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About Pankajakasthuri

Our Story & History

Achieving complete healthcare and harmony of body, mind and soul through Ayurveda.

Yes, like all the events that change the course of the world, this too started with a vision in a brilliant brain with a courageous mind.

Dr. J. Hareendran Nair had unlocked the troves of Ayurveda - realised its astounding power of healing and then imbibed its wisdom to prevent imbalance of the body. But for this great visionary, his knowledge and discoveries in Ayurveda were something the world should benefit and know about as early as possible.

So he went out with his research to that one place where most dared not to – the market!!

That is how Pankajakasthuri was born in 1988.

His untiring efforts, dedication and commitment paved the way for Pankajakasthuri’s exponential growth from a small makeshift development centre and clinic to one of Kerala’s largest pharmaceutical corporate.

Pankajakasthuri, synonymous with the ancient knowledge of medicine, is a boon for the modern times. Believed and proved so, time and again!!

"We have built an institution that dwells on the power of Ayurveda for the world – through our products and medicines. Providing relief and health through Ayurveda means bringing the body back into balance.

All our institutions and achievements aim to widen the influence of Ayurveda to an extent where the entire world uses Ayurveda at least for meeting a part of his or her general health care needs and healthy build up."

Dr. J Hareendran Nair

Managing Director, Pankajakasthuri

Pankajakasthuri was formed with the vision of employing ways of treating disorders and promoting health using natural resources only. It emphasizes prevention and empowers everyone to take responsibility for their own well-being. We want to cure diseases which other systems of medicines presumed incurable.

Over the years Pankajakasthuri has evolved a lot but the values it's built on remain the same.

Ayurveda for the world

  • Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd. was formed in 1988. It is Kerala’s first ISO 9000 certified company in Ayurvedic medicine
  • Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd. is vowed to explore the vast Indian flora to bring out life-saving herbal preparations with no side effects and 100% efficacy
  • The dedication and enthusiasm shown by Dr Hareendran Nair and a battery of researchers have made them capable in curing diseases which other systems of medicines presumed incurable

Pankajakasthuri has pushed all existing boundaries in spreading the knowledge and might of Ayurveda across the world. And long back we realised that we need to do more than medicines.

Manufacturing Unit

Equipped with highly sophisticated machinery for manufacturing various products with greater quality, the manufacturing division is housed in spacious buildings with more than 1,50,000 sq. ft. built up area.

Medical Education

With Ayurvedic education facilities to 250 students, it is the first self-financed Ayurveda Medical College in Kerala. Located in Trivandrum, it is blessed with sophisticated training facilities, state of the art laboratory and eminent personalities in the field of Ayurveda.


The hospital combines the principles of Ayurveda with technological advances to ensure the finest in alternate medical health. With 150 beds, it gives lasting cure to patients from all over the world.

Pankajakasthuri strives to spread the rich vaults of Ayurvedic knowledge to all the people by:

Making Ayurveda palatable

We wanted to eliminate the misconception about Ayurveda with regard to diet restrictions and primitive method of treatment. Once we started attaching significance to palatability, the system was embraced by all.

Quality Raw Materials

We source from the best plantations, which are found on the slopes of Himalayas and various parts of India. A team of dedicated scientists and technologists ensure that raw materials and finished products undergo comprehensive testing.

Impeccable R&D

We are engaged in fundamental research on the efficiency of Ayurvedic medicines, establishment of acceptable standards for raw materials, process control, toxicological and clinical studies.

The journey never ends!

Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd. is a foot to forge ahead with the sole intention of ensuring harmony of the body, mind and soul. The company has an inspiring and ambitious vision for future growth. Vision 2020 targets systematic popularization of Ayurveda so that by 2020 every human being uses Ayurveda at least for meeting a part of his or her general health care needs and healthy build up.


Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College & PG Centre

Dr Hareendran Nair established the first self financed Ayurveda Medical College in Kerala at Trivandrum. Blessed with sophisticated training facilities and state of the art laboratory, each department is headed by eminent personalities in the field of Ayurveda..

Pankajakasthuri Life – Ayurvedic Therapy Center

‘Pankajakasthuri Life' is an authentic Panchakarma Ayurvedic experience which offers a unique concept of protocol-based Ayurvedic experience that is in strict adherence to the sacred tenets of Ayurveda, albeit very relevant to the present-day lifestyle..

Pankajakasthuri Herbal Research Foundation

Pankajakasthuri Herbal Research Foundation (PKHRF) leads the efforts to preserve and propagate the true essence of Ayurveda. PKHRF has a very strong R&D facility which is dedicated to innovating and developing new products. Here, every product undergoes stringent toxicology and ...

Herbal Gardens

The Pankajakasthuri Herbal Research Foundation has developed a sprawling 13 acre herbal garden. Here, rare herbs are cultivated and utilised in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines at the Pankajakasthuri factory.

Treatment Of Terminal Diseases In Ayurveda

Dr. J. Hareendran Nair, Founder & Managing Director of Pankajakasthuri Group, through continuous research, experiments and observations for more than 10 years has developed special treatment methods for terminal diseases like Cancer, Heart Ailments, Kidney Disorders, Liver ...

Pankajakasthuri Harmony & Jeevanam

With the notion of contributing tangibly towards promoting hospitality industry, the company has launched ‘A ready to use Ayurvedic spa experience package’ by the name HARMONY. Every organization that associates with Harmony would be provided with a comprehensive spa ...


