Urban Veda: the family business inspired by ancient Indian healing

Tanya Shah of Urban Veda

Generations of the Shah family have believed in the healing power of herbs and spices – using them to maintain well-being and cure minor ailments.

Urban Veda's founding father, Manganlal Shah was an Ayurveda practitioner and became one of the first to bring the ancient Indian healing philosophy to the UK. He was fascinated to learn how these exotic herbs could treat internal ailments and brought his wealth of knowledge to the UK when he moved here in the 60s.

Neem for example, has potent antiseptic and antibacterial properties and turmeric is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant when taken internally. He then founded Fudco, one of the biggest nuts and spices distributors currently in the UK, which has been successfully running for 35+ years.

Manganlal Shah the founding father of Urban Veda