Dr. Seema  Akbar

Dr. Seema Akbar

Research Scientist
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kanpur University, India

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Dr. Seema Akbar is currently working as Assistant Director at RRIUM, Srinagar. She has completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kanpur University, India. She has active academic collaborations with different departments of the University of Kashmir in Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Centre for Research for Development, Pharmacy and Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Srinagar branch. She has supervised 5 PhDs and 9 M.Phil students. She also attended number of workshops and seminars. Dr. Seema received honors includes Scientist of the Year Award 2006, Fellow of Linnaean Society, London, Bharat Jyoti Award, Best Citizen Of India Award, Eminent Scientist of the Year 2009 Award, and Leading Scientist of The World 2009. She is fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Society of Biodiversity and Associate of Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Reston, USA, and member of 16 professional academic bodies. She is Editor in Chief for Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, Co-Editor in Chief, Current Research in Biological Sciences, Associate Editor for Bioinfo Organic Chemistry, and member of editorial board for number of journals. She is also serving as reviewer for Asian Journal of Alternative Medicine, China, African Journal of Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Ethno botany Research and Applications, Research in Environment and Life Science, and Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry. She successfully completed 6 research projects as principal investigator and co-investigator. She has published 43 research articles in international journals contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Drug Standardization
Drug Toxicology
Medicinal Plants

