Himalaya's story began way back in 1930. A curious young man riding through the forests of Burma saw restless elephants being fed the root of a plant, Rauwolfia Serpentina, which helped pacify them. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, this young man, Mr. M. Manal, the founder of Himalaya, wanted to scientifically test the herb's properties. After four years of researching the herb Serpina®, the world's first natural antihypertensive drug was launched in 1934. The discovery set the future course for Himalaya. It taught us the value of scientific research. It also taught us the importance of patience, passion and perseverance. We have since focused on converting Ayurveda's herbal tradition into a range of proprietary formulations dedicated to healthy living and longevity.
With a history spanning eight decades in the area of herbal research, Himalaya shares a close relationship with nature. We are in the business of not only promoting good health but also safeguarding the health of our planet. Ever since our inception, we have taken great care to protect biodiversity, collect herbs in a sustainable way and promote good agricultural practices.
Today, Himalaya Lip Care is a leading brand in the country. Our range of lip balms provide nourished and healthy lips for ALL, and helps bring a natural smile. Similarly, we want to give an opportunity to children born with cleft to be able to smile freely and effortlessly. This thought led to the conceptualization of Muskaan, where with every purchase of a Himalaya Lip Care product INR 2 will be gifted to a child in need of corrective cleft surgery.