Anne Lyngdoh is an ethnobotanist who studied at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and the University of Kent in the UK. She has travelled extensively throughout India and to East Timor, Kenya, and Bhutan. During her travels, she became familiar with local plants used for medicinal use, cultural and religious practices, and foraging. While working with subsistence rice farmers in North Eastern India, Anne became interested in the common Khasi practice of the use of wild plant species for herbal healing.
Anne grew up on a grain, raspberry, and cattle farm in the prairie land of North Dakota where her love for plants first started. She continued to work in the botanical field performing research with the Yakama reservation in Washington, horticultural production at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and returning to agriculture managing the gardens at the Community Farm of Simsbury in Connecticut. Throughout her time working with these different organizations, she continued to seek out locals’ use of plants for home remedy.
Anne’s interests are based in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and local foods. She has been a contributor to the Forager Foundation and The Miracle of Feeding Cities.