Saraswati Garai

Dr. Saraswati Garai


  • Isolation and characterization of natural products from the plants and evaluation of their biological activities in collaboration with biological department.

    1. GARAI, S., S. B. MAHATO, K. OHTANI and K. YAMASAKI : Dammarane – type triterpenoid saponins from Bacopa monniera. Phytochemistry 42, 815(1996).
    2. GARAI, S., S. B. MAHATO, K. OHTANI and K. YAMASAKI : Bacopasaponin D- A pseudojujubogenin glysoside from Bacopa monniera. Phytochemistry 43, 447(1996).
    3. GARAI, S., S. B. MAHATO : Isolation and structure elucidation of three triterpenoid saponins from Acacia auriculiformis. Phytochemistry 44, 137(1997).
    4. MAHATO, S. B., GARAI and A. K. CHAKRAVARTY ; Two Dammarane – type bisdesmosides from Bacopa monniera. Phytochemistry 53, 711(2000).
    5. SINHA, J., B. RAAY, N. DAS, S. MEDDA, GARAI, S. B. MAHATO and M. K. BASU : Bacopasaponin C : Critical Evaluation of Anti-Leishmanial Properties in various Delivery Modes. Drug Delivery 9, 1(2002).
    6. CHAKRAVARTY, A. K., GARAI, MSUDA, K and NAKANE, T : Bacopaside III-V : Three more triterpenoid glycosides from Bacopa monniera. Chem. Pharm. Bull. 51, 215(2003).
    1. KHAJURIA, A., A. GUPTA, S. GARAI and B. P. Wakhloo : Immunomodulatory effects of two sapogenins 1 & 2 isolated from Luffa cylindrica in bulb/C mice. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letter , 17, 1608(2007).
    2. S. MAZUMDAR, S. GARAI and S. JHA. Genetic transformation of Bacopa monniera by wild type strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes stimulates production of bacopasaponins in transformed calli and plants. Plant Cell Reports 30, 941(2011).
    3. S. GARAI, SARASWATI GARAI, P. JAISANKAR, J. K.SINGH and A. ELANGO. A comprehensive study on crude methanolic extract of Artemisia pallens (Asteraceae) and its active component as effective corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in acid solution. Corrosion Science 60, 193 (2012).
    4. S. MAZUMDAR, S. GARAI and S. JHA. Use of the cryptogein gene to stimulate the accumulation of bacopasaponins in transgenic Bacopa monnieri plants. Plant Cell Reports. 31, 1899(2012).
    5. S. GARAI, SARASWATI GARAI. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in acid solution by bacopasaponins from Bacopa monniera. The International Symposium on Current Status & Opportunities in Aromatic & Medicinal Plants (2010).
    6. S. GARAI, Triterpenoid saponins, Natural Product Chemistry & Research, 2, 1(2014).
    7. S. GARAI. Advances in Triterpenoid Saponins Research 2007-2012. Journal of Herbal Medicine DOI: 10.21767/2472-0151.100020 Vol. 2 No. 3: 14 (2016).
    1. S. GARAI, R. GHOSH, P.P.BANDOPADHYAY, N.C. MANDAL and A.CHATTOPADHYAY , Antimicrobial and Anticancer properties of Echinocystic acidextracted from Luffa cylindrica. J Food Process Technol 9:2 (2018)DOI: 10.4172/2157-7110.1000717 .

    15.      S. GARAI. Triterpenoid Saponins. Journal of Herbal Medicine (2018). (communicated).

    1. MAHATO, S. B., GARAI, S. : Triterpenoid saponins, Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural products Herz W., Kirby, G. W. Moore, R. E., Steglich W and Tamm, Ch. Eds. Vol. 74, 1-196, Springer, Wien, New York (1998).
    2. Recipient of the merit certificate in Chemistry of Indian Science Congress Association’s (ISCA) Young Scientist’s Award programme in January 8, 1997.
    3. The International Symposium on Current Status and Opportunities in Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (February 21-24, 2010)“Corrosion inhibition of mild steel by bacopasaponins”
    4. One of the best of 2 posters in the session on “ Session IV : IPR Industrial and ethical issues”