"Ayurveda", the veda of life stands for Indian system of medicine. It is a way of life, a philosophy and a science of healing and health care. Etymologically the term 'Ayus' means span of life and 'Veda' means unimpeachable knowledge.
Ayurveda is probably the oldest medical science that lays stress on positive health, by blending physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual welfares. The 'Ayur' of Ayurveda is a combination of sareera(body), indriya (organs of perception), sathwa(mind) and athma(soul).
This great science of life was originated in India and is best flourishing in Kerala because here we are giving more importance for Herbal medicine. Ayurveda in Kerala is the best and it has the ideal geographic location for Ayurveda treatment. Its salubrious climate has made external purification & rejuvenation therapies most effective for treatment of many psychosomatic disorders

Kayalvarath Ayurveda hospital is renowned for treating diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, low back ache, cervical spondylosis, psoriasis, allergic respiratory disorders, multiple sclerosis, age related mental stress and rheumatic diseases.

Our expert Vaidyans (Ayurvedic Physicians) will diagnose your aliment and treat you accordingly. Even if you are lucky enough to have no major (or minor) health problems, a stay with us will convince you about the efficacy of a herbal session! We promise you it will do wonders for your fitness, vitality and longevity.

‘Panchakarma’ is the sheath anchor of Ayurveda and it is a fivefold purification therapy, designed to assist the body in the internal cleansing process by eliminating the toxins, wastes and other excesses to bring the supportive forces of life the 'tridoshas' (Vata, Pitta and kapha) into balance.

Panchakarma includes :

1 Vamanakarma Expulsion of vitiated doshas through oral route is called Vamanakarma.
2 Virechanakarma Expulsion of vitiated doshas through rectum is known as Virechanakarma
3 Vastikarma Administration of medicated oil or decoctions into the rectum to pacify or expel the vitiated doshas is known as Vastikarma
4 Nasyakarma Administration of medicated oil, juices and powders through nostrils is known as Nasyakarma
5 Raktamoksha Expulsion of vitiated blood from the body is known as Rakatamoksha


Kayalvarath ayurveda hospital adopted a special method in which the trained masseurs soak a piece of cloth in warm oil and they wring it dry over your body. (Duration 45 to 50 minutes) after which you will be wiped dry. The rationale behind this is that your body should absorb as much oil and therefore medication possible. It has been effective in the treatment of Rheumatism, Paralysis and Hemiplegia. It is also equally effective in the treatment of various neurological disorders

Abhyangam & Swedham

an energetic, energizing, typical Kerala - style massage that you can luxuriate in (Duration 30 to 50 minutes) and for this too medicated oil is used. This is followed by a steam bath and after that regular bath. This steam bath is meant to flush out all the toxins within your system. This has proved most beneficial for those suffering from rheumatism, body pain and/ or joint pain, emaciated limbs, hypertension and certain types of skin diseases.


A process by which warm oil is dripped on to the head, in the form of a thin stream. Usual course is for 7/14 days. It is a cure for insomnia, mental tensions and all manner of rheumatic and muscular problems. It is also a great stress reliever.

Sarvanga Dhara

This is done on the head and over the body and the process of doing it on the head is the same as that for Oordhwanga dhara. This is also done lying in the dhara pathi. Two people sit on either side of the pathi using vessels like teapots and pour the liquid over the body.


Administration of medicines through the nostrils is known as nasyam. Nose is the gateway to the head. The medicine that is put into the nose moves up the channels to the sringataka (a vital spot at the base of the brain) and spreads to the whole of the interior of head, it cures the diseases affecting the parts above the shoulders quickly and releases the accumulated doshas localized in the head. Nasya is indicated in heaviness of the head, itching, obstruction of passages due to exudation, excess salivation, bad taste in mouth, nasal catarrh, epilepsy, lose of sense of smell. We are using a special type of nasya for hepatitis with a specially prepared decoction and oil.


The treatment consists of giving special massage to the body with small linen bags filled with cooked njavara rice (shastika) after a liberal application of the medicated oil over the whole body. The rice is prepared by boiling the same in cow's milk mixed with certain decoctions. The bags are then dipped in the same mixture kept boiling over a gentle flame, taken out dripping with the warm mixture and applied by the masseurs over the whole body of the patient. The process is continued for one to one and a half hours. After wiping the body with a dry towel, the medicated oil is again applied. The course may have to be continued for a period of 7 to 14 days.


The treatment consists of keeping the prescribed medicated oil at a bearable temperature on the head by fitting a leather cap round it. The duration is between one and one and a half hour. Generally the treatment is given for only seven days at a stretch. It is found effective in trigeminal neuralgia, hemicrania, optic atrophy, otalgia, deafness, facial paralysis and in all diseases affecting cranial nerves.


This relaxing treatment opens the pores, cleanses the skin and improves circulation. Different herbs can be added to aid in curing various diseases. Steam bath is normally given after an oil massage to help in improving the general circulation and easy removal of toxic waste out of the body.

Shiro Dhara

After a liberal application of the medicated oil on his head and body, the patient is made to lie supine on a special wooden plank (Droni) made for this purpose, his neck and head placed in a comfortable position. Then a non-stop, continuous stream of the prescribed medicine is made to drop gently describing an arc or ellipse on his forehead from the prescribed height through a specially devised apparatus for a period ranging from one to one and a half hours. After the dhara is over, the hair dried with a towel and again oil is applied to the head. It is useful in psychiatric cases like insanity, hysteria, hallucinations etc. and diseases like cervical spondilosis, chronic head ache etc. The ingredients of the Kashaya or butter milk is changed according to the disease. It is a very effective for diseases of the eyes, ears and the face. Takra dhara is also very effective in psychiatric problems. In case of skin diseases dhara has been found eminently effective.

In addition to the above procedures, treatments like kashayavasty, snehavasty, snehapanam, pichu etc are conducted under the expert supervision at moderate charges. There are cases where appendicitis, gastritis etc have been completely cured by resorting to snehavasty and snehapana. All these special treatments dhara, pizhichil, navarakkizhi etc. are being carried out under the expert supervision of the Physicians in our hospital.