Kerala is known for its high quality infrastructure of health care. Some of the expert healthcare professionals of Kerala are invited by the reputed medical schools like Harvard and Sloan Kettering. Its high rate of literacy is the main reason behind it. The literacy rate of Kerala is higher than the literacy rate of India. The socio-economic, environmental, biological, and political factors of the state-all have relation to the healthcare status of the state.
Ayurveda, the holistic science of life is one of the oldest healthcare traditions practiced in Kerala. The age-old ayurveda system has medicines prepared from herbs, oils and natural ingredients. Ayurveda is now a part of tourism industry of the state and Kerala has various ayurveda centers and institute throughout the state. Ayurveda treatments cure various chronic and rheumatic diseases and message therapy has holistic power to rejuvenate the body and mind.
Low death rate, declining birthrate, highest life expectancy are the characteristics of demographic transition of Kerala.
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