Dr. Mayaram Uniyal

Dr. Mayaram Uniyal

Dr. Mayaram Uniyal is one of the most esteemed authorities on Ayurvedic herbs in India and a senior advisor of Pharmacognosy at Pravek. 

With over 25 years of dedicated research experience, Dr. Uniyal has contributed significantly to the field of medicinal plants, particularly in the realm of Dravyaguna. Born in the scenic district of Tihri Garhwal, Dr. Uniyal's journey embodies a lifelong commitment to Ayurveda and its holistic principles.

Dr. Uniyal's illustrious career spans various prestigious roles, showcasing his expertise in Ayurvedic research and academia. Currently serving as a Senior Scientist & Consultant at Himalaya Drug Company, Dr. Uniyal is instrumental in quality control, inspection, standardization of herbal drugs, and monograph development. His tenure at Himalaya Drug Company since 2009 underscores his invaluable contributions to herbal medicine.

Prior to his role at Himalaya, Dr. Uniyal held advisory positions with the Government of Uttarakhand, contributing his expertise to the cultivation and research of medicinal plants. He served as an Advisor to the Jadi Buti Sagandh Padap, advising on cultivation techniques and research initiatives. Additionally, his tenure as a Visiting Professor at Gujarat Ayurveda University and Head of R & D at Maharshi Ayurveda further solidifies his commitment to advancing Ayurvedic knowledge.

Dr. Uniyal's professional journey also includes significant roles such as Director at CRAI Patiala, Asst. Director at Bhashaijya Anusandhan Sansthan Ranikhet, and Managing Director at IMPCL Mohan. His extensive experience encompasses teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities, showcasing his multidimensional expertise in the field of Ayurveda.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Uniyal has published over 50 research papers and reviews in peer-reviewed and indexed journals. His scholarly contributions encompass diverse topics related to medicinal plants, pharmacognosy, and Ayurvedic principles. Dr. Uniyal's groundbreaking research has led to the identification of several new herbs, including Amlavetus, Gonashi, Chakrika, Sarpa, and Ajshrangi, among others.

In addition to his research endeavors, Dr. Uniyal has authored numerous books, monographs, and research bulletins, enriching the academic landscape of Ayurveda. His innovative contributions extend to the development of novel herbal formulations and techniques, aiming to enhance the efficacy and safety of Ayurvedic interventions.

Dr. Uniyal's expertise has garnered international recognition, leading to invitations for projects and collaborations in countries such as Brazil, Myanmar, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka. His overseas assignments have focused on the identification of medicinal plants, garden development, and collaborative research initiatives. Dr. Uniyal's global engagements underscore his stature as a renowned authority in the field of Ayurvedic herbs.

Dr. Uniyal's remarkable contributions to Ayurveda have been acknowledged through numerous awards and honors. Notably, he was conferred with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on the First National Ayurveda Day, recognizing his invaluable service to the field. His accolades include Ratna Sadaya from Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Pt. Ram Narayan Vadya Anusandhan Nyas Award, and Vanoshadi Vidyapati by the Government of Sri Lanka, among others.

Scholarships & Fellowships:

  • Ratna Sadaya - Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (7-3-2000)
  • Rastriya Guru - Dravyaguna Vigyan Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth
  • Member Ayurveda Pharmacopeia Committee, Dept. of Ayush, Govt. of India (11-6-1998)
  • Ex-Advisor Jadi Buti Sagandh Padap, Govt. of Uttarakhand (2007)
  • Ex-Member Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad, Uttarakhand (9-1-2005)
  • Ex-Member Medicinal Plants Board, Dept. of Ayush, Govt. of India (2008)
  • Ex-Technical Advisor – Ayurveda Govt. of Himachal
  • Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Uttarakhand
  • PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Uttarakhand Chapter
  • Advisor – Uttarakhand Ayurveda PG College Dehradun
  • Organizes Special Lecture for PG Students in Dravyaguna

Honors, Medals & Awards:

  • CCRAS-Life Time Achievement Award
  • Pt. Ram Narayan Vadya Anusandhan Nyas Award by President, Govt. of India (20-5-2008)
  • Vanoshadi Vidyapati by Govt. of Sri Lanka (1985)
  • Ayurveda Punarvasu by Haryana Ayurveda Mahasammelan (1965)
  • Best Researcher Award, Govt. of India in National Ayurveda Expo (5-2-2016) (M/o Ayush)
  • Special Survey of Leh Ladakh Award by CCRAS in Medicinal Plants (27-7-1989)
  • Ayurveda Anusandhan Award by MoH&FW, Govt. of India (1996)
  • Medini Award by M/o Environment, Govt. of India (1-9-2005)
  • Award in Hindi Writing & Publishing by Madhya Pradesh Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Hindi Bhawan
  • Hindi Vangamaya Award by Madhya Pradesh Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Hindi Bhawan
  • Late Sh. Shiv Nath Sharma Shoth Award of Ladakh by Shri Gyan Kalyan Datavya Nyas (19-3-1997)
  • Award in Ayurveda Research by Gopeshwar Gyandeep Trust (2008)
  • Sanskrit Sahita Sea Award by Delhi Sanskrit Award, Govt. of India (1-3-2001)
  • Certificate of Merit in National Aarogya Fair 2016, M/o Ayush, Govt. of India (5-2-2016)
  • Expert Member in Establishing Rashtrapati Bhawan’s garden (Mughal Garden)
  • Expert member in Govt. of Uttarakhand for Establishing Medicinal Garden in Raj Niwas, Dehradun
  • Expert member in Govt. of Delhi for Establishing Nakshara Vatika in CBPACS
  • Patanjali Ayurveda Gaurav from Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar
  • Uttarakhand Ayurveda Gaurav from Uttarakhand Ayurveda Mahasammelan, Dehradun

Dr. Uniyal's dedication to Ayurveda extends beyond his professional endeavors. He actively participates in health camps, seminars, workshops, and training programs aimed at promoting Ayurvedic knowledge and wellness practices. Dr. Uniyal's establishment of the AYUSH HEALTH INDIA TRUST exemplifies his commitment to advancing holistic healthcare and traditional healing practices.

Dr. Mayaram Uniyal's unparalleled contributions to Ayurveda, coupled with his extensive research and academic achievements, underscore his status as a luminary in the field of medicinal plants and herbal medicine. His unwavering dedication to advancing Ayurvedic knowledge continues to inspire generations of practitioners and researchers worldwide.

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