According to a local myth in India, Lord Hanuman was carrying a mountain of life saving herb to Lanka during the Rama and Ravana war to cure Rama and his entire army. Lord Hanuman dropped a piece of the mountain earth. This piece which dropped is known as Marunthuvazh Malai, which is literally translated to "hills where medicine is found". This is said to be the reason for the abundance of unique native medicinal plants in the area. Marunthuvazh Malai is located on the highway towards Nagercoil which is about 7 kms from Kanyakurmari town.

The sage Agasthya, who was himself an expert in medicinal herbs, is believed to have lived around this site in ancient days.

Medicinal herbs from the surrounding area are used in all the Avaydec products and are manufactured under strict quality assurance guidelines and are GMP and ISO 9001:2000 Certified. The products are manufactured using ancient, traditional recipes, bringing you the best of authentic Ayurveda.