The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda

The Village Nook by Sarathy Ayurveda
Premium Authentic Exotic Ayurveda Panchakarma Yoga Centre

by Sarathy Ayurveda

Karumalloor, Naranathu Road, Aluva, Ernakulam, 683520, Kerala, India

Ph: +91-484-2608309 Mob: +91-9895142321, +91-9847997321

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About Us

  • River side property on the banks of Periyar river
  • 8 spacious river facing rooms with all modern amenities and 24X7 front desk and security
  • River facing rooms with free Wi-Fi and smart TV
  • Bathrooms with Jacuzzi
  • Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma wellness and treatment centre
  • Ayurveda Consultation and Therapy with 24X7 doctors and nursing staff attention
  • Spacious hygienic Ayurveda Therapy rooms
  • Yoga, meditation and physiotherapy services
  • Healthy vegetarian Ayurveda diet
  • Traditional Kerala Ayurveda food
  • Patient Counseling
  • Healthy lifestyle education
  • Personalized Care
  • Experienced doctors
  • Skilled staff
  • River side sunning area and hammocks
  • Green surroundings
  • Free bicycling
  • Village walk through paddy fields and farms
  • Homely ambience and hospitality
  • Amenities like Business Centre, Meeting Room, Breastfeeding Area, Play Area, Prayer Room
  • Patient Safety Devices and Emergency Management trained staff
  • Airport Pick Up, Drop Off, Travel Desk, Currency Exchange

Location: 17 km from Cochin International Airport, 10 km from Aluva Metro Station, 18 km from Lulu Mall

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Doctors and Specialties

  • Lathika PK BAMS MDHA Experience of 35 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation, Ayurveda Cancer Care

  • Valsaladevi K BAMS FAGE MBA CNAD CAAM YIC Experience of 30 years

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma, Child Health, Autism, Ayurveda Diet, Yoga Therapy

  • Gayatri S BAMS MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology) Dip. Cosmetology, YIC Experience of 10 years

Specialist in Women Health, Gynecology, Pregnancy Care, Infertility, Post Natal Care, Cosmetology

Dr. Karthik K Nandan BAMS MS (Ayurveda Surgery), YIC, MA (DM) Experience of 12 years

Specialist in Ano-rectal Diseases, Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Orthopedics, Marma, Varicose Veins

  • Resident Medical Officer

Specialist in Kerala Ayurveda Panchakarma

Diseases treated at Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital

  • General Medicine and Lifestyle Diseases: Obesity, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Gastric Disorders, Hormone Problems, Heart Problems, Vitamin Deficiencies, Anemia, Liver Diseases, Cancer, Eye Diseases, Headache, Migraine, Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mental Disorders, Allergy, Asthma, Skin Diseases, Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Spine and Joint Orthopedics: Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic lupus erythematosus-SLE, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Knee Joint Pain, Shoulder Joint Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Low back Pain, Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis, Cervical Spondylitis, Lumbar Spondylitis, IVDP-Intervertebral Disc Prolapse, Multiple Joint Pain
  • Neurology: Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Syringomyelia, Transverse Myelitis, Cerebral Atrophy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, MND, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Senile Dementia
  • Ortho-Neuro-Musculo Rehabilitation: Sports Injuries, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis, Stroke Rehabilitation, Accident Rehabilitation, Stress Injuries, Achilles Tendon Injury, Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pediatrics: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Children Health Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Vision Problems in children
  • Women Health: Menstrual problems, Painful Periods, Dysmenorrhoea, Low Menstrual Flow, Excessive Menstrual Bleeding, Uterine Bleeding, Leucorrhoea, Vaginal Discharges Irregular Menstrual Cycles, PCOS, Uterine Fibroid, Endometriosis, Uterine-Ovarian-Cervical Cancers
  • Female Sexual Problems and Fertility: Primary and secondary Infertility, PCOS, Ovum Disorders, Endometriosis, Endometrial Thinness, Habitual Abortion, Cervix Insufficiency, Low Libido, Vaginal Dryness, Painful Intercourse
  • Post Natal Care: After Normal Child Birth, After Caesarian Section, Stretch Marks, Loose Tummy, Skin Sagging, Tears, Pelvic Issues, Muscle Tone Issues, Back Pain, Breastfeeding Issues, Post Natal Depression, Mood Swings
  • Male Sexual Diseases: Infertility Treatment, Male Infertility, Varicocele, Low Sperm Count, Sperm Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, premature ejaculation, Low Libido
  • Veins and Ano-rectal Diseases: Diseases: Piles, Fissure, Fistula, Varicose Veins, Varicose Ulcers
  • Cosmetology: Hair Care: Hair loss, Frizzy Hair, Dandruff, Split Ends, Dull Hair, Damaged Hair, Receding Hairline, Baldness, Greying, Thinning, Ingrown Hair, Facial Hair
  • Cosmetology: Skin and Face Care: Dry skin, Oily Skin, Pigmentation, Blemishes, Skin Tan, Dark Circles, Wrinkles, Sagging Skin, Ageing Skin, Dull Skin, Acne, Black Heads, White Heads, Stretch Marks, Dry and Chapped Lips
  • Yoga and Meditation: Wellness Yoga, Daily Yoga, Clinical Yoga, Disease based Yoga Therapy, Personalized Yoga Training, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Pranayama, Breathing Exercises, Pranayama Therapy, Meditation, Auto-Suggestion Therapy
  • Diet and Nutrition: Wellness Diet, Ayurveda Diet, Diet Counselling, Diet Consultation, Ayurveda Cookery Classes, Ayurveda Cooking Demonstration, Disease based Personalized Diet Charts, Prakruthi based Diet Charts

Patient Counselling: Professional Stress, Domestic Stress, Phobia, Marital Problems, Sexual Problems, Learning Problems, Unexplained Stress, Panic Disorders


What is Karkitaka Kanji or Monsoon medicated porridge of Kerala Ayurveda?

Karkitaka Kanji is the medicated porridge widely popular in Kerala as part of Karkitaka Chikitsa or Monsoon Regimen practised as per Kerala Ayurveda traditional health care. The porridge is usually prepared with Navara rice, a special variety of rice, an assorted set of herbal powders and spices, coconut or cow or goat milk, cow ghee, jaggery and rock salt. Though there are few regional variations to the porridge recipe, the core principle and ingredients remain the same. Karkitaka Kanji is an adaptation of Kerala Ayurveda aligning with the regional tropical climate and socio-cultural fabric of the society

What are the benefits of Karkitaka Kanji?

Karkitakam is the Malayalam month, the first day of it which falls on 17th of July marks the transition from the dehydrating debilitating harsh Uttarayana to the nourishing calming strengthening Dakshinayana. The settled rains, cleaner water bodies, potent mature herbs and a cooler atmosphere make the season perfect for a holistic body-mind-spirit rejuvenation. The chilling winter, harsh summer the thunderous heavy down pour, the polluted water, surge in vector borne communicable diseases, and many other similar factors batter the health of the population and play havoc with the metabolism during the Uttarayana period between 14th January to 16th July. The imbalance of the Tridoshas especially the Vata Dosha has to be corrected to ensure health for the whole year ahead which is physically and mentally.

Karkitaka Kanji is a nutraceutical diet formula which is light, hydrating, nourishing and is capable of correcting the digestion, restoring the macro-micro metabolism and reinstating the physiology. Karkitaka Kanji and Karkitaka Chikitsa together rid the person of the stress, wear and tear on the body and mind caused by the life activities, diseases and a demanding routine. The combo also prepares the person to tackle the demands of the year ahead. In short, it is a complete overhauling and reassembling of the complex machinery of the organ systems and the battery of reactions that sustain and maintain life in a person

What are the ingredients of Karkitaka Kanji?

Ingredients (for 2 persons):


  • Navara Rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)
  • Broken raw rice/Broken red rice/Yavam diabetic rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)

Herbal Powders (available with most reputed Kerala Ayurveda pharmacies)

  • Chandrashoora: Garden cress: 2 teaspoons
  • Dashamoola Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Trikatu Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Dashapushpa Choornam: 2 teaspoons

Spices (roasted and coarsely powdered)

  • Methika-Fenugreek: 2 teaspoons
  • Jeeraka-Cumin: 2 teaspoons

Taste Maker

  • Jaggery: 3 teaspoons powder
  • Rock salt: Quantity sufficient
  • Cow ghee: 1 teaspoon

Cooking Medium

  • Water: Quantity sufficient

Diluting Additive

  • Coconut milk: Quantity sufficient

How is Karkitaka Kanji prepared?

