In the forests of Burma, a curious young man looked on, as villagers fed the roots of a local herb to calm a herd of agitated elephants. That man was Mr. M. Manal, the founder of Himalaya, and that herb was Rauwolfia Serpentina, the inspiration that led to the creation of Serpina, the world’s first natural antihypertensive drug, launched in 1934.
How It Started
Mr. Manal’s dream of discovering the mysteries of nature began in the year 1930. He was determined to bring to people the promise of nature’s healing power, harnessed through scientific research. Ninety years later, this vision has translated into Himalaya’s mission of touching people’s lives with the promise of Wellness in every Home and Happiness in every Heart.
Himalaya began its journey at a time when herbal products were regarded with skepticism. But, our founder persevered to follow his dreams. Pawning his mother’s bangles, he bought a hand-operated tableting machine. After four years of extensive research, Mr. Manal formulated Serpina and laid the foundation for Himalaya’s strong foothold in research. His vision was to bring the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form.
In 1955, Himalaya introduced its second breakthrough in medicine with the launch of Liv.52, a liver formulation that became synonymous with brand Himalaya. It has gone on to our flagship brand and a top-selling herbal medicine. In the years that followed, we introduced many other iconic brands such as Septilin, Cystone, Bonnisan, and Rumalaya forte, which have become household names by winning the trust of customers. We have extended the same rigorous research on human products to petcare products.
As our reach spread in various segments, we underwent a rebranding to bring our entire range of offerings under the single umbrella “Himalaya Since 1930”. We consolidated our portfolios in Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Baby Care, Wellness and Animal Health.
Today, Himalaya is a leading global herbal health and personal organization with close to 500 products in over 100 countries.
Bring wellness and joy to every home via herbal solutions based on science.
Establish Himalaya as a science-based, problem-solving, head-to-heel brand, harnessed from nature’s wealth and characterised by trust and healthy lives. Develop markets worldwide with an in-depth and long-term approach, maintaining at each step the highest ethical standards.
Respect, collaborate with, and utilise the talents of each member of the Himalaya family and the local communities, to drive our seed-to-shelf policy and to rigorously adopt eco-friendly practices to support the environment we inhibit.
Himalaya is committed to touching and transforming the lives of people for the better through our CSR initiatives. At the core of Himalaya is the passion to preserve and protect the earth and environment. Himalaya has received the ISO-14001:2004 certification, the most recognised standard globally for environment management, from the National Quality Assurance (NQA), UK’s largest and longest established certification body. Himalaya is also working towards empowering marginalised farmers to help them discover financial security through the cultivation of herbs using good agricultural practices (GAP). Through our CSR initiatives, we aim to bring change for a better tomorrow.