Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions FRLHT

FRLHT is a registered Public Trust and Charitable Society, which started its activities in March 1993.
The Ministry of Science & Technology recognizes FRLHT as a scientific and industrial research organization. The Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Health have designated FRLHT as a National Center of Excellence for medicinal plants, traditional knowledge and Ayurvedic Geriatrics respectively … (about 1/2).

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Address: Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions FRLHT, No.74/2, Jarakbande Kaval, Post: Attur, Via Yelahanka, Bangalore – 560 064, India;

About 2/2: Vision: To revitalise Indian medical heritage” – By enhancing the quality of healthcare and medical relief in rural and urban India and globally by creative application of India’s rich health sciences via research, post graduate education, training and Community services.  

Mission: To demonstrate the contemporary relevance of Indian Medical Heritage by designing and implementing innovative programmeson a size and scale that will have societal impact related to

  • A. High quality Research on Indian systems of medicine
  • B. Conservation of the natural resources used by Indian systems of medicine
  • C. Supporting processes for dissimination of knowledge of Traditional Health Sciences

Director’s Message: Two large projects, viz., the centre of Excellence (CoE) program of the ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI, New Delhi, and the CCF –II project of the UNDP, New Delhi took up almost 50% of our staff’s time and energies, The FRLHT team worked on varied other projects to meet the institutional agenda.

Some of the noteworthy outputs by the different groups contributing to the institution’s vision and mission are the following:

  • Outputs by the conservation Action and Research Group:Conducting 3 CAMP (Conservation Assessment and management  prioritization) workshops for evaluating the threatened status of medicinal plants in orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal; establishment of new MPCA’s (Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas) in 4 states and Medicinal Plants seed centers in 5 states;
  • demonstration of a community manages program for sustainable harvesting of select medicinal plants in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh; preparation of community knowledge registers to document communities’ knowledge in 5 states; conduction of a series of community to community training (CTCT) programs.
  • Outputs by the informatics Groups: Strengthening of the vernacular Nomenclature database on medicinal plants of India; the development of Geographical distribution atlas of prioritized Indian Medicinal Plants; the nation wide study on the demand and supply of medicinal plants and an insightful report from the study.
  • Outputs by the Herbarium Group: Addition of 160 new species to the National Herbarium of medicinal plants and respiratory of raw drugs used in Indian system of medicine, as a result of several botanical surveys which has taken the herbarium accession to 2827 species.
  • Outputs by the laboratory: Innovative efforts to ascertain the botanical identities of raw drugs and their substitutes, with the help of inter-cultural studies; comparative pharmacognostic and biological evaluation of select raw drugs using modern tools to interpret traditional knowledge.

D.K Ved, Director.

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