Almora seeks to create a lifestyle with holistic wellness at its core – wellness that encompasses mind, body and spirit.
Ayurveda is an ancient wellness and healing system that originated in the Indian subcontinent over 5,000 years ago. Its name is derived from two Sanskrit words, Ayur (life) and Veda (science) and it literally means ‘the science of life’.
Almora harnesses the knowledge of Ayurveda and combines it with modern science to create products that replenish body and spirit. We call this ‘Contemporary Ayurveda.’
The science and practice of Ayurveda are narrated in ancient texts, of which Charaka Samhita is the principal resource. This was written in the Indus Valley around 1500 BC in Sanskrit, by the great sage Charaka. Sage Charaka himself suggested that Ayurveda needed to evolve with time. He wanted Ayurveda to be an inclusive science that evolved and adapted by considering and adopting valid new information and discoveries.
Taking this spirit forward, it is Almora’s mission to draw on the wisdom of Ayurveda to develop safe and effective products that address the needs of contemporary lifestyles.
...one should be open to receiving (information) and adopting information which is wholesome ...and contemporary. CHARAKA SAMHITA, INDIA (circa 1500 BCE)
Almora products use herbs that have been extensively and favorably reviewed by Ayurvedic texts. Using ethical sourcing methods, we source sustainably grown ingredients. Most of our lead ingredients are sourced directly from the communities that cultivate them organically, using Good Agricultural Practices.
Our ingredients are processed using principles of modern science, so that their properties and efficacy remain intact in their entirety. We take great care to ensure that no processes are reductionary.
Almora’s proprietary formulations are then manufactured in small batches in Switzerland, using Alpine water for its benefits and purity.