About Herbal Research Division

Herbal Research Division

“To establish Ayurveda and strengthen related research at the International level.”

Under the supervision of revered Acharya Balkrishna Ji, the Herbal Research Division ensures extensive documentation of medicinal plants used in different traditional therapeutic systems across the globe. It has created 111 volumes of the World Herbal Encyclopedia to record the unique medicinal properties of ~50,000 medicinal plants based on their high medicinal utility and geographical distribution. As implied by its name, the Herbal Research Division undertakes a spectrum of research initiatives to deepen the comprehension of Ayurveda, botanical sciences, and agricultural practices. The department also plays a pivotal role in nurturing budding intellects while publishing books on the medicinal flora of Indian terrain. Apart from our indoor activities, we conduct far-reaching vegetation surveys to understand the floral diversity of our nation and its use in modern pharmaceuticals.

It functions through three main sections:

  • World Herbal Encyclopedia

A compendium of ~50,000 medicinal plants across the globe.

  • Educational Books

A collection of more than 40 books in the fields of agriculture, medicinal plants, tribal development, etc.

  • Research Papers

A reserve of more than 120 research papers with an impact factor as high as 8.

Our knowledge largely depends on how we unfold nature's mysteries. The Herbal Research Division has been strategically working on this philosophy as it acknowledges the excellence of medicinal plants.

Our Focus

“The quest to research improves our wisdom.”

The Herbal Research Division is on an all-inclusive journey to understand the vast space of medicinal plants and their suitability for human consumption. It oversees five subdivisions: World Herbal Encyclopedia (WHE), Taxonomy, Patanjali Research Foundation Herbarium (PRFH), Medicinal History of the World, and World Herbal Museum. All these departments work harmoniously to preserve our traditional knowledge of herbal plants.

The World Herbal Encyclopedia is the product of our consistent efforts in developing written records of medicinal plants. In 111 volumes, it depicts comprehensive information about plants in multiple languages and in ways that are uncomplicated for common people. It is our legacy which will help students and professionals from all over the world.

The Taxonomy sub-division surveys vegetation in different regions of our nation. In their exploration, our scientists identify plants with healing potential and publish their findings with authentic documentation. Their work majorly depends on using the Plant Taxonomy Laboratory and the Plant Ecology Laboratory.

The Patanjali Research Foundation Herbarium (PRFH) is home to flora and an expression of respect for Mother Nature. It functions as a safe haven for the conservation of plants from different states of India. Accredited by the New York Botanical Garden, PRFH is home to a unique collection of Herbarium sheets.

The World Herbal Museum holds approximately 60,000 botanical illustrations with ~30,000 canvas paintings and ~35,000 line drawings. It has been built on the hard work of our scientists and exceptional artists. Anybody can visit the Museum under the guidance of our staff.

The Medicinal History of the World serves as an immaculate knowledge reserve. It chronologically paints a historical illustration of our world through new details on archaeology, geology, and anthropology. The compendium also conveys imperative information about medicinal plants and their historical evidence.

World Herbal Encyclopedia (WHE)

Read More


Read More

Research Foundation Herbarium

Read More

Painting and Museum

Read More

Medicinal History of the World

Read More