Ayurvedic Nutrition


This unit focuses on Ayurvedic Nutritional aspects and is a core unit and therefore compulsory, for those students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda. For any other student or interested persons from outside the AIHM who would like to learn more about Ayurvedic Nutrition, this unit can be taken as an elective without any assessments.

Ayurvedic nutrition is becoming widely accepted throughout the world and it is based on the individual’s nutritional needs.  We are therefore also pleased to include this unit in our range of available electives, so that students who are not enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda can also complete the unit and gain elective credits.

Since participants need to have a prior understanding of the various Doshas and Ayurvedic concepts, completion of the Ayurveda unit AYVN130 (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite to enrol in this unit.

Content includes

  • The basic principles of dietetics according to Ayurveda
  • The knowledge and importance of tastes, potency, qualities, actions, etc of the foods Dravya guna (Rasa, guna, virya, vipaka, prabhava, etc of food and herbs)
  • In depth knowledge of taste (Rasa) and its actions on body, food and mind
  • Factors of diet and dietetics
  • Digestion according to doshic constitution
  • Dietary suggestions for the tridoshas
  • Sattvic diet
  • Energeties of food
  • Cultural restrictions on diet and nutritional supplements










Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine

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Phone : (08) 9417 3553       Fax : (08) 9417 1881


COSTS  Domestic student – $600.00     International student – $660.00

The AIHM reserves the right to cancel or postpone this unit of study if insufficient numbers enrol

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