The Himalaya Drug Company was established back in 1930 for the purposes of bringing Ayurveda to the contemporary world and to determine how this ancient form of medicine works. They studied ancient text and collected local herbs and subjected them to modern pharmacological, toxicological and safety tests to create new supplements and therapies.
Interestingly, Mr. Manal, an early employee visited Burma and witnessed some agitated elephants that were being fed a root to calm them. It turns out this root was from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina. Mr. Manal was fascinated by the effect it had on the elephants that he decided to have it scientifically analyzed. The active component turns out to be the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug and was called SerpentinaR and became available on the market in 1934.
Himalaya Drug Company is known for their Ayurveda background and use of modern science to provide a way for an understanding of how ancient medicines work. Today they produce pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products and are dedicated to producing high quality and consistent herbal care for healthcare practitioners and consumers.