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Ayurveda institutions a Kerala speciality: Minister Bindu

Thrissur: Ayurveda is an integral part of Indian culture and Ayurveda institutions have become a Kerala speciality even internationally, state Social Justice Minister R. Bindu said. The minister was speaking at a function organized by Vaidyaratnam Group at Thaikattussery as part of National Ayurveda Day and Dhanvanthari Jayanti celebrations.

“Ayurveda is an important asset of the nation. It is a matter of pride that people are increasingly adopting Ayurveda in the modern life scenario. Ayurveda is the most likely sector to become Kerala’s flagship”, she said. “Ayurveda has become a field that attracts people from other states and abroad to Kerala in a big way. Ayurvedic centers have become institutions that introduce Kerala to foreign countries. Pills and tablets have increased the acceptance of Ayurveda by infusing all the benefits of new technology into Ayurveda by reducing the complications. Ayurveda is attractive to people because it has no side effects”, she said.

The minister pointed out that more research is needed in the field of ayurvedic treatment and that ayurvedic treatment method is most beneficial for the elderly. The minister inaugurated the project of cultivating medicinal plants in homes for use in daily life by distributing medicinal plants. Medicinal plants provided by the State Herbal Board and Kerala Forest Research Institute were distributed to Kudumbashree members who participated in the function.

Vaidyaratnam Group Managing Director Ashtavaidyan Dr Neelakantan Moos who presided over the function, said that the preventive capabilities of Ayurveda was very effective during the Covid era. 

As part of this year’s National Ayurveda Day message of ‘Ayurveda, Every Day, Every Home’, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation’s Chief Scientist and Head of Research, Dr Sheela Karalam spoke on the theme ‘Ayurveda in the kitchen, food, courtyard and farm’. Dr. Sajini Krishnadas and Dr Srilakshmi took classes on the subject.

Vaidyaratnam Group General Manager Narayanan Namboothiri, Ashtavaidyan Dr. E.T. Yadu Narayanan Mooss, Division Councilor CP Pauly, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation Chief Medical Officer Dr KV Ramankutty and Medical Superintendent Dr K Sudha were also present.

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