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Key Features

  • 'Aveda' - The Ayurveda Centre
  • 3 Diet Centres - 'Malar', 'Manos' and 'Amboi'
  • Gymnasium
  • Yoga / Meditation Centre & Open Air Area
  • Walkway & Jogging/Biking Track
  • Motorized buggies for Transportation
  • Swimming Pool

Herbal Garden

The Centre
A well-maintained herbal garden with rare medicinal herbs is an added attraction.There are various herbal LIKE creepers,herbs,shrubs,small trees and trees in our plantation. Some of the plants you can see are listed below.We also developed Greenhouses, which help in preserving and developing more than 500 species of invaluable, endangered plants, in a controlled atmosphere.

Adalodakam (Adhatodavasica)

It is a herb about 1-2 meter height growing throughout India. The name of this plant was derived from Malayalam . The leaf of this plant contains a volatile oil called vassessine which helps to soothe productive cough and also used in different types of bleeding disorders.

Aryaveppu (Azadirachtaindica)

Medium sized three which grows up to 12 meter height. Leaf and bark of the tree contains an alkaloid called margosin, it is a well known blood purifier and it is one of the best medicines used in various types of skin diseases and fungal infections. The decoction made from bark and leaf of the tree is used to clean ulcers and skin diseases,

Ungu (Pongamiaglabra)

Medium sized tree which grows up to 18 meter height with numerous branches and sub branches. It is used in different types of ulcers and skin disorders.

The seed oil has been found to be useful in diesel generators and, along with Jatropha, it is being explored in hundreds of projects throughout India and the third world as feedstock for biodiesel.

Orila (Desmodiumgangeticum)

It is a herb which usually grows in kerala, Assam and Bengal .It is well known for its cardio protective action. The decoction made from its root is useful in various heart diseases and also helps to strengthen the cardiac muscle.

Kacholam (Kaempferiagalanga)

It is a perennial shrub which grows throughout kerala. The useful part of the plant is rhizome which contains alkaloid, starch and oil. It helps to improve the lung capacity. It is helpful in various disorders of nose and mouth.

Kanikkonna (Cassia fistula)

It is a deciduous tree which grows up to height of 15 meter. Its root and bark contains a volatile oil and 12-14 % tannin, it purifies blood and also helpful in various skin disorders

Karinkurinji (Strobilanthesheynianus)

It is a herb which grows up to height of 1-2 meters. Its leaf contains potassium, root contains leupiol .It helps to alleviate various vata disorders.

Kasthurimanjal (Curcuma aromatica)

It is a shrub which grows up to 60-120 cm.Its useful part is rhizome which contains volatile oil and a coloring agent called curcumin.

It is a blood purifier, useful to improve skin complexion. Also useful in various types of skin pigmentation
It is believed to play a role in preventing and curing cancer in Chinese medicine. In an effort to remove cell accumulations such as tumors.

Kurunthotti (Sidaretusa)

It is a shrub which grows up to 30 cm-1.5 meter, it contain an alkaloid called ephidrin.It also contain steroids, phytosterol,.It is a herb which has got anti vata property. It helps for the nourishment of different dhatus of body, cure various rheumatic disorders.

Changalamparanda (Vitisquadrangularis)

Known as Devil's back bone. It is a climber which contains calcium oxalate, carotene, ascorbic acid, and pectin

The siddha medicine mentions it as a tonic and analgesic, and prescribes its use to help heal broken bones, thus its name asthisamharaka (that which prevents the destruction of bones).

Chandanam (Santalum album)

It is a small sized tree which grows up to a height of 10 meter, it helps to purify the blood gives cooling effect to the body, good for urinary disorders.

Chittaratha (Alpiniagalanga)

Shrub growing up to a height of 1.5 meter .It contains Campheride ,Galangin,Alpinin and the rhizome contains a volatile oil .It improves digestion and appetite ,one of the best medicines used in joint disorders, good for cough, cold & asthma.

Koduveli (Plumbagorosea)

Herb which grows upto a height of 1 ½ - 2 meter. It is one of the best medicines for digestive disorders in Ayurveda. Its root contain plumbagin .It improves metabolism also used in hemorrhoid, skin disorders.Plumbago can cause Abortion in pregnant women.

