Established in 1959, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) is a constituent research laboratory in Lucknow
. It is committed to Innovate and empower science and business of medicinal and aromatic plants towards enabling India as the ultimate in green technologies and herbals for life par excellence.
CIMAP deals with genetic improvement, cultivation, production and chemical processing of economically important medicinal, nutraceutical, essential oil, dye, gum and agrichemical yielding plants.
The institute has various departments for genetic resources and biotechnology, bioinformatics, cytogenetics, genetics and plant breeding, tissue culture, agronomy, chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering.