Dr. Sarita Shrestha, MD (Ayurveda), OB/GYN

A classically trained Ayurvedic physician from Kathmandu, Nepal

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Dr. Sarita Shrestha is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician from Kathmandu, Nepal with more than 25 years of clinical experience in hospitals, clinics and rural health camps, specializing in women’s health.

She has facilitated training programs for thousands of national and international students in Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Therapy; emphasizing her specialty in women’s healthcare. She is renowned as Nepal’s first female Ayurvedic physician as well as its first Ayurvedic OB/GYN. Educated in a medical school that fully integrated classical Ayurveda with “modern medicine”, Dr. Shrestha has an exceptional perspective and ability to integrate western science and traditional Ayurvedic medicine for western students. In 2003 Dr. Shrestha founded the Devi Ma Ayurveda Hospital in Sipadole, Nepal, a village 18 km outside of Kathmandu. She has been teaching the US since 2000.

Dr. Shrestha has become known internationally as the “Mother of Ayurveda.”

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Programs, Projects and Events

How can you help Devi Ma Kunja?

Land & Building Project

To initiate next steps (fencing, architect and engineering fees, permits) and provide for all future development.

Medical Equipment

Microscope, portable x-ray and ultrasound machine, diabetic diagnostic tools.

Hospital Operational Costs

Funding to support ongoing activities and increase services.


Equipment such as dryers, processors and furnaces.


Support Nepalese Ayurveda medical students.

Outreach Programs

Funds for medicine and supplies (one health camp costs $450 USD).

“Playing is healing, singing and dancing are healing, being in nature is healing. All of these healing ways will be found within the community of Devi Ma Kunja for all people.”

—Dr. Sarita Shrestha

Health Consultations

Dr. Sarita Shrestha visits the U.S. each year and is available for a limited number of Ayurvedic Health Consultations.