It all started with the eight vaidyas (Itoozhi Namboothiris) who made our illam their home, each specialized in a different branch of the ancient science of treatment, and began to treat and heal the thriving community of Malabar.
Itoozhi Ayurveda illam became renowned as a center in Malabar for holistic healing, based on pure Ayurvedic treatises, at the beginning of the 18th century.
Itoozhi Namboothiri Vaidhyas are also one of the few families who are considered authentic Nethra Chikitsakas – Ayurvedic Eye Specialists in Kerala.
Though the illam was an Ayrurvedic treatment centre from ancient times, the practice of Ayurveda in a Vaidhyasala form was started in 1907 by Vaidhyar Itoozhi Valiya Madhavan Namboodiri at Mayyil. He was an expert in spreading Ayurvedic concepts, establishing the Itoozhi Namboothiri’s Vaidyasala at Calicut and Tellicherry. Today, Itoozhi Ayurveda is one of the leading ayurvedic hospitals in India.
The Itoozhi Namboothiri Ayurveda Heritage
The Itoozhi Ayurveda family has sustained and developed Ayurveda through centuries by constant and scientific observations and researches. All the Vaidyars who lived in the illam were instrumental in the social, cultural and financial progress of this age-old family. The well-being of the people were their utmost priority. We have formulated certain styles of treatment based on our years of experience.