Pitchandikulam Forest is Centre of Excellence for Medicinal Plant Conservation, and is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the wealth of local traditional knowledge that exists in the Kazhuveli region.
Our team of traditional herbal health experts – activist and fifth-generation Siddha herbal healer Parvathi Nagarajan MA and our resident Ayurvedic doctor and women’s health specialist Dr. Bérengère Bérieau – are offering longer courses in December and January, depending on expressions of interest.
The courses are:
If you are interested, or alternatively if you would like to talk to us about organising a specific course for your group at another time, please get in touch with us.
|What||Fortnightly class on Herbal medicine, foods and cosmetics|
|When||Every second Wednesday, 2-5pm|
|With||Parvathi Nagarajan (Siddha system) & Dr Bérengère Bérieau (Ayurveda system)|
|Where||Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville|
|Donation||300 pp (minimal contribution to cover costs)|
Pitchandikulam Forest is a Centre of Excellence for Medicinal Plant Conservation, and is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the wealth of local traditional knowledge that exists in the Kazhuveli region.
Herbs in Tamil Nadu play a key role in people’s lives, and to understand herbs is to have a profound insight into the genius of local culture.
Our traditional herbal health experts Parvathi Nagaraj (Siddha system) and Dr Bérengère Bérieau (Ayurveda system) offer classes in herbal medicine, food and cosmetics twice a month at Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville.
The classes last for three hours, and cover a selection of the following topics, depending on the season:
Classes are usually every second Wednesday, in the afternoon, 2pm-5pm.
Both Dr Berengere and Parvathi are also available for individual consultations at Pitchandikulam. Also, we are considering doing longer, more intensive courses for serious students. To find out more, please see here or contact us.
For information about the next class, please check News & Notes, or send us an email.