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Ayurveda Treatments - Kadauv

Places to Visit: Kadauv

Validity:Oct 13 2023

Treatment of diseases in Ayurveda is broadly of two types, Pancha Karmam and Shamanam.

Pancha Karmam or five fold line of treatment means purification of the body through Vamanam (emesis) Virechanam (purgation) Basti (enema) Nasyam (Nasal medication) and Raktha moksha (blood letting). It is also called Shodhanam.

Shamanam means subsidence of disease and symptoms by Kshut (fasting) Trit nigraham (restriction of fluids) Vyayamam (exercise) Atapaseva (sun rays) Maruta seva (breeze of air) etc. and intake of medicines.

Pancha Karmam


Purify your chest and stomach by inducing medical emesis.


Purifying your entire body along with lower alimentary system by the medicine taken orally.


Vasthi is the procedure by which medicine is applied through rectum. It is a good remedy for Arthritis and Paralysis and many other diseases.


Nasyam is the treatment for illness of head and neck. Here medicated oil, ghee or herbal juices are dropped in each nostril. It is beneficial for Nasal cleaning. Head aches, Migraine, Cervical spondylosis, Facial palsy etc.

Raktha Moksham

This is the process to drain the impure blood. It is a cure for skin eruptions, psoriasis, etc.

Special treatments in Kerala of Ayurveda

Shiro Dhara

Pouring of Medicated oil over the forehead is called Shiro dhara. This is highly beneficial in Head ache, Mental tension, Insomnia, Stress and Disorders of Central nervous system etc. Dhara to the body is pouring of medicated oil on the body and it is beneficial for many neuromuscular conditions and Rheumatism and general debility.


Here lukewarm oil is poured in the body by squeezing cotton cloth soaked in the oil. This is highly effective for Spondylosis, Hemiplegia, and Arthritis. It is immensely rejuvenative.


Navarkkizhi is the massage using cooked Navara rice in a cotton cloth bundle. It is highly rejuvenative and especially useful in emaciated conditions like muscular degeneration associated with neuromuscular disorders, rheumatism, burning sensation of body etc.


Medicated oil is poured over a leather cap kept on the head. This is effective for headache, hair falling, burning sensation and other diseases of ear, nose and throat.


The massage done with medicinal leaves or powdered medicines kept in a cloth bag. This is useful in many Musculo-skeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems. It improves circulation and restores energy and vigour.

It is very much essential to do preparatory treatments before doing Pancha Karmam.

Snehanam - Here medicated fat materials are taken internally and externally in a
systematic way.

Swedanam - Inducing sweating in the whole body by different methods.

Instructions to be followed during treatment

During the period of treatment or the existence of disease, Ayurveda advises total physical and mental rest to enable quick recovery. This is described in the form of several restrictions and a very strict diet alongwith a regimented lifestyle. It is veryimportant that this is followed strictly as instructed by the physician.

The ayurvedic texts say that the patient who has undergone Pancha karma (purificatory therapies) will be physically weak with a poor appetite. Hence one should be given proper care with due precautions against hazards.

Usage of warm water for all activities (washing, abolition, bath, drinking etc.)

  • Maintenance of celibacy
  • Keeping the senses under control and avoiding desires, reading, writing and any
    activity, which strains the sense organs and mind.
  • Allowing the natural urges of the body like passage of flatus, urine, bowel movement, sneezing etc.
  • No exercise
  • Resisting anger, gloom, depression
  • Remaining away from cold, sun or wind
  • Restricted movement of the body
  • Minimum and mild speech
  • Avoiding prolonged static posture
  • Not keeping a very low or a very high pillow under the head
  • Abstaining from sleep during daytime
  • Using footwear at all times so that the feet does not come in direct contact with the bare ground

This regimen is the same generally for all therapies and also for all those who are afflicted with disease.
You can check with the physician whether all the above restrictions are required for you or whether some of them can be relaxed for you, based on your condition.


Even a whiff of this treasure, reaps great dividends. If you do not have time to take a plunge, atleast taste the essence.

Our Short-duration programmes convince you through nuggets of short therapies about the worth of Ayurveda.

Owing fidelity to the authentic texts, these treatments, if adopted in daily life ensures greater life-long immunity against disease.

The following are a host of programmes to choose from. Of course, in consultation with our doctor ( Vaidya)

Abhyangam (Relaxation session) Duration-45mts.

It improves the blood circulation, tones up skin and muscle, it delays degeneration of tissues and induces overall well being. It also cures insomnia.

Punarnava (Refreshing session) Duration-45mts.

This is an innovative form of Abhyangam. Here apart from the experience of skin (touch) by gentle abhyangam using medicated oils, we include pleasant experiences of sense organs like nose (aroma) tongue (taste) ear (music) eyes (natural scenery). It is highly beneficial to de-stress one's body and mind. Here relaxation is provided by the means of all sense organs ( Panchendriya) - eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin and one will feel fully energized after this.

Mukha lepam (Ayurvedic face pack) Duration-20-30 mts.

Here ayurvedic creams and powder mixed with medicinal liquids are applied over the face. It helps to improve complexion, clears hyper-pigmentation and provides lustre to the face.

Shiro abhyangam
(Ayurvedic head massage) Duration-20-30mts.

Nourishing ayurvedic oils are massaged in the scalp followed by herbal extracts of aloe, hibiscus etc. as a shampoo. It promotes general well-being of scalp and hair.

Dinacharya (Ayurvedic day care) Duration-1-3 Days.

This is a life style programme as advised by Ayurveda. One can experience and learn the daily routine that one has to practise. This includes daily care of sense organs, body care like oil application, exercise, bath etc along with sessions for relaxing mind and body. This is also done as preparatory treatments for a person from a different place environment and habits, as a prelude, so as to avoid abrupt change in lifestyle.

Jeevanam (Ayur lifestyle programme) Duration-7 Days.

This programme is like the routine maintenance of a machine and aims at correction of wear and tear of the body. Apart from the Dinacharya there will be concurrent usage of detoxifying medicines and rasayana drugs or any treatment procedure if required. This programme is highly beneficial for improving vitality of all systems of body and ideally suitable for a person who cannot stay long to undergo prime programmes of Ayurvedic treatment.

‘ Satwik' (chaste) Ayurvedic food is an essential part of the last two programmes.

TREATMENT Chikitsa (Curative programmes) Duration: 14 days onwards

This is a curative application of Ayurveda. This includes Pancha karmam and various types of Keralite methods of treatments like Pizhichil, Navarakkizhi, Dhara, Elakkizhi etc. Kadavu has specialists in the treatment of Arthritis, Paralysis, Gastric disorders, Cervical Spondylosis, Low backache, Sinusitis, Gynaecological problems, Migrane, Old age problems, Allergy, Degenerative disorders etc. Lamghanam (Anti-Obesity programme) Duration: 14-28 Days
This is the programme of internal and external medication for shedding the extra kilos

Vatatapika Rasayanam (Rejuvenative programme) Duration: 14-28 Days

This programme is the internal usage of Rasayana and other required medicines after necessary body purification. This improves the immunal function of a person.

Mana Prasadam (Anti-stress programme) Duration: 14-28 Days

Aims at alleviation of stress and allied problems.

Yoga and Dhyanam

Both are essential during the treatment. Anybody interested can practice yoga at our centre. We have a full-fledged centre devoted for yoga.