The Doyen of Ayurvedic Medicine in Kerala
Sri. N.K. Padmanabhan Vaidyar was born as the eldest son of Sri Kunchan Panicker into a well known traditional ayurvedic family ‘Vallat’, from Cherthala. Vaidyar completed his Sanskrit studies from Charamangalam Sanskrit High school and completed vaidya education under the Gurukula tradition from Sri. N.K. Pilla Vaidyar . He had spent the initial years of his life learning the principles or yogas of Ayurveda and their applications, from manuscripts that were handed down by the great masters. He established a clinic under the name New Udaya Pharmacy in the year 1960 and started his practice in Ernakulam at Kadavanthra junction. Vaidyar obtained Certificate of competence in ‘Vishavaidya ’ , in the year 1974 from Government of Kerala.
NUPAL Remedies is the fruit of one man’s dedication, hard work and commitment. He disliked hypodermic needles and surgeons knives too. Vaidyar undertook a mission for 50 years to rid the world free of many diseases without surgery and this leads to many path breaking solutions – to name a few – Prostowin for prostate gland enlargement , Arshonil for Piles, Stonex for gall bladder stone , kidney stone , pancreas stone etc. His thirst to find remedies for incurable diseases became an obsession, his youth was spent in indulging in this obsession and was duly rewarded with a number of break-through from time to time and thereby made many effective remedies which are not available in other systems of medicine. All these special formulations are peerless in the field of Ayurveda and are well established in the domestic and international markets.
Vaidyars 50 year old mission had been to rid the world of liver diseases with his path breaking achievement – Kamilari – which was developed in 1960s , it ameliorated many lapsing livers. Liver is the master organ in the body According to Vaidyar, “if the liver is healthy no virus or any other foreign body affects the immune system .
The highly reputed quality of NUPAL products is the result of sincere efforts and high standards of its very sophisticated quality control department, one of its kind in South India with an investment of over 2 Crores. The technical persons keep a constant surveillance of all production activities starting with the receipt of raw materials right to the final stages of packing, storage & dispatch.
Strict in plant control inspections, The Quality control department is equipped with necessary instruments as well as qualified and experienced staff.
NUPAL has plans to start a very sophisticated medicine manufacturing unit under WHO CGMP specifications. Construction has already started and the prestigious project will be completed within a year or two.
NUPAL has invested more than 2 crore rupees in Quality Control and Research & Development (R&D) and is well equipped with modern sophisticated instruments like:
• HPTLC of Camag Switzerland with photo documentation with densitometry measurements.
• HPLC of Thermo USA (Quaternary gradient with PDA detector),
• Gas Chromatography for testing residual solvents, Pesticide residues, Volatile oils etc.,
• Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer with Hydride generator for testing Heavy metals and Trace metals
• Micro wave digestion systems etc.,
• Rotary Vacuum Evaporator
• and is engaged in various research activities spanning all the areas of Ayurvedic research.
The R & D division is presently engaged in drug research such as Standardisation of single drugs, Standardisation of compound drugs, Standardisation of method of processing of finished products and also carrying out clinical research, pharmaceutical research and fundamental research. It also has formulated, tried and launched various new formulations which are being manufactured and marketed by NUPAL . The department also ensures the quality of the products of NUPAL by keeping a close watch on each and every phase of production and by monitoring with its scrupulous criteria.
Extra ordinary foresight
In the history of Ayurveda, great Acharyas have departed without sharing their precious knowledge with the new generation. Padmanabhan Vaidyar’s foresight and vision made him preserve the ancient Ayurveda secrets by collating data from more than 5 decades of his experience in treating patients suffering from liver diseases and developed it into revolutionary software, ably supported by his son Dr.Sachith Roy and daughter-in-law Dr.Ambika Roy. Any Ayurveda doctor can now avail customized prescription details through this amazingly user-friendly software anywhere in the world for their patients.
He is keeping a very generous step towards the poor patients approaching him for the last over 5o years – providing free medicines without charging a single penny. He is providing a free consultation to all his patients. Advisor and mentor to SAMPOORNA SPECIAL SCHOOL , by providing fund assistance for daily free food for the inmates and other basic requirements.
He had a strong passion to collect medicinal herbs from almost all parts of the country and he had taken the initiative to plant some medicinal herbs in the Ernakulam Collectorate and he used to personally visits the herbal garden in the collectorate and guide the gardener with his valuable suggestions for maintaining the same.
NUPAL’S consistent investment in marketing promotions for their products has ensured that all advertised products share a top-of-mind recall among the consumers and they are coming out with a range of new products in the near future. NUPAL has already stepped its foot in the kingdom of UAE, MALAYSIA, MANGOLIA and are planning to come out with a unique cosmetic range of products under the umbrella name of “ Natural Solutions “ , all the prestigious projects are carried out under the efficient management of vaidyars elder son Mr. Krishnakumar. P Managing Director NUPAL AYURVEDA
He was holding various offices like Kerala Ayurveda mandalam Committee Member , District treasurer- Ayurveda mandalam , District Secretary -All India Ayurveda Congress, Ernakulam District President & State Council Member -All Kerala Medicine Manufactures Association, Director – Sreenarayana Vidya peedam public school, Member-Jeevan Raksha Charity Service society, Member – Ernakulam General Hospital , Member – Cochin Co-operative Hospital society Ltd [Indira Gandhi Co-Operative Hospital] etc.
Sri. N.K. Padmanabhan Vaidyar passed away on the 25th of August, 2013. He leaves behind a great tradition and knowledge for the humanity. He was a person with high ethical values and passion for work. It is always right to hope that his life will be inspiration and model for generations to come.