Best ayurvedic treatment in Kerala

Best ayurvedic treatment in Kerala is available through thousands of ayurvedic centres spread across the state. However the quality, authenticity and effectiveness of ayurveda offered vary due to numerous factors, some of which are intangible. Here we shortlist the 5 best Ayurvedic treatment centers in Kerala, based on over 40 stringent parameters.

The Top 5 Ayurvedic Treatment centres in Kerala India

Kerala – a beautiful lush green state that lies in the southern part of India between the majestic mountain ranges known as ‘the ghats’ on one side and the Arabian sea on the other – is ‘lovingly called ‘God’s Own Country’ by travelers who visit this land over and over again. This heavenly strip of land offers its guests a bounty of riches to explore from mystic hills, serene back waters and pristine beaches to ancient historical monuments and palaces.

But perhaps the most sought after, of all that Kerala offers is ‘Ayurveda’ – the incredible science of harnessing the body’s infinite powers, to achieve healing and well being. Ayurveda means the ‘Wisdom of Life’. In Kerala – the home of Ayurveda – it used to be practised like worship. And the people of the land believed, that this amazing healing wisdom and secrets came from divinity to the omniscient sages of  ancient India.

Today, Ayurvedic treatment is readily available across Kerala, India through thousands of hospitals and ayurvedic practitioners.

Most of them are offered under the guidance of qualified and experienced ayurveda doctors. And like in any industry, the quality and authenticity of service and effectiveness of cures offered vary from one ayurveda centre to another based on various factors, some of which are easily recognised while some others are intangible.

There are several outstanding healing centres and treatment hospitals that need mention. However due to the massiveness of the task, we have limited our review to the 5 best Ayurvedic treatment centres in Kerala. These hospitals according to our research and ratings based on over 40 parameters are the most exceptional in terms of healing prowess and operational standards and are the most renowned ones too. These 5 hospitals are approved by Government of India, Government of Kerala as well as Department of Ayush. All the 5 treatment centers also carry ‘Green Leaf ‘ – the premium accreditation by Department of Tourism in Kerala.

Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal

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AVS Kottakkal was established in 1902 by the visionary physician – the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. Started basically as a village clinic, it has now grown into a multi dimensional organisation with ayurvedic centre, ayurveda college, medicine manufacturing unit, Branch clinics and numerous authorised Dealers spread across the country.

The Hospital at Kottakkal has 204 rooms with all necessary amenities. Classical and Kerala specialised treatments are made available here under the supervision of expert Ayurvedic Physicians. AVS is especially famous for the treatment of stroke, arthritis, skin diseases, mental illnesses, neurological diseases, musculo skeletal disorders and paediatrics and gynaecology.

AyurMana | Dharma Ayurveda Centre for Advanced Healing

dharma ayurveda

Dharma Ayurveda was established in 1965 by the celebrated physician and legendary healer – the late Dr.Bahuleyan at Trivandrum – the capital city of Kerala.  Its a beautiful, nurturing place where people come to heal their physical illnesses, find emotional calm and achieve well being of mind, body and spirit.  They now operate several branch centres in India and abroad.

The centre is renowned for the amazing cures and specialized treatments that heal conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, psoriasis, obesity, back pain, migraine etc. The formulations used for their treatments and therapies are primarily made in-house from the finest herbs handpicked by experienced natives and sourced from throughout the state. The preparation processes still adhere to the original procedures of formulation followed since centuries.

Kerala Ayurveda Samajam

ayurvedic treatment centre samajam

Samajam was established in 1902 as a Charitable Organisation under combined efforts and supervision of the princely states of Malabar and Kochi. It’s spread over 11 acres of lush green land on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha and still stands for the genuine traditional approach with special emphasis to the Keraleeya systems of Ayurvedic treatments.

The centre is especially famous for obstetrics, pediatrics, gynaecology, opthalmology and treatments for various lifestyle diseases. The centre has futrther expanded from the initial ayurveda centre into ayurveda college, medicine manufacturing unit and several branches. The century old system of manufacturing is still followed in Samajam.  Stringent quality control effectively executed at every stage of the preparation, right from procurement of raw materials to its packing gives Samajam medicines its value.

Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala

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Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala was established in 1941 by Ashtavaidyan Sri. E.T. Neelakandhan Mooss. Situated at Thaikkattusery, Thrissur, the nursing home ensures tranquility of a typical rural ambience with the superiority of advanced treatment facilities. The centre provides Panchakarma treatments strictly in accordance with the sacred tenets of Ayurveda.