  • Wash and drain the rice
  • Boil half litre of water
  • Heat a thick bottomed pan and add ¼ teaspoon of cow ghee
  • Add the drained rice and roast the on a low flame for 5- minutes
  • Add boiling water, rock salt to taste and the herbal powders
  • Cover and cook on moderate flame for 15-20 minutes
  • When the rice is soft, add powdered jaggery or jaggery syrup
  • Cook on low flame for 10 minutes
  • Keep stirring
  • When the consistency is soupy, thick and well blended switch off the flame
  • Add the crushed spices and stir
  • Add remaining ghee and stir
  • Add coconut milk and stir for 5 minutes
  • Take care to stir so as to avoid curdling of coconut milk

What are the accompaniments of Karkitaka Kanji?

  • Pathila Thoran or any seasonal sautéed greens
  • Chutney made by crushing ginger, garlic, shallots and bird’s eye chilli garnished with lime juice and rock salt
  • Medicated warm water spiced with tulasi, cinnamon and cloves

How is Karkitaka Kanji served?

  • Serve hot
  • To be taken as breakfast or dinner
  • Serve in a terracotta or brass bowl
  • Use a raw jackfruit leaf spoon or a copper spoon
  • Sit on floor or chair cross legged (Sukhasana) while eating the Karkitaka Kanji
  • Avoid talking or use of gadgets
  • Eat slowly

For more details and queries on Karkitaka Chikitsa and its benefits please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. PK Lathika or any of the doctors of Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Mail us at
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
  • Call us on +91-9895142321
  • Do visit our social media pages Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


  • Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
  • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
  • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopaedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
  • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility


What is Migraine Headache?

Migraine is a common type of headache with severe throbbing pain and a pulsating sensation that occurs usually on one side of the head. Nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound are almost always associated with Migraine. The episodes of Migraine last for hours to days. The severe pain and associated symptoms interfere with and negatively affect daily activities. The global prevalence of Migraine is stated as 1 in 10. The frequency of migraine episodes varies from person to person between rare episodes and several attacks a month strike several times a month.

How is Migraine caused?

Migraine is caused by excessive abnormal stimulation of the brain and blood vessels of the head leading to symptoms of one-sided throbbing headache associated with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Most often an episode is preceded by an aura, a condition of having visual changes, flashes of light or blind spots, tingling on one side of the face or arm or leg, and difficulty in speaking.

What are the stages and symptoms of Migraine?

Migraines, generally progress through four stages prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. These stages may be missed or overlapped

  • Prodrome: 1-2 days before a migraine episode changes in physiology show up as warning signs. These include constipation, mood swings from depression to euphoria, food cravings, neck stiffness, increased frequency and volume of urination, fluid retention, whole body swelling, heaviness, and frequent yawning
  • Aura: This stage is experienced before or during migraine attacks. Each symptom begins gradually, increases steadily for several minutes, and may last an hour. Aura symptoms are visual phenomena, such as seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light, vision loss, pins and needles sensations in one arm or leg, weakness or numbness on the face or one side of the body, and difficulty in speaking
  • Attack: This is the most severe stage and lasts from 4 hours to 3 days. Symptoms of attack are pain on one side of your head, but or on both sides, throbbing and pulsating pain, sensitivity to light, sound, smell, and touch, nausea and vomiting
  • Post-drome: The last stage of a migraine attack, is when the person is tired, drained, confused, and dehydrated for up to a day. Occasional moments of elation and spasms on sudden head movements might also be experienced during this stage

What are the common Migraine triggers?

  • Hormonal changes in women: Changes in estrogen levels
  • Hormonal medications or oral contraceptives or vasodilators, such as nitroglycerin
  • Beverages: Drinks. Alcohol, especially wine, coffee, and caffeinated drinks
  • Food: Spicy, oily, sugary, salty, fermented, spicy, dry, processed food or any other unagreeable food or food additives like MSG
  • Stress: negatively managed stress at work or home or anywhere anytime
  • Sensory stimuli: Bright or flashing lights, loud sounds, and strong smells such as perfume, paint thinner, tobacco, etc.
  • Sleep changes: Missed or disturbed sleep or suddenly waking up or too much sleeping
  • Physical factors: Excessive exertion, including sex

What are the risk factors to develop Migraine?

Family history, Age-adolescence, the early thirties, and menopausal age in women, gender-women, severe constipation, gastric issues, stress, and hormonal imbalances are a few risk factors

What are the lifestyle modifications that help to prevent or manage Migraine effectively?

