In the footsteps of my legendary father, Dr. Hemadri Koppula, Botanical survey officer, Taxonomist, Ethno botanist and author, who worked for the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, a Government of India Organization, I pursued a career in Ayurvedic medicine that teaches the use of medicinal herbs for maintaining a healthy life.“
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Sc. (Botany) Hons., Ph.D.
INSTITUTIONAL ATTACHMENT: Botanical Survey of India (Government of India) for 8 ó years.
Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy & Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for 27 years.
DISCOVERIES: Discovered 24 plant species & one genus new to the World Flora.
Discovered Gomutra Shilajit – a Natural exudate of Ayurvedic
importance, from Rocky Mountains of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka States (India).
PUBLICATIONS: Published 16 books and over 60 papers mostly on Tribal Medicine and Medicinal Plants.
OTHER INFORMATION: Founder Chairman, Dr. Koppula Hemadri’s House of Tribal Medicine.
Ex Honorary Advisor on Procurement of Medicinal Plants, Girijan (Tribal) Co-Operative Corporation, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
Steering Committee Member on Endangered Medicinal Plants, Forest Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
Expert Committee Member on Tribal Medicine, Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams, Andhra Pradesh.
Participated as Working Committee Member in seminars arranged by the Government of India, W.H.O., and Canada etc.
Lived amidst tribal hamlets and recorded first-hand information on local herbal remedies & health foods which are worthy of scientific investigation.
Ayurveda helps to maintain health and prevent disease by restoring body’s innate intelligence for health by appropriate diet and life style.
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