The Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), a Bangalore based organisation is the Center of Excellence (CoE) for ‘Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge’, established by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India under the 10th Five year Plan during the year 2002-03.
Its Six major goals are focused on:
Establishment and strengthening of a bio-cultural herbarium of the medicinal plants of India
Establishing and strengthening of an ethno-medicinal garden
Developing educational materials on the Indian medicinal plants used in Indian Systems of Medicine
Undertaking pharmacognostic studies of controversial botanical raw drug group
Generation of distribution maps for prioritised medicinal plants
Training for the master trainers of village botanists and the Working Plan Officers of the State Forest Department