During an attack

  • Rest in a semi-dark, quiet room at 26-270 C temperature. Keep your eyes closed
  • Apply sandalwood paste with milk or rosewater
  • Cotton pad dipped in cold milk or rose water also soothes migraine
  • Keep sipping plain water
  • Do not eat solid food till you feel hungry

Migraine Prevention

  • Half an hour of Yoga and Pranayama every day
  • Shavaasana or relaxation before going to sleep at night
  • Avoid day sleep
  • Avoid or positively composedly deal with and manage stressful situations
  • Plan and practice consistent Dinacharya and bio-rhythm for sleep, food, natural urges, etc.
  • Keep yourself adequately hydrated
  • Practice and follow a healthy eating pattern
  • Limit or avoid prolonged sun exposure. If inevitable, protect with glasses, caps, umbrella, etc.
  • Exercise regularly by walking, swimming, and cycling slowly starting and increasing the pace

How do I self-evaluate my headache for Migraine?

Evaluate and analyze these points before visiting the doctor. Maintain a headache diary.

  • Think back and find out the trigger or relation to any factor
  • Note down the nature, frequency, radiation, and duration of each episode
  • Note down the day, date, and time of each episode
  • Note down what action or medicine reduces headache
  • Detail the severity, associated symptoms, and calming and worsening factors in detail
  • Check in your family circle to find out if anyone else has Migraine and get the details

What is Migraine in Ayurveda?

Migraine is known as Ardhavabhedaka in Ayurveda which means a splitting headache on any half side of the head. Causes mentioned are suppression of natural urges, indigestion, irregular and unhealthy food, oily, heavy, sugary, and spicy food, dry, pungent, and salty food, processed and fermented food, prolonged exposure to the sun, stress caused by emotions like anger, jealousy, grief, obsession, etc.

One or a combination of any of these causes aggravates Pitta which in turn obstructs the normal functioning of Vata dosha in the head region, causing throbbing pain. In a similar condition of headache known as  Suryavarta and often synonymously equated to Migraine, the headache starts with sunrise peaks with the sun at noon, and reduces with sunset in the evening.

The symptoms of Migraine explained in Ayurveda include pain over the eyebrows, headache increasing on exposure to the sun, throbbing pulsating pain on one or both sides of the head and lasting for half a day to 3 days. In few people, pain radiates to the neck and shoulder

What are the Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies advised and effective for Migraine?

Pittadosha pacifying stress relieving medicines therapies and treatments are helpful in Migraine. These include,

  • Lepa: Application of herbal pastes on the forehead. Herbs like sandalwood, licorice, camphor, Kachora, Jatamansi, etc. are used
  • Kavalagraha: Oil pulling or medicated gargling are found to be beneficial in Migraine and are found to reduce the intensity of pain instantly
  • Snehanasya: Nasal instillation of medicated oils or medicines can also give quick relief from Migraine symptoms
  • Shirodhara: Head irrigation with medication. Medicated milk, buttermilk, or decoction are used. Medicated oils are also used for Shirodhara.
  • Shirovasti: Retaining medicated oils or decoctions or milk or buttermilk or any other liquid on the head inside a leather cap fitted over the scalp is Shirovasthi and is very useful in Migraine and is known to be the signature treatment for the condition

Does Migraine aggravate due to constipation or is Migraine related to constipation?

Migraine in Ayurveda is defined to be Pitta dosha predominant disease with an imbalance of Vata. Gut-related symptoms like acidity, gastritis, bloating and constipation do trigger or aggravate Migraine as there is Pitta-Vata vitiation. Constipation can be a result and cause of a host of gut issues and hence proper management of constipation is very important in treating Migraine

Are women more prone to Migraine?

Research has shown 2-3 three times the prevalence of migraine in women than in men. Among women, the incidences are 3-4 times higher during the fertile age of menarche to menopause. It is also seen as a peri-menopausal condition in a few women. The reason for the high prevalence is attributed to hormones and stress, especially in working women professionals who are habituated to multi-tasking. Good rest and a balanced hormone system can solve the problem in many women

Which are the Yogasanas and Pranayamas that are generally useful in Migraine?

