Thiruvananthapuram: Health and Social Justice Minister K K Shylaja said the proposed International Ayurvedic Research Institute at Kannur would promote Kerala as the hub of ayurveda. Releasing the book ‘Sukhayu, The Ayurveda Way to a Healthy Life’  written by Dr Rajmohan, by handing over a copy to Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, the minister said efforts are on to make Kerala the hub of ayurveda.

The minister said the institute coming up in a 300-acre plot near Kannur airport would also boost tourism. The project being implemented with Central assistance will have a museum and a hospital. A brainstorming session was held with Dr M S Valliathan last month with regard to the research institute.

Though ayurveda is not the final solution to all diseases in all situations, it could be considered as the best lifestyle. While modern medicine gives thrust to the curative aspect, ayurveda is more about a holistic approach, she pointed out. “We have not yet explored the immense scope of ayurveda,” she added.

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