The Himalaya Wellness Store in Elizabethan Square, George Town, is full of natural herbal remedies and preparations from all around the world, and recently they were represented at the Cayman Islands Small Business Association Expo, at Camana Bay. General Manager Yasmini Castillo said: “Himalaya Wellness was started in India in 1930 – it’s a company that manufactures herbal products from baby care, skin care, pet care, and we also carry hair care products. We also have a division which is our pharmaceuticals and manufacture medications for common ailments like high blood pressure or diabetes. The benefit of using our products is that they are herbal-based rather than chemical-based so they are totally safe. They have been also tested to ensure that it is totally safe and free from side effects.
“Our most popular herbal remedy is called Liver Care and the herbs in there will cleanse your liver, by increasing the rate at which your body eliminates toxins and so is recommended for persons who are on medications daily for chronic ailments. It is also recommended for persons who want to do a detoxification on their body,” she said. “Another very common herb that we carry is neem. It is known for its blood-purifying benefits, and we use it in many products including our skincare for pimple-prone skin, and in our toothpaste because of its antibacterial property.”
One of their customers, Julia, said: “I find these products to be very helpful, especially if you have sensitive skin because they are made from minerals that you find in the earth which is what our bodies are also made from. It heals very well and restores, and you feel much lighter; your skin feels healthy and much refreshed.”