| In 1864
He set up a 'Rasa Shala' to manufacture products for his personal practice, according to the tenets of Ayurveda – which deals with the fundamental principles in nature that underlie the creation, preservation, and restoration of health and the promotion of longevity.
| Early 1900
His grandson Shri Jugatram Vaidya, inspired by the rich tradition, decided to start a pharmacy to manufacture and market Zandu's Natural Herbal products (Ayurvedic Products).
In this endeavour, Shri Pattani Prime Minister of the erstwhile state of Bhavnagar, and Shri Mathura Das Parikh assisted him. Thus, in the city of Mumbai, the trusted indigenous pharmaceutical – Zandu was established.
‘Zandu’ signifies – ayurvedic healthcare remedies which mean – quality.
The great success received in the first 9 years necessitated immediate extension of the production capacity. Zandu thus went public with the issuance of stocks.
With the aid of modern equipments Zandu manufactures a wide range of Ayurvedic products; specialised in Rheumatology, Gynaecology and CNS (Central nervous system) etc.
Using as many as 200 medicinal plants and their extracts, Zandu produces a range of over 300 health promoting products. In fact, Zandu products hold the key to health and longevity. The products are manufactured at several up to date plants all across the country.
Emami acquired Zandu from the Parikh family for approximately Rs 730 crore. This has been a major step for both the firms.
Post acquisition, Emami and Zandu was merged. It undertook a major revamp of the Zandu products. It launched the re-vamped Zandu Kesri Jeevan, Zandu Chawanprash, Zandu Honey, Zandu Pancharishta and Nityam Churna.
| 2009 Zandu Foundation for Healthcare
ZFHC with modern facilities conducts and promotes R & D in the field of health with emphasis on Ayurveda to fulfill its social commitments. To augment the natural sources of crude drugs and meet the increased demand for endangered medicinal plants is the prime objective of ZFHC.
|Wide array of ambassadors were signed on for Zandu products, including Pt Birju Maharaj, Bollywood star- Malaika Arora Khan, Southern super stars - Suriya and Mahesh Babu, Indian cricketers - Amit Mishra, Virendra Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh||2010
Emami laid special emphasis on international operations. Zandu’s Ayurvedic Herbal Health Care products are available in almost all major international markets.
The century old power brand Zandu Balm touched 250 cr
|All these things together have made Zandu, which is now a multi-product entity, a household name both in India and overseas.|