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Zargar, B.A., M.H. Masoodi, B.A. Khan and S. Akbar, 2013. Paeonia emodi Royle: Ethnomedicinal uses phytochemistry and pharmacology. Phytochem. Lett., 6: 261-266.
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  2. Tantry, M.A., Shah, S., M.Y. Dar, M.M. Mir, K. Ghazanfar and S. Akbar, 2013. 9,10-seco-9,19-cyclolanostane triterpene from Salix caprea L (Goat willow). Nat. Prod. Res., 27: 171-175.
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  3. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, A.N. Kamili and A. Masood, 2013. Synergistic effect of aurxins and cytokinins on propagation of artemisia amygdalina (asteraceae) , a critically endangered plant of kashmir. Pak. J. Bot., 45: 629-634.
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  4. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar and A.N. Kamili, 2013. Free radical scavenging potential of in-vitro raised and green house acclimitised plants of artimisia amygdalina. Chin. J. Nat. Med., 11: 377-384.
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  5. Tantry. M, J.A. Dar, A. Idris, S. Akbar and A.S. Shawl, 2012. Acylated flavonol glycoside from epimedium elatus, a plant endemic to the western himalayas. Fitoterapia, 83: 665-670.
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  6. Tantry, M.A., S. Akbar, J.A. Dar, S. Irtiza, A. Galal, M.A. Khuroo and K. Ghazanfar, 2012. Undetermined acylated flavanol from platanus orientalis. Fitoterapia, 83: 1-5.
  7. Tantry, M.A., S. Akbar, J.A. Dar, S. Irtiza, A. Galal, M.A. Khuroo and K. Ghazanfar, 2012. Acylated flavonol glycoside from Platanus orientalis. Fitoterapia, 83: 281-285.
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  8. Tantry, M.A., S. Akbar and S. Shabir, 2012. Determination of essential oil composition of Rosemarinus officinalis growing as exotic species in Kashmir valley. Chem. Natural Compounds, 47: 1012-1014.
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  9. Tantry, M.A., M.M. Radwan, S. Akbar and I.A. Khan, 2012. 5,6-dihydropyranobenzopyrone: A previously undetermined antioxidant isolated from Polygonium amplexicaule. Chin. J. Nat. Med., 10: 28-31.
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  10. Rather, M.A., B.A. Ganai, A.N. Kamili, M. Qayoom and S. Akbar et al., 2012. Comparative GC-FID and GC-MS analysis of the mono and sesquiterpene secondary metabolites produced by the field grown and micropropagated plants of Artemisia amygdalina decne. Acta Physiologiae Plant., 34: 885-890.
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  11. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, A.N. Kamili, M.Y. Dar and A. Masood, 2012. Anti-oxidant activities of extracts of the inflorescences and aerial parts of the herb, artemisia amygdalina decne. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 87: 455-460.
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  12. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, A.N. Kamili and S. Akbar, 2012. Antioxidant potential in callus culture of Artemisia amygdalina Decne Nat. Prod. Res., 26: 2103-2106.
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  13. Mustafa, K.G., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, M.Y. Dar, A. Masood and M.A. Tantry, 2012. β-cell protective efficacy, hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of extracts of Achillea millifolium in diabetic rats. Chin. J. Nat. Med., 10: 185-189.
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  14. Malik, A and S. Akbar, 2012. Quality profile of Araq-e-Bedmusk from Salix caprea flowers. Int. J. Pharma Res. Rev., 1: 7-10.
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  15. Tantry, M.A., R. Khan, S. Akbar, A.R. Dar, A.S. Shawl and M.S. Alam, 2011. An unusual bioactive oleanane Triterpenoid from Rhododendron campanulatum D Don. Chinese Chem. Lett., 22: 575-579.
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  16. Mustafa, K.G., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, M.Y. Dar and A. Masood, 2011. The extracts of Berberis lyceum and diabetes mellitus in alloxan monohydrate induced rats. J. Pharm. Res., 4: 2570-2573.
  17. Ahmed, A., W.A. Shah, S. Akbar, Y.I. Munshi and D. Kumar, 2011. A short chemical review on Salix caprea commonly known as goat willow. Int. J. Res. Phytochem. Pharmacol., 1: 17-20.
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  18. Ahmad, A., W.A. Shah, S. Akbar, D. Kumar, V. Kumar and M. Younis, 2011. In-vitro anti inflammatory activity of Salix caprea Linn (Goat willow) By HRBC membrane stabilization method. J. Pharm. Res., 44: 1067-1068.
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  19. Tramboo, S.M., A.R. Yousuf and S. Akbar, 2010. Oxidative stress-inducing potential of butachlor in a freshwater fish, Cyprinus carpio (L.). Toxicol. Environ. Chem., 10.1080/02772248.2010.515413.
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  20. Tantry, M.A., R. Khan, S. Akbar, M. Arief, M.K. Siddiqui, 2010. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Epimedium elatum (Morr. and Decne.) and quantification of its marker compounds. Curr. Chem. Res., Vol. 1, .
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  21. Tantry, M.A., R. Khan, S. Akbar, A.S. Shawl and M.A. Siddiqui, 2010. Further constituents from Rhododendron lepidotum L. Chinese Chem. Lett., 21: 332-336.
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  22. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, A.N. Kamili, S. Akbar and A. Masood, 2010. Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of extracts from wild and in-vitro raised cultures of prunella vulgaris l. Med. Aromat. Plant Sci. Biotechnol., 4: 20-27.
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  23. Rasool, R., B.A. Ganai, S. Akbar, A.N. Kamili and A. Masood, 2010. Phytochemical screening of Prunella vulgaris L.: An important medicinal plant of Kashmir. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 23: 399-402.
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  24. Akbar, S., S.A. Khan, A. Masood and M. Iqbal, 2010. Use of Strychnos Nux-Vomica (Azraqi) seeds in Unani system of medicine: Role of Detoxification. Afr. J. Trad. Compliment. Alternat. Med., 7: 286-290.
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  25. Tantray, M.A., S. Akbar, R. Khan, K.A. Tariq and A.S. Shawl, 2009. Humarain: A new dimeric gallic acid glycoside from Punica granatum L. bark. Phitoterapia, 80: 223-225.
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  26. Rasool, R., A.N. Kamili, B.A. Ganai and S. Akbar, 2009. Effect of BAP and NAA on shoot regeneration of Prunella vulgaris. J. Nat. Math. Sci., 3: 21-26.
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  27. Akbar, S., A. Masood, S.A. Khan and S. Ali, 2009. Toxicity studies on a Unani herbal formulation Capsule Hudar in albino rats. Toxicol. Int., 16: 107-110.
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  28. Akbar, S., A. Masood and B.A. Ganai, 2009. Medicinal plants under folklore of North Kashmir (J and K) India. Proceedings of the 4th Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Four Points, December 1-5, 2009, Sheraton, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia -.
  29. Akbar, S., A. Masood and S.A. Khan, 2008. Scientific validation of method of manufacture of raughan-e-banafsha: a potent herbal formulation. Asian J. Exp. Chem., 3: 33-35.
  30. Akbar, S., A. Masood, A. Shamshad and M. Iqbal, 2007. Evaluation of Indian food spices for their beneficial hypoglycemic activity. Planta Med., 10.1055/s-2007-987378.
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  31. Yaseen, M.D., S. Alam, S. Akbar, B. Qadri and M.A. Qureshi, 2002. A new sterol from Aralia cachemirica. Orient. Sci., 7: 75-80.
  32. Yaseen, M., S. Akbar and M.A. Qureshi, 2002. 24-B-ethyl cholest-5-22-diene-3-B-ol from Solvinia natanas L. J. Res. Dev., 2: 23-25.
  33. Akbar, S., A. Masood and M.Y. Dar, 2002. Toxicological studies on an unani herbal formulations on male albino rats. Indian J. Toxicol., 9: 1-6.
  34. Akbar, S., M.Y. Dar, M. Yousuf and A. Masood, 2001. Toxicological evaluation of a unani herbal formulation. J. Res. Dev., 1: 124-132.