Ayurveda, the Science of Life, is perhaps the oldest and definitely, the most holistic, medical system available to the contemporary world. Although it is practised all over India, Kerala is perhaps the only State where this science still follows age-old traditional laws Situated in the tropical region, the State has an unparalleled wealth of herbs and natural vegetation. Although similar plants are perhaps found in the Himalayas, those found in Kerala have a special potency due to the State’s unique geographical position and tropical climate. What is more, the hot and humid climatic condition of the region is regarded as specially favourable for ayurvedic treatments. In fact, the practitioners of Ayurveda Ill Kerala have evolved their own special formulations that are considered particularly efficacious.