Dr Arul Amuthan L

Senior Grade Lecturer

Department of Pharmacology

Qualification: BSMS, MD (Siddha), MSc. Medical Pharmacology, MSc.Yoga and Naturopathy . Email: arul.amuthan@manipal.edu


    • Teaching Pharmacology and conducting examination & evaluation for Medical, Dental and Allied Health Science courses

    • Co-ordinating academic activities for Medical students

    • Guiding students for research

    • Team Leader, Division of Siddha, Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research, Manipal University  - https://manipal.edu/mu/directorate-of-research/centres/established-centres/cimr.html

    • Coordinating with National and Intentional Institutions for MoU and Collaborative research in the field of Traditional Medicine and Integrative Medicine

    • Arranging Guest talks for researchers and students    



Subject Subject code Semester
Pharmaoclogy MBBS , Phase I Stage II A
Pharmacology BDS, Year II
Pharmacology Allied Health Sciences


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MSc.Yoga and Naturopathy Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai 2016
Refresher course in Cell and Molecular Biology Techniques from Manipal Life Science Centre, Manipal 2012
Certificate course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology Manipal University 2010
MSc (Medical Pharmacology) Manipal University 2010
PDCR (Professional Diploma in Clinical Research) Catalyst Clinical Services Pvt Ltd, Delhi 2009
MD (Doctor of Medicine in Siddha Medicine) Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai 2007
BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery) Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai 2004


Area of Interest

General Pharmacology, Cardio vascular pharmacology , Cancer chemotherapy , Renal Pharmacology

Area of Expertise

Herbal and food - drug synergism.

Area of Research

Traditional Medicine,Integrative Medicine, Ethno pharmacology, Animal experiments, Phytomedicine, Herbal medicine for cancers, infertility, women and chid health, Clinical research in Traditional and Integrative Medicine, Pharmacovigilance and drug interaction in integrative Medicine

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Pharmacological Society, 2011.
  • Life Member of Indian Siddha Medical Graduates Association, 2012.
  • Life Member of World Association of Medical Editors, 2012.
  • Life Member of International Society of Ethnobiology, 2013. 
  • Life Member of Society for Indian Medical Anthropology, 2013.

Thambyayah M, Amuthan A. Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis: A Paediatric Siddha Medicine treatise. Clin Dermatol 2015;33:355-61.

Amuthan A, Chogtu B, Bairy KL, Sudhakar, Prakash M. Evaluation of diuretic activity of Amaranthus spinosus Linn. aqueous extract in Wistar rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012; 140: 242-7

Shrestha J, Shanbhag T, Shenoy S, Amuthan A, Prabhu K, Sharma S, et al. Antifertility and abortifacient action of Areca catechu nut in female albino rats. Indian J Pharmacology 2010; 42:306-11

Amuthan A, Anandh S, Musharraf S, Agarwal N, Devi V, Shenoy RP, Nayal B. Effect of Notchi kudineer (Vitex negundo aqueous extract) on surgically induced endometriosis in Sprague Dawley rats . Int J Pharmacol and Clin Sci. 2015;4(3):35-43.

Amirthalingam M, Kasinathan N, Amuthan A, Mutalik S, Reddy MS, Nayanabhirama U. Bioactive PLGA - curcumin microparticle-embedded chitosan scaffold: in vitro and in vivo evaluation. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology. 2017;45(2):233-241.