Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system traditionally practiced all over India and renowned world-wide. The word “Ayurveda” stems from the combination of two words; “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning science. In short, Ayurveda means the science of life which encompasses the harmony of body, mind and spirit. It is a complete system of healing, embracing philosophy, psychology and spirituality as well as a deep understanding of the disease process. The most commonly Ayurveda treatments used in Kerala are Panchakarma’ and ‘Ayurveda therapy the terms ‘Panchakarma’ and ‘Ayurveda therapy’ are much maligned ones. It is a commonly held belief that all those massages and induced sudation with herbal poultices is all that is about panchakarma or Ayurveda therapy.