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Home-made almond milk

Almond milk is a well-loved milk alternative on account of its pleasant taste and consistency. Almonds in their natural form are known for their abundance of protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Read more

Ayurvedic golden milk

‘Ayurvedic golden milk’ can be taken in-between meals. It has a wonderful taste and balances Doshas Vata and Pitta. This milk is also highly recommended as a nightcap. Read more

Milk alternatives – what does Ayurveda say?

Rice milk was the first alternative to cow’s milk that came onto the market in the early 1990s. Since then, more than twenty different plant-based milk substitutes have become available in supermarkets and even drugstores.

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Nasya – the Ayurvedic nose treatment

Nasya is a Sanskrit word, meaning: to eliminate or banish diseases and disorders of the head. For this purpose, medicated oils, Ghee, vapors or powders are administered into the nose.
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Rakta Mokshana – therapeutically reducing Pitta Dosha

Rakta Mokshana, as it is called in Ayurvedic texts, can be translated as liberation of the blood, and refers to applications in which blood is extracted to relieve the body, either through bloodletting or by means of leeches. It is one of the five applications traditionally included in Panchakarma, along with Nasya (nasal treatment), Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Virechana (purging) and Basti (medicinal enema). Read more

Salad creation with flowers and herbs

Salad creation with flowers and herbs

The following recipe is an example of how to design a salad for both appearance and taste.
It allows for mixing in fortifying herbs such as dandelion, goutweed, stinging nettle, etc. If certain ingredients are not at hand, replace them with others of your choice. Let your creativity run wild with colors, shapes and flavors!
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The three Gunas and our consciousness

the three Gunas

In Ayurveda, life is seen as an interplay of body, mind and soul. You are already familiar with the physical constitution, which is the result of the individual distribution of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
On the level of the mind, we see a similar structure: three Gunas – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas – give rise to our mental constitution.
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Surya Namaskar – the Sun Salutation

Surya Namaskar – the Sun Salutation

Many Westerners associate Yoga with certain physical exercises, the so-called Asanas, and may have images in their minds of people sitting in the lotus position or getting into other unusual poses. Read more

Dinacharya – Ayurvedic recommendations for a balanced day

ayurvedic rhythm

Charaka Sutrasthaana, one of the principal Ayurvedic texts, dedicates several chapters to structuring a good daily rhythm.
To this day, its recommendations have lost none of their relevance. In fact, in turbulent times, it’s even more vital to have a stable foundation for one’s health. Read more

Pomegranate Punch and Almond Cookies with Chyavanprash

Ayurveda holds pomegranates in high esteem, because they preserve vitality and youthfulness. Due to their ingredients, they are especially recommended for people with a Pitta-predominant constitution and for addressing imbalanced Pitta Dosha. Read more