Dr Jammi Venkataramanayya hailed from a family of Ayurvedic scholars. He had no formal classroom education or any advanced degree in Ayurveda, except for a brief stint with an Ayurvedic scholar Vadlamani Suryanarayana Shastri and knowledge picked up from his uncle. He was a Sanskrit Scholar of high repute and with a strong desire and passion to serve people. He started his practice way back in 1900 at Vijaynagaram, Andhra Pradesh.
In 1927 Dr T.S. Tirumurthy, the principal of Stanley Medical College, Madras invited him to Madras to help cure a very serious case of childhood cirrhosis. The patient was the son of a very prominent industrialist. The boy was in a critical condition and most allopathic doctors had lost hope for the boy. Dr Jammi’s Ayurvedic preparations and treatments proved to be highly successful and saved the boy’s life. After this incident he treated many more patients with similar conditions and gained wide recognition. In 1928 he decided to move to Madras and start his practice. During his stay in Madras he developed several Ayurvedic formulations based on his 28 years of Ayurvedic experience to treat many children’s diseases. After settling down he set up his pharmaceutical unit on Brodies Road where he standardized his medicines.