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74/2 Jarakbande Kaval

Post Attur, via Yelahanka

Bangalore 560064, Karnataka




Type:  Research NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Institutional Status:

FRLHT is a registered Public Trust and Charitable Society, which started its activities outlined below in March 1993. The Ministry of Science & Technology recognizes FRLHT as a scientific and research organization. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has designated FRLHT as a National Center of Excellence for medicinal plants and traditional knowledge.


“To Revitalise Indian Medical Heritage”

FRLHT believes revitalisation of Indian Medical Heritage holds two promises for India, viz., self-reliance in primary health care for millions of households and original contributions to the world of medicine. FRLHT holds the view that in an era of globalisation, India should make fuller use of her rich and diverse medicinal plant knowledge for her own needs and confidently share on fair terms with the rest of the world, products and services based on her heritage).


To demonstrate the contemporary relevance of Indian Medical Heritage by designing and implementing innovative programmes related to

     Exposition of the theory & practice of traditional systems of medicine,

     Conservation of the natural resources used by Indian systems of medicine

     Revitalisation of social processes for transmission of the heritage, on a size and scale that will have societal impact.