Ayurveda in Kerala
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an age-old medical system based on scientific principles that has been practiced for over 3000 years in the Indian subcontinent. This holistic science that believes in maintaining of health, prevention of disease by taking care of mind, body and soul mindfully as well as treatment for any disease that may arise with the help of organic herbo-mineral medications as well as external and internal therapies. Hence Ayurveda is considered to be the science of life.
Why is Kerala famous for ayurveda?
Over the years, Kerala has achieved recognition globally for Ayurveda, mainly because Keralites generally accept Ayurveda as a way of life ingrained in them due to years of conditioning. There are several traditional families in Kerala who practice Ayurveda and have passed down their knowledge to their offsprings and thus kept the traditional medicinal practice alive. The awareness of the efficacy of this medical system and the preference of the public in taking Ayurvedic treatment is more compared to the other states. There are several professional Ayurvedic Colleges in Kerala that offer a rigorous five and a half year professional graduate course and post graduate courses in the same stream.
The State Government is also highly supportive towards promoting this science with several schemes implemented for the public to receive free and quality ayurvedic medical care.