Natural Remedies launches HerbSecure with four GAP certifications

Published: 19-May-2021

The company’s new programme promotes transparency and sustainability in tandem with obtaining four Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certifications

Anurag Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Natural Remedies, has announced the launch of HerbSecure, the company’s new programme that promotes transparency and sustainability, in tandem with obtaining four Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certifications, in the company’s pursuit of becoming a fully sustainable organisation.

Natural Remedies was assessed and found to be in compliance with the requirements of the Voluntary Certification Scheme for Medicinal Plant Produce of the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and implemented by the Quality Council of India for Level – 1 Option 2, Scope GAP for four of its botanicals: Ocimum sanctum, Withania somnifera, Andrographis paniculata, and Bacopa monnieri .  The NMPB, Department of AYUSH has prepared India specific guidelines on Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) on the pattern of Good Agriculture and Field Collection Practices (GACPs) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for medicinal plants.

These herbs are utilised for the manufacture of clinically tested extracts, Bacopa for BacoMind (Memory, Attention & Focus ), Andrographis for AP-Bio, also known as KalmCold in Europe ( Immune health) and Ocimum for OciBest (Stress & Sleep).

“Since our inception in the 1950s, responsible management of natural resources has been inherent in how we do business,” Agarwal said. We operate our company with the aspirational goal of becoming fully sustainable, ensuring that all areas in which we come into contact are anchored by caring for the environment we share, the communities we work in, and the herbs we tend.”

Natural Remedies is ISO 14001-certified and is also the winner of the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award in Biodiversity from the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) in recognition of the company’s commitment to biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable business practices.

“Accountability, transparency and precision in testing and record-keeping are all components of creating safe, efficacious herbal health products. More new consumers are using our products and trust that they are safe and effective. These attributes start with us, the grower and supplier,” Agarwal said. “The GAP certifications help propel this mission and the HerbSecure programme – both critical factors in our road to full sustainability.”

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