This section lists some frequently asked questions. If you don't find what you're looking for here, feel free to contact us for more information.
How does Himalaya ensure efficacy of its products?
Himalaya follows the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at our world-class manufacturing facility. This enables us to produce herbal products with uniform levels of batch-to-batch consistency and ensures that the customer receives the same high quality product regardless of where it is purchased. We strive to meet customer health needs through well-researched, effective and safe remedies. Himalaya follows WHO (World Health Organization) protocols for all herbal formulations, and conducts tests on pharmacognosy which is the identification of the botanical origin and purity of the herbs used in our products. We also perform tests using analytical chemistry to ensure the purity of the herbs we use in our products; we look at the viscosity and pH balance of herbs including the identification of active constituents and microbial content, in addition to the total viable count, and the presence of fungus, yeast and mold. Scientific testing has been a hallmark at Himalaya since 1930 when we embarked on our journey to make quality herbal products. At Himalaya, we use modern science to rediscover and validate Ayurveda's secrets by employing cutting-edge research to create pharmaceutical-grade products.
What safety measures do you follow in product development?
All our products are clinically tested for safety and efficacy and are completely free from side-effects when used in the dosage according to the instructions on the product pack. Each product undergoes extensive research for safety and efficacy and has to meet stringent regulatory requirements before being made available to the customer.
Do Himalaya products have side effects?
All our products are clinically tested for safety and efficacy and are completely free from side-effects when used in the dosage according to the instructions on the product pack. The pharmaceutical range products are best taken in consultation with your family physician. Alternatively you can send in your health query to “ask the expert” for guidance on indications, dosage and use of products. Avoid self- medication. Each product undergoes extensive research for safety and efficacy and has to meet stringent regulatory requirements before being made available to the customer.
Does Himalaya use any animal products or by-products in their products?
Himalaya products are natural, safe and efficacious. Some of our products contain honey, bees wax, lanolin, milk and milk products that are of animal origin. But, these ingredients are obtained as by products without harming animals. However, our capsule dosage form products that are sold in India and certain other countries are made from industry standard, pharmaceutical-grade hard gelatin of bovine origin which is free from BSE risk. All other ingredients like proteins, glycerine and fatty alcohols used in our products are sourced from vegetables.
Are your Toothpastes fluoridated and what is the source of the fluoride?
Our Dental Cream and Complete Care toothpaste contains natural fluoride, sourced from minerals, as it renders therapeutic benefits.
Do any Himalaya products contain alcohol?
PureHands Hand Sanitizer and Hairzone Solution are the only two Himalaya products that contain alcohol. These are external use products.