Deepak Acharya

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Deepak Acharya
Dr Deepak Acharya
Born (1975-04-30) 30 April 1975 (age 44) [1]
ResidenceAhmedabad, India
EducationMSc (Plant Sciences), PhD (Plant Sciences, Microbiology), PostDoc (Ethnobotany)
Alma materBTI (Balaghat), Govt Post Graduate College (Chhindwara), Danielson College (Chhindwara), Dr HS Gour University (Sagar)
OccupationScientist, Herb enthusiast, ethnobotanist, author, writer, entrepreneur
Known forIndigenous herbal knowledge research,

Deepak Acharya (born 30 April 1975) is an Indian microbiologist and botanist from Chhindwara.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in a middle class South Indian family, Deepak Acharya completed his schooling from BTI and Government Multipurpose School, Balaghat and Government School, Chhindwara Districts in Central India. He majored in plant sciences at Government PG College and post-graduate work at Danielson Degree College in Chhindwara. Deepak has obtained a degree of Doctor in Philosophy in plant sciences from Dr H S Gour University [4] (formerly Saugar University) Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. Later he pursued his Post Doctorate in the subject of ethnobotany in New Delhi.[citation needed]

Research career[edit]

He began his research career in the year 1997. His major herbal research journey began from a remote valley popularly known as Patalkot in Chhindwara district. After the painstaking research of more than 10 years among Gonds and Bharias of Patalkot, he moved to Ahmedabad, Gujarat for a social entrepreneurial venture in 2007. Deepak works as Director of Research & Development at Abhumka[5] Herbal Pvt Ltd in Gujarat, India. His company is engrossed in formalizing indigenous herbal knowledge into finished products for human and animal healthcare.[citation needed]

Work and profession[edit]

His work has involved the documentation of indigenous knowledge of Gond and Bharia tribes of the Patalkot Forest in Madhya Pradesh. Currently, he is scouting the knowledge of herbal healers of Dangs in Gujarat and Aravallis in Rajasthan. In the whole process of research, scouting and documentation of indigenous knowledge, his company is determined to safeguard intellectual and financial rights of tribesmen those who share their herbal knowledge.[citation needed]


  • Indigenous Herbal Medicines: Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices published by Aavishkar Publication- Jaipur, India. (ISBN 9788179102527) [6]
  • Ethnomedicinal Plants: Revitalizing of Traditional Knowledge of Herbs published by CRC Press-USA. (ISBN 9781578086962)[7]
  • Ethnomedicinal Plants of Gujarat State published by Forest Department, Government of Gujarat. (ISBN 8190311484)
  • Adivasiyon ki Aushadhiy Virasat (आदिवासियों की औषधीय विरासत) published by Aavishkar Publishers Distributors, Jaipur, India. (ISBN 9788171327065)[8]
  • Dangs: The Little Known Paradise of India (Author: Dr SK Nanda, Editor: Dr Deepak Acharya) published by Rannade Publishers, Ahmedabad, India. (ISBN 9789383923991).[9]
  • Herbal Jeevan Mantra (हर्बल जीवन मंत्र) published by BookPub Innovations, Ahmedabad, India. (ISBN 9789385499395)[10]
  • Spice Up Your Health (In English, Hindi and Gujarati) published by BookPub Innovations, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Environment as Capsule: All about Environment Education Informally (Author: Dr SK Nanda, Editor: Dr Deepak Acharya), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India. (ISBN 9789351248736)[11]

His first book in English entitled Indigenous Herbal Medicines: Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices[12] has been appreciated world over. His Hindi book "आदिवासियों की औषधीय विरासत" has also been appreciated very much in India, Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi released it on 25 January 2013. The book revolves round the age-old herbal healing methods of Indian tribesmen.[citation needed]

Lectures and talks[edit]

Apart from wandering in remote forests for herb collection, identification and follow up research, he delivers lectures, including at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Gandhinagar), Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (Ahmedabad), Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur (Nagpur), SGB University, and Amravati.


His regular columns and articles are featured in various national and international print media, e.g., "Herbal Acharya" and "Sehat ki Rasoi" in Gaon Connection, "Herbal Live" in Haribhumi, Jeevan Mantra in, GreenMedInfo, ECOS - Australia, Positive Health-UK, Heritage Healing-US, Life Positive Hindi, Ayushman, and Heritage Amruth.


By Kat Morgenstern: Preserving the Traditional Knowledge of Tribal People in Patalkot [13]

By Mayank Chhaya: Dr. Deepak Acharya’s herbal mantra begins to resonate [14]


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