About us

Who We Are

A centuries old respected Ayurveda company.

Adara Ayurveda is the consumer-facing brand by the Vasudeva Vilasam Group, a multidisciplinary brand for authentic Ayurveda products, therapies, and holistic wellness treatments. The parent company produces 500 products at its own ISO/GMP certified factory in Trivandrum, and holds approximately 50 patents.

Our Snapshot

With more than a century of history through eight generations of family ownership, the company still maintains core philosophies that stay true to the integrity of its founder.

  • Traditional Ayurveda practices
  • In-house products and services
  • Doctor consultation driven approach
  • Affordable pricing for all

FUN FACT: The company’s first products in the 1800’s included hair and body oils, and hair and tooth powders for the adjacent Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple priests. These original products are still in inventory today.

Our Mission

  • To create centres of Ayurvedic excellence that will offer holistic Ayurvedic wellness to every individual by drawing on our centuries of learning and our constant research to improve and innovate.

Our Vision

  • To create centres of Ayurvedic excellence that will offer holistic Ayurvedic wellness to every individual by drawing on our centuries of learning and our constant research to improve and innovate.

Our History

When John Henry Garstin, the Private Secretary to Lord Napier (Governor of Madras) was visiting the ruler of Travancore in the late 1800’s, His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal Maharaja, he was suffering intensely from diabetic blisters. The Diwan of Travancore, Sri T Rama Rao, advised he undergo treatment from one of the bright young palace physicians, the Kottaram Vaidyan, Sri Vasudevan Unni. Mr. Garstin was impressed with Sri Unni and recommended to the Governor to start an Ayurveda Patashala. It was set up at the Kashayapura (Ayurveda Manufacturing area) of the Travancore Palace and our founder, Sri N Vasudevan Unni was appointed as the superintendent and Head Physician of the first Ayurveda Patashala. Upon his death his nephew (who had had trained under him) renamed the Vaidyasala to Vasudeva Vilasam Vaidyasal in his honor. The patashala was taken over by the government and is the current Govt. Ayurveda College of Trivandrum. In 1971, a multispeciality Ayurveda hospital was established as a tribute to Sri. N Vasudevan Unnir at the same location as the patashala.