Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two words Ayur which means life, and Veda which means knowledge. Ayurveda medical system evolved in India around 5,000 years ago. The climate of Kerala, natural abundance of forests, wealth of herbs and medicinal plants and the cool monsoon are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative powers. Monsoon is the best season for rejuvenation programmes. This is so as the atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, this opens the pores of the body to the maximum and makes it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.

The Ayurvedic system in Kerala gives stress on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Ayurveda helps you to refresh yourself, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and regain resistance and attain good health, in a natural way. Apart from treating various diseases, Kerala possess distinct types of rejuvenation therapies. People from different places visit the Ayurvedic centres in Kerala for these rejuvenation therapies.

This tradition of health-care, Ayurveda was followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, and has been practised ever since. Today, it is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine. In Ayurveda health is achieved by maintaining a right balance of the three humours of the body – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

The Ayurvedic system offers two kinds of treatment options, that is rejuvenative and therapeutic. Rejuvenation is the procedure of reversing the aging process and regaining youth. As people get older, their health worsens, strength and intelligence are thought to diminish and beauty is thought to deplete. Ayurveda helps in Rejuvenation of the body. Therapeutic treatment is the remediation of a health problem following its diagnosis.

Rasayana Chikitsa

Rasayana chikitsa tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. It increases the vitality of the body and improves mental clarity and thereby increases the resistance of the body. This mode of treatment includes head and face massages with medicated oils and creams, body massage with herbal oil or powder, and intake of rejuvenative medicines and medicated steam bath or herbal bath.

Kayakalpa Chikitsa

Kayakalpa Chikitsa is the prime treatment for retarding the aging process and arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunization of the system. The treatment includes intake of Rasayana, which are special Ayurvedic medicines and diet along with comprehensive body care programs. The program is most effective for either sex if undertaken before the age of 50.

Sweda Karma

Sweda Karma is the treatment whereby medicated steam baths are given which eliminates impurities from the body, improves the tone and complexion of the skin, reduces fat and are recommended for certain rheumatic diseases, particularly for pain. Precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body for 10 to 20 minutes daily. Hand massage with herbal oils or herbal powder improves blood circulation and tones up the muscles.


This total body massage with herbal oils tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity, strengthens the immune system and is beneficial for the eyes and gives a sound sleep. This is also a cure for rheumatism.


In this treatment, herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four therapists in a rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This mode of treatment is very effective for Rheumatic diseases like Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Paralysis-Agitanus, Sexual Weakness, Nervous Weakness and disorders.


This is a treatment whereby the whole body or any specific part of the body is made to perspire by the application of certain medicines externally in muslin bags. Two to four therapists apply this for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This is an effective treatment for all types of Rheumatism, Pain in Joints, Emaciation of limbs, High blood pressure, Cholesterol and some skin diseases.


In this treatment, herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated buttermilk etc are poured on the forehead for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7-21 days. This method of treatment is mainly for Insomnia, Vatha Predominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.


Here some kinds of herbal oils, herbal extracts etc are applied through the rectum daily for a period 5 to 25 days. This is a treatment for Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Numbness, Gastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation.


In this form of treatment lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s condition for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, and other Vatha originated diseases


This is a massage therapy with a herbal powder for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This treatment is effective for diseases like Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Obesity and certain Rheumatic ailments


A treatment whereby herbal juices, medicated oils etc are applied through nose for 7 to 14 day. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of Headaches, Paralysis, mental disorders, some types of skin disease etc.


In this mode of treatment mediated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days. This treatment is for effective for Osteoarthritis, Psoriasis, Leukemia etc


Here herbs are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is effective for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondilitis, sports injuries etc.

Dhanyamla Dhara

Here warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1-hour daily. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, Paralysis Rheumatic complaints etc.


In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary, This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any types of back pain and spinal disorders


Like Kativasthi warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes this is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems, hearth diseases and muscular chest pain.


This is fermentation with medicated cow milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis. Bell's palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face.


Special powder mixed with medicated oil is applied on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. This treatment is helpful for ear, nose and throat problems, insomnia, migraine etc.


This is a process by which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected part and this treatment is very effective for various types of inflammatory conditions.