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About Ayush Prana

World’s Only Ayurvedic Multi Speciality Hospital for Multiple Sclerosis

Ayush Prana
Ayush Prana
Ayush Prana

After landing at the Kochi airport, a 30-45 mins drive will take you to a charming and picturesque village called Illithode, which shares the boundaries between teak forest and the river Periyar. Even though Ayush Prana is accredited as a hospital by the Government of India, you will find the peacefulness and spirit of an ashram, and the quality and beauty of a resort, with the standard of an international Ayurvedic hospital. The entire atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and the beauty of the place will surprise you with the familiar touch.

Ayush Prana is situated in a remote, silent, serene, and beautiful area of a small village, with almost no traffic. It is situated on the beautiful banks of river Periyar, overlooking the forest that pervades one side of the center.

The presence of the river and trees in the hospital area makes the temperature cooler than outside, and the temperature variation is minimal between the coldest weather and the hottest.

Ayush Prana is located amidst an abundance of Indian herbal flora with herbs and trees like: Herb of grace/Indian pennywort (Brahmi), Indian borage/ Indian Rock foil (Panikkoorkka), Aloe vera, Holy basil (tulasi), Asian pigeonwings (Shankupushpam), Henna plant, Long pepper (Thippali), Betel (Betel), Indian pennywort (Kodakan), Asparagus(Chadavary), Spreading Hogweed / Punarnava (Thazhuthama), Desmodium (Orila), Neem (Aryavep), Pomegranate (Mathalanarakam), Kuning Bamboo (Ornamental Bamboo), Lucky Bamboo, Passion fruit, Black pepper, Myxopyrum Chathuramulla, Nutmeg plant, Sandal Wood, Jack tree, Mango Tree, Teak, Mahogany, Wild Jack or Jungle Jack, Bell fruit plant, Ashoka tree, Palm Tree (Toddy), Papaya tree, Bamboo, Fig Tree, Bilimbi tree, Mullatha, golden shower tree, Coconut Tree, Areca palm, Rambutan, Lime tree, Vayana.

Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Kerala is India’s most progressive society, with hundred percent literacy and world-class health care systems and with the lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy. A famous historical landmark near to our place is the St. Thomas international shrine which attracts thousands of devotees each year.

Dr. Prasanth Raghavan

Dr. Prasanth Raghavan is specialized in neurological disease and the torch bearer of Ayurveda therapies for neurological diseases originated centuries back in his family.

His eminence is the third generation descendent of Datthatreya Parampara. Through continuous innovation & research from childhood he had developed his skills in the area like Nadi Pariksha, Marma Vidya and also in formulating special herbal medicines.

He can identify more than 300 medicinal plants with their rasa, guna, virya, prabhava and unlike the normal kids Dr. Prasanth’s childhood was spent inside the herbal garden by identifying and feeling each and every one of them. He was exposed to many Ayurvedic formulations and treatment methodology from which slowly he developed his own special way of treatment. Later during the college time he realized his path which was neurology. Since then he started to focus more on neurological disorders.

During 2001-2008 time period he practiced in Germany as a successful Ayurveda physician. He came across many MS patients and understood their suffering more deeply. A disease which can affect the teenager and make their life miserable to an extend to bring them down to wheelchair. The available medication during that time were expensive and not showing much results. This has made him to dedicate his entire life to the vast field of Multiple Sclerosis, the disease of unknown cause.

He started research into this area and came up with the cost effective Ayurvedic treatment which shows remarkable changes in the patients. The lesions started disappearing, people started improving, they found their lost dreams again. Later on, as a path of improving programs he searched a place with the beauty of nature, richness of herbs which one can find the inner peace, that lead him to Ayush Prana destination, the place where all the deep prayers of a MS patients be answered.

There wasn’t any magic happening, only rediscovery of ancient wisdom of Indian medicinal system.

Simona Adriana Gerber

Simona, a German by nationality, is an experienced Yoga teacher, Ayurveda therapist with a vast understanding about Multiple Sclerosis gained during the whole years while assisting Dr Prasanth since 2006. She is the chief therapist being involved in the treatments, coordination of therapies, organisation and functioning of the hospital. She can speak good English, German, Romanian and can handle Spanish. Being familiar with this treatment method since so many years,

she understands the needs of patient well and nurses them compassionately, patiently and with competence. Being the bridge between Indian and European mentality she acts and helps accordingly following the standards practiced in Europe. She keeps the overview of the patient’s needs during their whole stay in India and is the supervisor of all the services given by our workers. The emails are answered by her as well, being available for all the patients all the time.

Dr. Shruthi Sundar

Dr. Shruthi, the youngest and the most energetic member of our team completed her graduation in Ayurveda in 2018 from Kerala university following which she did the yoga instructor course from S-Vyasa university, Bangalore. She was an intern at four well known ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala during her graduation where she elaborately got first-hand experience in areas like women and childcare, traditional ayurvedic medicine application at institutional and research levels etc.

She was born and brought up midst the grand family of ayurvedic doctors, with her mother, uncles and grandfather being the pioneers in this field which naturally planted the seed of passion and interest of this great science into the young mind. Dr. Shruthi not only learnt but started assisting her mother Dr. Geetha Sundar during medicine formulations and therapy sessions to acquire deeper insight into the finer details of actual practice. She is an extremely hardworking and empathetic person who makes sure to get the best for any person seeking assistance regarding health problems.

Dr. Binu K Sreedharan

Dr. Binu K Sreedharan has completed her BAMS from the Rajiv Gandhi university of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Bangalore. She has also graduated out of PSG college of Arts and Science, Coimbatore with a B.Sc. in Psychology. Moreover, Dr. Binu has also completed a certificate course on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology. After graduation, she had decided to steer her carrier towards chronic diseases management.

On further research, she had made the decision to dedicate her life to the management of multiple sclerosis. And so, she began assisting Dr. Prasanth Raghavan in the PAMS therapy helping in the recovery and management of many MS patients.

Dr. Meera Vijayan

Dr. Meera completed her BAMS degree at the renown Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan in Karnataka. One of the leading institutions in India. Hence after, she was in search of an Ayurveda Vaidya or guru for finding the real ancient Ayurveda wisdom, which was fulfilled after meeting Dr. Prasanth Raghavan at Ayush Prana.

She is more focused on her work of research in 'ideal food and lifestyle practices for multiple sclerosis patients'. She was interested in the field of medicine from the childhood itself and is happy to be part of Ayush Prana bringing her contribution for the best of our patients