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Ayurvedic Herbology - A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology by Michael Dick

by Michael Dick

The bulky, A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology (about 500 pages of content and 85 pages of appendices) is organized in a manner to help acquaint the student with theory and the classical Ayurvedic literature, in a topical way, by including extensive quotes from the ancient texts. This approach serves to authenticate statements of the author and others about the content of Ayurveda and helps to give the student a broad comprehension of the theoretical framework of Ayurveda. Review questions are included to aid learning and recall of highlights of the respective chapters.

A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology, with its 20 sections is an ideal learning device for the Ayurvedic student newcomer. The sections are:

1. History 2. Disease 3. Treatment 4. Medicine 5. Dravya Guna–Theory of Drug Action 6. Identification 7. Classification 8. Pharmacology 9. Pharmacognosy 10. Interactions 11. Toxicology 12. Ayurvedic Preparations 13. Compounding 14. GMP's–Handling, Processing, Storage 15. Apparatuses 16. Ethics 17. Legal Issues 18. Resources 19. Applied Herbology – The 24 Herbs 20. Appendices


The Handbook Distance Learning Course takes the student through these sections one module at a time. The student returns written questions for grading. The student is also required to complete one of the four following options–read and return a short written summary / review as described below.


An average grade of 85% is expected for earning a Certification of Completion in Ayurvedic Herbology


Fees include one copy of the Survey, a .pdf searchable data fie, and a searchable CD of its 24 covered herbs, Tests and Grading thereof, Certificate. $950.

Nota Bene: Deadline for completion of the course for purposes of grading exams and book reviews and issuing Certificate of Completion is one calendar year from receipt of A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology and testing materials.


Required / Supplied: A Topical Survey of Ayurvedic Herbology, Michael Dick MA

And one of the 4 Options below:

Option 1 –Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants (Dravyagunavignyan) Vaidya V.M. Gogte, Bhavan's Book University, Mumbai, India 2000 Read Part I 284 pages and write a 5 page summary / review.

Or –

Option 2 –Bhaishajya Kalpana Vijnanam, Dr. K Rama Chandra Reddy, Chaukhambha, Varanasi, India, 1998 AND

               --Dravyaguna Vijnana (Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda), by Dr. I L N Sastry, Chaukhambha, Varanasi, India, 2002   Read both books and write a 3 page summary / review on each book


Option 3 –Textbook of Advanced Herbology by Terry Willard, PhD, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1992 Read and write a 5 page summary / review.


Option 4 –Herbs of Choice (The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals), by Varro E. Tyler, PhD, Professional Products Press, NY, 1994 AND

              --Yoga of Herbs (An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine), by Lad and Frawley, Lotus Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1988                                               Read both books and write a 3 page summary / review of each.

NOTICE: Student is expected to acquire optional books on his or her own. Ordering information of options 1 and 2 will be provided upon request.

Course on Gunas: Ask for details

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