1. What is Ayurveda? How is it different?

Ayurveda is the oldest existing system of medicine in the world. It has been prevalent for at least 2000 years longer than any other health science in the world. Ayurveda is a science indigenous to India. It does not believe in quick fire methods of cure and instead believes in systematically alleviating the root cause of all health issues. In other words, unlike most modern systems of medicine, ayurveda does not merely suppress the symptoms of a disease you see. It instead finds out the root cause of the disease and corrects the root cause. By doing this, health is ensured without side effects in a most natural course.

Ayurveda believes that every ailment is caused by a deviation from the natural working of the human system and its treatments do not focus on treating the ailment. Instead, ayurveda solely focuses on setting the system back in place. This way, it does not disturb any element of the human body and so, causes no side effects.

2. Why isn’t the entire world aware of ayurveda?

With the recent boom in the world herbal industry, several countries have been marketing and promoting their indigenous health sciences. The Chinese have in fact marketed their herbal industry into a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon. But though ayurveda with its incomparable heritage is around 2000 years older than any other form of medicine, it has not been commercialized and promoted well enough around the world. Ayurveda has been more or less confined to a few parts of India, where a large majority of the population still use this science to sustain their wellness. Another aspect which worked to ayurveda’s disadvantage is the form in which most ayurvedic products are sold. Being crudely manufactured from raw herbs, most ayurvedic products are to be consumed as crude pastes and oils that are not consumer friendly in terms of usability and appearance.

3. So where is Ayurveda practiced now? Which is the best source for ayurveda?

With the growing demand for natural products, there have been several countries around the world, which have tried leveraging on the potential of ayurveda. Presently there are companies in several countries like Germany, USA and Canada trying to manufacture and market products under the ayurvedic banner. But none can match the authenticity and efficacy of ayurvedic products formulated in Kerala ‘the land of ayurveda’ in Southen India. This tiny South Indian state is the only place in the world where ayurveda is still practiced with all its authenticity. More than 300,000 tourists visit the place every year for ayurvedic treatment and 90% of the 31 million people living in Kerala still use ayurveda for their healthcare.

4. What makes Kerala, the land of ayurveda?

a) Although there is no specific proof regarding the origin of ayurveda, legends say that this health science originated in Kerala more than 6000 years ago.

b) Recorded history talks about 8 families of ayurvedic doctors, called the Ashtavaidyas who have for several centuries been practicing and preserving ayurveda called the Ashtavaidyas who have for several centuries been practicing and preserving ayurveda with all its authenticity. The Ashtavaidyas belong to Kerala and much of Kerala’s advancement in ayurveda is attributed to these 8 families of ayurvedic doctors.

c) Most of ayurveda’s exotic herbs (raw material) naturally grow in Kerala. It is the natural habitat for most of the medicinal herbs used in ayurvedic formulations. These herbs could be commercially grown elsewhere too, but no other habitat can match the authenticity of these herbs grown in Kerala.

All Herbz products are manufactured in Malabar, the hub of Ayurveda in Kerala. We leverage this access to authentic Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients, and the best Ayurvedic doctors and facilities in the world to develop authentic, safe and powerful natural products that adhere to the highest global standards.