The crowded, polluted and struggling India that we see today was, once upon a time, a beautiful and affluent country that was not just a river of overflowing wealth, but also a treasure trove of unique knowledge and talent.
People from several different corners of the world came here to acquire this knowledge and enlighten themselves of the better half of nature and science. The knowledge of Ayurveda was one such attraction that would impel people from all around the world to come and matriculate the science behind this green and effective system of medicine.
Ayurveda is believed to have been some medical knowledge conveyed by the Gods to saints. Ayurvedic therapies are based on complex herbal compounds, minerals, and metal substances. The entire world acknowledges the efficiency of ayurvedic medication and accredits its achievements to India. Given below are the top 10 best Ayurvedic companies in 2018 that have their origins in India, but operate all over the world.
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10. Hamdard Laboratories
“Hamdard”, as you know, means “a companion in pain and suffering”. Hamdard Laboratories is a non-profit healthcare industry that was founded in the year 1906 by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed and a Unani practitioner Ansarullah Tabani. Some of its popular products are Safi, Roghan Badam Shirin, and Joshina. Its headquarters are in New Delhi, and it operates in a number of countries including USA, Canada, Australia, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Kenya. It’s backed by ISO 9001:2008 benefits.
Baidyanath documents India’s oldest tradition of healing and medication, helping the entire world with its ancient wisdom. This company was initially just a compilation of medicinal plants, herb processing techniques, and ancient therapeutic recipes, started by Pandit Ramnarayan Sharma about a century ago. In 1917, it was officially incorporated as an Indian pharmaceutical firm, specialising in Ayurvedic medicines, Ram Dayal Joshi.
Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Limited has its headquarters in Kolkata, with its business spread all over the world.
India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer Dabur is one of the most trusted and popular brands in India as well as abroad with an employee turnover of around 5000 crores. It was established in the year 1884 by S.K. Burman and is owned by his descendants now. It has its headquarters at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and Dabur International, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dabur India, has its headquarters in Dubai.
Some of its products are Dabur Chyawanprash, Almond Hair Oil, Dabur Red Paste, and Odomos. All its products are widely popular in India.
7. The Himalaya Drug Company
The Himalaya Drug Company is a subsidiary of Himalaya Global Holdings Limited and has its headquarters in Bangalore. M. Manal founded it in 1930 when he was in the forest of Burma and suddenly became hooked to the root “Rauwolfia serpentina” which helped pacify elephants. This led him to study various herbs and produce different tablets, which finally led to the establishment of this company.
The Himalaya Drug Company is most popular for its Himalaya Ayurvedic Face cream. In 2017, Himalaya Babycare was awarded “India’s No. 1 Babycare Brand 2017”.
6. Patanjali Ayurved Limited
Patanjali Ayurved Limited is one of the fastest growing FMCG company in India. It was founded in 2006 by famous yoga guru Ramdev and co-founder Balkrishna. The headquarters of Patanjali Ayurved Limited is located in Haridwar.
Patanjali offers a wide range of herbal products including capsules, shampoos, noodles, toothpaste, and biscuits.
5. Surya Herbal Limited
With its headquarters located at Noida, Surya Herbal Limited is one of the largest herbal products manufacturing and exporting corporations in India. It was established in the year 1999 and endorsed by Surya Roshni Group. Some of its major customers are Ranbaxy Limited, Cipla Limited, and Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited respectively.
Surya Herbal Limited is known for manufacturing a number of herbal care products for various health disorders including dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and herbal tea. Some of its major importers are Russia, USA, Guatemala, UK, and France.
4. Vicco Laboratories
Remember the popular Vicco Turmeric Cream advertisement featuring the unforgettable Neerja Bhanot? Well, that is not the only product manufactured by this premier herbal company that has brought it to the fourth spot. This company manufactures various Ayurvedic products like skin cream, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc.
Established in the year 1952 by Shri K.V. Pendharkar, Vicco Laboratories is one of the most popular herbal companies with its headquarters situated in Mumbai.
3. Charak Pharma Private Limited
Charak Pharma Private Limited was established in 1947 by visionary brothers D.N. Shroff and S.N. Shroff and soon became one of the leading competitive herbal companies in India with three manufacturing units in Mumbai. It provides its customers with a number of healthcare products for men, women, and children. Some of its popular products are Vigomax Forte Tablet, Neo Tablet, Addyzoa Capsule, and Hyponidd Tablet.
2. Zandu Realty Limited
Formerly known as Zandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited, this company is an international company based in Mumbai and was set up in the year 1919 by the Prime Minister of the former state of Bhavnagar, Pattani. Zandu is a part of the leading consumer goods company Emami Limited. Zandu has earned its place as one of the most reliable brands of Ayurvedic products in India. Some of its popular products are Zandu balm, Zandu Pancharishta, Nityam Churna, Zandu Kesari Jivan, and Zandu Pure Honey.
1. Emami Limited
So, the top spot is occupied by the fastest moving consumer goods company in India Emami Limited. Emami was incorporated in the year 1974 by founders Radhe Shyam Agarwal, Radhe Shyam Goenka, and Amit FMS. It is an Indian conglomerate corporation with a number of subsidiaries like Emami Constructions Private Limited and Emami Rainbow Niketan Private Limited. Its headquarters are located at Kolkata.
Emami Limited manufactures more than three hundred products based on Ayurvedic formulations. Some of the most sought-after products of Emami are BoroPlus, Fair & Handsome, Navratna, and Fast Relief. Emami Limited markets its products across sixty countries, especially the Gulf and Middle-East, SAARC, and Africa.
India is accredited for its unique medicinal approach of mixing the qualities of different herbs and preparing solutions to various diseases. Ayurvedic therapies are based on complex herbal compounds, minerals, and metal substances. The knowledge of Ayurved is believed to have been passed down by the Gods to Indian sages, who then transmitted it to the human physicians. Today, India is home to a number of companies that deal in herbal and Ayurvedic medical products and market the products all over the world. These companies have been able to earn the trust and faith of people from all over the world.