PADMA Inc. – Ancient Tibetan Recipes and Swiss Quality. Tibetan medicine products since 1969
PRODUCTION AND QUALITY
Padma Inc. manufactures medicines and supplements in accordance with the International Standard for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Medicines. The company undergoes regular official inspections in Switzerland. PADMA herbal mixtures consist of carefully blended and comminuted herbal components. The company refrains from using additives such as preservatives, flavorings, dyes. It also follows the Tibetan tradition of using only natural and natural ingredients in herbs. the raw materials used meet the very strict official quality requirements applied to each individual plant. Traces of pesticides, heavy metals or molds in plants immediately preclude their use in production. In addition to chemical analysis methods, PADMA quality specialists also use their own taste and smell. The human sensory organs act as very sensitive tools that complement the chemical test methods in a significant way.
In recent decades, the requirements for registration of the production of medicines and supplements have steadily increased. The purpose of such prescriptions is to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of health products. The primary goal of PADMA is to make Tibetan pharmacological products available to Western patients within our modern regulatory framework. Numerous experimental studies and clinical trials have been conducted on PADMA herbal formulations to describe the mechanisms of action of the products and to prove their efficacy. Scientist are currently researching PADMA products at universities and clinics in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Israel and other countries. Research results are available in the following areas: Recurrent respiratory tract infections Chronic hepatitis B Chronic arthritis Gastrointestinal problems, constipation, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome Atherosclerosis of the lower limbs. Peripheral arterial disease – PAD or claudication (the main mechanism of arterial atherosclerosis and related atherothrombosis)
THE WAY TO THE WEST
Karl Lutz, the creator of Padma Inc., attended a Tibetan traditional medicine lecture in Zurich in 1954. He was fascinated by what he learned and decided to go even deeper into the ideas and philosophy of the ancient medical system. Lutz studied Tibetan medicine for many years until he met Dr. Peter Padmajev, who in turn was Dr. You have Tim Badma’s nephew. Dr. Badma was a famous Tibetan doctor at the time, who managed to stop the typhoid epidemic that devastated Siberia at that time. His success was also heard by the Russian Tsar, who invited Dr. Badma in St. Petersburg, where he opened the first Tibetan pharmacy in the West. Around 1960, Dr. Peter Padmajev’s recipes for his famous uncle, Karl Lutz. Based on these recipes, Karl Lutz set up a Tibetan Recipe Study Group in Zurich. Scientists from ten different countries studied these traditional recipes for a list of indications for when and how to use these herbs. A list of indications and newly prepared herbal tablets were distributed to doctors across Switzerland. Martin Saxer has produced a great documentary about the advent of Tibetan medicine in the West, titled “Journeys with Tibetan Medicine.”
ESTABLISHMENT OF PADMA INC
Inspired by positive feedback from Swiss doctors, Karl Lutz founded Padma Inc. in 1969. enterprise. He started making herbal tablets based on Tibetan recipes and using modern methods. In 1970, the Swiss Medicines Agency at that time gave its approval to Padma Lax (No. 179). Seven years later, the following product, Padma 28, was approved. In 1994, Karl Lutz decided to retire and transferred the management of Padma Inc. to his close associate Dr. To Herbert Shwabl, an Austrian biophysicist who runs the company to this day. Cooperation between doctors and institutions in Padma and Tibet has been intensifying ever since. In 1999 the company moved to Schwerzenbach near Zurich. Today, the company employs nearly 50 people