Ayurveda, which lists cannabis as one of the five essential plants and considers both its potential for misuse and its medical applications, is aware of the plant’s therapeutic benefits. Only a few thousand years later, cannabis is the newest health travel trend, permeating everything from spa massages to onsen pools. The first Ayurvedic cannabis wellness retreat in Asia was just established in Kerala a few months ago.
The first Ayurvedic-cannabis wellness resort in Asia is Poonthottam Ayurvedasram in Pallakad, Kerala. AyurCann is a new project by the Bombay Hemp Company (Boheco) in collaboration with Poonthottam Ayurvedasram resort. It focuses on cannabis-infused Ayurvedic therapies and cuisine, guided yoga and mindfulness sessions, tantric psychology, lifestyle and nutrition planning, and cannabis counseling.
The F&B will use hemp seeds, oil, and powder in salad dressings, vegetable stir-fries, and when steaming idlis and dosas. Additionally, hemp-based toiletries will be provided at the accommodation. The 28-room Ayurvedic retreat, founded in 1989 by Vaidya PMS Raveendranath in Kerala’s Kulakkad village in Palakkad, about a three-hour drive from Kochi airport, will be where Boheco’s cannabis leaf extract medications and hemp nutrition products will be prescribed under the direction of the therapists.
The Malayalam name for “flower garden” is “poonthottam,” and this Ayurveda ashram is found in the lush Kulakkad hill region of Kerala. But this isn’t the only factor contributing to the area’s rising appeal. The fact that this ashram has established itself as Asia’s first cannabis health retreat is the main reason why people are talking about it!
Traditional Ayurvedic treatments like Abhyangam, Patra Pinda Sveda, Taila, Dhaara, etc. are combined with guided yoga sessions by AyurCann. To comprehend each participant’s unique psychology, the practices will also involve exercises in mindfulness. Diagnosis and treatment will also be provided. It will be beneficial for natural and holistic healing if medicinal cannabis and Himalayan hemp nutrition are added to these holistic treatments.
Avyatha, which is solely a pain management programme, Mukta, a stress management programme, and finally Nidra, a sleep wellness programme, are a few cannabis-based programmes that are a crucial element of the retreat. These programmes, which include numerous Ayurveda treatments and other activities, are created for either 14 or 21 days.
How to reach:
Many Indian cities offer train service to the Palakkad Junction or the Shornur Junction. International travelers can fly to international airports like Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mumbai, etc, and then connect to a domestic flight to Cochin, Coimbatore, or Kozhikode, which is the closest. If the ashram is informed of the arrival information and this service is requested, it can arrange for a cab service from these three airports.
Please note: It is advisable to contact the center before your visit and gather the latest information.