Flexible Herbalism: Herbal Substitutes and Alternative Herbs from Around the World - FREE INTRO | Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

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Flexible Herbalism: Herbal Substitutes and Alternative Herbs from Around the World - FREE INTRO

February 19, 2018
K.P. Khalsa

Class Details

We are partnering with our colleague Ben Zappin to bring you these exciting new 4 part course on Herbal Sustitutes and Alternative Herbs from Around World.

Join us for the Free Introduction about the course and teachers.

Flexible Herbalism: Herbal Substitutes and Alternative Herbs from Around the World


  • Plant families and similarities
  • Shared Features
  • Flexible applications
  • Botanical analogs
  • Shared features in plant families from Western, Ayurvedic, Chinese
  • Shared constituents

K.P. Khalsa and Ben Session will both discuss the overlap of Western, Ayurveda, Chinese systems. K.P. Khalsa will cover Apiaceae, Rosales and Rosaceae. While Ben Session will cover Araliaceae, Lamiaceae, and Asteraceae.

A recording of the webinar will be available to everyone who has registered. If you can't make the broadcast, don't worry, you can watch it later at your convenience :-) Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the webinar from GoToWebinar.

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D. D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan for thirty-two years, and was first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalist Guild, and is a board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Introducing our special Guest presenter:

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. R.H. practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Oakland, Ca. and is the co-founder, with his wife Ingrid Bauer, MD, of Five Flavors Herbs. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Benjamin has studied at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA, and the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, he completed a four-year clinical apprenticeship with Michael Tierra and worked extensively with Thomas Avery Garran around the intersection of Western and Chinese herbs.

Benjamin regularly lectures at institutions and symposia nationwide. He has been on the faculty of Five Branches University, A.C.C.H.S., East/West School of Herbology, and American School of Herbalism. He has lectured at California School of Herbal Studies, UCSF, and many other institutions as a guest lecturer and has been involved in training physicians in natural medicine internationally. In addition to his work as an herbalist, Benjamin is on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. He spends his free time cooking and studying music.

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