Dr. Sruthi S. Nambiar is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Kriya Shareera, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. She has completed BAMS from Amrita School of Ayurveda and pursued post graduation from SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka under RGUHS, Bangalore. She has 2 years of experience in teaching in the Department of Kriya Shareera. Dr. Sruthi S. Nambiar has experience of teaching for allied courses in Ayurveda at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Aluva. She has published a book titled Ayurjyothi– Ayurveda book in braile script which has been selected for Asia books of record.



She has presented papers on

  • "Status of Smriti in Different Prakruti" at Global Ayurveda Fest held in Kochi 2014.
  • "Geriatrics in Ayurveda" at Ayushyam conducted by Amrita School of Ayurveda.
  • "Role of Prakruti in the Effective Control of Diseases" at 13th Sastramadhanam at Palaghat.
  • "Relation between Prakruti and Susceptibility to Diseases" at Third National Conference of SIMA (Hassan).



Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2013 Journal Article S. Surendran Nambiar, Unnikrishnan, P. Vishnu, and Shivaprasad, C., “Vyana Vata–The Mahajava”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 4, 2013.[Abstract]

Vyana Vata is described as Mahajava which is highly powerful. Therefore it keeps the Rasa Dhatu in circulation continuously and always throughout the life. Vyana Vata with its swift action performs all the functions in the body. All the three Doshas residing in Hrdaya contribute directly or indirectly to the functioning of the body; but vyana vata has a unique role in carrying out the functions throughout the body while residing in hrdaya. Any obstruction to vyana vata leads to a disease that affects the whole body. Vitiation of vyana vata hampers its functions as well as nutrition and movements of the body. Therefore treatment should aim at understanding vyana vata and to correct the root cause. The paper describes the physiological, pathological and treatment aspects of vyana vata in accordance with the contemporary view. The physiological aspect includes the location, functions and dependency of other sub types of Vata to Vyana Vata which is discussed along with its contemporary understanding. The pathological aspect deals with causes for vitiation and symptoms seen and the general line of treatment modality applied.

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2013 Journal Article S. Surendran Nambiar, Lakshmiprasad, J., and Shivaprasad, C., “The psychological and physical dimensions to Smriti”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 3, 2013.[Abstract]

The concept of Smriti has been vividly explained in the classical text but not much work has been done to understand it. The paper will discuss the characteristics of memory and relate it with concept of Smriti as explained in the classical texts. The power of the mind to retain and reproduce what is learnt is called memory. Memory revolves around the concept of mind and other perspectives which is the karya (cause) to bring about the karana(karana) that is attainment of a good memory. Body and mind constantly interact with eachother. Thus an approach to understand smriti has to be done in two angles – the psychological and physical aspects. The psychological aspects like Atma, mana, buddhi and moksha. The physical aspects like the concepts on dosha, sara, prakruti, onset of diseases and in the treatment point of view. The paper attempts to explain the psychological and physical aspects of Smriti.

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