Foundations of Ayurvedic Herbalism

20-Hour Course

Course Overview

Dive into the heart of Ayurvedic medicine with our 20-hour course, “Foundations of Ayurvedic Herbalism,” delivered over 10 engaging 2-hour live lessons. Led by the esteemed Ayurvedic doctor, herbalist, and educator, KP Khalsa, this course offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the depths of Ayurvedic herbalism. Throughout this immersive learning experience, participants will dive into the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission’s list of essential herbs for Ayurvedic Health Counselors, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the materia medica of Ayurvedic herbs.

The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to cover critical areas of Ayurvedic practice, including the principles of digestion, the therapeutic use of tonics, the art of Ayurvedic massage, and the basics of formulating herbal remedies. Additionally, participants will receive an introduction to panchakarma, the Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation protocol. This course not only aims to deepen your knowledge and skills in Ayurvedic herbalism but also ensures you are well-equipped to apply these ancient principles in modern holistic health practices. Join us to embark on a journey of discovery, learning, and personal growth with one of the leading voices in Ayurvedic medicine.


  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbalism
  • Preparations
  • AAC AHC Herbs
  • Materia Medica
  • Herbs & Digestion
  • Herbs & Respiratory
  • Herbs & Cardiovascular
  • Herbs & Urinary
  • Tonics
  • Herbs & Diabetes
  • Herbs & Massage
  • Formulating
  • Introduction to Panchakarma
  • Introduction to Bhasma

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Learning Experience

Participate in a dynamic live 2-hour lesson each week via Zoom, or conveniently access the recording to watch at your convience. Each lesson comes complete with downloadable slides and a host of valuable resources designed to enrich your learning journey. As part of the course, engage in a comprehensive midterm and final exam, meticulously crafted to gauge and elevate your overall learning experience.


April 17 – June 26, 2024

This class meets each Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm EST (excluding school holidays).

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Your Teacher, Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C, R.H.

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, affectionately known as “KP,” is a distinguished practitioner with a rich tapestry of over five decades in holistic medicine. Renowned as one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America, Khalsa’s extensive experience and expertise have made an indelible mark on the field.

Khalsa’s leadership spans numerous prestigious roles, including President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild and Director Emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. His influence extends far beyond these positions, as he is a highly respected teacher, prolific writer, and captivating lecturer. His dedication to promoting holistic wellness has touched countless lives, and his wealth of knowledge continues to inspire and educate the next generation of healers.