Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories, India
is an Unani
and Ayurvedic pharmaceutical
company in India
. It is the world's largest manufacturer of Unani medicines. It was established in 1906 by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed
, and became a waqf
(non-profitable trust) in 1948. Some of its more famous products include Safi
, Sharbat Rooh Afza
, Roghan Badam Shirin
. It is associated with Hamdard Foundation, India
, a charitable educational trust, through which it reinvests its profits into charitable activities.
Hamdard Laboratories was founded in 1906 in Delhi by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed, a well-known Unani practitioner of his time. The name Hamdard
means "empathizer" or "companion in suffering" in Urdu
language. After his death, his son, Hakeem Abdul Hameed
took over the administration of Hamdard Laboratories at the age of fourteen. Abdul Hameed became famous as "Hakeem Sahab" and the company grew both nationally and internationally under his leadership.
was created in 1964 to disburse the profits of the company to promote the interests of the society. All the profits of the company go to the foundation. in Indian Express
, January 20, 2001 Both the company and the foundation have played a major role in reviving and popularizing Unani medicine in India. The company funds a significant part of the Jamia......