Mathew Dan

Publications of Dr. Mathew Dan, Scientist E1, JNTBGRI, Palode, Trivandrum

Papers in National and International Journals


1.      Dan M, Mathew P J, Unnithan C M &Pushpangadan P 1996.  Thotteaabrahamii - a new species of Aristolochiaceae from peninsular India.  Kew Bulletin 51: 179-182.

2.      Dan M, Santhoshkumar E S & Thomas J 1997.  On the identity of Ixorajohnsonii(Rubiaceae) – A less known endemic plant of Southern Western Ghats, India.  Rheedea 7: 73-76

3.      Dhruvan T, Dan M& Mathew P 1997.  Petiveriaalliacea L. (Phytolaccaceae) – A new record for Peninsular India.  Rheedea 7: 37 – 40.

4.      Dan M, Sathishkumar C &Pushpangadan P 1999. Two novelties ofHedychium from Manipur, India.  Nordic Journal of Botany 19: 333-335.

5.      Dan M, George V &Pushpangadan P 2002.  Studies on the essential oils from  Curcumaharitha and Curcuma raktakanta, two endemic species of Kerala.  Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 11(1) 42-45 .

6.      Anilkumar ES, Dan M, Navas M, Rajasekharan S &Pushpangadan P 2002. Pharmacognostic studies on Trichopuszeylanicus ssp. travancoricusBurkill ex Narayanan.  Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants.3 : 239-245.

7.      Anish N P, Dan M &Bejoy Mathew 2004. Stomata of in vitro and in vivo plants, comparative study in Curcuma haritha. Thulasi 1:35-43.

8.      Ushakumari J, Navas M, Dan M, Rajasekharan S & Nair GM 2004.     Pharmacognostic studies on Pellioniaheyneana . Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants. 5: 259-263. 

9.      Gopanraj, Dan M, Sethuraman M G & George V 2005. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the rhizome oil of Hedychiumlarsenii. ActaPharmaceutica 55: 315-320.

10.  Mathew J, Sabulal B, George V, Dan M&Shiburaj S 2006. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Amomumcannicarpum (Wight) Bentham ex Baker. Journal of Essential Oil Research 18:35-37.

11.  George V, Mathew J, Sabulal B, Dan M, &Shiburaj S 2006. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil from the rhizomes of Amomumcannicarpum. Fitoterapia 77: 392-394.

12.  Bejoy M, Dan M&Anish N P 2006. Factors affecting the in vitro multiplication of the endemic zingiberCurcuma harithaMangaly and Sabu. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 5: 847-853.

13.  Sabulal B, George V &Dan M2006.  Volatile constituents from the leaf oil of AmomummuricatumBeddome.Journal of Essential Oil Research 18: 506-507.

14.  Sabulal B, Dan M, John A J, Kurup R, Pradeep N S, Valsamma R K & George V. 2006. Caryophyllene – rich rhizome oil of Zingibernimmonii from South India: Chemical characterisation and antimicrobial activity. Phytochemistry 67: 2469-2473.

15.  Gopanraj, Dan M, Shiburaj S, Sethuraman M G & George V 2006. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the rhizome oil of Alpiniaabundiflora.  Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 28: 45-47.

16.  Sabulal B., Dan M, bPradeep N. S, Valsamma R. K & George V. 2006. Composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from the fruits of Amomumcannicarpum. ActaPharmaceutica 56(4):473-480.

17.  John A J, Vrujesh P K, Dan M, Pradeep N S, Sethuraman M G & George V 2006.  Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of leaf and bark oils of Neolitseascrobiculata (Meisn.) Gamble.  Indian Perfumer 50: 61-64.

18.  Sabulal B, Hosagoudar V B, Pradeep N S, Dan M and George V 2006.  Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Meliolatoddaliae infected leaf oil of Pamburusmissionis.  Journal of Mycopathological Research 44: 237-242.

19.  Srivastava S, Chitranshi N, Srivastava S, Dan M, Rawat AKS and Pushpangadan P 2006. 2006.  Pharmacognostic evaluation of Curcuma aeruginosaRoxb.  Natural Product Sciences 12: 162-165.

