NATURA Almost half a century ago, Dr. Michael Levien with his dedication and passion to make a difference in the world of healing created Natura. Natura represents the success and value of true inspiration on which its existence was founded. Since 1966, Natura Laboratory has been manufacturing and distributing homoeopathic medicines in South Africa. From its humble conception, Natura continually strives to serve the unique needs of health care practitioners and the public alike by dedicating itself to supplying natural products made with integrity. Natura currently provides consumers with a homoeopathic range especially suited to the treatment of common and minor illnesses and to complement the treatment of chronic and more serious conditions. Natura continues to honour its founding values of passion, innovation and integrity by committing to go the extra mile, both now and in the future. Natura’s symbol of the Lotus flower represents their parallel with the individual journey towards health and healing. The lotus flower has traditionally been recognised as a universal symbol of awakening, creation and purity. It starts its life at the bottom of a pond in the mud and slowly grows up towards the water surface continually moving towards the light. Once it reaches the surface the lotus plant begins to blossom and turns into a beautiful fl ower. The lotus flower symbolically represents the development of an individual towards enlightenment and consciousness. It also represents the past, present and future as the plant bears buds, flowers and seeds at the same time. For Natura it symbolises the deep harmonious healing action of its remedies and their unique ability to gently restore vitality and health to those in need. It also promotes the striving to ‘conscious’ caring for all the other beings that inhabit the earth.