Vedic Formulations: Clinical Applications

The perfect herbal series for the Ayurvedic professional

The success of an Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor is paramount to their expertise in selecting and combining herbs and formulations. The root texts of Ayurveda provide the recipes of thousands of formulations for various clinical situations. The Ashtanga Hridayam explains that 25% of clinical success depends on the herbs and formulations suggested. The herbs and formulations recommended in the right context, form and dosage, with the right adjuvants can achieve impressive results in various health conditions. We developed this series to address the vast amount of knowledge on herbs and formulations required of a successful Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor.


What to expect in this course

In each session of the series, you will learn the most commonly used and effective Vedic formulations as documented in the classical texts. Each class will cover multiple formulations. You’ll receive an overview of the formulation, contents of the formulations, method of preparation, specific indications, dosage forms, and appropriate adjuvants. Additional discussions will include special precautions, plus do’s and don’ts while taking formulations based on the specific nature of the recipe. We’ll also review case studies to evaluate the usage of formulations and how they worked in real client scenarios.

The primary root text followed in this program will be Sahasrayogam and Ashtanga Hridayam for the formulations, and Bhava Prakasha for the individual herbs, which are part of the required books for the AD program.


Who should take this course


Ayurvedic students and professionals are welcome. An existing knowledge of the following concepts is required: Doshas, Subdoshas, Dhatus, Malas and Agnis (equivalent to our modules KAA 101 & 102 – available for purchase in our Prerequisite Bundle).


Learning Objectives

  • Enhance your skills in selecting and recommending Ayurvedic formulations within your scope of practice
  • Study Ayurvedic formulations straight from the root Vedic texts with a master teacher
  • Learn how to chant the Sanskrit formulation
  • Explore the ingredients, method of preparation, indications, dosage, adjuvants and specific state of Samprapti where each Vedic formulation is most effective
  • Review clinical applications of Vedic formulations from real case studies
  • Understand any precautions and remedies for complications with Vedic formulation usage


Program Details

This series is offered in two 6-month segments per year, each consisting of 12 sessions conducted every other week. Individual sessions are hosted Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm U.S. Pacific Time.

Please note: lessons are subject to change as total Vedic formulations covered in each class may vary.


Part 1 Lessons

Formulations for Ama

Class 1 – Sep 14, 2020
  1. Amrutharishtam
  2. Amruthotharam Kwatham
  3. Ardraka Rasayanam/ Gulardrakam
  4. Shaddharanam Choornam
  5. Vilwadi Gulika Tablet
  6. Panchakola Choornam


Formulations for Constipation

Class 2 -Sep 28, 2020
  1. Abhayarishtam
  2. Gandharvahasthadi Kwatham 
  3. Erandasukumaram Eranda Thailam
  4. Nimbamrutadi Eranda Thailam
  5. Avipathi Choornam
  6. Triphala Choornam


Formulations for Preventative Health

Class 3 – Oct 12, 2020
  1. Arimedadi Thailam
  2. Anuthailam
  3. Chyavanaprasam
  4. Dhanwantharam Thailam
  5. Dasamoolarishtam
  6. Rasnadi Choornam


Formulations for Mind

Class 4 – Oct 26, 2020
  1. Saraswatarishtam
  2. Panchagavya Ghritam
  3. Kalyanakam Ghritam
  4. Saraswata Ghritam
  5. Brahmi Ghritam
  6. Chandanadi Thailam


Formulations for Gut Health

Class 5 – Nov 9, 2020
  1. Dadimadi Ghritam
  2. Dadimashtaka Choornam
  3. Pippalyadi Thailam (Anuvasanam)
  4. Ashtachoornam
  5. Jeerakarishtam
  6. Kangayanam Gulika Tablet


Formulations for Joint Health

Class 6 -Nov 23, 2020
  1. Punarnavasavam
  2. Rasnasapthakam Kwatham
  3. Kaisoravatakam Tablet
  4. Yogarajagulgulu Tablet
  5. Mahanarayana Thailam
  6. Kottamchukkadi Thailam


Formulations for Skin Health

Class 7 – Dec 7, 2020
  1. Guluchyadi Kwatham
  2. Tikthakam Kwatham
  3. Mahathikthakam Ghritam
  4. Nalpamaradi Keram
  5. Eladi Thailam
  6. Gulguluthikthakam Ghritam


Formulations for Liver Health

Class 8 – Dec 21, 2020
  1. Draksharishtam
  2. Drakshadi Lehyam
  3. Pinda Thailam
  4. Sudarshana Tablet
  5. Dasamoolaharitaki Lehyam
  6. Kushmandaka Rasayanam


Formulations for Nourishment

Class 9 – Jan 4, 2020
  1. Vidaryadi Kwatham
  2. Vidaryadi Ghritam
  3. Ashwagandharishtam
  4. Ashwagandhadi Lehyam
  5. Balaswagandhadi Thailam
  6. Ksheerabala 101 Avarthi
  7. Ksheerabala Thailam


Formulations for Lower Back Issues

Class 10 – Jan 18, 2020
  1. Sahacharadi Kwatham
  2. Sahacharadi Thailam
  3. Gandharvahasthadi Eranda Thailam
  4. Sahacharadi Sevyam
  5. Gandha Thailam
  6. Murivenna


Formulations for Menstrual Health

Class 11 – February 1, 2021
  1. Sukumaram Ghritam
  2. Shatavaryadi Ghritam
  3. Shatavari Gulam
  4. Pushyanuga Choornam
  5. Dhanwantharam Sevyam
  6. Chandanasavam


Formulations for  Respiratory System

Class 12 – February 15, 2021
  1. Dashamula Kwath
  2. Vyoshadi Vatakam
  3. Dasamoolakatutrayadi Kwatham
  4. Taleesapatradi Choornam
  5. Agastya Rasayanam
  6. Dhanwantharam Gulika Tablet



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Frequently Asked Questions

Ayurvedic students from all backgrounds are welcome, so long as you satisfy the requirements outlined above in our Prerequisites. If you have not yet meet these requirements, we offer a Prerequisite Bundle pricing option which will give you access to our course modules KAA 101 + KAA 102 from the level I Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification program.
This course is for informational and educational purposes only. Your scope of practice will be determined by your training at the professional certification level. Recommendation of formulations in clinical practice is emphasized beginning at the level II certification scope of practice.
There are no books or manuals required for this course. You'll be provided digital handouts for each class session's curriculum which will detail the formulations covered.
Yes! This program is designed to be taken online only. Each session is live streamed and recorded for later viewing.