20.  Srivastava S, Srivastava S, Chitranshi N, Dan M, Rawat AKS and Pushpangadan P 2006. 2006.  Pharmacognostic evaluation of Curcuma haritha.  Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 65: 916-920.

21.  Santhoshkmar E S, Dan M, & Nair G M 2007.  A new species of Acrotrema (Dilleniaceae) from India.  Nordic Journal of Botany 24: 543-545

22.  Sabulal B, George V &Dan M2007.  Composition of rhizome and leaf oils of AmomumpterocarpumThwaites. Journal of Essential Oil Research 19: 23 -35.

23.  Sabulal B, George V, Dan M&Pradeep N S 2007. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activities of the essential oils from the rhizomes of four Hedychiumspecies from south India.Journal of Essential Oil Research 19: 93 – 97

24.  Sabulal B, Kurup R, George V, Dan M&Pradeep N S 2007Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the rhizome and leaf oils of AmomumhypoleucumThwaites. Journal of Essential Oil Research 19: 279 – 281.

25.  Dan M, Sabulal B, George V &Pushpangadan P 2007. Studies on the rhizome oils from four Hedychium species of south India: a chemotaxonomic approach.  Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 59: 59-66.

26.  Sabulal B, Dan M, John A J, Kurup R, Chandrika S P & George V 2007. Phenylbutanoid- rich rhizome oil of Zingiberneesanum from Western Ghats, southern India.  Flavour and Fragarnce Journal 22: 521-524.

27.  Dan M 2007. A taxonomic approach to the plants of the plants of the Bible. Journal of Economic and taxonomic Botany. 31: 798-802.

28.  Anish N P, Dan M &Bejoy M 2008. Conservation using in vitro progenies of the threatened ginger Boesenbergiapulcherrima (Wall.) Kuntze.  International Journal of Botany 4: 93-98.

29.  Sabulal B, George V, Pradeep N S &Dan M 2008. Volatile oils from the root, stem and leaves of  Schefflerastellata (Gaertn.) Harms(Araliaceae): Chemical characterization and antimicrobial activity. Journal of Essential Oil Research 20: 79 –82.

30.  Raj G, Sabulal B, Dan M, Thaha A R M, Sethuraman M G & George V 2008.  Volatile constituents from the rhizomes of Curcuma harithaMangaly and Sabu from southern India.  Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 23: 348-352.

31.  Hosagoudar V B, Archana G R &Dan M 2009. Maheshwaramyces, a new genus of the family Lembosiaceae. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 2:12-13.

32.  Ushakumari J, Navas M, Dan M&Rajasekharan S 2009. Pharmacognostic studies on AcrotremaarnottianumWight – a promising ethnomedicinal plant. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 8: 334-337.

33.  Menon A N &Dan M 2009. Chemicalcomposition of essential oils of Globbaspecies from south India. Journal of Essential Oil Research21:59-60.

34.  Sabulal B, Dan M,Thaha A R M, Johnson A J, Kurup  R, Balakrishnapillai P & Lim C K 2009.  High content of zerumbone in volatile oils of Zingiberzerumbet from southern India and Malaysia.  Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 24: 301-308.

35.  Sabulal B, Gopan Raj, Thaha A R M, &  Dan M. 2009.  Volatile chemistry of a plant: mono-sesquiterpenoid pattern in the growth cycle of Curcuma haritha. Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 25: 35-40.

36.  Linnet A, Latha P G, Gincy M M, Anuja G I, Suja S R, Shyamal S, Shine V J, Sini S, Shikha P, Dan M&Rajasekharan S 2010.  Anti-inflammatory, analgesis and anti-lipid peroxidative effects of Rhaphidophorapertusa (Roxb.) Schott. andEpipremnumpinnatum (Linn.) Engl. aerial parts.  Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources. 1: 5-10.

37.  Gopan R, George V, Dan M&Sethuraman M G 2010.  Essential oil composition of GlobbaschomburgkiiHook. f. and GlobbaophioglossaWight.  Journal of Essential Oil Research 22: 220-222.