Asanas or postures that do not require an extensive lowering of the head are generally advised in Migraine. These include Hastapadasana, Padmasana, Baalaasana, Marjarasana, Bhujangasana and Shavaasana. Anuloma Viloma Pranayama, Chandrabhedi Pranayama, Sheetali, Sheetkari, and Yogic breathing are advised as Pranayama protocol in Migraine. These are to be modulated and supervised by a Yoga professional, preferably a doctor

For more details and queries on Migraine Headaches and Ayurveda Treatments  please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. Lathika PK Medical Director of Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital, with a clinical experience of 35 years
  • Mail us at
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
  • Call us on +91-9895142321
  • Do visit our social media pages Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


  • Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
  • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
  • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopaedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
  • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility


What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are defined as the superficial veins in the legs that are abnormally swollen or dilated or twisted or enlarged veins due to extended activities of standing or walking or overweight conditions like pregnancy or any other activity that can increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body and legs

Who is commonly affected by Varicose Veins?

People who stand for long durations dentists, doctors who stand for a long time, traffic policemen, soldiers, teachers, security persons, salespersons in shops, drivers, dancers, housemaids, chefs, etc. are prone to Varicose Veins apart from pregnant women, elderly, people with associated diseases and people with a family history. Varicose Veins are also seen associated with conditions like eczema, portal hypertension, piles, and varicocele

How are Varicose Veins caused?

Veins work against gravity to push the blood up to the heart and operate with the help of valves. When these valves in the legs become weak or damaged valves can lead to varicose veins. Valves in the veins and the elastic walls assisted by muscle contractions pump deoxygenated blood to the heart. Once the blood is pumped up, the valves close to prevent backflow. If this process is affected or if the valves are weakened or damaged, blood may flow backward and get pooled in the veins, causing the veins to stretch or twist into varicose veins

What are the symptoms?

During the initial stages, signs and symptoms of varicose veins are,

  • Dark purple or blue veins
  • Twisted and bulging veins that often appear like cords on the legs
  • Mild pain of the legs or tiredness on long-standing

When the disease progresses, signs and symptoms of varicose veins are,

  • Dull ache and /or heaviness in the legs
  • Burning, throbbing pain, muscle cramping, and swelling in the lower legs
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Itching around one or more of the veins
  • Changes in skin color around a varicose vein

What are the complications of Varicose veins?

Complications of varicose veins are,

  • Varicose Ulcers: Painful ulcers near varicose veins, particularly near the ankles which begin as a discolored spot on the skin and progress to a chronic ulcer
  • Blood clots: Due to the continued varicosity clots may form in the deeper veins and lead to severe  leg pain and swelling
  • Bleeding: Veins close to the skin burst to cause bleeding that is usually seen as spurts if the burst happens in a large vein

What is the Ayurveda view of Varicose Veins?

Ayurveda textbooks describe the condition as Sirajagranthi. The causes attributed are intake of swelling causing food like curd, deep-fried food, and red meat, excessive strenuous work, weightlifting, long walks, and long duration of standing. Due to these causes, Pitta gets vitiated and in turn, causes an imbalance in the state of Kapha and Vata in the veins resulting in the disturbing venous circulation and thereby stagnation of blood in the veins.  The symptoms described are aching pain in the legs, numbness, heaviness, tiredness, tortuous veins, and discoloration of the skin

Are Varicose Veins curable?

For prognosis, Varicose Veins are categorized into 3 stages,

  • Stage 1: Varicose veins with distended veins and mild pain and swelling: The condition can be treated with internal medications, exercises, and lifestyle changes. The condition may not recur if proper preventive measures are strictly followed
  • Stage 2: Veins are prominent, swollen, legs have edema, and pain is severe and constant: The condition is treatable and the complications are reduced and the patient can live without discomfort. The treatment involves internal medications, Panchakarma, and bloodletting procedures like Raktamokshana, Jalookacharana, and Siravyadha> Regular follow up and proper preventive measures are to be strictly followed
  • Stage 3: This stage involves complications like ulcers, blood clots, and bleeding episodes. The stage is difficult, yet can be managed through a strict treatment protocol that includes in-house Panchakarma, internal medications, supportive therapies, and very importantly special bloodletting and ulcer care treatments. Modern therapies like stripping and laser treatment can be opted at this stage and followed up with Ayurveda treatments for better prognosis and prevention

What are the Panchakarma therapies for Varicose Veins?

Panchakarma Procedures include,

  • Veshtana: Bandaging with a specialized technique
  • Udvartana: Reverse Massage to improve venous circulation and reduce edema
  • Lepam: External applications
  • Dhara and Nadeesweda: Local medicated irrigation to reduce swelling, discoloration, pain, and ulcers
  • Jalookacharana: Leech Therapy to reduce swelling and remove stagnated blood from the veins
  • Siravedha: Venesection/Venipuncture to remove stagnated blood to improve vein and valve strength
  • Njavara Kizhi: Strengthen the muscles and legs
  • Vasti: Strengthen total circulation and detoxify the body

What are the Yoga postures and exercises for Varicose Veins?

