Patanjali Ayurved Limited (company)
Which is a better ayurvedic brand, Himalaya or Patanjali?
, Researcher -Samskrit, Ayurveda Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy
Neither of the two – with respect to real Ayurveda.
The traditional Ayurvedic products come from Kerala based Ayurvedic pharma companies – Such as Vaidyaratnam, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, etc. With respect to therapeutics /pharmaceutics, these are the best.
These companies not only manufacture the medicines according to various Ayurvedic texts such as Ashtangahridayam, Sahasrayogam, Bhashajya Ratnavalai, etc. – they also mention the exact composition of the ingredients ‘as it is’ in the labels of medicines. Most of these companies are also GMP certified and follow stringent quality control norms, therefore are exporting their finished products to many countries.
Note: The company was earlier called as Himalaya Ayurveda, then they changed their name to Himalaya Herbals and then to Himalaya Healthcare and now it is known as Himalaya Wellness
The drugs such as Septilin & Liv52 are their flagship medicinal products – these are not Ayurveda but Herbal products. These 2 are quite effective.
A lot of products (consumer products) are being sold as Ayurvedic products – in reality they are just herbal products.
I have not tried the Ayurvedic medicines of Patanjali.
With respect to herbal products like Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Moisturizing creams, etc. – Himalaya products are better.
With respect to herbal tonics /concentrates like Amla /Bilva, Soaps, Oils, toothpaste, etc. – Patanjali products are better.
I have used /family members have also used both companies’ products
Charak Pharmas herbal products (medicines) are also very effective and they are quite similar to Himalaya.
With respect to Ayurvedic medicines – I only use Vaidyaratnam /Kottakkal /Kerala Ayurveda products and with respect to Herbal products I use Charak pharma /Himalaya products.
I also don’t use Baidyanath, Zandu, Dabur products.
I have used Avipatti (Avipattikar) churna of Dabur and found to be not effective as that of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala. Since then I dont buy the extreme commercialised products of Dabur, Zandu, etc.
Edit: Krishnamurthi CGs answer to What is the difference between herbal and Ayurveda?
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