In this class you will learn about Ayurvedic herbs, specifically how to identify and use them in your daily life. Topics covered will include the relationship of specific herbs to the Five Elements of Ayurveda, the relationship of herbs to the three basic Gunas (mental states), and the relationship of herbs to the basic Doshas (body types). You will learn to identify and use specific herbs. We will cover the preparation of herbs and how to administer them for specific conditions. Importantly we will explore the use of herbs when taking western pharmaceutical drugs.
Students must purchase the textbook "Ayurveda: The A-Z Guide to Healing Techniques From Ancient India" by Dr. Helen Mary Thomas prior to class start. Books are available on amazon.com for $11.95.