About Svaztha Ayurveda

About Us

Nurture Tradition for Your Holistic Well-being and Tranquility with the Best Kerala Ayurvedic Centre Thekkady

Welcome to Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat, Kerala Ayurvedic Centre Thekkady. For eight generations, the Chempenkulam Vaidya family has championed Ayurvedic healing, leaving a legacy of natural wellness. Immerse yourself in Kerala’s Western Ghats, surrounded by tropical landscapes. Svaztha embraces Thekkady’s equable climate, providing an idyllic setting for your Ayurvedic journey. From personalized treatments to serene surroundings, our retreat reflects a commitment to holistic well-being. Experience the harmonious blend of tradition and modern comfort at Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat, where wellness is not just a destination but a way of life. Uncover the essence of natural healing in Thekkady, where Ayurveda flourishes, and well-being is rediscovered naturally.

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Tradition Of Generation

Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat, connected to Chempenkulam Ayurveda Hospital, specializes in traditional Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala including Panchakarma. This esteemed wellness center is part of a legacy led by the Chempenkulam Vaidya family, which has been practicing Ayurveda for eight generations in Kerala. Currently, the retreat is managed by Sri. Gopi Vaidya and Dr. Jinu Vaidya, with Dr. Jinu, a university-qualified Ayurveda practitioner, specializing in Panchakarma and orthopedic treatments. The family’s commitment to Ayurveda began with the establishment of Chempenkulam Ayurveda Pharma in 1964 by C.A. Gopi Vaidya. The lineage includes notable practitioners such as Shri. Ayyappan Vaidya, a celebrated Panchakarma physician. Mrs. Meena Gopi Vaidya oversees the production at Chempenkulam Ayurveda Pharma, continuing the family’s dedication to authentic Ayurvedic healthcare.

A Gopi Vaidya
A. Gopi Vaidya1945 - Present
Ayyappan Vaidya
Ayyappan Vaidya1911 - 1987
Kunjuttan Vaidya
Kunjukuttan Vaidya1881 - 1976

the retreat

Svaztha Retreat: Ayurvedic Serenity,
Unwind in the Heart of Holistic

Nestled in Thekkady, Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat is a beacon of holistic healing amidst the allure of Periyar Tiger Reserve and aromatic spice plantations. Our ten-acre haven, enriched with a diverse array of medicinal herbs from our herbal garden, invites you to immerse in the transformative essence of Ayurveda. Embracing Kerala’s architectural charm, our retreat, constructed with natural granite stones and guided by Vasthu Shastra, ensures a harmonious living space. Our accommodations, from rooms to cottages, capture the perfect blend of sunlight and air, fostering a serene ambiance. Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat is not just a sanctuary; it’s a mindful connection with nature, where the tradition of Ayurveda thrives, providing authentic treatments for your holistic well-being. We are devoted to bringing vitality back to your health, offering a path to happiness through the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

the retreat

Svaztha Retreat: Ayurvedic Serenity,
Unwind in the Heart of Holistic

the destination

"Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat: Healing
Haven in Thekkady's Heart, Tranquil
Ayurvedic Destination Awaits

the destination

Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat: Healing
Haven in Thekkady's Heart, Tranquil
Ayurvedic Destination Awaits

Situated in Thekkady, Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat is positioned near the enchanting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, within the stunning spice garden town of Kerala. The region’s equable tropical climate and lush landscapes provide an idyllic setting for Ayurveda practices year-round. Svaztha Ayurveda Retreat places utmost importance on holistic well-being, fostering a pure mind and clean body. The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady beckons nature enthusiasts with its serene ambiance, rare wildlife, and abundance of tropical herbs and spices. The area boasts a rich tribal culture awaiting exploration, while evergreen forests along continuous hills, adorned with South Indian Conifers, house rare wildlife and medicinal plants. Clinging to the banks of the meandering Periyar, Thekkady’s forests span 925 square kilometers, offering extensive opportunities for treks and mountain walks. The allure of Thekkady lies in its scenic beauty, attracting visitors from far and wide to this exceptional wildlife reserve.
Contact Svaztha Ayurveda, The Best Ayurvedic Treatment In Kerala India

Vatha Kizhi

Arthritis, rheumatic joint pains and swellings, sprains, etc.

The bundles, warmed in medicated oil or neem oil, are applied all over the body/part till the desired perspiration is attained. The treatment is carried out for around 45 to 60 minutes.

