It is Dr Muhammed Majeed, a native of Kollam in Kerala, who introduced to the Americans that Ayurveda from India can act as a complete curative to their various ailments. The persistent efforts by Dr Majeed in the early nineties in the field of Ayurveda did reap benefits among the Americans. They started recognizing the potential of Ayurveda and termed it the Alternative medicine. By 2000 it became popular as the Complementary medicine and now it is called as the Integrated medicine.
After taking B Pharm from Trivandrum Medical College , Dr Majeed went to US in 1975 to take MS in Pharmacy and PhD in Industrial Pharmacy. He worked with some of the major pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer which earned him valuable experience in the latest technology in drug formulations. From here, he chose to establish himself as an entrepreneur by integrating technology with Ayurveda. It was the beginning of a new success story. He came out with new drugs with their actives taken from the herbs.
Dr Majeed also researched into the medicinal values of some plants which are not mentioned even in the Ayurvedic texts. For instance Boswellin is a drug extracted from Boswellia Serrata (Kunthirukkam in Malayalam). It is an anti-inflammatory agent. Tetrahydro Curcuminoids is another product derived from turmeric. What makes Curcuminoids different is that it is turmeric without the characteristic yellow colour. It can be used as a cosmetic as well as an anti oxidant. Gugulipid, Bioperine, Citrin and Petro Selenic Acid (derived from Coriander oil) are some other products which Sami Labs markets globally.
The manufacturing of the standardized herbal extracts happens in India with US as its major market for these standardized products.