Over the past two decades India has experienced enormous changes and growth and has exhibited its economic strength around the globe. Needless to say, this globalization has provided enormous opportunities to many of India’s citizens. More focus has been given to the modernized health care facilities and technical education for the urban sector. Today, much of urban India is a showcase for the successes of globalization.
Deepak Acharya, MSc, PhD, is a microbiologist turned ethnobotanist, herbal hunter and Director of Abhumka Herbal Pvt. Ltd (www.abhumka.com) in Ahmedabad, India. He has been involved in scouting, documentation and validation of indigenous herbal practices of indigenous healers in Patalkot and Dang. (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, www.patalkot.com; www.abhumka.com)