Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurvedic medicines are a part of every Malayali's medicine kit. They come in gel, powder and liquid forms and have diverse therapeutic applications, ranging from aiding post-partum care to curing nervous disorders and ailments of the digestive tract.

Some of the most popular Ayurvedic medicines and their uses are presented here for the benefit of those uninitiated to Ayurvedic treatment practices. However, its intent is purely informational, and medicines must be consumed only under the guidance of a certified vaidyan, or Ayurvedic physician.

This presentation covers some of the common Arishtas  [Fermented Decoctions], Asavas [Fermented Infusions], Kuzhambus [Unguents], Lehyas [Electuaries], Keras, Thailas [Medicated Oils], Churnas [Medicated Powders], Gulikas [Tablets], Ghruthas  [Medicinal Ghee], Kashayas [Decoctions], Rasakriyas [Lambatives], and Avarthis  [Medicated Oils] used.