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Dr. K. T. Ajmal, MD
Chief Physician
Calicut Unani Hospital & Research Centre

Dr. Ajmal KT, the Director of Calicut Unani Hospital & Research Centre is the first degree holder in Unani from the State of Kerala. After finishing his BSc he pursued graduation in Unani from Pune University in 1992 and secured the 1st rank. He pursued his M.D. (Moalijat) in 2010 at Nashik, Maharashtra. In 2012, Dr. Ajmal was awarded the first rank in the P.G. Diploma Course in Marma and Massage conducted by the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai, TamiI Nadu, lndia.

The Unani System of Medicine was unheard of in the state of Kerala, Dr. Ajmal introduced it in Kerala & also practiced it successfully. From 1994 to 1996 he rendered his services as a Medical officer at Kasargod, Kerala. To quench his thirst and the quest to popularize Unani System of Medicine he quit the job & established the Calicut Unani Hospital and Research Center in I997. The hospital was started on OPD basis and later developed to a 10 bedded IPD. Over a period of 20 years he successfully treated approximately 5 million patients the world over. Approximately 100 patients visit his OPD daily & the IPD is also always full.

Being a visionary, Dr. Ajmal realized the need and importance of good quality, effective, safe and pocket friendly medicine for the management of different diseases & established Hermas Unani Herbal Pharmaceuticals company. Spread over 20,000 sq. feet Hermas Unani is the first GMP and ISO-9001-2008 and Halal certified company in south India, where 400 Unani herbal medicines are manufactured from raw materials. Dr. Ajmal has emerged as a pioneer in the formulation of pediatrics herbal formulations. These are manufactured at his company for the first time and can be safely prescribed for the various common pediatrics ailments. He has been regularly exporting the medicine to various countries and thereby contributing to India's economic growth. He wrote the therapeutic as a ready reference for Unani Physicians.

Dr. Ajmal, after his resounding success on both his ventures could not be stopped. He felt the need of quality raw materials. Taking advantage of the geographical location and suitable climate for the cultivation of medicinal herbal plants, he started cultivation of medicinal plants at his plantation. This plantation is dear to his heart and he calls it "Hermas Valley".

Satellite Centers: "Herbs and Hakim-Unique Unani Regimental and Research center" - A dream come true, has been established at various states of India.

Dr. Ajmal is a visiting doctor at UAE. He visits regularly at Al-Lulu Medical Center, Lulu Center, Sharjah, Rolla UAE. He not only treats the patients at UAE but as a mission to popularize the Unani System of Medicine he gives radio talks on Radio Asia, UAE. He also conducts regular Mehfil –e-tib (gathering of Hakims), a platform for traditional hakims to interact and fruitfully exchange their knowledge.

Administrative Experience:

  • Director-Calicut Unani Hospital & Research center, Calicut, Kerala.
  • Founder and chief editor of "Al-Hakim" Unani magazine in Malayalam language.
  • Founder, chairman of Kerala Unani development board (Govt. Registered 1996).
  • Founder and President of Kerala Unani Medical Association (KUMA).
  • Founder Member of Ex-students Association of Z.V.M. Unani Medial College & Hospital, Pune.

Paper Published In National/International Journals:

  • Ethno-Medical, Nutraceutical And Phytochemical Profiles of Punica Granatum L. (Pomegranate) - A Review, published in Indian Journal of Unani Medicine Vol. V, Issue 1, Page No 31-43, January-June 2012.
  • Historical highlights and Geographical growth of cupping therapy in the Unani System of Alternative Medicine, published in Indian Journal of Unani Medicine, Vol. V, Issue 2, pp147-152, July-December 2012.
  • Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) study on Hijamah (Wet Cupping) Therapy" in the Hippocratic Journal of Unani Journal,vol.8(2):1-7,2013.

Lectures delivered as a resource faculty:

Delivered lectures as a resource person at various Unani Medical colleges.

Participation in International Conference and Seminar:

  • Participated in the AFM's 10th International conference "Education the key to progress" hosted by American Federation of Muslim from India, California, USA, in association with H.G.M.A.E Trust and M.C.E Society, Pune on 29-30th Dec, 2001.
  • Participated in International Conference in Unani Medicine organized by Central Council of Indian Medicine under the aegis of Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Attended Workshops, Seminars:

  • Participated in the C.M.E conference on 27th February 2005 organised by ex-students association Z.V.M Unani Medical College Pune.
  • Attended two day workshop on "Bio Medical Communication" organized by M.M.E.R.C., Pune, in collaboration with Indian Council of Medicinal Research, New Delhi. Held in Pune on 1st and 2nd September 2007.
  • Participated in the, C.M.E. Conference on 3rd Feb, 2008 as a Delegate Organized by ESA, Z.V.M. Unani Medical College Pune, in association with All India Tibbi Congress (Maharashtra state).
  • Attended a state level Conference and work shop for post graduate students of Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy on Sunday 9t March 2008 at Darbar Hall, Haffkin Institute, Mumbai.
  • Attended a one day seminar on "Unani in General Practice" on 29th December 2008 organized by Kerala Unani Medical Association at Kerala.
  • Attended three days "Global Ayurveda Conference" at Bharti Vidya Peeth, Pune from 9th to 11th January 2009.
  • Attended a National Seminar on "Diagnostic Techniques" held on 6th March 2010 organized by Faculty of Life Sciences Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.
  • Attended a "National Conference On Unani Medicine 2011" on 16th January 2011 at Nagpur organized by All India Unani Tibbi Congress.
  • Attended a two day State level Workshop on the topic "Drug Regulatory Affairs: Current Scenario" on 4th and 5th March 2011 organized by Allana College of Pharmacy, Azam Campus, Camp, Pune 411001.

Extra-curricular Activities:

  • Conducting Unani Health Camps at rural areas in Kerala.
  • Writing health related articles based on Unani philosophy in the local newspaper.
  • Founder and chief editor of "Al-Hakim" Unani magazine in Malayalam language. `
  • Founder, chairman of Kerala Unani development board (Govt. Registered 1996).
  • Founder and President of Keral Unani Medical Association (KUMA).
  • Founder Member of Ex-students Association of Z.V.M. Unani Medial College & Hospital, Pune.


Received "Life Time Achievement Award" from Ex-Students Association of Z.V.M. Unani Medical College & Hospital, Camp, Pune.

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