Much before mankind learnt about life sciences, much before any other discipline of medicine could even be conceived, one discipline of life science had evolved into a complete treatise on prevention and cure of human elements.
More than 5000 years ago, in India originated a science by the name Ayurveda - `Ayu` meaning life and Veda meaning dealing in essence, for the the maintenance of physical, mental, social and spiritual health of an individual. A life science that aimed at prevention as much as cure, it soon came to find favour in whole of Asia as well as Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Egypt. Ayurveda is an understanding of the remedial powers of nature and all Ayurvedic formulations are made from extracts of herbs, fruits, seeds, roots, gum, flowers and latex.
It is only with the advent of synthetic chemicals that we come to hear of side effects and after effects, something that Ayurvedic formulations do not suffice for. While many may find it surprising, Ayurveda which we know today, is essentially the same science that reached its summit thousand of years ago. It must also be a revelation to most that the text of this treatise is a well researched account of remedial powers of nature on our planet, preserved in Atharvaveda, one of the five holy books of Hindu descent, Pandit Ramnarayan Sharma an illustrious practitioner of Ayurveda, made a small beginning by starting the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicines at Baidyanath Dham in Bihar in the year 1917, and then pioneered a large scale production of Ayurvedic formulations at-:
- Kolkata in 1921
- Patna in 1940
- Jhansi in 1941
- Nagpur in 1942
- Allahabad in 1958
under the flagship of Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan and this expansion did not prove sufficient and a new works came up at Baddi (Solan) H.P. in the year 1995, New plants now exist at Barotiwala (H.P.) Kashipur (U.K.) and Seoni (M.P.).
Ayurveda had truly entered the new age with the advent of modern methodologies that allow for Pharmacognocy and clinical research, and Baidyanath since added a new dimension to this ages old science by standardizing old formulations and evolving newer ones.
Today, Baidyanath produces the largest range of Ayurveda products with over 700 formulations, sold at over 1,00,000 retail outlets, catering to over 50,000 practitioners. Backed with decades of experience, modern infrastructural facilities, state-of-the-art technology and quality human resource, Baidyanath continues to live the role it had assumed decades age, that of a true heir to the legacy of Ayuveda.
Production Facilities: For the best in Ayurveda
Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P) Ltd. is engage in manufacturing over 700 formulations that meet ever increasing demands for Baidyanath products. State-of-the-art technology, a well trained man power and standard practices ensure that Baidyanath products deliver the goodness of Ayurveda. The products are manufactured in front line machines, packed in automatic plants, untouched by hand in stable packaging. All the production facilities function as per the GMP Standards that ensure that nothing is left to chance when it comes to harnessing the power of Ayurvda.
Quality hallmark of Baidyanath
Despite standard manufacturing practices conforming to GMP's each Baidyanath product passes through stringent quality tests to ensure that nothing but the very best is offered to our customers and decades old relation of trust remains intact. In fact quality control measures are adopted right from the stage of purchase of raw material ,to its processing and finally packing. All the production facilities of Baidyanath have Quality Control Departments that adhere to rigorous and standard quality test practices to ensure that the products sent to the market are of top quality.
Product Profile: Specializing in every segment
The Baidyanath product profile comprises over 700 OTC and prescription drugs which makes it one of the largest range of products to be offered by any Company in the Health Care segment. The popularity of Baidyanath products, specially in the OTC category, can be gauged by the fact that products like Baidyanath Chyawanprash, Madhumehari, Shankhapushpi etc have become household names. Prescription drugs and formulations on the other hand find equal favour with over 50,000 practitioners of Ayurveda nationwide.
R & D: Responding to newer challenges
R&D has always been a key activity at Baidyanath and dedicated researchers are busy evolving newer formulations as well as improving upon the existing ones. The R&D wing currently makes the most of a well qualified team that includes ten doctorates, other scientists and technical staff. At present the research areas include single and multiple ingredient herbal health care products and health supplements. Baidyanath also publishes a monthly research journal 'Sachitra Ayurved' which chronicles the latest findings of the R&D wing and keeps the Ayurved fraternity abreast with the latest in the field by including various articles of medical interest. With the setting up of an exclusive research wing Baidyanath Research Foundation, Baidyanath is all set to break newer grounds. The research activity at BRF is currently focusing on single herb, active ingredient and cultivation of herbs.Herbal research centres have been established all over india including a high altitude research station at Narura in Sirmour Himachal.
Human Resource: The best for the best
Baidyanath take pride in a 2000 strong work force that comprises professionals working in various capacities across various branches in their respective areas of work. It is this quality human resource that has made Baidyanath what it is today. Underlining the importance of Human Resource, the Organisation believes in investing handsomely in one of the most valuable of its assets. Today, the Baidyanath family comprises 1700 skilled workers, 150 marketing professionals, 25 research professionals and 125 management professionals that work in integrity towards achieving a common goal of taking Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan towards greater heights.
Affiliations and Associations: Harmony in Business
Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (P) Ltd. has strong ties in the pharmaceutical industry owing to an open and progressive outlook. The organization believes in working towards the common goal of the industry and that of the nation at large. In order to ensure the highest quality standards of Raw Materials, the Company promotes Medicinal Plant, Cultivation at large scale on its own and also in Collaboration with local farmers. A few of the esteemed associates of the Organisation are:
- Siddhayu Ayurvedic Research Foundation (P) Ltd., Nagpur
- Baidyanath Research Foundation, New Delhi
- Camp Himalaya (Progressive Farmers Association)
- Ayurvedanta Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
- Shree Sharma Ayurved Mandir, Datia
A responsible corporate citizen
That a corporate entity of the size and repute of Baidyanath has a responsibility towards the society and the nation is well understood by us at Baidyanath. The Organisation has been extending financial assistance to institutions, research centers and hospitals as well as scholarship to students with a view to encourage research and development in the field of Ayurveda.
The Organisation has also been awarding a cash prize of Rupees One Lac to the author of the best paper or book on Ayurved through Pt. Ram Narayan Vaidya Research Trust.
Also The Rani Laxmibai Public School at Jhansi, a school run solely by the Organisation has the reputation of being one of the best schools in the region. In other parts of the country such as Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, the Organisation is supporting various schools where more than 10,000 students are studying.
The Organisation also organizes various sports tournaments and few of them such as the Pt. Ram Narayan Sharma Memorial All India Baidyanath Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, Pt. Ram Narayan Sharma Athletic Meet and Baidyanath Golf Tournament have become known annual events keenly looked forward to by the sportsmen in the country.
Free medical camps are organised all over India Where our specialist doctors examine patients and distribute free medicines.