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Ayurveda Tourism in Kerala

Interesting Facts

  • Kerala is probably the only state in India where Ayurveda is used as a mainstream medicine. Here one can see many Ayurvedic medical colleges and hospitals across the state.
  • Kerala Ayurveda is famous for its 5 prolonged treatment, named as Panchakarma. As part of this treatment medicated oil, herbs, milk, and special diet are used to cure all types of aliments.
  • A classic text on medicine, the Ashtangahridaya, is the foundation on which Ayurveda is based. Its author, Vagbhata was the disciple of a Buddhist physician and received little recognition in the rest of India. It is believed that a few Nampoothiri (Brahmin) families were the original Ayurvedic physicians and their decedents still carry the honorific title of ashtavaidyan. Nowadays, this holistic science of healing is practiced all over India.
  • Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world.
  • Kerala has the largest number of Ayurveda colleges and practitioners in comparison to any other place in the world

Famous Rejuvenation Therapies Practiced in Kerala:

  • Body immunisation and longevity treatment (Kayakalpa Chikitsa)
  • Body Sudation (Sweda Karma)
  • Body slimming
  • Beauty care
  • Mental and physical well being (Meditation and Yoga)
  • Overall fitness (Panchakarma Treatment)

Ayurveda Treatments offered in Kerala are:

  • Abhyanga Snana or medicated oil massage: Detoxifying sesame oil is used for the message which is administered by two masseurs
  • Akshitarpana (Netravasti): Traditional treatment for eyes
  • Snehapana: Traditional treatment for eyes
  • Kativasti: Therapy to cure the aliments of back area
  • Sarvangadhara with Milk
  • Udwartana: Herbal powder is poured all over the body to slough off all dead skin cells
  • Shirodhara (Moordhanya Dhara) with Oil: Herbal oil is poured on the head area to cure aliments like headache, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness and stress
  • Karnapoorana: Ayurvedic treat for ear care

Following are the towns in Kerala where tourist can find Ayurveda Health centres classified by Kerala tourism:

  • Alappuzha
  • Ernakulam
  • Idukki
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Malappuram
  • Pathanamthitta
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur

Following are the hospitals in Kerala where tourist can go for an ayurvedic treatment:
Thiruvananthapuram

  • Government Ayurveda College
  • Givcernment Ayurved Hospital
  • Sri Dhanwantari Madam, Ambujavilasom Road
  • Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala
  • Triveni Ayurvedic Nursing Home
  • Vasudeva Vilasam

Kollam

  • District Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Ayurarogya Speciality Centre

Kottayam

  • Sreepathy C.V.N. Kalari & Ayurveda Hospital

Idukki

  • Sree Sankara Gardens

Ernakulam

  • Government Ayurveda Hospital

Thrissur

  • Government Ayurveda Hospital

Kottakal

  • Malappuram

Best time for Ayurveda treatment in Kerala:

As per the traditional text, Monsoon is the best season for rejuvenation programmes and ayurvedic sessions. This is because the atmosphere is dust free and cool.

Rejuvenate, Relax, and Revive! This should be the undisputed tagline of Kerala tourism. Kerala is untouched, unspoiled and magnificent! The heavenly abode of god and sacred repository of herbs with amazing healing properties, Kerala has a natural setting for wellness. Tranquillity oozes from every corner of Kerala. From its verdant pristine beaches and islands to its beautiful backwaters or Hindu temples, Kerala has so much to offer. All thanks to the moist, humid climate and abundant supply of herbal medicines, Kerala is the shelter for people who are looking for a relaxing time.

An array of treatment offered here takes people to a wonderfully tempting weary world where everything is calm and serene. For some it's a way to connect with their inner selves. People specially visit Kerala to have the Kerala Massage and Ayurvedic treatment.

Everyone wants to relax, be pampered and treated like nothing less than royalty. In Kerala, when people are tired of sightseeing, there are some amazing spa and Ayurvedic centres to tranquilize. Originating some 5000 years ago in the pristine land of Kerala, Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity; it is the oldest healthcare system in the world. This treatment is a brew of medical sciences and philosophy. As per the Ayurveda teaching and preaching's, the human body is a part of nature and its practices allow one to reconnect with the resources.

Kerala is the land of Ayurveda. For hundreds of years, the Ayurveda Vaidyas, traditional practitioner of Ayurveda, were the only recourse for people seeking healing from everyday diseases in Kerala. These 8 legendary Ayurveda Vaidyas continued their tradition for centuries. Unlike the other Indian states, the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but mainstream.

What makes Ayurvedic treatment so effective? It is the use of herbal powders, oil and other natural products which are used in the treatment. Ayurvedic doctors and consultants in Kerala suggest the right treatment and ideal therapy from the options available that will benefit the patient the most.

Be it anxiety, paralysis, headache, migraine, sleep disorder or any other medical condition, the holistic Ayurvedic treatment offered in Kerala have far reaching effects. In addition, if there is any physical injury, then treatments like Abhyanga, Thailadhara, Njavarakizhi, in particular, will not only heal the injury, but will boost the immunity of the body as well and nourish the soul from within. It is advisable to opt for a treatment from a certified Ayurvedic centers in Kerala.

Kerala government and tourism has established the state as one of the wellness centres in India. Kerala is dotted with a great number of certified Ayurvedic centres, classifies into green and olive leaf categories. All these treatment are offered by experienced masseuse under the supervision of qualified physicians. From simple rejuvenation therapy to critical heart diseases, Ayurveda replenishes lost energy and soothes the mind and soul.