Ayurveda And Its Benefits Kerala

Ayurveda, apart from nurturing and providing good health, gives a holistic wellness as it is not a treatment but a therapy. Through the use of various oils and rare herbs it provides relief from various kinds of illness, as mentioned in the Vedic literature on Ayurveda. It fights illness through various therapies like massages, herbal medicines, diet control and excercise. It eliminates toxins from the body and rejuvenates the mind. The aim of Ayurveda is to reestablish the lost equillibrium in the body to maintain good physical and mental health. Kerala has a number of Ayurvedic treatment facilities and hospital which provide services regarding ayurvedic therapies and yoga sessions. An abundance of rare herbs likeAswagandha, Amalki, Katphal, Brahmi, Bharangi, Yashtimadhu, Shankhupusham to name a few. Turmeric, Cinnamon, Keezharnelli (PhylantusAmarus), Kilukillapa (Crotalaria Retusa Linn), Koduveli (PlumbagoZeylanica Linn) and many more herbs with medicinal values are found in Kerala which make it an ideal destination for the flourishing of Ayurvedic treatments.

Travel Tips

  • Wear light cottons during your visit to Kerala.  Do not forget to bring your sunglasses,  hats,  umbrellas and sunscreen lotion. 
  •  Plan your trip well in advance. Make your bookings in time and choose a hotel that suits you as well as your budget.
  • You can hire a taxi and be chauffeured around or you can even use public transportation. However, choose public transportation only if you know the place or have a person who can guide you.
  • Largely a consumer state, Kerala has a number of shops selling textiles, gold ornaments and other handicrafts. The mall culture is becoming popular in cities like Cochin, Trivandrum and Thrissur. Traditional Kerala settumundu and kasavu sarees can be bought at Kasavukada, a brand name in Kerala Sarees. Handicrafts such as mirrors, wooden boats, Chinese fishing net models, elephants made out of wood etc are souvenirs you might want to take back.
  • The cuisine of Kerala has varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. The seafood specialities are something you cannot afford to miss. The naadansadya (traditional feast), an all-vegetarian meal, served on plantain leaves is a favourite among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. 

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Types Of Therapy

  • Panchakarma: This is the essence of Ayurvedic treatment. It provides promising results even in incurable diseases. It is done through a series of systematic treatment regimens, and the body is Detoxifiedand normal rhythm of life is regained. Each module is planned to work on the whole body. Emesis, Oil enema, Medicinal enema and nasal sinus cleansing are the fivefold procedures known as Panchakarma.
  • Swedanam-medicated steam bath: It is conducted by different combinations of herbs which are boiled in water and this medicated steam mobilizes accumulated toxins inside the body body channels) and free your body of toxins.
  • Abhyangam: A unique massage, which rejuvenates and balances the energies.
  • Snehadhara: Involves pouring warm medicated oil in a rhythmic way and gently massaging it on the whole body.Recommended for Diabetic Neuropathy, Poor blood circulation, stroke and spinal disorders.
  • Shirodhara: This treatment is indicated for the diseases affecting brain. It involves pouring medicated oil (dhara) on the crucial points on forehead as prescribed by the Vedas. It provides cooling refreshment to your head recommended for stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.
  • NjavaraKizhi: Njavara(Special type of rice with high medical value) is cooked with herbal decoction and milk. It is made up in to boluses and tied up in cotton bags A massage with medicated oil and then with these boluses helps the body to foment, rejuvenates and tones up weak muscles. Effective in spine related problems, arthritis, stroke and muscle weakness.

Centres / Hospitals

Ayurvedic Centre Travancore Heritage: The Ayurvedic Center at Travancore Heritage has a team of Ayurveda doctors, male/female masseurs, and the experts to provide the best treatments. Besides the Ayurveda treatments, the Resort also provides Beach games and Cultural Programs. Pricings start from 1200 INR and above.

Ayurvedic Centre Somatheeram: Price starts at Rs 5000. It provides the ancient therapies and treatments to treat health problems.

Ayurvedic Centre Marari Beach Resort:  It is 95 km / 2 hr. drive from international Airport Cochin, The Marari Beach Resort is located between Cochin and Alleppey and is rated as one of the finest beach resorts in Kerala. The Ayurvedic Center Marari Beach has a fully equipped ayurvedic centre, so you can get all the benefits of this ancient system of medicine.

Ayurvedic Centre Isola Di Cocco: It is a unique heritage resort amidst a coconut grove on the banks of the river Poovar near the Arabian Sea. The Ayurvedic Center at Isola Di Cocco is headed by Dr. Sankaran Nair, and a well-experienced team of qualified Ayurveda doctors, eminent therapists, masseurs and other medical professionals comprise the faculty of the Ayurveda Centre. Pricings start from 7000 INR onwards.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The major Airport in Kerala is Cochin, and from there you can get a bus, or cabs to Alappuzha where most of the Ayurvedic treatments are available.
  • The Alleppey railway station and connects all the major cities and towns of Kerala as well as the country. Taxis, buses, autos etc. are available outside the railway station to reach any desired location.
  • The KSRTC bus service moves throughout Kerala at a reasonable price. Private bus services are also present connecting Alappuzha with other adjoining states. The distance between Alappuzha and Trivandrum is 151 KMand it takes approx 3 hrs, and from Cochin it takes around 2 hrs.

Surrounding Attractions
  • Kerala Backwaters: One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters.
  • Fort Kochi: Known as the "Gateway to Kerala", Kochi is an enchanting city that's had an eclectic influence. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi attract most of the visitors to the area. There you'll find the Saint Francis Church, said to be the oldest European built church in India. Fort Kochi is an excellent place to explore on foot.
  • Periyar National Park: Kerala's Periyar National Park , one of the most popular national parks in southern India, is known for its elephants, and 30 minute elephant rides through the jungle are offered. Safaris are carried out by boat, with the lake being particularly captivating at sunset.
  • Varkala; The setting of this Varkala beach is striking beach with a long winding stretch of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. Varkala is one of India's best beaches. If you're there during late March/early April, try and catch the temple festival.
  • Munnar: The surrounding region is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. The Kundale Tea Plantations, which surrounds a picturesque lake, offers the best opportunity to see the tea being picked and processed, and to try fresh tea straight from the gardens. The area is blessed with the natural beauty of winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants and wildlife.

Wayanad: Wayanad is a bright green mountainous region that stretches along the Western Ghats. It has a great deal of scenic appeal. Abundant coconut palms, thick forests, paddy fields, and lofty peaks form the landscape. Trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, exploring old Jain temples, climbing to Edakkal Caves, and wildlife spotting at Muthanga andTholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries can be fun.

Important Numbers

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  • Ambulance: 102
  • Fire-Brigade: 101