India with its varied agro-climatic conditions and topography has been considered as the botanical garden of the world. Our herbal wealth constitutes about 5000 species of known medicinal and aromatic plants. The increase in population, rapid expansion of the area under food and commercial crops, deforestation, extension of urban area etc., are the cause for fast depletion of our herbal wealth. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research established National Research Centre for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants on November 24, 1992 in a 20.2 hectare irrigated land at Boriavi in Anand district of Gujarat.