Ayurveda/The Science of Life
Originating from the two Sanskrit words, ayus (life) and veda (science), Ayurveda is an ancient healing system originating in the Indian subcontinent that relies on herbs for maintaining good health.
Until recently, traditional herbal medicines were looked upon as the last resort in patients seeking treatment. Ayurveda was associated with ageing vaidyas or Ayurvedic physicians selling remedies for everything - from hair loss to cancer, in unlabeled bottles and jars.
Dating back 5,000 years, Ayurveda or the 'science of life' is one of the oldest systems of natural healthcare in the world. Sometimes referred to as a bioscience, its chief aim is to cleanse the body of substances that cause disease, thus helping to re-establish harmony and balance.
Research at the Heart
If there is one word that captures the essence of Himalaya, it is research. It lies at the heart of everything we do. Serpina®, the first drug launched by Himalaya, was the result of four long years of research.
Research and Development Center
Himalaya has invested in a state-of-the-art Research & Development (R&D) center in Bengaluru, India, which encompasses over 80,000 square feet of space. The center is ISO-9001: 2008 certified.
Formulating a Herbal Drug
All herbal formulations at Himalaya find their roots in classical Ayurvedic texts. A team of botanists and Ayurveda experts at our R&D center review these scholarly texts and shortlist suitable herbs for further research. The availability and sustainability of these herbs are first ensured before research is initiated.
New Research Areas
At Himalaya, researchers have been testing different herbal extracts to find the one that can stop the spread of cancer with no side effects. Our team is developing a drug that will either work as an adjuvant to already available cancer therapies, or be prescribed as a first line of treatment.