Ashraf Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd., is a pharmaceutical company of Islamic medicine, generally known as Greek System of medicine, and also named as Arabic Medicine & Traditional Medicine. It is one of the pioneers and leaders in Pakistan in the pharmaceutical sphere of this system which is indebted for its advancement to the valuable & enviable contribution of the great Muslim scholars and physicians of the Islamic era.
Ashraf Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd. was established in 1939 at Verowal, a small town of Amritsar (India), by founder Maulana Hakim Abdur-Rahim Ashraf (Marhum), a well-known physician, Tibbi researcher & leader, religious scholar, educationist, journalist and social reformer. It was a very humble start but with a profound devotion and professionalism, soon its products gained popularity among the masses due to their efficacy. When Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into existence in 1947, the founder of Ashraf Laboratories migrated to this new home of the Muslims, and after settling in Faisalabad (then Lyallpur) resumed his professional pursuits.
With the Grace of Almighty Allah, in a very short period, the products of Ashraf Laboratories, established its market among the physicians and the masses. Their demand grew day by day. And within a span of one decade it proved to be one of the biggest manufacturing units in the country.
Ashraf Laboratories’ services in the field of Tibbi pharmaceutical industry were acknowledged, not only in Pakistan but also internationally. By the Grace of Almighty Allah, Ashraf Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd. became the First Award Winning Company of Islamic Medicine (Tibb-e-Unani) in 1990 by obtaining the 15th International Award for the Best Trade Name in Madrid, Spain, and the 20th Golden Trophy for Quality in 1992.
Ashraf’s medicines are prepared with the natural resources, like herbs, minerals and metals etc. generally having neither side effects nor residual effects, which is a remarkable achievement of the system and its pharmacy. No other system can boast of this distinction. Thanks to the nature and the natural herbal system which serves the humanity in its real sense.
Highlights of the luminous history:
· Ashraf Laboratories started its dedicational work in 1939.
· Achieved the prestigious landmark of Golden Jubilee in 1989.
· Became the First International Award Winner Pharmaceutical Company of Islamic Medicine in
1990 (15th International Award for the Best Trade Name).
· Winner of the 20th Golden Trophy for Quality 1992 (Madrid, Spain).
· Manufacturer of 270 plus medicines.
· Achieved salutary results by its research department, which has produced effective remedies
for various diseases.
· Publication cell serving the nation by educating it about human health and its ailments through
a monthly Tibbi journal and number of books.
· A sister concern named “Ashraf Dawakhana” is producing 27 consumer products with excellent
quality and refreshing taste along with a slogan “Fit with it”.
In this way, by the Grace of Almighty Allah, the march towards centenary is in progress with whole-hearted devotion and dedication.
Presently, Ashraf Laboratories manufactures more than 270 medicines. The range of these medicines extends to most of the diseases of human body, including the major and minor, general and particular. They are prepared in different forms, i.e., tablets, syrups, powders, capsules, ointments and electuaries. For the production of these medicines, the ancient and modern technology is being used under the supervision of competent personnel and pharmacists well versed in the ancient system of medicine.
The research department of the company concentrates upon producing effective remedies in the light of the principles of the system and modern findings. Persistent efforts of the research scholars for ascertaining the values and properties of the herbs through clinical trials and formulation of new medicines have produced salutary results.
iii. Clinical Service (Matab Ashraf)
This service is the backbone of research department. It evaluates and ascertains the findings made by the research scholars.
This Matab, as a clinic, has been serving the ailing humanity since the very beginning of our concern. For more than 70 years it has rendered meritorious services towards this noble objective. Thousands of patients have been treated successfully in these years. This department also provides the patients with the facilities of free consultation and guidance through correspondence. Matab Ashraf, with its unique feature, has introduced, probably for the first time in the Tibbi history of Pakistan , a board of leading Tabeebs of the country, to use their collective wisdom and experience for curing the patients suffering from acute, chronic and complicated diseases.
For the benefit of general public and guidance of the physicians who are novices in the profession, the Publication Department of Ashraf Laboratories has prepared and published books and a series of pamphlets, containing useful information about health. The monthly journal, “Rahnuma-e-Sehhat” is being published regularly since 1957. It aims at publishing the informative articles and research work. This journal is one of the leading Tibbi magazines in the country and the scholars and general readers appreciate its high standard. The Publication department is well equipped with outstanding and competent scholars, writers, designing and composing facilities.
Our products have found their way in the markets all over Pakistan. In order to cope with the current requirements and demands of the market satisfactorily, it has been equipped with a well-deigned computerized programming. This department controls three branches of the company, its agencies, distributors and scores of field officers.