The Himalaya Drug Company

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The Himalaya Drug Company
Founded 1930
Headquarters Bangalore, India
Area served
Global (92 Countries)
Key people
M Manal(Founder), Philipe Haydon (CEO)
Products Herbal medicine

The Himalaya Drug Company is a company established by M Manal in 1930 and based in Bangalore, India. It produces health care products under the name Himalaya Herbal Healthcare whose products include ayurvedic ingredients. It is spread across locations in India, the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.,[1] while its products are sold in 92 countries across the world.[2]

The company has more than 290 researchers that utilize ayurvedic herbs and minerals.[3] An Hepatic drug, named Liv.52, is its flagship product, first introduced in 1955. Liv.52 to date has now over 215 clinical trials backing it.[2][4]

Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd. (HGH), is the parent of The Himalaya Drug Company worldwide. It is also the global headquarters of all Himalaya subsidiaries.


Rauwolfia Serpentina

Founded by M Manal, the Himalaya Drug Company's history began in 1930. Manal, while in the forests of Burma, became interested in the root, "Rauwolfia serpentina", which helped pacify elephants.[5] Becoming engrossed in the intriguing effects surrounding the root, Manal went on to studying various herbs, and producing tablets. According to Himalaya Wellness, Manal's motivation and "vision was to bring the traditional science of Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form."[5] Nonetheless, in 1934, Serpina®, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina, became "the world's first natural antihypertensive drug".[5] Another product soon became the Himalaya drug company's best selling medicine, Liv. 52. This product, created in 1955, is "a liver formulation that ensures optimum liver function.".[5] In addition, the Himalaya Drug company soon introduced several other products, such as Cystone, Bonnisan and Rumalaya forte.[5] In the 1930s, the company was based in Dehradun, but subsequently it advanced to Mumbai and extended across India. Then, in 1975, it established a factory.[5] in Makali, Bangalore. Finally, in 1991, the company moved its research and development facility to Bangalore. Today, the company has offices across the globe, including India, USA, South Africa and other countries in Europe, the middle east, and Asia.

Global markets[edit]

As of 2015, the company sold its products in 91 countries with about 50% of its revenue from outside India.[6]


Himalaya Herbal Healthcare has a very wide range of products, which include "pharmaceuticals, personal care, baby care, well-being, and animal health products."[5] The Neem Face Wash is one of their most popular and well known products.[7]


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