Founded in 1930, Himalaya remains family owned with products offered in over 90 countries.

Our Story

Founded in 1930, the Himalaya legacy now spans over 85 years, stretching from one man, to his son, to his grandson. From the beginning, Himalaya’s mission has been to research nature and enrich lives. Philanthropic practices are intrinsic to the inherent disposition of the company. Himalaya cares for people and helps protect the planet through insight, kindness, and generous giving.
At Himalaya, we believe that if wellness is the path to happiness, we must contribute to the wellness of all things.

Wellness of people, wellness of the environment, wellness of our communities – all part of our vision for Happiness through Wellness.

Mindful Agriculture
  • Cultivate hundreds of acres of farmland pest free using natural, organic fertilizers.
  • Using Farmyard manure and vermicomposting to keep soil nutrient rich.
  • Solarized soil increases farmer’s yields.
Tiny Carbon Footprint
  • Since 2007 we have planted over 750,000 trees in India offsetting 37.5million pounds of CO2 a year.
  • Trees provide community with food and fodder for cattle along with healthy revitalized soil.
Economic Empowerment
  • Empower more than 3000 marginalized farmers by providing seeds, packaging, transportation of their herbs and buying back the herbs at a mutually agreed price above market, giving them an assured buyer and a fair price.
Empower Women Farmers
  • Empower women farmers who are a disadvantaged minority, through technical assistance and training in good agricultural practices, sustainable herb collection, and organic farming.

Our Roots

The herbs used in Botanique by Himalaya are also used in the world’s oldest traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, which dates back over 4,000 years. The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit root words ayur, meaning “life” and veda, meaning “to know.” Ayurveda literally means “to know life,” or in the language of today, “the science of life.”

Ayurveda had a profound, far-reaching influence on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the healthcare systems of many other countries and cultures that followed. Today, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Himalaya’s doctors and scientists, it’s been proven effective through scientific validation.

We’re proud of the ancient roots and our modern branches that allow us to continue unlocking the powerful healing benefits of Ayurveda

Seed to Shelf Process

The complexity and timing of the entire seed-to-shelf process for Himalaya and for the plants themselves, is highlighted by three important mandates: purity, efficacy, and batch-to-batch consistency. To accomplish all of this, Himalaya maintains total control over the farming, harvesting, research, manufacturing, and distribution of all our products.

Our Farm

Every Botanique by Himalaya product start from herbs that are grown on over 1,000 acres of farmland through fair trade, farming partnerships. Herbs are also sustainably wildcrafted on over 5,000 acres. Farms are located in regions most suitable to the individual herb so that the best possible quality and potency are achieved in the harvest.

Himalaya chooses farm lands based on soil fertility, suitability and quality, visiting the selected land first to ensure the land is free from soil and water erosion, free from pollution and away from industrial zones, free from municipal waste and the flow of rain water from neighbouring fields.
Farmers are trained on earth-friendly organic practices, soil bed preparation, proper irrigation, fertilization and sustainable harvesting, crop rotation, cover crop cultivation and organic soil enrichment. No pesticides are allowed to be used.

In addition to training, supervisors visit the farmer’s field regularly to check for compliance in areas such as proper crop management, no chemical usage, no child labour, and appropriate labour hours for adults. Violations do not occur.
Himalaya’s agricultural supervisory teams visit farms quarterly, but the frequency of visits may increase depending on the individual needs of the farmer. Himalaya’s inspectors and trainers include our own people with Masters Degrees in botany, MBAs in agri-business management, along with agricultural scientists from reputed universities.

Research & Development

Our commitment to Ayurvedic principles, and research to produce natural, safe, and effective health products is driven by our soul mission, which is to help make our world well, one person at a time.
We take pride in the fact that our formulas undergo years of primary research before we offer them to you. Our commitment to ensure we have product-specific science on hand before we launch a product into the marketplace is exceptional within the natural products industry.
Himalaya has conducted over 1,200 clinical studies, many of which have been published in numerous, highly-regarded medical journals including The European Journal of Pharmacology, Phytotherapy Research, The Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, and JAMA, India.

Manufacturing Practices

In March 2001, Himalaya was granted a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificate, issued by the Licensing Authority, Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, Bangalore, India. Himalaya is the first Ayurvedic facility in India to receive GMP certification.
We have also been granted Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification. A GLP certification is granted to manufacturing companies that adhere to the toxicity guidelines in nonclinical safety studies. The certification is granted by the National Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Compliance Monitoring Authority, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Only 14 institutions in India have been granted this certificate, and Himalaya is the first herbal company to join their ranks.

Our Distribution

After being grown, manufactured and packaged in India, finished Himalaya products are shipped to our Singapore warehouse, ready to be despatched to you.