About Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

K.P. Khalsa, Yogaraj, D.N.-C., R.H., has over 40 years of experience in holistic medicine, and is one of the foremost herbal experts in North America. He is President of the American Herbalists Guild, and a respected teacher, writer, and lecturer who has presented at over 150 national conventions and conferences.

He’s also a faculty member in the Botanical Medicine Department at Bastyr University, in Seattle, where he trains naturopathic medical students, and a professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Khalsa is the curriculum director and principal instructor of the Nutritional Therapy Program at Portland Community College and the curriculum designer and principal herbal medicine instructor at the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda.

K.P. Khalsa is the author of several books on natural healing topics. His most newest book, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, co-authored with Michael Tierra, brings to life Ayurveda in a understandable and practical way. Another book that K.P Khalsa co-authored is Herbal Defense, an exciting book for the popular market, on the use of herbs for staying healthy in modern times.

He is a frequent contributor to mainstream and professional publications in the natural healing field, and is a contributing editor to Let’s Live, The Herb Quarterly and Great Life.

Mr. Khalsa’s approach to herbalism is very eclectic. He has been personally trained by Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini yoga and natural healing, supporting his main focus in Ayurvedic medicine. He also teaches about Chinese and North American herbalism. K.P. Khalsa’s ongoing research and his vast knowledge of herbs from around the globe make him especially valuable to many herb industry businesses that call on him as an authoritative consultant. He has created more than 400 of his own formulations for commercial applications, and works closely with companies that supply high quality herbal products to health professionals across the country.


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