Padmasree Award to Dr. J. Hareendran Nair

Given for distinguished contribution towards emergence of Ayurveda as popular medicine system in India

National MSME Award for R&D to Dr. J. Hareendran Nair

Given by Union Minister of state for MSME, Dinsha J Patel

Energy Conservation State Award

Given by Hon'ble Electricity Minister of Kerala Sri. A. K. Balanl

A. P. Pillai Memorial Industrial Award

Given by KIPS (Kerala Industrial Promotion Society, Kozhikode)

Ayurveda Ratana Award

Given by Hon'ble Minister for Health & Social Welfare of Government of Kerala Smt. Sreemathy Teacher

National MSME Award to Dr. J. Hareendran Nair

Given by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh

Best Doctor State Award

Given by Government of Kerala

Winner of Energy Conservation Award

Given by Efficient Energy Management Hon'ble Minister for law Shri. Vijayakumar


Given by Hon'ble Minister of State for Labor and Employment of India, Shri. Oscar Fernandes

Mrithasanjeevani Puraskaram

The Best Entrepreneur Award for the year 2003 is conferred on Dr. J. Hareendran Nair in recognition of the establishment of the most modern factory for the production of Ayurvedic Medicines in Kerala

IIIE, Navi, Mumbai Confers Performance Excellence Award

Hon'ble Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly and Chief Guest of Eleventh CEO’s conference Shri. Prathapsingh Raoji Rane

Chellayan Nadar Award

Awarded to Dr. J. Hareendran Nair for his outstanding contributions in providing Employment & Rural Development

Sai Ratna Award

Hon’ble Sai Maa Lekshmi Devi honours Dr. J. Hareendran Nair with the international Sai Ratna Award for Humanity in unity in recognition of his devoted and dedicated services to humanity

Shramaretna Award

Given by former Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy

Top Excise Duty Payer for Consecutive Eight Years

From Central Excise Department Trivandrum

'Top Central Excise Tax Payer' (Private Sector), in Trivandrum Commissionerate

Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd has been the Top Assesses in private sector from 2001 - 2005

'TMA - Management Leadership Award'

Dr. J. Hareendran Nair, Managing Director, Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd was awarded the TMA - Management Leadership Award 2005 for his Excellence in the Promotion of Ayurveda

'Dhanam - Top 20 - Awards'

Ranked No. 10 popular product brand of Kerala in the survey by Dhanam Business Magazine in 2005

'7th Berchnova Award'

Best Entrepreneur of The Year - 2004 by Students of Government Institute of Management, Chenganassery

Berchnova Award

The Best Entrepreneur Award for the year 2003 is conferred on Dr. J. Hareendran Nair in recognition of the establishment of the most modern factory for the production of Ayurvedic Medicines in Kerala

Best SSI Unit Of Trivandrum District

By Government of Kerala, 2002

'ISO 9002 Certification'


'The Ayurveda Retna Award'

By Mahatma Gandhi Educational Foundation For Total Development, 1999

'The Yuva Prathibha Award'

By K.S.G. Ayurveda Specialist Medical Officers Association, 1998

'Best Herbal Soap in Kerala'

From Kerala Upabhokthru Vedi for Kasthuri Herbal soap

'Jeevan Raksha Award'

From Human Aids and Cancer Control Society of India

‘Best Herbal Medicine Award'

From Kerala State Consumer Protection Centre 1996 - 97.

Our Initiatives

Growing together!!

Long before the idea of giving back to the society was christened as Corporate Social Responsibility, Pankajakasthuri stood by the society. For us, it was the most obvious and logical path to take – for we believed that universe has divided the same bread to different people differently.

Starting “Padheyam” in 2006 was one of the dreams come true and from there on we only added more and more dreams to help the society.

A bird’s eye view of the social initiatives by the Pankajakasthuri foundation is graphed below.


Daily FREE meal to 1000 persons

8th of April 2006 – The day that is etched in golden letters in the long journey of Pankajakasthuri. On this day, the Pankjakasthuri foundation started Padheyam, a program that provides free quality meal to thousand people on a daily basis... Read More

Thanal Muthassiveedu

Care to the aged Women

Old age is all about tranquility! More than just care, security, healthy environment and affection of concerned individuals, tranquility of the living place is equally important – a place which provides solace... Read More

Charity Ward

Bringing solace to multitudes

The Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College Hospital at Trivandrum houses a ward, started by the Pankajakasthuri Herbal foundation to bring relief to the poor and ailing. Since 2002, the foundation has ear-marked one-third of its total number of inpatient beds for the benefit of the poor... Read More

Learn and Grow

EDUCATION assistance

For many students, stress about money is a distressing and unwelcome distraction from their studies. PKHRF has a very soft corner for helping poor children for their education and helps them by way of extending financial assistances to pay their fees... Read More

Jeevanam Charchavedi

Monthly medical discussions

The doctor in person organizes medical discussion on every third Saturday of a month where various aspects of Ayurveda like diagnosis, treatment, analysis, and value of single herbs and even Q&A sessions are... Read More

Medical Camps and Medicines

Free Medical Camps

Medical Camps should be a source of effective treatment for the needy. Providing free medical checkups, free prescriptions with free medicines for a course of treatment brings in a good relief to patients, especially to poor and downtrodden... Read More