vitro evaluation of the antioxidant activities in the differentially processed seeds from underutilized legume, Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn. Food Sci. Biotechnol., 19: 503-509.
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  51. Sowndhararajan, K., J.M. Joseph, K. Arunachalam and S. Manian, 2010. Evaluation of Merremia tridentate (L.) Hallier f. for in vitro antioxidant activity. Food Sci. Biotechnol., 19: 663-669.
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  52. Sowndhararajan, K., J.M. Joseph, D. Rajendrakumaran and S. Manian, 2010. In vitro antioxidant characteristics of different parts of Melothria maderaspatana (L.) Cogn. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 2: 117-123.
  53. Manian, S. and K. Sowndhararajan, 2010. Microbial Biopesticides. In: Industrial Exploitation of Microorganisms, Maheshwari, D.K., R.C. Dubey and R. Saravanamuthu (Eds.). I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 9789380026534, pp: 51-69.
  54. Joseph, J.M., K. Sowndhararajan, N. Loganayaki and S. Manian, 2010. In vitro antioxidant potential of different solvent extracts of Naregamia alata. Latin Am. J. Pharm., 29: 1463-1467.
  55. Joseph, J.M., K. Sowndhararajan and S. Manian, 2010. Protective effects of methanolic extract of Hedyotis puberula (G. Don) R. Br. ex Arn. against experimentally induced gastric ulcers in rat. J. Ethnopharmacol., 131: 216-219.
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  56. Joseph, J.M., K. Sowndhararajan and S. Manian, 2010. Evaluation of analgesic and anti-inflammatory potential of Hedyotis puberula (G. Don) R. Br. ex Arn. in experimental animal models. Food Chem. Toxicol., 48: 1876-1880.
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