History of Vaidyaratnam

The Thaikkattu Mooss is a well renowned family, engaged in the practice of Ayurveda (science of life & longivity) since 1941. Kerala has been associated with the traditions of Ayurveda and is known to have its roots back since the days of Lord Parasurama, an Avatara of Lord Vishnu, who is believed to threw his battle axe into the sea. As a result, the land of Kerala arose and later transformed it into a paradise of health, peace and prosperity.
The Thaikkattu Mooss family has contributed significantly to the development of Ayurveda, a holistic system of healing and treatment practiced since ages.
Among them, Eledath Thaikkattu Mooss have rendered the yeoman services in upholding the tradition through varied pursuits of treatment, education and manufacturing units of Ayurvedic medicines in the name of VAIDYARATNAM for centuries.
The experts having profund knowledge in all 8 branches of Ayurveda were given the title of ASHTAVAIDYAN. The following branches are-

  • Kaya Chikitsa (Internal Medicine)
  • Baala Chikitsa (Pediatrics)
  • Graha Chikitsa (Psychology)
  • Urdhvaanga or Shalakya Chikitsa (ENT)
  • Shalya Chikitsa (Surgery)
  • VishaChikitsa (Toxicology)
  • Rasayan/Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics & Rejuvenation)
  • Vājīkaraṇa Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Therapy)


The heritage of Thaikkattu Mooss family begins with Sri. Narayanan Moose and Ithiravi Mooss of the 19th century. Ashtavaidya Narayanan Mooss was awarded highly solicited title of Vaidyaratnam by the Viceroy of India in 1924.

Ashtavaidyan E.T. Neelakandhan Mooss, the son of Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Mooss founded the Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala in the year 1941.

The Former Chairman and Managing Director of Vaidyaratnam Group, Late Ashtavaidyan E. T. Narayanan Mooss has been honoured with the many prestigious awards for his valuable contributions to the Nation:

Other Units

Vaidyaratnam Group has established its journey of eight decades through the practice and propagation of Ayurveda with the legacy & Ashtavaidya tradition. Vaidyaratnam has created several diverse streams in field of Ayurvedic practices like Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre, Educational programmes and Pharmaceutical domains.

Manufacturing Unit

Vaidyaratnam has an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit located in Thaikkattussery, Thrissur. It endeavours to meticulously research and formulate standardized products of the highest quality. It was set up to provide the best quality product to their patients. In 2003 it was upgraded as a WHO-GMP certified manufacturing facility and accredited with ISO Certification.
To keep the relevance and efficiency of Ayurveda alive with sophisticated modern equipment. The majority of the classical products align with Ashtavaidya traditional products and patented ethical practices.

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Research Institute

Vaidyaratnam provides the best product with strong Research & Development efforts ensuring the predictable therapeutic benefits with safety to alleviate human sufferings. Extensive R & D Outcome is the development of formulations with distinct advantages for various therapeutic groups.
Vaidyaratnam has R&D center with pharmacognosy lab, phytochemistry lab, wet analysis, microbiology lab, instrumentation lab, pre-formulation lab and well-equipped product development lab. It offers a separate well equipped pilot plant for New Drug and Technology development, for further enriching the clinical studies.

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum

The Vaidyaratnam Museum provides a rich heritage of Ayurveda and represents the evolution of Ayurveda heritage right from the mythological era to the contemporary period. It has all the relevant information regarding Ayurveda portrayed in a scientific and systematic manner through a multimedia experience including artifacts, sculptures, scriptures and pictures.

Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home

Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home, an NABH accredited institution, situated at Thaikkattussery, Thrissuraims. The main aim is to serve society by providing classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments & therapies. It is a paradise of serenity amidst a uniquely rural setting, yet offers advanced treatment facilities.
The Vaidyaratnam nursing home is accredited by the Ministry of Health and Family affairs, Govt of India, for providing reimbursement of in–patient expenses.

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College was founded by the late Shri. Ashtavaidyan E.T. Neelakandhan Mooss in 1976. It is one of the leading institutions in the educational topography of India, providing excellent education in Ayurveda.The college is affiliated to the Kerala University of Health Sciences and offers B.A.M.S. degree (Ayurveda Acharya) and Post Graduate College offers Post Graduate Programme (MD) in Kayachikitsa. Admission to the course is through NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) conducted by CBSE under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Rewards & Recognition

Vaidyaratnam, a prestigious title was conferred on Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Mooss in the year 1924 by the then Viceroy of British India, Lord Reading. Ashtavaidyan Neelakandhan Mooss, son of Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Mooss, established Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala in 1941, with the aim of popularizing the amazing healing effect of Ayurveda. The Former Chairman and Managing Director of Vaidyaratnam Group, Late Ashtavaidyan E. T. Narayanan Mooss has been honoured with the following prestigious awards for his valuable contributions to the Nation:

It must be noted that Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala and Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (Pvt.) Ltd. and Vaidyaratnam Oushadhalayam (Pvt.) Ltd. are certified under GMP & ISO 9001:2000 quality standards.