Ayurvedic herbal medicine for pain relief
Ayurvedic herbal medicine is used to enhance the benefits of your treatment. The herbs may be applied externally (e.g. herbal oils or pastes) or taken internally (e.g. decoctions or tablets).
As specialists in pain and injury management, we have a wide variety of Ayurvedic herbs for these purposes. Our specialised herbal formulas relieve pain and stiffness, reduce inflammation and swelling, and help tissue regenerate.
The herbs used and their application will depend on the location, stage and underlying cause of your pain. With over 20 years of practical experience, our specialist Biju Nair has expert knowledge on how Ayurvedic herbs work in conjunction with treatments for pain and injuries.
All our Ayurvedic herbal medicines are made in Kerala, in Southern India. They strictly follow the recipes in the classical Ayurvedic texts such as Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hridayam, Sahasra Yogam, etc.
In Ayurveda, herbs are generally not used alone but in formulas. It is the particular combination of herbs and their percentages that determines the specific actions of the herbal medicine. Many contain 10 – 20 herbs and some formulations possess more than 40.
Ayurvedic herbs are prepared and used in a variety of ways to suit each condition and, more importantly, each individual.
Ayurvedic herbs that are applied externally include:
- Tailam (oil based)
- Kalkam (paste)
- Swedana (herbal steam)
- Kizhi (poultices)
Ayurvedic herbs that are taken internally include:
- Kashayam (decoction)
- Arishtam/Asavam (fermented formulation)
- Gulika/Vatika (tablet)
- Churnam (powder)
- Ghritam (ghee based)
- Leham (jams and jellies)
- Svarasam (juice)
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Kalari Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.