The Post Graduate Department of Botany of the Aringar Anna college of Arts and Sciences, Villupuram organized a one day National Seminar on Emerging trends in Medicinal Plants research and Utilization on 27th Jan 2011. Vd. S. Usman Ali, Director of the Centre for Traditional Medicine & Research delivered the key note address on Herbs in Management of Diseases’ In his lecture he explained the various aspects like herbal Drugs, Drug Combinations, Pharmaceutics, Dose, Safety, Diet and Drug-Diet interaction . He explained how one herb could have many pharmacological actions and many herbs could have the same pharmacological action and explained how to choose an appropriate herb or combination of herbs for a particular disease. He explained the features of 50 herbs commonly used Industry as well as Traditional medicine practitioners.