Revealing Australian Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurveda is not merely a system of medicine; it is a way of life that is underpinned by principles that are eternal and universal. It is eternal as it’s stood the test of time in remaining consistent and as relevant as it was over 5000 years ago. The universality of Ayurveda is the focus of this conference as it is the fundamental principles of Ayurveda that can be and applied to any part of the world and its inhabitants. The five elements, a key concept of Ayurveda, are everywhere, in every country, in all of us. Their composition and qualities adapt to different ecosystems, seasons and climates.

Understanding the geo-climatic nature, flora, fauna and local traditions pertaining to food, lifestyle and medicine is an essential part of tapping into nature’s offerings to preserve and promote the wellbeing of all. Every substance can be a medicine if the knowledge is available in how to harvest, process and use it.

A plant that thrives in a locality contains the ‘osa’ or essence required to thrive in that place. Such plants that offer health benefits in this way are called Aushadhi and it’s our responsibility to learn, share and preserve that knowledge now and in the future with the help of an expert line up of speakers who are bearers of this knowledge. 


Aushadhi 2022 is the first endeavour of its kind to reveal the Aushadhi of Australia, for natural, ethical, safe and sustainable medicine for the future.

Aushadhi 2022

18 & 19 June 2022
Pre conference Webinar
25 April 2022
Field Trip
14 May 2022 ( NSW & VIC)
B.A.M.S, MD, PhD

Dr. S. Ajayan

Professor - Department of Dravyagunavignana
Consultant - SKVM Vaydyashala, Kaimanam, Thiruvananthapuram
Field of interest - Agastya Marma Sastra, Biodiversity conservation, Ayurvedic Ethno medico Botanical survey

Dr. Somit Kumar

MD(Ayu), (PhD)
Managing Director - Research of AVP Research Foundation in Coimbatore
CEO - AVP Baltics, AVP's European endeavor.
Field of interest - Uncommon genetic disorder Duchene Muscular Dystrophy
Faculty Founder - AVP training academy
Primary areas of scientific interest - Ayurveda are Clinical Research and Reverse Pharmacology.
Co-investigator - University of Milan and AYUSH

Dr. Jayagopal Parla

Faculty member - Japan School of Ayurvedic Medicine
Founder and Director - Athreya Ayurvedic Integrative Health Center, Long Beach
Certified yoga therapist - completed a yoga teacher training program at the Bihar School of Yoga

Jake Cassar

Designations - Bushcraft teacher, youth mentor and conservationist.
Achievements - Has worked with much respected Aboriginal elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia.
Member - One of Australia’s foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants

Dr. Rammanohar Puthiyedath

Hold honorary positions - National Science Academy, India; National Institute of Ayurveda, India; Interdisciplinary R&D Task Force for Covic-19, Ministry of Ayush, India among others.
Principal Investigator- English translation with critical notes of Pathyapathya, a 16th century text on Ayurvedic Dietetics

Uncle Noel Butler 

Designations - Qualified Teacher and Mentor
Budawang Elder of the Yuin Nation South Coast NSW
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Dr. Shaun Matthews

M.B, B.Ch
Founder - Ayurvedic medicine department at Nature Care College 
Member - Organizing committee of Ayurveda Yoga, Australia's International Ayurveda & Yoga Conferences In Sydney 

Dr. Pratibha Shah

BAMS, MD, MPH Qualified
Founder & President : Wholistic Health Alliance, Council of Ayurveda Research, Ayurvudys Anusandhan Abhiyan Foundation, CEO of My Ayurveda LLC in 2019
Honour : Top 20 Women of the year, for the year 2014.

Dr. T S Bairy

Director : Folklore Medicine Research Center, SDM College, Udipi.

Organizing Committee


Dr. Naveen kumar

Doctor of Ayurveda BAMS

Jane Doe


Dr. Sajimon George

Doctor of Ayurveda BAMS


Dr. Manjot Garcha

Doctor of Ayurveda BAMS


Dr. Jyothi Kunnatheri

Doctor of Ayurveda BAMS


Dr. Yashaswini Bharadwaj

Doctor of Ayurveda


 Dylan Smith


Ayurvedic Practitioner
Adv. Diploma