38.  Thomas M T, Mathew P J, Dan M& Kumar V 2010.  Genetic variability, correlation and heritability of certain agronomic characters of Centellaasiatica(L.) Urb. Journal of Cytology and Genetics. 11: 77-81.

39.  Thomas M T, Kurup R, Johnson A J, Chandrika S P, Mathew P J, Dan M&Sabulal B 2010.  Elite genotypes/chemotypes, with high contents of madecassoside and asiaticoside, from sixty accessions of Centellaasiatica of south India and the Andaman Islands: For cultivation and utility in cosmetic and herbal drug applications.  Industrial Crops and Products. 32: 545-550.

40.  Bejoy M, Dan M, Anish N P, George G A &Radhika B J 2010.  Induction of multiple shoots in AmomumhypoleucumThwaites – a threatened wild relative of large cardamom.  Journal of Applied Horticulture 12: 46-49.

41.  Thomas V P, Dan M, Sabu M &Jabbar M A 2010. Amomumandamanicum(Zingiberaceae): a new species from Andaman Islands, India.  Blumea 55: 295-299.

42.  Sabulal B, JohnsonA J, ThahaA M, KurupR &Dan M2010. Chemistry of volatiles in Zingiberspecies from Western Ghats of Kerala.  J. Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Sciences 32: 470-473.

43.  Gopan R, Pradeep N S, Dan M, Sethuraman M G & George V 2011.  Chemical composition and antimicrobial study of essential oil from the leaves of Curcuma harithaMangaly and Sabu.  Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 14: 185-191.

44.  Rajeshkumar P P, Hosagoudar V B &Dan M 2011.  Curcuma bhatii(R M Sm.) Skornickova& M Sabu (Zingiberaceae) and its mycorrhizal association.  Journal of Threatened Taxa 3:1882-1884.

45.  Santhosh E S K, Roy P E, Renjith N B &Dan M2011. Acrotremauniflorumvar. uniflorum(Delleniaceae) – a new record for India.  Rheedea 21: 167-169.

46.  Gopan R, Pradeep D P, Yusufali C, Dan M&Sabulal B 2012.  Chemical profiles of volatiles in four Alpiniaspecies from Kerala, South India.  The Journal of Essential Oil Research, 10.1080/10412905.2012.751058.

47.  Bejoy M, Dan M, Anish N P, Anjana R G N, Radika B J and Manesh K 2012.  Micropropagation of an Indian ginger (Curcuma vamanaSabu and Mangaly): a wild relative of turmeric.  Biotechnology, 11(6):333-338.

48.  Dan M 2011. Gingers in South India – a potential genetic resource. Catholicate Journal of Studies and Research, 1:19-24.

49.  Gopan R, Dan M, George V &Sethuraman M G. 2013. Studies on chemical composition of essential oils from leaf and inflorescence of HedychiumlarseniiM. Dan &Sathish. The Journal of Essential Oil Research. 25: 1, 33-38.

50.        Navas M, Dan M &Latha P G 2013.  Comparative root anatomy of the species under Sidarhombifolia complex (Malvaceae).  Pharmacognosy Journal, 5: 269-274.

51.        Dan M &Thaha A M 2014. Nutritional studies on lesser known wild edible bananas from Western Ghats, India.  Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine, 3 (4): 127-133.

52.        Anilkumar E.S1, Dan M, Nishanth Kumar S, Dileep Kumar B.S &Latha P.G. 2014. A comparative study on in-vitro antioxidant, anticancer and antimicrobial activity of the methanol extracts of the roots of four species of AristolochiaL. from southern Western Ghats of India. International Journal of Advanced Research 2 (12): 153-164. (I.f: 1.64)

53.        Anilkumar E S, Dan M, Nishanth Kumar S, Dileep Kumar B S &Latha P G. 2014. A comparative study on the in-vitro antimicrobial activity of the roots of four Thottea species. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6 (10): 444-447.  (I. f: 1.56)

54.        Salim M, Kabeer T K A, Nair S A, Dan M, Sabu M &Sabulal B 2015. Chemical profile, antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of rhizome oil of Zingiberanamalayanum from Western Ghats in India. Natural Product Research DOI:10.1080/ 14786419.2015.1094802. (I.f: 0.999).


