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Himalaya Herbal Healthcare: The Power of Ayurvedic Medicine

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Rachel Tessier, Graduate Dietitian

Originating in India over 4,000 years ago, the word “Ayurveda” is the combination of the Sanskrit words “ayur” (life) and “veda” (science); therefore, its translation means “the science of life”.  The foundation of Ayurvedic medicine encompasses a holistic approach to healing the whole being; mind, body, and soul. It is believed that Ayurvedic medicine is based on the wisdom that was handed down by Greek Gods as they had an avid eye for perceiving, interpreting and understanding human behaviors.

There are three main texts in Ayurvedic medicine that were written in the Sanskrit language more than 2,000 years ago, “Caraka Sambita”, “Sushruta Samhita”, and “Astanga Hridaya”, which are known as the Great Trilogy. According to these ancient texts, the science of Ayurvedic medicine uses the belief that every individual has three interconnected bodily states: “Vata” meaning air and ether (promotes motion), “Pitta” meaning fire and water (promotes heat, appetite, and digestion) and “Kapha” meaning earth and water (supports water and bodily fluids). It is believed that chronic diseases manifest in individuals when there is an imbalance of these three states in the body.

Ayurvedic medicine strives to use flowers, herbs, roots, stems, and leaves to restore and maintain homeostasis in the body. However, just as the three states are interdependent in the body, external influences, such as shifts in the environment, work, and society, are equally interconnected to each individual and their overall state health. With this in mind, Ayurvedic medicine traditionally uses a variety of herbs, diet, exercise as well as healthful lifestyle recommendations that are tailored to each unique individual as a way of healing the being in its entirety.

Not Just Another Supplement Line

Himalaya Herbal Healthcare’s unique supplement line combines evidence-based research along with the knowledge from the world’s oldest traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, to create time-tested products.

Himalaya is a family owned company that was founded in 1930 with a holistic standpoint and has continuously expanded and evolved to now be able to offer products in over 90 countries. The founder of the company, M. Manal, spent copious time and energy researching the nature healing properties of herbs as well as manually compressing each single tablet in the early stages of his company.

Himalaya has faithfully followed in the footsteps of M. Manal by continuously investing an abundance of time and effort into testing the potency of their products as well as conducting over 1,200 clinical studies which have been published in a variety of medical journals such as The European Journal of Pharmacology, Phytotherapy Research, The Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, the Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, and JAMA, India, in order to provide pharmaceutical grade products to individuals around the world.

Purity At Its Finest

Himalaya proudly holds a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificate as well as a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification to assure quality and consistency of their products. Himalaya is involved in the entire seed-to-shelf process from planting, farming, and harvesting to researching, manufacturing, transporting, and distributing their products.

The herbs for Himalaya’s products are grown on 700 acres of immaculate farmlands in several different regions of India to promote the most natural growing conditions for each specific plant. In addition, Himalaya maintains strict control over soil composition and seed quality as well as their climate controlled storage facility which is located in their corporate headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas.

Himalaya’s line of pure herbal supplements and formulations are made with only the purest ingredients to maintain and support a healthful lifestyle as well as aid the body in times of chronic disease (osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.).

The family of Himalaya includes Bacopa (to promote mental alertness, memory and mood), GlucoCare (composed of Triphala, Trikatu and a proprietary herb blend which balances blood glucose levels in the body), Amla (to support the immune system), and many more! Put the well-being of your mind, body, and soul in the care of thousands of years of knowledge, research, and innovation with Himalaya Herbal Healthcare.

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