Kerala’s Ayurvedic system of medicine is popular and preferred the world over. Mainly due to three reasons.One, because it is holistic in nature. Unlike other states, Kerala physicians follow Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya which as mentioned earlier takes into consideration all the eight areas of medicine.
Two, because Kerala Ayurveda has an affinity to herbal medicines and oils and not minerals and heavy metals prevalent in other systems. This is mainly because of the abundance of medicinal herbs of all kinds available but what it means is that it is safe and without any side effects albeit the cure may take a bit longer.
Three, the therapies for which Kerala is known like Kizhi, Pizhichil, Dhara, Vasti, Tarpanam and Lepanam are more effective in hot climates. It helps the body to perspire and opens up the pores during the treatment with heated medicines and makes the treatment more effective as the medication seeps deeper into the body.