Oushadhi: The Largest Producer of Ayurvedic Medicines in India
The Pharmaceutical Corporation [Indian Medicines] Kerala Limited, Popularly known as Oushadhi, is a fully Kerala Government owned Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturing Unit. It is the largest producer of Ayurvedic Medicines belonging to Public Sector in the country. Oushadhi manufactures and market high quality ayurvedic medicines at a reasonable price, adhering to classical Ayurvedic text under the direct supervision of Ayurvedic physicians. With a range of 480 plus popular products, Oushadhi meets the entire requirement of Govt. Hospitals and Dispensaries in Kerala and also of other 19 states. Apart from this, it also supplies medicines to ESI Dispensaries, Tribal Development Department etc. of the state. Trusted by millions, Oushadhi is a leading player in the market. Oushadhi has a 700 strong dealer network that spreads across the length and breadth of Kerala. It has made its presence felt in other states also through its various sales outlets in major cities of the country.
Oushadhi has a modern full-fledged factory with State of the Art Technology at Kuttanellur in Thrissur district of Kerala. The factory while following traditional Ayurvedic Medicines manufacturing methods also make use of advanced technology by using modern machines and equipment. A new factory unit was started in Muttathara of Thiruvananthapuram District thereby making a significant leap in improvisation of production infrastructure.
To ensure quality to the highest order, Oushadhi has a well-equipped Quality Control Lab that monitors every step of production, right from the procurement of raw materials to packing and storing. Oushadhi also has GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and ISO 9001: 2015 certifications for its Production Unit and Ayush Accreditation for its Lab. To ensure quality raw materials Oushadhi has set up Medicinal Plant Garden where rare medicinal plants are nurtured. In view of strengthening Ayurveda to keep pace with the fast changing world, Oushadhi has set up an R&D wing. This department has already developed many innovative methods for increasing the efficacy of medicines and manufacturing market friendly products.
Oushadhi in 2018-19 has ventured into Sidha Products by launching five Sidha Products. Oushadhi has also ventured into treatment field by starting a modern Panchakarma Hospital in 2005. A new block of Oushadhi hospital with 50 beds has started functioning in September 2019.