Himalaya was founded in 1930 by Mr. M. Manal with a clear vision to bring Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form and unravel the mystery behind the 5,000-year-old system of medicine.
On a visit to Burma, Mr. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken was Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant’s effect on the elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first natural antihypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This marked the beginning of a series of innovations that drives our success.
Research is Himalaya’s key differentiator. Our R&D Department is focused on product development, quality control and standardization. All products are derived through years of rigorous research. Each Himalaya product undergoes years of primary research and clinical trials before it reaches the market. This includes referring to ancient Ayurvedic texts, selecting indigenous herbs and subjecting the formulations to modern pharmacological, toxicological and safety tests to create new drugs and therapies. Cutting-edge technology is employed to create pharmaceutical-grade herbal formulations. The company is presently working on herbal medicines for various tropical diseases, terminal illnesses like cancer and AIDS, and lifestyle related disorders.
In March 2001, Himalaya was granted a ‘Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)’ Certificate, issued by the Licensing Authority, Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine. This attests to the strict quality standards maintained by our manufacturing unit.
Today, Himalaya offers consumers a complete range of over 200 head-to-heel herbal products. Our range spans three main segments—pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal healthcare. Himalaya has filed 83 global patents for many of its pharmaceutical and personal care products. It has already been granted seven patents for novel discoveries.
Since our inception, we have focused on developing safe, natural and innovative remedies that help people lead richer, healthier lives. Today, over 400,000 doctors around the globe endorse our products and consumers in over 90 countries rely on Himalaya for their health and personal care needs.
To know more about Himalaya’s entire product range, please visit www.himalayawellness.com