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Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram, Kulakkad-Palakkad, Kerala, Palakkad

Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram, Kulakkad-Palakkad, Kerala

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Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram, Kulakkad-Palakkad, Kerala
This center is part of the clinical research network promoted by Center for Ayurvedic Research and Development (CARD), Thrissur, Kerala, an organization that initiated activities related to a decentralized and cost effective form of clinical practice in Kerala. It has extensive facilities at the centre include comfortable patient rooms, treatment rooms with bathrooms and the privacy and tranquility essential to the healing process. Our relaxing and efficient outpatient clinic offers consultations and Ayurvedic treatment. It can accommodate around 10 in-patients at a time. Apart from Ayurvedic methods, related practices like Yoga, Kalari, and Tantra enrich the therapeutic armamentarium.


Poonthottam Ayurvedasram was founded by Dr.P.M.S.Raveendranath. He was born in a Namboothiri family of central Kerala. He is the Chief Physician of this centre. He gained a strong foothold in Ayurveda and other related disciplines. His aim was to develop a centre for Ayurvedic treatment procedures as he strongly believed that treatment methods like Sodhana (elimination) and Rasayana (rejuvenation) did not get enough attention and could not be done in the out patient clinics or at home. Raveendranaths intention was to create a complete centre, which is self-reliant for practice, research and training in Ayurveda. His steady and sustained efforts in this direction finally bore fruit. Through establishment of this centre, he proved that dedication and hard work could benefit any sincere aspiration. We strongly feel that the physician has to actively involve in therapeutic procedures like oil treatments. This helps a physician to go into depth of a patients suffering.


Panchakarma forms one of the major treatment methods at the center. Preparatory treatments for panchakarma like snehana (oil treatments),  svedana (fomentation), panchakarma treatments like emesis, purgation, medicated enemas, nasal medication are done as per each individual patients requirements. The center has special interest in rasayana (rejuvenation therapy). Different Kerala special treatments like takradhara, thalapothichil, and navarakizhi are also performed as per patients needs.


Poonthottam Ayurvedashram both heals ailments and educates patients as to preventative measures of effective self-care in-order to bring them back to a state of blissful balance. Unlike other Ayurvedic centers, physicians directly perform the treatments here. Different rheumatic conditions, arthritic conditions, asthma and other respiratory conditions, spondylosis (both lumbar ad cervical), disc prolapse, frozen shoulder, skin diseases of different kinds (including conditions like psoriasis), psychiatric conditions like anxiety disorders and depression, wounds, epilepsy, infertility, piles, fistula, duodenal and peptic ulcer, migraine and other types of headaches, paralytic conditions, diabetes, hypertension are a few conditions which the center treats effectively. Neuro-muscular disorders, gangrenes, motor neuron disease, Parkinsons syndrome, cancers are some of the rare and complicated conditions seek calming help at the center.


I had my treatment over here. To my woner I found that this is the only centre which is practicing actually according to ancient vedic text of ayurveda. I was so amazed with the vicinity. It has totally natural surroundings away from polloution and crowd. Located in deep forest where you found natural herbs all around. When you enter in to the ashram you feel positive vibration of the healing universe.

Dr. Ravi himself is committed to the ayurveda research and the charges are very nominal. Out of this charge major junk of amount goes to charity like treatment of the poor people & preparing good quality of herbal products according to classical texts. In total this is a genuine place which is not a tourist attraction, spa or money making machine but a true ayurvedic hospital where team of dedicated doctors themself take care of the patients and you are not in the hands of un-experienced technicians.

Dr. Ravis main message to his team is that true ayurvedic treatment can be only done effectively if physician himself take care of the patient and feel his body. He talks always about healing with touch. Moreover every month special pooja is performed according to traditional system of vedas for the quick & effective healing & wellbeing of the patients and to give feeling of peace & wellbeing all around. A canteen in the campus provides vegetarian food for the patients according to physiciansadvice on dietary requirements (Pathya) – By Yogeet Kapoor.

Around 250 formulations are being prepared here with the help of around 15 fulltime staff members working here. Idea of starting a production unit was to make good medicines. More than 50 medicinal plants are collected from nearby areas in bulk providing a substantial income to the plant collectors of this area. Other materials required for preparation of medicines are obtained from the local market. A medicinal plant demonstration garden with around 200 different types of plants is an educational place for patients and those interested. The center also has an apiary, honey obtained from which is used for medicinal preparations.



PO Kullakad, Pallakad, Kerala - 679503.
Palakkad, Kerala, India
Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad & Shornur.
Nearest Airport: Cochin, Coimbatore, Kozhikkode.

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Phone: +91 466 2285934, +91 466 2285935, +91 9847905934

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