Phytochemindo began in the 1970s as a research division of a pharmaceutical company to identification exotic plants which could be used for the production of modern herbal medication. The late Drs. Wim Kalona, a pioneering enterpreneur and proprietor of several pharmaceutical companies, and Professor Oei Ban Liang, a distinguished biotechnology and organic chemistry expert, were inspired by the abundance of herbal plants in Indonesia's unique ecosystem and the deeply rooted tradition of herbal remedies in the region.

They shared a vision of modernizing these traditional remedies through the use of cutting edge scientific techniques and research. Through their efforts, they developed dozens of herbal medications still in use, and Phytochemindo Reksa has built upon their efforts while maintaining their tradition of dedication to research and manufacturing under the highest standards of quality.