The business has been handed down to us by our forefathers who taught us how to nurture herbs. We’ve expanded it over time to include manufacturing natural tea, health supplements, natural medicines, skin care products and pharmaceutical ingredients. We divide our work into two branches which are independent running outfits – Healing Herbs and Himachal Pharmaceuticals
Healing Herbs aims at healing the mind, body and soul through its wide offering of natural supplements, skin care products, aphrodisiacs and medicines. All the products draw inspiration from ancient ayurvedic texts but are based on modern science in the field of herbs and natural extracts. Healing Herbs markets these products through various channels and specializes in manufacturing herbs and natural products for private labels or as third-party manufacturers.
Himachal Pharmaceuticals specializes in isolation of active principles from natural sources through semi-synthesis. This results in the production of Phytochemicals, which are used by other pharmaceutical companies as their raw material.
In 1905, founder Dasoundhi Mal Sood shifted to Kullu ( modern day Himachal Pradesh, India) & started to barter trade of herbs with Tibet. The herbs from Tibet were sold through traders in Delhi & Bombay. Gradually he started collecting and selling herbs from Kullu and the Himalayas in tibet.
In 1920 his son Kuljas Rai Sood joined the business and expanded by getting into an enterprise called Gyan Chand Ram Gopal, in Amritsar (Punjab, India).
In 1957 he formed Himalayan Traders for trading and exporting herbs.
In 1958 he was contracted by Cipla for the collection of Dioscorea deltoidea roots.
In 1968 Himalayan Traders started supplying Discorea to Wyeth Laboratories. Gradually the business was picked up by Dr B M Sood.
In 1978 HimPharm was formed by Dr B M Sood to fulfil the Pharmaceutical industry’s demand for steroids. He formed and nurtured relationships with companies like Wyeth, Glaxo, Cipla, etc.
In 1992 Dr Sood started viability and technical studies to expand into the herb extracts and Ayurveda industry.
In 2001 after 8 years of marketing and technical studies, Healing Herbs was formed.