Vaidyaratnam, has now expanded its presence into medicine manufacturing units, ayurveda college and several branch clinics and numerous authorised dealers across the country. Vaidyaratnam is especially famous for the treatment of  lifestyle diseases, arthritis, skin diseases, neurological diseases, musculo skeletal disorders, paediatrics and gynaecology.

Amala Ayurvedic Hospital

ayurvedic hospital amala

Amala was established in 1978 by the Carmelite Fathers as a nonprofit, charitable institution in Thrissur. The hospital is spread across the slopes of the Vilangan Hills, over a 40-acre  campus. The centre combines modern medical facilities with advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques and also the holistic treatments of Ayurveda.

Amala is known for the treatment and research on Cancer and HIV/AIDS. Treatments are also offered for all general ailments. They also have speciality eye and pediatric clinic.

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7 thoughts on “Best ayurvedic treatment in Kerala

  1. Authentic information. Most tourists are unaware of the genuine ayurveda treatment centres of kerala. They mostly rely on the hotels and resorts offering massage centres and miss the true essence and effectiveness of Ayurvedic healing. The post will serve a starting point to a lot of seekers of ayurveda.

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  2. The main revenue of state of Kerala apart from expatriate foreign transfers is tourism. And due to competition from Srilanka, Thailand, Maldives, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore etc offering cheaper alternatives, the Kerala Tourism industry is in dire straits. The only constant USP attracting foreign guests year round is Ayurveda. We need to promote the genuine Ayurveda centres more and standardise the service offered by independent massage centres and those in hotels and resorts. If massage centres are allowed to use the name of Ayurveda and not controlled, very soon Ayurveda will be synonymous with ‘pleasure massage’ places like those in Thailand and else where. And Kerala will lose its biggest USP. Hope this message reaches someone who can take solid decisions in this regard.

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  3. Found this review when searching for best Ayurvedic treatment centre in kerala. I have been to different ayurveda resorts and massage centres in kerala couple of times. Wanted to visit a truly genuine Ayurvedic hospital this time. This list looks the real deal. Centres that have been there for at least 50 years! It’s really hard for a foreigner to find the best centres. The genuine hospitals are not marketing or publicising their services. Makes it so much harder to find them. Thanks for the valuable information provided. Cheers!

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  4. Thanks for the recommendation. I wouldn’t have known these centers, if not for this article. Didnt know such genuine service oriented institutions still exist in today’s world driven by commercialism. Being a student of Ayurveda from United States, I wanted to visit and see for myself how the art is being practiced in its original home. What an inspiring journey has it been. I have been fully converted now into a disciple of Ayurveda. I must say it wouldnt been the case had I not found this blog and your recommendations. I was at several other hospitals in addition to the ones you recommended here. The difference was so obvious. While most of the popularly known centres [popular atleast in the west], were brilliantly marketed and packaged ayurveda, but in its diluted form to please the foreigners. It’s so far from the real world of ayurvedic healing that brings unbelievable results in terms of cure and success even with terminal and incurable illnesses. One has to truly see it to believe the remarkable results. Thanks again.

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    1. @MARIE,
      I am looking for a genuinely authentic Ayurvedic treatment for myself. Since you have been to quite a few of the treatment centres, which ones would you recommend as being authentic? I am looking for treatments in Arthritis, Asthma and Psoriasis.
      Your reply is much appreciated.



      1. Hi, I would say 9 out of 10 centres are authentic in a way, as they all have a qualified ayurveda doctor and they use medicines from recognized manufacturers. In terms of patient feedback, Samajam and Pankajakasthuri patients reported most positive results in asthma cases. In Psoriasis Dhathri and Kottakkal patients reported best outcome. In terms of arthritis Ayurmana and Vaidyaratnam patients gave the best feedback. However this doesnt mean these centres or those which are mentioned in this blog are the only good hospitals for these conditions. This inference is purely based on numbers and the feed back from the patients whom I came across. It might had perhaps been different if a different set of patients were interviewed.

        Apart from my reasoning and assumption, the centres listed by this blog, are definite choices, recognized the most authentic Ayurveda hospitals in the world. And I am pretty sure they can offer the best ayurvedic treatment available for your ailments.

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