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Welcome to Himalaya at MCS Wellbeing

The word 'Ayurveda' comes from the word 'ayur' meaning 'life' and the word 'veda' meaning 'to know'. Ayurveda means 'the science of life', and is a medical system practiced in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Ayurveda's mythological origins, though, are attributed to the Indo-European Nasatya or Aswins, twin physicians of the gods of the ancient Indo-European pantheon. Four thousand year old references to the Nasatya are found in the now extinct, Hurrian and Hittite languages in Turkey, and in the Sanskrit language in India. Ayurveda is considered the upaveda or accessory Veda to the Atharva Veda. The four Vedas are the world's oldest literary documents in an Indo-European language.

A classic ayurvedic text, that parallels the time frame of the Atharva Veda, is the Charaka Samhita. Written in the Indus Valley area around 1000 B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) in Sanskrit, it is a treatise on general medicine. This strongly suggests the probability that ayurveda, though of pan Indo-European origins earlier, had begun to evolve into a distinct entity within the subcontinent by the first millennium B.C.E.

Ayurveda's lasting influence in the non Indo-European sphere began after the rise and spread of Buddhism in the 6th century B.C.E. Buddhist monks introduced Ayurveda to China, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia and Sri Lanka, leaving a lasting legacy in their medical systems.

More recently, the German translation of an ayurvedic text that dates back to less than 1000 B.C.E., the Susruta Samhita, contributed to modern medicine the discipline of plastic surgery. Susruta mentions eight branches in ayurveda - General medicine, Surgery, ENT and Eye diseases, Toxicology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Sexology and Virility..

The Himalaya Drug Company, since 1930, has blended ayurvedic expertise with modern medical research methodology, to extend the science of ayurveda to produce scientifically verified herbal solutions.

About Himalaya

The Beginnings...the making of an herbal leader
The Himalaya Drug Company was founded in 1930 by Mr. M. Manal with a clear vision to bring Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form and to unravel the mystery behind the 5,000 year old system of medicine. This included 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.

Eighty one years ago, 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 is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina , the world's first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934.

The legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya 's operations. Himalaya has pioneered the use of modern science to rediscover and validate Ayurveda secrets. Cutting edge technology is employed to create pharmaceutical-grade Ayurvedic products.

Since its inception, the company has focused on developing safe, natural and innovative remedies that will help people lead richer, healthier lives. Today, Himalaya products have been endorsed by over 200,000 doctors around the globe and consumers in over 60 countries rely on Himalaya for their health and personal care needs.

We will satisfy each customer's heath needs through well-researched, effective and safe remedies harnessed from nature's wealth.

We will consider the world our market, and make international quality standards our obsession.

Brand Identity
The promise of health, well-being and a prescription for good living
The Himalaya brand has much in common with the mountain range from which it draws its name. For centuries, the Himalayas have been an icon of aspiration, of man's quest to unlock Nature's secrets. They represent purity and lofty ideals. The fact that the Himalayas are the source of many of the herbs that are used in our products, makes our brand name all the more appropriate.

The Himalaya logo is a visual definition of its brand identity. The leaf that forms the crossbar of the letter H evokes the company's focus on herbal healthcare. The teal green represents proximity to nature, while the orange is evocative of warmth, vibrancy and commitment to caring. The Himalaya brand carries with it the promise of good health and well-being.

Research & Development
Each Himalaya product undergoes years of primary research and clinical trials before it reaches the market.

Himalaya has a well-defined Research and Development policy.

It states that no investment is too much when it comes to scientifically creating safe drugs and therapies.

Himalaya's history is one of innovation through research. The company believes that the ideal healthcare system lies in the synergy between ayurveda and modern science. Himalaya 's constant endeavor is to create innovative products that satisfy the health and personal care requirements of contemporary living.

Himalaya prides itself on being a completely research-oriented company. Indeed, it is this emphasis on R&D that allows Himalaya to produce safe, efficacious and consistent remedies using Ayurvedic principles.

The R&D department is focused on product development, quality control and standardization. All products are derived through rigorous research and produced in state-of-the art facilities. The products represent commitment to continuous investment in the best people, practices and technology. Himalaya does not support "Borrowed Science" or the practice of using published literature to substantiate efficacy claims. Each Himalaya product undergoes years of primary research and clinical trials before it reaches the market.

Himalaya's products can broadly be categorized into four main ranges, viz:

  • Health Care
  • Personal Care
  • Well-being
  • Animal Health
Health Care Range
Health maintenance, eye, cardiac and skin care, immune booster and cough control.
The Health Care range of products carry the Himalayan hallmark of researching Ayurveda and capturing its benefits in formulations. Using modern research methodology and manufacturing practice, Himalaya has made available to people all over the world, an alternate method of treatment, which has no known side effects.

The Health Care range comprises over 35 products and is broadly classified into four categories viz:

  • Children's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • General Health

Liv. 52, Bonnisan, Himcocid, Mentat, Tentex Royal
Prominent among Himalaya brands is Liv. 52, a liver formulation, which is also the flagship brand of the company. Every one-third of a second, one unit of Liv. 52 is bought somewhere in the world. It is ranked as the number one product in the hepatoprotective - lipotropic segment and the number four among all pharmaceutical products in India. (ORG Marg, July 2003).

In 1972, continuing its tradition of introducing safe and natural remedies, Himalaya launched Bonnisan, a natural paediatric digestive tonic. A formulation based on years of research and clinical testing, the product found wide acceptance among doctors and mothers alike. The sweet tasting tonic became a trusted part of a baby's growing up.

After extensive work on the formulation and related clinical research, Himalaya introduced Himcocid, a herbal natural acid neutralizing agent in 2000. It was very well received by customers and broke all ORG (Organization Research Group, a national market survey forum) records in the year of its launch. With the introduction of Himcocid, Himalaya shattered the notion that Ayurvedic products are slow acting and work best for chronic ailments.

Some of the other well known products are Abana, Cystone, Gasex, Geriforte, Rumalaya, Diabecon, Mentat, Koflet, Himcolin, Septilin, Pilex, etc.

Personal Care Products

Skin Care, Hair Care, Baby Care

Himalaya has used its wealth of knowledge and research, in natural herbal remedies, to formulate a range of personal care products that cater to daily health needs. This range offers the goodness of natural solutions for daily use by the complete family.

The use of natural ingredients in personal care products has been practiced since time immemorial, leading to increased use of herbs with a curative value. Modern research proves that herbs while being effective are also mild and soothing.

The Personal Care range comprises of fairness cream, soap-free face washes, facial cleansers, face toners, moisturizers, soap-free shampoos, conditioners, hair-loss control, weight control, pimple control, foot care, multi-purpose creams, skin nutrients, dandruff control, anti-stress, digestive health, pain relievers, and baby care products.

Pure Herbs
The pure and concentrated strength of a single herb in the right measure . . . stimulate & improve body functions.

Himalaya Pure Herbs is a range of individual herb extracts. Each Pure Herb is the result of strict monitoring from the farm to the lab. At the lab, Himalaya's proprietary techniques are used to extract the optimum value of each herb. This is followed by rigorous tests by R&D team for potency and consistency.

The actions of these extracts benefit the body, irrespective of the individual's body constitution, state of health and metabolic functions. Everyone can benefit from the goodness of these herbs, irrespective of age, sex, body type or other health related factors.