Ayurveda is a traditional medicine of India, originated 5,000 years ago. This old treatment therapy emphasizes on the health of body, mind and soul. It is done through creating a balance of five elements air, fire, earth, water and space in the body through diet, exercise and lifestyle.
Ayurveda is originated from two Sanskrit words. Ayu means life and Veda, means the knowledge of, thus, Ayurveda means the knowledge of life.
Kerala is a land of sheer natural beauty and virgin greenery. Tourists can experience the true bliss of Ayurveda here. Geographically, it is located on the hilly ranges of the Western ghat which blessed the place with green forests. They boast of abundance of natural vegetation. The lush green hills offer a rare variety of herbs and plants that are mostly used in the Ayurveda treatments.
Literally, it means the 'Science of Life'. In Kerala, this age-old treatment system is practiced like a religion. Kerala Ayurveda helps to relax the body and mind at its best. It promotes immunity, longevity and sharp memory. This ancient system of medicine offers numerous options.
Some of the treatment program includes:
- Stress management
- Beauty care
- Rejuvenation therapy
- Anti-aging program
Kerala Ayurveda offers different types of medicines that cure many ailments.
Some of these medicines are:
By using the pure essence of medicinal herbs, you can prepare this medicine. It is helpful in improving the digestion. Arishta also enhances the appetite. The medicine cures the disorders of the respiratory and nervous systems. It is used for treating people suffering from diseases like anemia, insomnia, epilepsy, back pain, numbness, back pain, depression, asthma, heart and liver disorders and loss of memory.
Asavam is an extract which you can receive by boiling herbs in water. Being very similar to Arishta, it also cures people suffering from the same diseases.
Another name of Ghritam is Ghrit. This ayurvedic medicine has the high fat content. Ayurvedic physician recommend the medicine for patients suffering from weakness.
It is a common medicine in Ayurveda. A blend of herbs is boiled in waters at a particular heat to prepare kashayam. To receive the finest medicine, other medicated herbs are also added to it and that too, at regular intervals of time.
Ayurvedic physicians recommend the medicine for the patients, suffering from respiratory and digestive disorders. This is an herbal extract taken as a general tonic for the body.
It is an herbal powder which has longer shelf life. It is used for the nasya (nasal) therapy and for cleaning of teeth.