Kerala’s ancient wisdom in healthcare is predominantly based on the principles of Ayurveda. Dating back to over 5,000 years, Ayurveda utilises nature’s bounty to create remedies for a wide range of health problems. Ayurveda has been gaining prominence in the modern era and more and more people are opting for natural remedies to treat their ailments. The history of Ayurveda in Kerala is celebrated at a museum established and maintained by one of the leading names in Ayurveda — the Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss Vaidyaratnam Group of Institutions. It is situated at Thaikkattussery, near Ollur in Thrissur District.
Visitors interested in the legacy of Ayurveda passed down from generation to generation can observe the same here. The museum is housed in an old traditional spacious, two-storied main building. The main museum has separate galleries with presentations about the history of Ayurveda from mythological, Vedic, Sahitha, Sangraha, Medieval period, along with displays on Kerala’s Ayurveda tradition. The museum is open on all days except on Monday.