Preparation of medicines
Sixty-four Ayurvedic medicines are manufactured in-house using herbs from our garden, locally collected or purchased herbs. The first herbal medicines prepared at the old clinic included: Churna (single herb and herbal mixture powders), Kwatha (decoctions), Taila (oils), Vati (tablets) and Lepa (poultice).
Since moving to our new location in 1996 and preparing and growing our own medicines, we now produce almost a hundred different medicines. These are manufactured on site, thanks to Glastonbury litterpicker volunteers in 2009, who raised enough for us to buy a special pill-making machine.
All medicines are provided free of cost. In dispensing medicines we take the utmost care to ensure that people are well informed about what they are taking, and where possible out community health workers follow up.