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March 23rd, 2007 | admin

People of Kerala know Vallathol Narayana Menon better as a romantic poet only. The knowledge that he was an Ayurvedic practitioner and also a writer of Ayurvedic books in Malayalam may be new to most people in Kerala.

Vallathol Narayana Menon learned vaidyam (Ayurveda) and Sanskrit in his childhood, mostly from his uncle Ramunni Menon. He wrote the Ayurvedic books, Arogyachintamani, vaidyabhooshanam, garbha raksha kramam, vaidya jeevanam, and nethramrutham.

Apart from literature, Sanskrit and Ayurveda, he was also fond of Kathakali, the divine dance form of Kerala.

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