Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ayurved Research Foundation was established in 1949 under chairmanship of Vaidya Venumadhav Shastri.

It is an organization dedicated to challenges concerning updating of the Ayurvedic tenets. Standardized, Authentic, Safe and Efficacious are the virtues this research foundation validates for Ayurvedic formulations. The challenge is to present Ayurvedic products, which have been in use for centuries on the firm footing to meet the demands of questioning scientists of the new millennium.

SDARF in 2001 developed Shree Dhootapapeshwar Standards to define own norms of Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd for raw material as well as finished products. Shree Dhootapapeshwar Standards (SDS) is a compilation of protocols that validates the classical Ayurvedic formulations to the expectations of Modern Medical Practitioners. Continuous updating and adaptation of modern Pharmaceutical technologies are hallmark of its mandate.

Ayurvedic remedies are increasingly being sought these days for the treatment of various ‘Life style disorders’. Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ayurvedic Research Foundation (SDARF) is responding to these requirements of the society and is working tirelessly in this direction.