Dr. Franklin's Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre
Dr.Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute & Research Centre, the Unique Centre for Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation is established in 1997 by Dr.V.Franklin, formerly medical officer of Government of Kerala. The centre is located at Chowara just 21km away from the Trivandrum International Airport.
Dr.V.Franklin founder of Dr. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute and Research Centre (A Unit of Ribis Health Care Pvt Ltd), Chowara, is hailing from a family of Ayurvedic treatment field for more than 400 years . Besides from his hereditary background, an academically qualified physician, holding bachelors degree from the University of Kerala and Post Graduate Diploma holder in physical medicine and rehabilitation from the Bombay University. Recruited in Kerala Government service as a medical officer,in the Ayurvedic system of medicines. After leaving the Government service voluntarily, worked as a physiotherapist for the Qatar Rayyan Foot Ball team.

Our therapeutic crew consists of 52 qualified and expert Ayurvedic therapists and 10 Ayurvedic Doctors who work under the guidance of Dr.V.Franklin (Chief Physician) and Dr.Sony Joseph (Managing Director).The Yoga & Meditation sessions are handled by the Yoga expert Master Soorya Ravi.

Ayurveda Treatment at Our Panchakarma Institute
Provide treatments for various problems such as mental tensions, stress, Psoriasis, infertility and sterility, Tropical Eosinophilia, arthritis and associated ailments, acidity and associated aliments, immune deficiency disorders, diabetics, insomnia, muscular wasting, etc ...

Special Treatment package for wellness, rejuvenation, slimming, Body purification. 

The medicines which are used for treatment is specially prepared in own pharmacy maintains high quality standards. 

Smoking and drinking alcohol, beer with in the premises is strictly prohibited.
The guests are free to contact us through email/telephone/fax for more medical advice before and after the treatments. 
Being a genuine treatment centre we assert great importance for the intake of proper food items by the patients under treatment. After the first detailed consultation, our Doctors will chart per day treatment programme and an Ayurvedic vegetarian diet plan to follow during the treatment days. (This diet contains varieties of vegetarian dishes )

  • Pizhichil : Lukewarm herbal oils are dripped all over the body in a rhythmic way. 
  • Uthara Vasthi : Herbal oils herbal extracts are applied through the Uro-genital tract.
  • Vasthi (Bhramana, Mathra, Sneha, Kashaya) :Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum.
  • Sirovasthi : Special herbal oils are poured in a cap fitted on the head 
  • Abhyagam : In this treatment gentle oil massage is given according to the disease for 45 - minutes Indications Obesity, lack of blood circulations etc. 
  • Snehapanam : Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for period of 3-7 days (Preparatory process for doing Panchakarma) 
  • Anjanam: Collyrium is applied in eyes after proper cleaning.

  • Kizhi : Herbal leaves, herbs, herbal powders, flesh of animals etc., are applied to the whole body in boluses. 
  • Gnavarakizhi : It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag.
  • Udvarthanam : This is a typical massage with herbal powders 
  • Nasyam : This is one of the important treatment in Panchakarma in which herbal juices, medical oils etc are applied through nose. 
  • Greeva Bhandhanam: This is very special bandage along with medicines for muscular and orthopaedic problems.

  • Dhara Thyla, Thakra, Ksheera
    Some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc are poured on the forehead in a special way for about 45 minutes.
  • Lepam (Anna, Siro, Sirajala) 
    Special medical herbs are made into paste and is applied on the body or part of body for 20 – 90 minutes. 
Health Care Programmes
'Born to win'
- This is a special treatment to stimulate the vital points
‘Swasa Kasa Chikilsa’ (For Lungs) --A special treatment to increase the strength of your lungs
‘Rejuvenation Therapy’ (Rasayana Chikilsa)-This treatment includes body massage with hand and foot by medicated oil and cream.It is good to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, to one up skin, to strengthen all system so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

‘You and your spine'- This is a special treatment package for you spine problems. It will strengthen the back muscles and prevent degeneration of bones, it can also prevent nerve compression.This treatment includes Body massage, Snehapanam, Virechanam, Kadi Vasthi, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi etc. 
‘Body Mind & Soul’- An absolute stress Reliever with a combination of Yoga Meditation, Ayurveda and Holistic touches.
Chakra Massage  - This massage is to stimulate the chakra points of the body
Rejuvenation Massage - This is good for rejuvenating the body to reduce mental tension, sexual weakness to improve vitality etc
General Massage - Body massage with herbal powder or oil for one hour by hand to tone up the body to improve blood circulation etc. 
  • Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment (Kayakalpa Chikilsa) -This is the prime treatment in Ayurveda for reducing ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and to immunize the body.This package includes Body Massage, Snehapanam, Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapooranam, Medicated Steam Bath, Yoga and Meditation. 
  • Panchakarma Chikilasa (Full Course) - It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatemaent in our traditional way .This package includes Body Massage, Snahapanam Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam,SnehaVasthi,Sirovasthi, Brahmana Vasthi,Dhara,Pizhichil, Gandoosam, Medicated Bath, Medicated Steam Bath, etc. 
  • Karna Pooranam - This process helps to clean the ear and avoid ailments associated with the ear. 
  • Tharpanam - This is a cleaning process of eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents cataract and strengthens the optic nerve. 
  • Gandoosha - Dhavanam - It is a very effective Treatment for weak gums. It is good for spongy Gums and bad odour of mouth
  • Face Pack - This is the traditional Ayurvedic facial which is very good for your face
Slimming Programme - This programme includes massage, in take of herbal juice, herbal preparations and some minor exercises.
Beauty Care Programme - This programme includes massage with oil,Powder and cream, body pack,face pack,herbal tea etc.It will increase your skin complexion and beautifies the body figure.

Body Purification Therapy ( Shodana Chikilsa) - It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. This will also purify the gunas and doshas of mind viz. Satwa, Rajas and Thamas. The 15 days package process include body massage, snehapanam, Vamanam, Nasyam, Virechanam (medicated Purgative) Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapoornam, Medicated steam bath.  
Medicated Bath - It beautifies the skin and removes all impurities. 
Medicated Steam Bath - This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to reduce fat etc.  

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