Western and Ayurvedic Botanicals Materia Medica for Detoxification. Clear heat, eliminate excess, improve digestion, rejuvenate organs, tonify stomach, build gastric fire (Agni), clear parasites, remove toxicity, reduce accumulated doshas, resolve constipation. These are all gentle and effective Ayurvedic techniques to restore balance seasonally. In an effort to support Bioregionalism, I’m attempting to discover western analogs for the Ayurvedic herbs often imported from India, where harvesting or cultivation practices are not as closely monitored as they are here in the US. Students will learn techniques to incorporate Ayurvedic cleansing techniques into their herbal practices.