Sathahwa(Anethum sowa) – 20gm
Arka(Calotropus gigantic – 16gm
Eranda(Ricinus cummunis) – 20gm
Punarnava(Boerhavia diffusa)- 16gm
Shadee(Zingiber Officinale) – 16gm
Devadaroo (Cedrus deodar) – 16gm


(Shampoo Powder)

Cleanses and conditions the hair, and also protects from dandruff and hair fall.

Mix 2 tbs of powder with water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the wet hair and scalp, soak well and then wash it off.

Emblica officialis – 10gm
Hebiscus rosa – 10gm
Albizzia lebbeck – 10gm
Phaseolus aureus – 10gm
Sapindus trifoliatus – 10gm


(Facial Cleanser)

Sumukam nourishes and cleans the facial skin and keeps it soft and smooth.

Mix 1tsp powder with rose water to make a thick paste. Apply on the face and neck in a circular motion. Wash with lukewarm water before it gets dry.

Azadirachta indica – 12.5gm
Phaseolus aureus – 12.5gm
Vetveria zizanoides – 12.5gm
Rosa centifolia – 12.5gm


(Aurvedic Flower Face Pack)

It nourishes and rejuvenates the facial skin. Removes pimples, wrinkles, scars, black spots, and black heads. Enhances facial nourishment, promotes new collagen formation. Removes facial tension and stress. Restores normal health of the facial skin.

Mix 2 spoon powder with milk for dry skin and with rose water OR fresh juices for oily skin to make a smooth paste. Apply a thick layer evenly on the face and neck. Keep in wet state for 20–30 minute and then wash off with warm water, and pat dry.

Key ingredients
Contains ayurvedic flowers of
Michelia champaca – 10gm
Nelumbo nucifera – 10gm
Mimusops elaegi – 10gm
Jasminum officinale – 10gm
Rosa centifolia – 10gm



Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Otorrhoea, Allergic sneezing, chronic rhinitis, Bronchitis, migraine headache.

Gentle massage on head 10 minutes before bath.

Aengle marmelos – 250mg
Ocimum sanctum – 250mg
Vitex nigundo – 250mg
Zingiber officinale – 250mg
Plumbago zeylanica – 20mg
Embelia ribes – 20mg
Boswellia serrata – 20mg
Piper longum – 20mg
Moringa ptrygosperma – 20mg
Coconut Oil – 1ml


(Face Massage Oil)

Saffron is regarded as the ‘queen’ in beauty treatment.
Safroil restores the natural glow and moisture of the facial skin. It helps to protect face from pimples and black heads. It removes the wrinkles, scars and gives a glowing beauty and freshness to the face. Removes facial tension. Enhances fairness.

Massage on face and neck daily in a circular motion.

Curcuma longa – 500mg
Aloe barbadensis – 500mg
Crocus sativus – 0.25mg
Rubia cordifolia – 1.65mg
Nelumbo nucifera – 1.10mg
Caesalpina sappan – 1.1mg
Rosa centifolia – 1.4mg
Mesua ferrea – 1.2 mg
Hemidesmus indicus – 0.9 mg
Vetiveria zizanioides – 1.35mg
Cow milk – 4ml
Seas mum oil – 1ml


(Body Massage Oil)

‘Raksha’ – means one that protects. ‘Raksha’ includes natural roots blended with herbs like Sida, Aloe, vetivera, etc. General body massage oil helps to remove body fatigue, excess fat, skin dryness, stimulate nerves and remove bad odour and nourish the skin.

Massage by self or others and take warm water bath.

Sida cordifolia – 100mg
Aloe vera – 100mg
Withania somnifera – 16mg
Cyperus rotundus – 1.55mg
Hemidesmus indicus – 0.85mg
Rubia cordifolia – 1.45mg
Vetiveria zizanoides – 12.5mg
Cedrus deadar – 1.75mg
Pluchea lanceolata – 15.5mg
Seasame oil – 1ml

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(Natal Care Oil)

By tradition the women of Kerala have taken more care in their natal period as a protective measure to their pregnancy and health. Specially prepared medicated oils are used for it.

Usage & Indication
As a pre-natal care gently massage partially OR the whole body from six months of pregnancy to get relief from cramp pains, lumbago, varicose vein and stretch marks. And as post-natal care-use from the third day of the delivery onwards (in caesarean, use only after healing) for the pro-delivery fatigue. It also helps in the contraction of the uterus and the vagina. After usage take warm water bath.

