Supply for new practitioners/consultants
1. Our intention in offering to supply these items to new practitioners / consultants is to do our best to support you using supplements and
oils which are used in the clinic, from trusted sources and are of the highest quality.
2. The charges for students are calculated at cost price to the Institute in order that the student may have the benefit of profit from sale of
the products to their client. The cost price takes into account the cost of the product, shipping, shipping agent fees and taxes.
3. We have given careful consideration to the oils and supplements which can be used by new practitioners / consultants based on legal
restrictions, safety considerations and efficacy.
4. The exercise of supply is a private transaction between the clinic & institute and the practitioner and not a commercial enterprise.
5. These supplements, oils and products are provided to Ayurvedic Practitioners of the Ayurveda Institute on the agreement that they are
sold only at the recommended retail price.
6. In the case of the supplements and oils (and not the products) they are provided to Ayurvedic Practitioners of the Ayurveda Institute on
the basis that sold only following consultation in line with legal requirements in the UK.
7. Please be aware that as Ayurvedic consultants, dosage is a matter of careful consideration.
8. The principle of titration in dosage is critical to good practice. Adjustment of dosage starting from the lowest effective dose until the
desired clinical effect is achieved. This requires observation of the effects and side effects of the supplements in order to decide whether
to increase the dosage.
9. Where dosage is stated above, it is the average dosage. Depending on the client and the severity of the disorder and other considerations,
the dosage can start at half of the average ranging to double.
10. Apart from the general products and Dermaved skin cream, it is recommended (in accordance with the APA interpretation of UK
legislation) that all other herbal supplements and oils only be used as prescriptions following consultations and are not sold separately.
This is in accordance with UK legislative provisions for herbal medicines. Please see the note at the end of this document.
11. The APA interpretation of the legislation is that in short, herbal medicines are exempt from licensing requirements provided they are
supplied subsequent to private, personal consultation and provided they are produced according to standard traditional, non-industrial
methods. No written claims may be made for the use of the remedy.
12. There is no definition within the legislation as to what constitutes a practitioner of traditional or herbal medicine.
Source, preparation, quality control and storage
13. All the plants and herbs used in the preparation of Ayurvedic herbal supplements, medicines and oils available to new practitioners /
consultants and patients of the clinic are sourced from the Indian subcontinent and prepared in Sri Lanka by a trusted laboratory and
producer. The constituent elements of each supplement, medicine and oil are traceable by the producer to its original source.
14. The plants and herbs are subject to a strict ecological standards regarding methods of cultivation and harvesting which takesinto account
the environmental effect of production of supplements for medicinal use.
15. The plants and herbs are subjected to quality control and laboratory testing for harmful elements, parasites, fungi. The required purity,
potency and quality of the supplements, medicines and oils is assured.
16. The producer and laboratory is a trusted, private, specialised company led by Ayurvedic physicians with particular and extensive
experience of Dravya Guna or Ayurvedic pharmacology.
17. The multitude traditional methods of preparation are carried out under the strict supervision of experts who are Doctors of Pharmacy
(Pharm.D.) and specialised Ayurvedic technicians.
18. There are hundreds of methods of preparation of the herbal supplements, medicines and oils or Shodana (purification methods carried
out in accordance with Ayurvedic pharmacological criteria).
19. The supplements, medicines and oils are stored in appropriate conditions until they are ready for export to ensure they retain their
potency and quality.
Prices, costs and availability
20. It is intended to offer these items to new practitioners / consultants from this course at cost price so that they are able to effectively
treat clients at reasonable prices and earn income from conducting consultations.
21. The pricing will include the cost price of the supplements themselves and the related costs of import tax, shipment, local delivery, any
additional preparation in the clinic, and postage to practitioners. The cost may vary according to the quantity.
22. It is intended that these items will be available at the end of the course for new practitioners.
23. The oils, supplements and products are available subject to availability to the clinic / institute and availability may vary depending on
availability in the country of origin and any delays in shipment.
24. Price may vary subject to any changes in the cost price of the products from source and changes to shipment, import tax or any other
associated cost including inflation and fluctuations in currency.
Ayurvedic Practitioners Association interpretation of UK legislation regarding herbal medicines
25. The UK legislative provisions for herbal medicines are to be found in the Medicines Act 1968, Section 12, paragraphs 1 & 2, and Section
56, paragraphs 1 & 2. Traditional medicines containing non-herbal ingredients are not yet included in these provisions.
26. Section 12(1) specifies exemption for herbal medicines from licensing provided that they are supplied subsequent to private personal
consultation. Section 12(2) exempts herbal medicines provided that they are produced according to standard traditional, non-industrial
methods. It also specifies that no written claims may be made for the use of the remedy.
27. Section 56 reiterates and expands upon the provisions of 12(1). In addition, Statutory Instrument 2130 1977 lists several herbs “in respect
of which the exemptions conferred by section 56(2) do not have effect”. This removed the herbs so identified from general sale and
specified that they may only be prescribed on consultation, or supplied under the supervision of a pharmacist. This list also specifies
maximum permitted doses and daily doses for those herbs.
28. The obvious shortcomings of these provisions are the current exclusion of non-herbal ingredients and that there is no definition of who
or what a practitioner is. The imminent revision of Section 12(1), alongside the statutory regulation of the CAM professions, is expected
to redress these shortcomings.
29. For more information regarding UK legislative provisions, EU directives and the status of traditional herbal medicines (TMH) and
practitioners of THM please visit the following websites: http://apa.uk.com/about/ayurveda-in-the-uk; http://anheurope.org/campaign/protect-traditional-medicinal-cultures/