The last week’s Beauty & Health international exhibition demonstrated not only drugs based on old recipes, but also the options for using of traditional medicine in the modern pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as in cosmetics. Along with the Indian Shrey Nutraceuticals & Herbals Pvt. Ltd. and Sapphire Tashkent International, Vietnam’sDanhson, Pakistani Herbion, Israeli Agava and Russia’s Red Line companies this sphere was presented by a number of domestic producers. It should be noted that the majority of Uzbek companies are young and promising enterprises operating at the market just for a few years.
“Our company presents herbal teas and cosmetic oils at the exhibition,” says Maruf Qodirov, leading specialist at Mehrigiyo small-sized enterprise from Farg’ona region. “We are widely using the knowledge of traditional medicine of not only the peoples of Uzbekistan, but also those of other countries. That is why our company grows papaya, tangerine, olive and birch trees along with the traditional cultures of Central Asia.”
A lot of domestic pharmaceutical companies produce drugs from herbs grown in Uzbekistan. Dentafil Plus and Novatio Uk Group from Tashkent alone presented 50 such medications of different spectrum of action. “Our company produces 65 medicines, one-third of them are manufactured solely from plant material,” says Kamil Kasymov, director of Dentafil Plus. “I would like also to note that the production of drugs from natural products is very strongly supported by the country’s largest association of pharmaceutical manufacturers, the Uzfarmsanoat Holding.”
None of the attendees of the exhibition was indifferent seeing the stand of Le Asante Cosmetics domestic young perfume company. This is the first venture in Uzbekistan to launch the production of handmade soap. “We produce soaps for those who want to get health benefits along with the care for the skin,” said the representative of Le Asante Cosmetics Irina Hen. “The man was created by nature and lives in nature, so the use of natural resources and methods of traditional medicine in the perfume industry and generally in the industry will always remain relevant.”