Earlier, medicinal plants were obtained from the forests. At that time in the forests they were in abundance and the consumption was in milligrams or grams. But now, the situation has reversed due to deforestation, uprooting of the plants for fulfilling the requirements and the craze for herbal globalization. So all the medicinal plants, which require shade and base for climbing, have become endangered. Therefore, the rates have also increased and are unable to fulfill the requirement of the genuine material in the world.
At present time the cultivation of medicinal plants is the only way by which one can fulfill the world's requirement along with quality. Shade loving plants are now some where growing in the open field and the climbers are grown by giving artificial support. So, the rates are too high and quality is not good. Everyone is facing problems. The farmers are unable to cultivate medicinal plants in large scale due to too much expense. The pharmaceutical companies are unable to maintain the quality in their medicines due to variation in raw materials. Exporters and importers also face the same problem.
In this alarming situation MTAS is the only way, which can be helpful for farmers, pharmaceutical companies and the world to get/produce good quality of genuine material in abundance.