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Dr. Sharmila Shankar

Dr. Sharmila Shankar

Dr. Sharmila Shankar

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BAMS, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition






19 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sharmila Shankar is the founder of Ayushya Ayurcare at Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She is an Ayurvedic practitioner and a clinical Nutritionist. She brings her 13 years of experience in clinical Ayurvedic practice from California, USA.Dr. Sharmila Shankar is very passionate about practicing ayurvedic medicine with a great love for helping people discover health through Ayurvedic treatments and knowledge of the basic concepts of Ayurveda..She strongly believes that prevention is better than cure and makes an effort to educate people about ayurvedic dietary concepts and balancing the body through lifestyle changes.

Malleswaram, Bangalore

Ayushya Ayurcare Clinic


41, 8th Cross, 6th Main, Landmark: Opposite Sai Shakthi Vegetarian Hotel, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed

10:30 - 01:00

Tue, Fri

11:30 - 01:00


05:00 - 07:00


11:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 06:00


Common questions & answers

Q: What is the meaning of Ayurveda?

A: Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing illness which means "science of life" (Ayur = life and Veda = science). Ayurveda recognises human being as part of nature and is governed by three major energies termed as "Vata" (wind), "Pitta" (fire), and "Kapha" (earth).

Q: What are ayurvedic medicines?

A: Ayurvedic medicines are India's oldest and a traditional medical system for treating illnesses. These medicines are referred to in ancient writings which majorly consist of plant product and may include animal product, metal, and mineral.

Q: Are ayurvedic medicines effective?

A: According to scientific clinical trials on some ayurvedic medicines, it is proved that these medicines are equally effective as that of allopathic medicines.

Q: Are ayurvedic medicines safe?

A: Ayurvedic medicinal preparation may include metal, minerals and gems which may pose a risk of increased metal and mineral levels in body which may be dangerous. Thus, they should be taken only from a reputed, experienced and genuine qualified ayurvedic doctor.

Q: Is it safe to use ayurvedic medicines in pregnancy?

A: No, it is not safe to use ayurvedic medicines without consultation of your doctor or child's doctor during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding your baby. These medicines may contain some component which may be harmful for development of your baby.


BAMS - Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore, 2000
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition - Natural Healing Institute, Encinitas, California, USA, 2002


Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)
California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM)


2000 - 2003 Ayurvedic Practitioner at Holistic Rejuvenation center
2003 - 2010 Ayurvedic Practioner &Clinical Nutritionist at Prakruti Ayurvedic Health and wellness Center


14664 Karnataka Ayurvedic and Unani Practitioner's Board, 2002

Trainings and Certifications

M. SC in YOGA - SVYASA, 2019
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