In the forests of Burma, the curiosity of a young man was evoked as he watched villagers feeding 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. Fascinated by the properties of Rauwolfia Serpentina, he was determined to bring into people’s lives 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.

Inspired by Mr. Manal’s unwavering dedication and passion, we have weaved a close relationship with nature and have developed a rich history of research spanning over eight decades.

Himalaya began its journey at a time when herbal products were regarded with skepticism. But, our founder had firm belief in the power of nature’s goodness. He was convinced that people would share his belief if the benefits of herbs and plants were researched and analyzed through science and were proven to be safe and effective though empirical evidence. Braving all odds, he persevered with a staunch spirit to realize his dreams. Pawning his mother’s bangles, he bought a hand-operated tableting machine.

The one-man revolution that began in 1930 with a small-scale operation in Dehradun

transformed into a global healthcare solution that has brought the happiness of a healthier life to millions of people around the globe. In 1975, we set up a full-fledged, state-of-the-art Research and Development Center and manufacturing facility in Makali, Bengaluru, India.

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