Key ingredients
Ficus racemosa – 50gm
Strobilanthes heynianus – 25gm
Aegle marmelos – 25gm
Curcurma longa – 2gm
Rubia cordifolia – 2gm
Cynodon dactylon – 2gm
Anethum sowa – 2gm
Lepidium sativum – 2gm
Sesamum oil – 100ml


(Hair Pack)

Helps to prevent hair fall, dandruff and itching of the scalp. It stimulates thick and strong hair growth. Prevents scalp from bacterial and fungal attacks.

Mix 2 tbs of powder with water to make a thick paste. Apply a thick layer evenly on the hair and scalp. Keep in wet state for 20–30 minute and wash off with warm water, and then pat dry. Daily usage helps in making dry rough hair to tangle free soft and shiny hair.

Eclipta alba – 2.5gm
Emblica officianalis – 2gm
Psoralea corylifolia – 1.5gm
Terminalia belerica – 1.5gm
Nymbphasa stellata – 1.5gm
Azadirachta indica – 1gm


(Natural Hair Oil)

This natural hair nourisher enriched with Aloe and Hebiscus helps to prevent hair fall and dandruff. It stimulates thick and strong hair growth. It nourishes hair with natural proteins, and prevents bacterial and fungal attacks.

Massage 5ml of oil on scalp and hair from root to end before or after shower. Daily usage helps in making dry rough hair to tangle free soft and shiny hair. In just 6 month of regular use you will experience only normalized hair fall.

Indigofera tinctoria – 400mg
Aloe vera – 400mg
Hebiscus rosa – 100mg
Eclipta alba – 650mg
Emblica officinalis – 350mg
Azadirachta indica – 100mg
Cow milk – 1ml
Seasamum oil – 1ml
Pongamia pinnata – 3.75mg
Psoralea corylifolia – 3.75mg
Terminalia belerica – 5mg


(Baby Massage Oil)

Used to nourish and moisturise the baby’s skin. Protects from skin infections and skin dryness. Removes bad odour, gives glowing beauty and freshness, and also enhances fairness.

Massage on body and after 10-20 minutes give a bath with warm water.

Ficus bengalensis – 5gm
Ficus racemosa – 5gm
Ficus religiosa – 5gm
Ficus lacor – 5gm
Curcuma longa – 0.25gm
Leptadena reticulate – 0.25gm
Azadirachta indica – 0.25gm
Withania sominifera – 0.25gm
Ellettaria cardamomum – 0.25gm
Sesamum oil – 10ml
Cow milk – 20ml

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(Head Massage Oil)

Brahmi itself is a famous brain tonic.
Brami Head Massage Oil helps to reduce stress and strain, insomnia, headache, etc. Improves function of brain nerves. Provides mental serenity and calmness, and concentration of mind. Relaxes body and mind. Also helpful in insomnia and pre-menstrual head ache

Gently massage 5-10ml oil on scalp 10 minutes before wash.
For sleeplessness apply 15 drops on pate, and 15 drops on palms and feet before going to bed. You will be blessed with easy sleep immediately.

Eblica officinalis – 20mg
Bacopa monnieri – 1gm
Valeriana wallichii – 17.5mg
Withania somnifera – 15mg
Clitoria ternatea – 17.5gm
Celastrus panicuatus – 15mg
Centalla asistata – 15mg
Seas mum oil – 1ml

Sree Gopala

(Erotic Massage Oil)

‘Aswan’ is the rare formulation of herbal extract, which is used for erectile dysfunction in men.

Daily massage once on the penis and pubic till the oil is absorbed fully.

Phaseolus mungo – 50gm
Leptadena reticulate – 50gm
Asparagus recemosus – 50gm
Benincosa hispida – 50gm
Withania somnifera – 2gm
Myristica fragrans – 2gm
Gossypium herbaceum – 2gm
Celastrus paniculatus – 2gm
Solanum indicum – 2gm
Cow milk – 400ml
Sesamum oil – 100ml


(Pain Massage Oil)

Rheumatic arthritis, osteo arthritis, spondylitis, sprain, body aches Joints pain, back pain etc.

Gently massage on affected area.

Tinospora cordifolia – 20gm
Ricinus cummunis – 20gm
Sida cordifolia – 20gm
Vitex nigundo – 20gm
Pluchea lanceolata – 20gm
Cissus quandrangularis – 5gm
Asparagus recemosus – 5gm
Tamarindus indica – 5gm
Moringa pterygosperma – 5gm
Allium sativum – 2.5gm
Anethum sowa – 2.5gm
Zingiber Officinale – 2.5gm
Boswellia serrata – 2.5gm
Sesamum oil – 100ml
Eucalyptus oil – 1ml