Yoga postures and exercises that improve blood circulation in the lower legs, flex and stretch the leg muscles and strengthen the valves and vein walls are the ones to be practiced to treat and prevent Varicose Veins. These include,

  • Swimming for 30-minutes daily
  • Modified form of Uttanapadasana where legs are raised and held on various angles is recommended at least 10 times daily on each leg
  • Postures like Sarvangasana, Sheershasana, Sputa Padangusthasana, and Paschimottanasana are to be done 5-10 times daily

What are the preventive measures for Varicose Veins?

The aim of adopting preventive measures is to improve blood flow, optimize muscle tone and strengthen the valves and vein walls to reduce the risk of Varicose Veins. A few suggestions are,

  • Maintain optimum weight
  • Avoid standing or walking for long hours
  • Rest the legs at appropriate intervals
  • Avoid sitting with legs dangling or suspended without being rested on a firm surface
  • Avoiding high heels and tight-fitting legwear and footwear
  • Change between sitting and standing positions every 30 minutes
  • Raise your legs and place them on a higher surface while sitting down
  • Eat a balanced high-fiber, low-salt healthy fat diet

How does Ayurveda Treatment work in Varicose Veins?

The expected treatment outcome of Ayurveda treatment for Varicose Veins are,

  • Improved blood circulation
  • Strengthened Valves
  • Stronger vein walls
  • Optimum elasticity of vein walls
  • Repairing the damage in the dysfunctional vein
  • Strengthening and enhancing muscle tone
  • Improving sensation and reducing numbness
  • Reduce swelling and edema
  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Heal ulcers in advanced stages
  • Improve general health and
  • Encourage collateral circulation

For more details and queries on Varicose Vein Treatment in Ayurveda please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. Karthik K Nandan Specialist Consultant in Shalyatantra of Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital, an expert in Ayurveda surgical procedures, bloodletting therapy, and varicose vein therapy with 10 plus years of clinical experience successfully treating varicose vein cases
  • Mail us at
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
  • Call us on +91-9895142321
  • Do visit our social media pages Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


  • Dr. Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
  • Dr. Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet, and Yoga Therapy 
  • Dr. Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopaedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
  • Dr. Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology, and Fertility


What is a brain stroke or Paralysis?

A brain stroke and the resultant paralysis occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. This deprivation makes the brain cells die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and hence immediate medical attention is essential to reduce brain damage and other complications. Integrated Ayurveda management of stroke disability and paralysis is found to be very effective to prevent disability from stroke and also rehabilitate disabled stroke patients

What is stroke or paralysis called in Ayurveda?

Stroke is comparable in cause, symptoms and management to the disease Pakshaghata mentioned in Ayurveda and is stated to be a condition with minimum prognosis. However, with the right treatment given at the right time stroke can be effectively managed with minimum non-significant complications. Stroke or Pakshaghata is caused by the pathology in Vatadosha in executing two of its major responsibilities of circulation and neurological activities. Pakshaghata is described in all Ayurveda classics, among which the noteworthy literature is available in the 28th Chapter of Charakasamhita Chikitsasthana.

What are the symptoms of a brain stroke?

  • Difficulty in speaking and understanding, slurred speech and confusion
  • Numbness, Weakness or Paralysis of the face, arm or leg or one side or both sides of the body or all limbs
  • A sudden, severe headache, accompanied by vomiting, dizziness or altered consciousness, may be indicative of stroke
  • Imbalanced walking or stumbling or sudden dizziness or loss of coordination
  • Vision problems in one or both eyes like sudden blurred or blackened vision or double vision in one or both eyes

How to Self-Diagnosis Stroke? When to see the doctor?

Follow FAST Protocol and perform SMILE Stroke Test

  • Face: Try to smile and see if one side of the mouth is drooping it could be a stroke
  • Try to raise both your arms over the head at the same time. If one arm or both begin to fall, it could be a stroke
  • Speech: Try to speak a simple phrase. If the speech is slurred or strange it could be a stroke
  • Time: If any of the above 3 are noticed seek immediate medical attention

What are the causes and types of a stroke?

