Kottakkal USA

Kottakkal USA

by Kottakkal Support September 22, 2023


Kottakkal USA is an authorized distributor of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) herbal products. AVS was established at Kottakkal in Kerala State of India in 1902 by visionary physician and philanthropist, the late Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier. It essentially began as a village clinic, and has now grown into a multi-unit hospital, educational institution, research institution and manufacturer of AVS herbal products. AVS operates three Ayurvedic Hospitals located in Kottakkal, Delhi, and Kochi and for 120 years has operated as a charitable institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda. AVS offers classical Ayurvedic products and authentic Ayurvedic therapies to people from all over the world.

AVS manufactures classical herbal products

AVS operates three manufacturing sites located at Kottakkal, Kanjikode, and Nanjangud where more than 550 classical Ayurvedic medicines are manufactured. AVS undertakes the task of planned cultivation of medicinal plants in herbal gardens as part of a project of conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants.

The Research and Development Department is actively engaged in research work for modernization of production and quality control of Ayurvedic herbal products. The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) was established at Kottakkal in 2003 to undertake modern research in the various aspects of medicinal plants. CMPR is now recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the Department of AYUSH by the Government of India. The Publications Department produces various books on Ayurveda and allied topics. A quarterly medical journal "Aryavaidyan" is also published.

About Kottakkal USA

We are an authorized distributor of AVS products in the USA and import approximately 250 herbal products. There are nine product categories: Arishtam / Asava (fermented formulation) / Bhasma (calcinated formulation) / Churnam (powdered herb) / Ghritam (ghee based) / Gulika (pill) / Kashaya (decoction) / Leham (electuary) / Rasakriya (collyrium) / Taila (herbal oil) / Kuzhampu (herbal oil).

To learn more about each product, visit our website at You may also find a selection of AVS publications located on our website. Of interest are two books, the Chikitsa Samgraham by Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varrier and the Medicine Catalogue which give details of all AVS products.

Why do we blog?

The ‘Healing with Kottakkal Ayurveda’ weekly blog was first issued in June 2016. Since then, many informative articles offered by many authors have been added to our collection of blogs. On our website under the main menu, you will find the link to our blog, which you may also view here. Locate the pull-down menu and then choose from one of the many topics. Since the beginning, the Kottakkal USA blog has informed many customers and we look forward to continually adding relevant topics to our collection of blogs.

Each day we average around 1250 clicks

Our goal for writing this newsletter is to educate on Ayurvedic health and wellness and to inform Ayurvedic professionals which Kottakkal products are available in our warehouse located in New Paltz, New York.

Blog topics are organized under

General health conditions such as pain, indigestion, arthritis, headache, immunity, cold and cough, etc. During the last four years, we have covered almost all general health topics which challenge us in our day to day lives. Each blog provides a brief description of recommended products for each health topic.

We would greatly appreciate hearing from our customers if there were any health topics you would like us to add. If you would like to suggest a blog topic or offer feedback we would love to hear from you, please contact us here.

Guaranteed Heavy Metal Testing

AVS continually monitors the heavy metal content of all products, including individual batches of each product. Accurate testing is assured by using an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. AVS certifies the heavy metal content in their products is well under the limits set forth by the Indian and US government agencies.

  • Lead - 10 ppm
  • Mercury - 1 ppm
  • Arsenic - 3 ppm
  • Cadmium - 0.3 ppm


Due to the excellent quality of Kottakkal products, there are illegal sellers offering products online from India. We advise customers to take care as these products may carry heavy metals higher than US permissible amounts. Also, as an importer of AVS herbal products we are required to offer product labels in English and carry insurance to ensure the public is protected.

Special Offerings

We offer two types of consultations, the first one is a free 15-minute consultation for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. The second one is an in-depth consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor. If your condition is chronic or you have multiple symptoms, we highly recommend the In-depth consultation. Please click here.

We offer a range of OTC (over the counter) products for general health and wellbeing. You may download our brochure for OTC herbal products. Please click here.

We offer Dinacharya Kits for daily use and balancing vata, pitta and kapha balancing kits. To learn more, please click here.

We offer a discounted wholesale, practitioner, and affiliate accounts to Ayurvedic doctors, practitioners, clinics, students, and retail stores. Please click here.

We offer weekday shipping services from our warehouse via USPS and UPS with various shipping options and pricing. Customers may choose options per their requirements.


Kottakkal is committed to offering the highest quality Ayurvedic Healthcare. We offer two ways to have an Ayurvedic consultation. 1. Free 15-minute Consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Julie Wardwell for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. 2. In-depth Consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar for when your condition is chronic with multiple symptoms.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shopWe will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.


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