Himalaya was founded in 1930 by Mr. M. Manal. His mission is to make society acquainted with Ayurveda (a Hindu health science from India) in a contemporary form. He wants to unravel the mystery behind the 5000-year-old medical system. Centuries old traditional texts are analyzed, ingredients are selected and herbal formulas are subjected to modern pharmacological, toxicological and safety investigations. This enabled new medicines and therapies to be developed. Today, Himalaya's assortment can be divided into two categories: healthcare and personal care. At Holland at Home you can also buy some of these traditional care products, such as creams and face washes.