Chemosystematic and Phylogenetic Studies of South Indian Zingiberaceae with Special Focus on Essential Oils. 2001.  Ph. D. thesis, University of Kerala, India.

Popular Books (in regional language)

Mathew D &Dan M 1998. Lebanonile Devadaru (Plants of the Bible), Sophia Publications, Pathanamthitta, Kerala.pp. 220.


Nayar M P, Pushpangadan P, Rajasekharan S, Nair K N &Dan M 2000. Jaivavaividhyam(Biodiversity). Kerala Language Institute, Trivandrum. pp. 217.


Mathew D &Dan M 2011.NohayudePettakam(Animals of the Bible). CSS, Thiruvalla, Kerala. pp. 125.

Mathew P J, Dan M, Unnithan C M, Premkumar V, Jose P A & Davis T 2015. Bee’s Herbal Garden A garden in the forest @ JNTBGRI, JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram.pp. 58.


Chapter in Books / Proceedings

1.      Dan M & Khan A E S 1991. A glance to some rare medicinal plants of Western Ghats.  In: Rare, Endangered and Endemic Plants of the Western Ghats. Kerala Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram. pp. 221-226.

2.      Mathew P J, Dan M, Unnithan C M & Pushpangadan P 1999. Ethnobotanical information on some Pteridophytes of Western Ghats.  In: Biodiversity, Conservation and Utilisation of Spices, Medicnal and Aromatic Plants.  Indian Institute of Spices, Calicut. pp: 265-268.

3.      Dan M 2003. Zingibers – Potential herbs for health care. In: M K Janarthanam & D Narasimhan (eds.) Plant Taxonomy, Human Welfare and  Conservation. University of Goa, Goa. pp258-262.

4.   Dan M& Nair GM 2003.  Ethnobotany of the Western Ghats – an overview.  In:  B M Kumar, P O Nameer& L C Babu (eds.) Natural Resource Management : Changing Scenarios and shifting Paradigms.  Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur  pp. 42-45.


5.   Dan M. 2004. Diversity of Zingiberaceae in South India. In: G. Koshy& P. Omman (eds.) Proceedings of National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Environment Management,Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta. pp: 53-56.

6.      Dan M, Anish N P &Bejoy M 2006. Ex situ conservation of zingibers of Western Ghats through germplasm strengthening and micropropagation.  In: L Jacob, R Anilan&S Ravindranathan (eds.) Sustainable National Resource Development. Western Ghats Cell, Planning and Economic Affairs Department ,Trivandrum. pp. 89-92.

7.      Dan M&Bejoy M 2007. Wild relatives of turmeric in Western Ghats. In: A. Sheel, R. Anilan& M MNampoothiri  (eds.) Natural Resource Management and Livelihood Support Systems. Western Ghats Cell,Planning and Economic Affairs Department ,Trivandrum. pp. 143 – 146.

8.      Latha P G, Sini S, Shikha P. Anuja G I, Suja S R, Shyamal S, Shine V J, Dan M and Rajasekharan S 2008. Flowering plants used against snake bite in traditional and tribal medicine of India. Sanke – con 2008.  Proceedings of International CME & Conference on Snakes, Venom and Snake bite.  Little Flower Hospital & Research Centre, Angamaly. Pp. 60-64.

9.      Dan M2010.  Taxonomy of Zingibers.  In: A G Pandurangan& N Mohanan (eds.)  New Vistas in Plant Taxonomy, TBGRI, Palode. Pp. 101-104.

10.      Dan M 2011.  Characterisation and standardization of Medicinal Plants.  In: S Rajasekharan& P G Latha (eds.) Traditional and Folk Practices –Contemporary Relevance and Future Prospects, TBGRI, Palode. Pp. 87-89.

11.      Dan M 2013. Taxonomy of Gingers. In: A G Pandurangan, K B Vrinda& Mathew Dan (eds.) Frontiers in Plant Taxonomy, JNTBGRI, Palode. Pp. 113-117.