The book entitled “Medicinal plants of commercial importance” by Dr. Santhan P focuses on the medicinal herbs used in higher volumes (10 – 100000 ton). Ayurvedic medicinal industries, herbal extract producers and herb based fine chemical producers consuming huge volume of herbal biomass. Non timber forest products such as dried flowers, herbs, dried fruits, seeds, bark and gum are consumed huge volumes. Wild and cultivated trees 74, shrubs 15, climbers 27, herbs 76 total 192 species botanical description, chemical constituents, pharmacological properties, medicinal uses are provided. In 40 pages colour images of 180 species of medicinal plants is presented.