Our Story

About Us


Sankunnis Ayurvedic clinic established in 1910 is one of the oldest Ayurvedic clinics in Chennai. It was founded by Dr. U.P Sankunni Menon, who was a Sanskrit Scholar and underwent extensive training in Sanskrit and Ayurvedic Sastras. He carried out far reaching researches in the field of Ayurvedic Science and formulated various Ayurvedic medicines which are used even today to successfully treat various acute and chronic health problems with no side effects. He practiced until his death in 1962. His line of practice and the sastras he followed was then passed on to his disciple and son-in-law, Dr. P Balakrishnan, G.C.I.M, who then successfully continued the practice forward. Dr. P Balakrishnan then passed on the tradition to his daughter- in-law Dr. Jayashree Rajan M. Sc.MD(AM), who is also a gold medalist in botanical sciences. She now heads the Sankunnis Ayurvedic Clinic in Shenoy Nagar. At present Dr. Jayashree Rajan M. Sc.MD(AM) and her daughter Dr. Priyanka Rajan B.A.M.S, who is a 4th generation physician practice at the Shenoy Nagar clinic. All medicinal preparations and therapies administered at Sankunni’s Ayurvedic Clinic are strictly based on tried & tested traditions practiced by the founder Dr. Sankunni Menon.

Our Team


Dr. Jayashree Rajan is a gold medalist in Plant Biology from Bangalore University. Her passion for plants and healing compelled her to pursue a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. She also completed her Masters in Alternate Medicine. She is the Director of Sankunnis Ayurvedic Research Foundation and heads the R&D unit. She plays a key role in the production of various export-quality ayurvedic products.


Dr. Priyanka Rajan has completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Dr. MGR University. She started her Sanskrit education at the age of 6 under her grandfather`s guidance. Being a 4th generation Ayurvedic physician she has a passion for healing and counselling. She has also completed a certification course from Stanford University on Food and Nutrition. She specializes in integrating Ayurvedic therapies with modern day Nutrition therapies. She is part of the R&D unit at Sankunnis Research Foundation and is involved in the product manufacturing. Dr. Priyanka Rajan also teaches at the Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy based in Austin, Texas, USA.