Tumba (Leucasaspera)

Shrub growing up to a height of 30- 60 cm. Got antimicrobial property, helps to relieve fever.

Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum)

Shrub which grows up to 1 mtr. Leaf and flowers are the useful part.
Antidot for various poisonous bites.Good for intestinal worms.
Reduces fever ,heartdiseases,cough& asthma.

Neelamari (Indigoferatinctoria)

Herb which has got branches and subbranches and grows up to a height of 1 ½ mtr. It contain about 50% indigotin.

The plant was one of the original sources of indigo dye.

Nelli (Emblicaofficinalis)

Medium sized tree which grows throughout India .Its fruit contains vitamin C ,B complex ,Calcium. Fruit, root and bark are the useful parts.

It is good for improving the immunity power &memory.It is useful against hyperacidity, fever, improves eye sight & digestion.

Popularly used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit serves as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics. Amla shampoos and hair oil are traditionally believed to nourish the hair and scalp and prevent premature grey hair.

Patiri (Stereospermumsuaveolens)

It is a tree which grows up to a height of 24 mtr. root, flower & bark are the useful parts.Flower contains albumin , sugar &fat,.It helps to reduce oedema ,streghthen the nerves

Palakappayyani (Oroxylumindicum)

Medium sized tree which grows upto a height of 15 mtr. Its bark and root contain crystalline substance called Oroxylum.

Cures diarrhoea and also has healing action in ulcers, good for muscular joint disorder.

Brahmi (Bacopamonnieri)

It is a shrub & the whole part of the plant is useful. Useful for improving memory power, intelligence, stimulates nerves.

Mukkutti (Biophytumsensitivum)

Shrub which grows up to 10-25 cm .Whole plant is useful.Anti dysenteric Cures ulcers and cough.

Vettilakodi (Piper betle)


Leaf contains oil which is volatile in nature, alkaloid called aracene ,cardinin,phosphorous, calcium and potassium. Useful part- leaf ,root

Antimicrobial in nature , increases salivation

Karingali (Acacia catechu)

Medium size tree
Bark contains catechin, tannic acid.
Useful part- bark ,flower
Useful in skin disorders by its blood purifying action, used to cure tooth disorders as it strengthens the teeth, used to cure diabetes.

Kudampuli (Garciniacambogia)

Medium sized evergreen tree which grows upto a height of 10 mtr.
Fruit contains tartaric acid , citric acid,phosphoric acid, Useful part: - bark , fruit
Useful to improve digestion , to cure gas troubles

Nanthiyarvattom (Ervatamiacoronaria)

Shrub with numerous branches.
Flower contains chemical like Kaempferol, Olivacin ,Coronaridine. Useful parts – root, flower, fruit
Used in eye disorders, skin disorders

Panikkoorka (Coleus aromaticus)
Shrub which grows up to a height of 30-90 cm
Leaf Contains:- Carvacrol, Oleanolicacd, pamolic acid
Useful Part:- Whole Plant
Leaf juice is good for cough & cold in children improves digestion.

Moovila (Pseudarthriaviscida)
Shrub which grow upto 50 cm 
Useful part – root ,whole plant
Useful in cough, asthma, cardiac disorder & joint disorders.

Rakthachandanam (Pterocarpussantalinus)
Small sized tree which grows upto a height of 8 mtr.
Parts Used – bark
Bark contains santalin ,pterocarpin ,Oleanolic acid
Used to cure ulcers , fever ,headache and help to improve skin complexion
Useful part is Heart wood

Thippali (Piper longum)

Useful part – seed , root
Contains – piperin, pipyatlin
Useful to improve digestion,cough, fever, diarrhea, got anti microbial action

Satavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Rhizome contains an alkaloid called asparagin also contains protein , fat, carbohydrage , Vitamin B1, B2, & Vitamin C
Useful part- Rhizome , leaf
It gives cooling effect to the body increases breast milk
Sankupushpam (Clitoriaterneata)
Useful part – root, flower, whole plant
Improves memory power, intelligence, root of the plant is antipoisonous, used to cure mental disorders.

Neermarutu (Terminaliaarjuna)

Tree grows up to 20 mtr. Height
Useful part :- bark
Bark contains Calcium carbonate & magnesium
It strengthens the cardiac muscles.     
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