The Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal has been conducting Annual Ayurveda Seminars in connection with the Founder’s Day Celebration since 1964 and All India Essay Competitions since 1965.
The proceedings of seminars and prize-winning essays are being published regularly. A wide range of topics are discussed and have become a veritable source of information for students and researchers in the field of Ayurveda.
AVS has many other publications containing all popular medical formulations contained in various texts and their various forms and combinations along with dosage, methods of usage, dietary restrictions and their declared effect, pathogenesis, symptoms, details of common diseases and treatment for them, Product Catalog, History of Ayurveda, Biography, Tridosha Theory, etc.
We Offer Some of These Publications
A Life of Healing: A Biography of Vaidyaratnam, P.S. Varier - Gita Krishnankutty – An excellent biography of P.S. Varier, 1869-1944, Ayurvedic physician from Kerala, India, founder of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, an organization for manufacture, sale, and propagation of Ayurvedic medicines and treatment.
Agni the Ayurvedic Concept and Application – Dr. Praveen Balakrishnan - this essay won the All India Essay Competition in 2014 and discusses all aspects of agni in the body.
Autism - Seminar Papers 2009
Ayurveda in 21st Century - Seminar Papers 2011
Ayurveda in Transition Essays in Memory of
Aryavaidyan S. Varier - T.S. Muraleedharan & M.R. Raghava Varier
Cancer – Seminar Papers 2010
Chikitsa Samgraham - Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier – this book describes all popular medical formulations contained in various texts and their various forms and combinations along with dosage, methods of usage, dietary and other restrictions and their declared effect. It also describes the pathogenesis, symptoms, and other details of common diseases and describes the treatment for them. There is a detailed description of panchakarmas with their preparatory and concluding formalities Dhara, Pizhichil, and Navarakizhi which are specialties of Kerala.
Contemporary Infectious Fevers – Seminar Papers 2013
Diabetes and Its Treatment - V.V. Subrahmania Sastri - this was the topic for discussion in 1976 for the All India Essay Competition, and offers information on managing prameha.
Diagnostic Methods of Ayurveda - Dr. K. Srikumar – this essay won the All India Essay Competition in 2004 and thoroughly discusses doṣa, āgni, rogaparīkṣā, and rogiparīkṣā. An excellent effort was made to correlate Ayurvedic diagnostic methods with modern parlance.
Diseases During Pregnancy & Various Aspects of its Management - Dr. B. Syamala
DR. P.K. Warrier the Compassionate Healer - His Patients Reminisce
Endometriosis - Dr. P.K. Ushakumari, Dr. G. Nagabhushnam
Garbhavakrantiyam and Changing Trends in Prescription Patterns – Seminar Papers 2014
Glossary of Clinical Signs and Symptoms in Ayurveda - DR. E. Surendran – this is a thorough compilation of classical scientific writings on the signs and symptoms of both health and disease and is arranged according to the constituents of body and mind. The terms, synonyms and usage are given along with an index for symptoms.
Gridhrasi (sciatica) and Associated Conditions - Dr. G. Purushothamacharyulu, Dr. (Mrs.) Ayurvedhanthi Purushotham - this was the topic for discussion in 1988 for the All India Essay Competition and offers information on sciatica and its management.
Hepatopathy a Study on Liver Disorders - Dr. Gopalani Ajay G., Dr. Bhushan A. Sarmandal
History of Ayurveda - N.V. Krishnankutty Varier
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) - Seminar Papers – 2007
Impotency - Dr. K. Srikumar - this was the topic for discussion in 2002 for the All India Essay Competition and offers information on male impotency and its management.
Indian Healthcare Tradition - A Contemporary View
Inter Vertebral Disc Prolapse (IVDP) - Seminar Papers – 2004
Liver Disorders - Seminar Papers 2012
Medicine Catalogue – compiles a complete list of Arya Vaidya Sala products.
Obesity - Dr. Ajay Gopalani., Dr. Bhushan A. Sarmandal - this was the topic for discussion in 2006 for the All India Essay Competition, and offers information on sthaulya nidāna and its management.
Parkinsonism - Seminar Papers 2006
Pharmacognostic Standards of Ayurvedic Bark Drugs - A.B. Rema Shree, K.K. Vijayan & Indira Balachandran – the Centre for Medicinal Plants and Research at AVS, Kottakkal have made a humble attempt to study and record the microscopic chemical characters of 20 bark medicines and their common substitutes and adulterants which were procured from different areas around India.
Scleroderma - Dr. Bhushan Sarmandal
Sex Education (Laingikavignana) - Dr. V.V.S. Sastry
Tridosha Theory - V. V. Subrahmanya Sastri – the author, late Sri. V. V. Subrahmanya was well known in the world of Ayurveda and had a long association with Arya Vaidya Sala. Tridosha was his thesis competition in 1976 and his book was first published in 1977. Ever since the book is in great demand and is now the 5th edition.
Vatarakta and Its Treatment - V.V. Subrahmania Sastry - this was the topic for discussion in 1973 for the All India Essay Competition, and offers information on vātarakta and its management.
Vision, Wisdom, Healing - Clinical Experience of Dr. P.K. Warrier