Jabalpur region is endowed with a rich and varied expanse of forest resources and is rich in medicinal plants as it meets the major demand and requirement of raw herbs. Jabalpur is surrounded by major forest areas from Amarkantak, Seoni, Mandla, etc. and is inhabited by tribal area to a large extent. To an estimate, there is a supply of major raw herbs from the Jabalpur region namely Amla, Neem, Ajmoda, Sagargota, Nagarmotha, Arjun Chal, Bhringraj, Ashwagandha, Podina, Marodfali, Satawar, Musli, Shankhapushpi, Tulsi, Shilajeet, etc. to name a few to all over the country to a tune of approxiamtely 200 crores per annum.
Jabalpur is blessed with a Agriculture University, Veterinary University, Tropical Forest Research Institute, State Forest research Institute, National Research Centre for Weed Sciences (Only one of a kind in the world). There are manufacturing facilities for Baidyanath, Maharishi Ayurveda and Ayur in this region. Jabalpur region has thousands of Ayurveda practitioners making their own formulations and imparting consultancy and medications to the people.
There is an immense scope for Herbal & Ayurveda Hub in this region which would attract heavy investment in the near future. There is a scope for Herbal & Ayurveda University and a laboratory fortestinf of various herbs here which would conserve the herbs varieties.