In Traditional Ayurvedic Materia Medica (TAMM II), we continue where we left off in TAM I. The emphasis here is on Dravyguna which is the part of Ayurveda which concerns with the actions (guna) and properties of medicinal agents (dravya). It begins with the first branch of dravyguna is namarupavijnana, a system that describes specific characteristics of a given healing substance, remedy or medicine.
These different names, or nama, usually refer to morphological (biologic form and structure of organisms) characteristics but the nama might also refer to medicinal use of another unique characteristic. Ever wonder about the Tumeric root? Well, we bring it front and center in the context that including that Haridra, Varna, and Nisha are involved, describing various characteristics of the root.
This course will review 50 different medicinal plants used on the subcontinent of India, Pakistan and Tibet, including remedy preparation, formulation, dosage, indications and contraindications.