Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda

The variety of spices for cooking and health

Ayurveda describes spices as the nectar of the gods: even small amounts can change the effect of food, make dishes tasty and have a healing effect on body and soul.

Learn to classify spices according to Ayurvedic principles and turn your spice rack into a medicine cabinet. In this seminar, you will learn in a lively and practical way how spices affect food, constiution (doshas) and metabolism (agni) and eliminate everyday ailments such as headaches, coughs and indigestion.

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- Basics of Ayurvedic spice and herb theory (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to balance Doshas, constitution and digestion (Agni)
- Type-appropriate and practical use of spices in everyday life to improve food tolerance (Karana)
- Detailed discussion of 21 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurvedic oils according to their properties and qualities

For whom?

Ayurveda nutrition coaches, children's health coaches, chefs and anyone interested in spices


Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Porträt Theresa Rosenberg
Theresa Sita Rosenberg

Price info

Seminar fee from € 570

Please note the price information for the respective module dates.

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. You can choose from rooms of different categories for your overnight stay during the training. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Final payment

By invoice: Due 14 days before the start of the seminar

List of lessons in the e-Academy online seminar

Learn where and when you want! That is the motto of our eAcademy modules. Based on a varied eBook, they allow you to learn the various content in a fun way. Various videos, audios and a knowledge database allow you to delve deep into the topics. It will be exciting!

At the end, you will know just as much - and perhaps even a little more - as if you had attended a face-to-face event.
And with the help of a learning check, you can test and secure your new knowledge and acquired skills.

Table of contents of the e-seminar

1 - Dravyaguna basics
- Dravagunavijnan basics
- The plant from an Ayurvedic perspective
- Carriers (anapunas)
- The correct use of spices in everyday life
- Legal background

2 - Cooling spices
- Fennel
- Cloves
- Cardamom
- Coriander
- Cumin
- Mint

3 - Heating spices
- Fenugreek seeds
- Hing - Asafoetida
- Nutmeg
- Black pepper
- Mustard seeds
- Cinnamon

4 - Therapeutic spices
- Ajwain
- Basil
- Ginger
- Garlic
- Turmeric
- Pippali
- Saffron

5 - Ayurvedic food supplements
- Introduction to food supplements and herbs
- Amla
- Arjuna
- Ashvaganda
- Bala
- Bhumiamalaki
- Brahmi
- Guduchi
- Mandukarpani
- Shatavari
- Licorice root
- Trikatu
- Triphala

6 - Fats and oils of Ayurveda
- Ghee
- Coconut oil
- Sesame oil
- Medicated oils
- Dhanvantara
- Eladi
- Kshirabala
- Mahanaryana
- Saracaradi
- Pinda
- Murivenna
- Almond oil

- Module learning check

Learning check

This seminar concludes with a learning check in our digital eAcademy platform. With the help of multiple choice questions, you check whether you have achieved the learning objectives of this course. You can complete the learning check up to three times and if you get at least 70% of the answers correct, you have passed.

After the successful learning check, you will reap the rewards of your work: your certificate of attendance will be sent to you by email and is also available for you to download from the learning platform.

At a glance

Required prior knowledge:
Ayurveda basic course - concepts and disease factors or Ayurveda basic course - constitution and medicine

3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs presence
3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs live-webinar
59 Lessons 45 learning hrs of which 5 hrs live-webinar

from € 570
Plus board and lodging if applicable

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