Nighantu: Advanced Ayurvedic Herbal Studies

In Nighantu: Advanced Ayurvedic Herbal Studies, students will focus on over 70+ herbs covered in classical Nighantu texts. While still abundant, many of these herbs have fallen into disuse and went back in the fountain of knowledge.

The lectures integrate basic concepts from western pharmacology, the biochemistry of important active ingredients in medicinal plants, as well as their absorption, transport, metabolism, and excretion properties. Principles of administration and drug-herb interactions will be covered in depth.

In Nighantu: Advanced Ayurvedic Herbal Studies, students will also learn: 

  • To understand the concept of pharma co-dynamics and pharma co-kinetics.
  • To understand the therapeutic index, measures of toxicity, and measures of safety and efficacy.
  • To become familiar with Nighantu descriptions of over 70 commonly prescribed Ayurvedic Herbs.
  • The list of herbs in order of appearance in Bravprakash 

Note: If a student is enrolled in the Ayurvedic Practitioner or Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Program, the tuition fee for this class is included.

DatesClasses are every Wednesday, starting Tuesday August 14, 2018, through Tuesday December 11, 2018, 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm. This course will continue in Spring 2018 for weekend classes.

Please check the calendar for details and dates https://ayurvedsadhana.com/events

    • August:
      • Tue, Aug 14, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Aug 21, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Aug 28, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
    • September:
      • Tue, Sep 4, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Sep 11, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
    • October:
      • Tue, Oct 2, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Oct 9, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Oct 16, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Oct 23, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Oct 30, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
    • November:
      • Tue, Nov 6, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Nov 13, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Nov 27, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
    • December:
      • Tue, Dec 4, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT
      • Tue, Dec 11, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT

Assignments Due Date – Herbarium and Research Paper: Friday May 24, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Bharat Vaidya 

Price: $1440

Class Format: Live webinar or in-person Superior, Colorado near Boulder

Credits: 7 Credits

Text Book(s)/Notes: Students will receive PowerPoint notes prior to class