HOUSTON (June 2, 2005) Himalaya proudly announces this year marks their 75th anniversary of business in the herbal healthcare industry. They began celebrating with attendees at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, and plan to continue the entire year. The next celebratory event will be for those at NNFA in Las Vegas, Nevada, to be held July 16 – 17, 2005. At this show, Himalaya will treat attendees to cake and the opportunity to meet best-selling author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, C.N.S., at their booth as she signs complimentary copies of her latest book, The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare is the North American distributor for the complete line of herbal supplements and personal care products manufactured by The Himalaya Drug Company, maker of LiverCare® (Liv. 52®), the world’s #1 best-selling liver support formula. Himalaya carries an extensive line of 32 herbal formulations and 21 pure herbs in addition to a new line of face, body and hair care items, 27 of which have been introduced this year with more to follow throughout 2005. Manufacturing pharmaceutical grade herbal products since 1930, Himalaya combines the rich value of an old system of natural medicine with all the processes of modern pharmaceutical technology. Safe and effective products are consistently developed due to scientific assessment of efficacy through primary clinical research, Good Manufacturing Practices and quality controls using sophisticated chromatographic “fingerprinting” techniques. Himalaya proudly carries an ISO 9001 certification, the most rigorous ISO conformance standard, for excellence in manufacturing as established by the International Organization for Standardization.
While Himalaya USA maintains its main North American office and distribution center in Houston, Texas, products are manufactured in Bangalore, India, at the large, modern, state-of-the-art facility of the Himalaya Drug Company (HDC), a global leader in herbal healthcare. The HDC in India was the first company in the world to produce an herbal remedy according to pharmaceutical standards, Serpina (from the Rauwolfia serpentina plant), in 1934. The concept was started by M. Manal, a remarkable man who envisioned the positive impact medicinal herbs could have on a global level. Manal began the journey with little more then a bicycle on which he traveled to tribal villages in the jungles of India. Tribal members who had never left the confines of their own villages were using herbs to treat ailments and were willing to share their knowledge with Manal. Armed with the information they gave him, his love of nature and a two dollar loan from his aunt, Manal began developing herbal supplements, hand-cranking them himself, one tablet at a time. Since then, Himalaya products have been sold in virtually every corner of the globe, and they are enthusiastically endorsed by more than 250,000 physicians, practitioners and healthcare professionals worldwide. For more information about Himalaya, please visit www.himalayausa.com.