For 150 years, Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS), Kottakkal, India has been a Charitable Institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care science of India. AVS offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad. The organization has now grown into a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary, multi-functional and multi-core organization. It has operations in different areas of Ayurvedic practice. AVS runs Ayurvedic Hospitals at Kottakkal, Delhi, and Kochi. AVS has three GMP certified modern medicine manufacturing units attached with well-equipped quality control labs.
These factories produce more than 550 classical and new generation formulations which are made available to patients through 27 Branch clinics (located in major cities of India) and 1650 authorized Dealers spread across India. They have authorized dealers in many foreign countries. AVS is also engaged in research activities, publishes Ayurvedic periodicals and books, and conducts educational programs at their Ayurvedic college.
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Arishtams and Asavams are medicinal herbs processed by fermentation. The process of making an Arishtam or Asavam is lengthy and begins by boiling dried herbs in water to extract the medicinal qualities of the herbs. This is called an herbal decoction.
Ayurveda, as well as other systems of Indian medicine use metals and minerals to support healing. The use of metals for healing is also amply described in Chinese and Egyptian medicines as far back as 2500 B.C.. Bhasmas are unique to Ayurveda and the use of metal and mineral preparations have been documented since the 7th century A.D.
The Ayurvedic text lists four types of fats with medicinal healing qualities. They are ghritam (ghee), oil (sesame), vasa (muscle), and majja (marrow). Each one has its own unique properties, however ghritam has several special qualities that are unmatched. Ghritam will maintain its own healing qualities even when combined with herbs with different qualities.