Ayurveda Tour in Kerala
Ayurveda evolved as a system of medicine in India,
around 600 BC. The system stressed on the prevention of a disease in
addition to treating an ailment.
This tradition of healthcare was followed closely across the entire
country, and has been practised ever since.
Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete
naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of the body's humours
to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but
the individual as a whole, making it the natural way to perfect health
and harmony of life.
Herbal face pack, herbal oil massage, intake of
herbal tea etc. improves complexion and beautifies the body.
Medicated herbal powder and
medicated herbal oil massages, an Ayurvedic diet of herbal juices etc.
are part of the program.
'Thaali' is a traditional shampoo. It can be any
herb, usually the soapy paste of crushed 'Hibiscus Rosa' leaves or
'Cheevakkai' (Shikakai) powder, made into a paste and rubbed into the
hair during the bath.
Plain boiled rice soup rubbed into the scalp for ten minutes prior to
the bath is an excellent cure for dandruff. 'Moong' (green gram) is a
good hair and body scrub. 'Mylanchi' (henna or Egyptian privet) is
widely used as a hair dye.
Adding 'Amla' (dried and powdered Gooseberry, 'Phylanthus embilica')
and beating in an Egg Yolk makes the dye fast. Unlike chemical dyes,
this is quite harmless. A mixture of Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice can
prevent hair loss.
Yoghurt, eggs and Lemon Juice rubbed into the scalp is said to
accelerate hair growth, while Cucumber has excellent astringent
Pastes of Cucumber, Sandalwood, Papaya and
Pineapple Fruit are used for making face masks. Honey acts as a powerful
moisturizer. Turmeric paste is another popular skin care herb, applied
both as a face pack as well as all over the body, to improve the skin
tone and prevent skin disorders.
A mixture of Lemon Juice and Honey is used in skin care. A paste of
'Raktha Chandanam' (red sandalwood) in Honey, applied once or twice a
day for about a fortnight, has a magical effect in erasing scars.
Overall Treatment : Panchakarma Treatment
A five-fold treatment for mental and physical well being - tunes the
body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood.
Kottachkal Vaidya Shala
The small town of Kottackal in Malappuram district
is home to the famed Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala, one of the pioneer
institutions of Ayurveda, the traditional system of health and medicine,
Founded in 1902 AD, by Vaidya Ratanam P.S.Warrier, the well known
physician and social reformer, the institution has branches all over the
state as well as in Delhi and Madras.
One of the best Ayurvedic centres in the state, the Arya Vaidya Shala
runs an Ayurvedic research centre, a nursing home and a hospital. People
from all over the world come here to undergo various Ayurvedic
The chief physician can be consulted by appointment only, made atleast
10 days in advance. Accommodation options at the nursing home including
family blocks, double rooms, single rooms and suits.
Kerala - The land of Ayurveda
Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of
forests with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants, and the cool
monsoon season starting from June to November are best suited for
Ayurveda's curative and restorative programs.
In fact, today Kerala is the only State in India, which practices this
system of medicine with absolute dedication. Monsoon is considered to be
the ideal time for rejuvenation.
Ancient texts recommend monsoon to be the best season for Ayurveda
regimens. The atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores
of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and
Around 600 BC
Medicinal Plants and Herbs used
Ayurveda in Kerala | Meditation
Kerala Ayurveda Resorts
| Rejuvenation Programmes