Two main causes are ischemia and hemorrhage. The third cause is TIA

  1. Blocked artery causing ischemic stroke: Most common caused by fatty deposits or blood clots or other debris in blood vessels
  2. Leaking or bursting blood vessel causing hemorrhagic stroke: caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure, overuse of blood thinners, aneurysms, trauma, weakness in the blood vessel walls, ischemic stroke, rupture of thin-walled blood vessels, etc.
  3. TIA-Mini stroke: There is another less severe condition transient ischemic attack-TIA caused by a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain

What are the risk factors of stroke?

  • Lifestyle risk factors like overweight, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, heavy or binge drinking, narcotic usage, use of birth control pills or hormone therapies etc. cause stroke
  • Medical risk factors like CoVid 19 complications, high blood pressure, first or second hand nicotine smoke exposure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, heart defects, heart infection or irregular heart rhythm, etc. and personal or family history of stroke, heart attack or transient ischemic attack cause stroke
  • General risk factors like age over 55, male gender, the proneness of race or ethnicity may cause stroke

What are the complications of a brain stroke?

  • Paralysis or loss of muscle movement on one side of the body, or loss of control of certain muscles, bladder control, bowel control, drooping and wasting of one side of the face or one arm.
  • Difficulty in talking, eating, swallowing, language usage, including speaking, understanding, reading, or writing.
  • Memory loss, thinking problems, reasoning issues, judging confusions, or difficulty in understanding concepts.
  • Emotional problems including emotional outbursts, irritability, and depression
  • Pain, numbness, or other unusual sensations like an uncomfortable tingling sensation
  • Changes in behavior, loss of self-care ability, and hence increased dependence on daily activities

Can Ayurveda cure brain stroke?

Ayurveda treatments and medicines are effective in reducing the risk factors of stroke as a preventive measure, reducing the complications and re-establish normalcy in life in an already occurred stroke and improving the life quality in a chronic stroke case through rehabilitation. The results depend and vary on factors like age, cause, health status of the patient, etc.

What is Ayurveda integrated stroke rehabilitation program at Sarathy Ayurveda?

At Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital the professional team led by Medical Director focuses on the following aspects as part of the Integrated Ayurveda Stroke Rehabilitation program,

  • Ayurveda: Internal Medicines and therapies for reversal of pathology
  • Marma: Vital point manipulations for fast relief
  • Physiotherapy: Toning and strengthening physical exercises and machine applications
  • Yoga: Enhancement of brain and lung functions, to improve coordination
  • Diet: Specialised diet to improve nutritional status and immunity
  • Counseling: To boost patient and family confidence
  • Homely Care: For emotional stability of patient and family
  • Calm Natural Ambience: to keep the patient mentally stable and peaceful
  • Speech and Behavioral Therapy: To improve patient’s intellectual health

The treatment protocol includes reducing the severity and exposure to the risk factors, improving the quality of life, enhancing nutritional status which is together termed as Nidanaparivarjana. Deepana-Pachana is done internally and externally to stimulate the metabolism and circulation and the process is followed by Snehana-Swedana to destabilize the bodily toxins which are eliminated through the bio-cleansing procedures of Panchakarma.

Rehabilitation follows Panchakarma wherein strengthening and rejuvenation Brumhana-Rasayana therapies are followed along with Yoga and other brain health treatment modalities. Marma and physiotherapies are part of the integrated rehabilitation protocol right from the start. All these therapies and protocol has to be tailormade and executed by a team of skilled technicians and nurses under the strict supervision of qualified medical professionals

For more details and queries on Integrated Stroke Management please feel free to

  • Talk to Dr. Lathika PK Medical Director of Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital, an expert in stroke rehabilitation with 35 plus years of clinical experience and successful stroke management cases crossing the thousand milestone
  • Mail us at
  • WhatsApp us on +91-9895142321
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  • Lathika PK-Specialist in Panchakarma, Stroke Rehabilitation and Ayurveda Cancer Care
  • Valsaladevi K-Specialist in Panchakarma, Child Health, Ayurveda Diet and Yoga Therapy
  • Karthik K Nandan-Specialist in Conventional Orthopedics, Marma and Varicose Veins
  • Gayatri S-Specialist in Women Health, Cosmetology and Fertility

About Us

Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital was established in 2004 by Dr. P.K Lathika, an accomplished Ayurvedic physician with a rich and varied experience spanning over 29 years and authorised medical officer for ISRO .


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