Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Historic Landmarks: Jammi Building and Jammi Pharmaceuticals at Mylapore

Jammi's Liver Cure Clnic & Office View 1
Jammi's Liver Cure Clinic & Office View 2
Dr Jammi Venkataramanayya, an Ayurvedic practioner and founder of Jammi Pharmaceuticals. 

'Jammi's Liver Cure' Standardised Ayurvedic formulations for Infantile Jaundice

Jammi Building housing Jammi Pharmaceuticals has been intertwined with the history of Madras. The 110 year old pharmaceutical firm claims about its specialisation in 'Ayurvedic remedies for liver and spleen diseases, digestive disorders and other internal ailments.'

It was Dr Jammi Venkataramanayya, an Ayurvedic practioner from Andhra Pradesh, moved to Madras to continue his practice and to treat infantile liver ailments. He launched his pharmaceutical unit at Brodies Road, Mylapore. After gaining wide recognition, he experimented and standardised several Ayurvedic formulations. 'Jammi's Liver Cure' is claimed as one such formulation developed out of his 28 years of Ayurvedic experience . 

Soon this Ayurvedic practioner founded few more pharmaceutical branches in Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Lucknow and Nagpur as well as clinical branches in district head quarters of Tamil Nadu and extended his practice through medical camps. To meet the demand for his pharmaceutical products, a factory was founded at Arcot Road, Madras and produced ayurvedic tablets.  The present Jammi Buildings at 121, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, was formed as his head office. After the demise of Dr Jammi Venkataramanayya in 1939, his sons continued to run the Jammi Pharmaceuticals as per contemporary norms and technology.

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