Ayurveda


Ayurveda – The harmony of body, mind and soul 

Ayurveda is believed to be originated in India some 5000 years ago, Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity. It is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it is a natural treatment method which doesn't support the use of any synthetic materials but uses herbs,plants,oils etc. Ayurveda combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. Since then Ayurveda existed for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Now it became a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance

 

Kerala, the Home Land of Ayurveda 

Kerala is the home land of Ayurveda. From hundreds of years, this science is helping people to gain good health and get rid of all kind of illness. Ayurveda can be experienced anywhere but experiencing it in the natural environment is completely different. Lush green environment of Kerala is the perfect location to experience this ancient science.

Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative treatment packages. In Kerala, a temperature of 24-28 degrees is maintained during a period of continuous rain- Monsoon . This prevalence of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency and efficiency. . Kerala is also blessed with innumerous medicinal plants and provides the continuity and consistency of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures for years. As a grace, the same herbs with the same potency are available year after year across every season. The rich alkaloid content of the Kerala soil enhances the intensity and potency of many Ayurvedic medicines when compared to places with different soil constitution.

For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for all people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas, called Ashta vaidyas and their successors treated the entire state for centuries.In Kerala The status of Ayurveda treatment is mainstream, In all other states, Ayurveda is an alternate only. It is True that today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. 

As the only way of treatment in the past,the Vaidyars of Kerala were challenged to interpret the theories of Ayurveda and adapt them actively into effective healing systems in everyday life. So almost all the contemporary procedures and protocols of Ayurveda have evolved in and around Kerala. 

 

The Advantages of Ayurveda treatment in Kerala

Ashtangahridayam, the practical, user friendly interpretation of Ayurveda, compiled by the great Vagbata is extensively done in Kerala. It is seldom used anywhere in the world .

 The Vaidyars of Kerala are proficient in this most contemporary treatise of Ayurveda treatment  which many scholars consider an advancement over the earlier samhitas of Charaka and Sushruta, the pioneers of Ayurveda. 

It is in Kerala that Kashaya Chikitsa (treatment with concoction) has become a standardised protocol involving hundreds of Kashayams that were scientifically classified and organised according to various treatment needs. Keralite Vaidyars where the first to focus on the anti oxidant properties of Abayangam,  leading to the profusion of kizhis.  

The largest number of Ayurveda colleges and the largest number of practitioners in comparison to any place in the world has led to a tradition of Ayurveda research in a scientific manner in Kerala.  it is promoted by  kerala government too. 

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