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Vaikkath Pachu Moothathu — Ayurveda Practitioners of Kerala

March 23rd, 2007 | admin

Vaikkath Pachu Moothathu was a palace physician (kottaram vaidyan) of Travancore. He got honorary ‘veerasringhala’ from Ayilyam Thirunal Maharaja.

Hridaya Priya, his commentary on Ashtangahridaya is noted for its simple lucid style. He insisted in transferring the knowledge of Ayurveda to ordinary people. His book, sukhasadhakam is an attempt in this direction. Diagnosis and treatment methods are described in simple language in this book.

Apart from a well known Ayurveda physician, he was also a well known poet and linguaphile.

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