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Importance of Ayurveda in Kerala Tourism


Ayurvedic Treatments in Thekkady

Ayurveda is a holistic healing science which comprises of two words, Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science. So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life.  The history of Ayurveda which can be traced back to the Vedic Ages clearly lays out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illnesses through therapies such as massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise. Ayurveda is a complete way of life. Since ancient times Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.


Kerala is probably the only state in India where Ayurveda is used as a mainstream medicine. Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June - November) are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practises this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Kerala Ayurveda is famous for its 5 prolonged treatment, named as Panchakarma. As part of this treatment medicated oil, herbs, milk, and special diet are used to cure all types of aliments.

Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centered on Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting its curative and cosmetic properties. A rejuvenation or relaxation treatment coupled with a beautiful vacation would be doubly rejuvenating for any traveler.

Kerala has a number of Ayurvedic resorts which offer various packages. From treatments like uzhichil and pizhichil to curing illnesses like arthritis to beauty massages for the skin and hair; there is no place better than Kerala to seek the benefits of Ayurveda. Kerala has a number of natural herbs such as Aswagandha, Amalki, Katphal, Brahmi, Bharangi, Yashtimadhu, Shankhupusham to name a few. Turmeric, Cinnamon, Keezharnelli (Phylantus Amarus), Kilukillapa (Crotalaria Retusa Linn), Koduveli (Plumbago Zeylanica Linn) and many more herbs with medicinal values are found in Kerala.
Ayurvedic Resorts in Kerala

Of all the places on earth there is just one that is literally shaped by a tradition of Ayurveda which goes back to thousands of years. In this secret preserve surrounded by the Indian Ocean, some of the world's most experienced practitioners open up the healing secrets of Ayurveda every day. Here, the sunshine and the very air work as a healing balm, while a unique way of life celebrates this ancient tradition.

Among all the tourist places in Kerala, Thekkady is famous for the best ayurvedic spa treatments and it consists of so many ayurvedic resorts. Its climate is perfectly suitable for Ayurveda. Welcome to the home of Ayurveda. Welcome to Kerala. Welcome to Thekkady...

For more details: Kofiland Resort, Thekkady


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