In the forests surrounding Dehradun, 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.
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.