Dr. Noorunnisa Begum S



1. Establishment of National Herbarium of Medicinal Plants used in Indian System of Medicine.
2. Establishment of Raw Drug Repository of Natural Resources used in Indian Systems of Medicine
3. Virtual herbarium (http://envis.frlht.org)
4. Database on Herbarium and Raw Drug Repository


1. Conducted training program on Identification of medicinal plants, raw drugs and Herbarium techniques for ISM students, Researchers, Pharmacy students, Forest Officials
2. Being resource persons – to teach topics related to Trade, Threats, Conservation, Plant diversity.


• Involved in authentication of herbarium specimens and raw drug samples


• Worked on projects on diversified areas funded by MoEF, DST, NMPB, State Biodiversity Board, National Biodiversity Board, World Bank, CSR funds from industries etc.

To list some of the projects/consultancies are:
– Centre of Excellence, MoEF, GoI (2002- 2017)
– Demand and Supply of Medicinal Plants in India
– Status and Distribution of Paris polyphylla Smith and Panax Pseudoginseng Wall. Medicinal Plants in Selected Localities in Western Districts of Arunachal Pradesh”.
– Threatened Flora and Fauna of Telangana
– Study of Highly Traded species – Karkatasringi

I am interested to engage with PhD students, young people interested in designing and executing innovative educational and outreach programs related to:

1. Pharmacognosy
2. Ethnobotany
3. Trade of Medicinal Plants
4. Conservation of Medicinal Plants
5. Floristics of Angiosperms
6. Database

The key research area is study of botanicals as resource, its conservation as well as its utilization using modern tools.

Some of my important publications:


• S.Noorunnisa Begum, K.Ravikumar &D.K.Ved. 2014. ‘Asoka’ – an important medicinal plant, its market scenario andconservation measures in India. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 107, NO. 26 1, Pp.26-28.
• Vijay Barve, D.K. Ved, S. Noorunnisa Begum, Latha, R. “ Eco-Distribution mapping of the priority medicinal plants of southern India”, Current Science, Vol. 75, No. 3, 10 August 1998.
• Udayan P.S., Noorunnisa Begum, AnjanaMudappa, Archna Singh, 2003 “Medicinal Plants Diversity of Karnataka MPCAs” Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, vol.27 No. 3(2003) pp. 635-639
• Noorunnisa Begum, S. 2012. Anatomy of Himalayan speciesMarsdeniaroylei Wight J. of Swamy Botanical Club. 29 (1,2,3&4): 73-78.
• Umeshkumar Tiwari, SebestianJ.Adams, Noorunnisa Begum S and Kulithalai V. Krishnamurthy, K.Ravikumar and Venkatasubramanian Padma. 2014. Pharmacog-nostic Studies on Two Himalayan Species of Traditional Medicinal Value: Allium wallichiiand Allium stracheyi. Not. Sci. Biol. 2014.6(2): 149-154.
• K.Ravikumar, N.Balachnadran and S.Noorunnisa Begum. 2013. Polygala paniculata L. (Polygalaceae) – a new record to India Phytotaxonomy, Vol. 13. Pp. 137-139
• K.Ravikumar, S. Noorunnisa Begum and R.Vijayasankar. 2014. Notes on the distribution on SemecarpussubpanduriformisWallichex Hooker f. (Anacardiaceae) in India. In. Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Traditional Knowledge (eds. S. P anda& C. Ghosh), Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun 305-308.


• Ravikumar, K.,R. VijayaSankar, R. Murugan, G. S. Goraya and S. Noorunnisa Begum. Photo Guide to Selected Medicinal Plants of Karnataka.FRLHT, Bangalore, 2009.
• in Press: Compendium of Traded Medicinal Plants of the country

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