About five thousand years ago before the modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the worlds most refined and powerful mind-body health systems. Ayurveda is one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Ayurveda is a science of life Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge Today, it's a distinctive, essential branch of medicine, a complete realistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda helps in developing the harmony of body, mind and soul.Kerala boasts about an uninterrupted tradition of Ayurveda that has outdone both foreign and native attacks and invasions. In Kerala about hundreds of years back the Vaidyan's (traditional practitioners of Ayurvedic Medication in Kerala) were the only available people, for healing people from every kind of disease prevailing in the state at that time. The historic eight families of Vaidyas called the Ashta vaidyan's and their heirs treated the people of state for centuries. Apart from the other Indian states, Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but on the mainstream. In fact today, Kerala is the only State in India which absolute dedication and care is given for the practices this system of medicine.
Being the only method of treatment for the people, the Vaidyar's of Kerala were challenged to understand the theories of Ayurveda and adopt them effectively to the healing systems in everyday life of the people. All the modern procedures followed in Ayurveda treatment have been developed in and around Kerala.
Kerala is gifted with some of the nature's boons. The god blessed equilibrium of the climate in Kerala, natural abundance of dense forest; ayurvedic herbs and the cool monsoon season are best suited for the practice of Ayurveda. Kerala is perhaps only one among the few places on earth where temperature of 24-28 degrees is maintained during continuous rains. The predominance of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to toil at their highest levels of influence. The land is also blessed with a large number of medicinal plants and provides the stability and uniformity of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures. The identical herbs with the identical influence are available year after year across every season. The rich content of the soil doubles the intensity and effectiveness of many Ayurvedic medicines while comparing to places with different soil composition.