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Three refreshing drinks for hot days

1. Watermelon juice with mint and lime

 
The watermelon originally comes from Africa. Today, it is grown in warm regions worldwide, including southern Europe. Watermelon is a nutrient-rich fruit full of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamin C, A, lycopene and potassium. It contains 92% water and 6% sugar, perfect for pacifying Pitta Dosha during hot summer days. Read more

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

Detox, Dieting and the Doshas 

In the wellness sector, a huge profit-generating branch has grown around dieting and detoxification, with new trends promising rapid weight loss appearing every year. In Germany alone, around 20 million people were interested in dieting and diet products last year; 60% of Germans have already tried at least one method for losing weight. Nevertheless, the percentage of overweight people is around 60% and rising. Read more

Summery vegetable risotto

For this recipe, we decided to use Arborio rice, because it absorbs many times its own weight in water and is famous for its creamy texture when cooked.
The rice is served mixed with green, red, yellow and white varieties of different vegetables.
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Asparagus with sauce hollandaise

Here is a light asparagus menu, inspired by traditional German recipes for this ‘white gold’ (including its green variety) and yet in harmony with Ayurvedic insights. Without eggs. We think you’ll enjoy preparing it! Read more

Ayurveda’s remarkable herbal medicine

“The essence of all things is the earth. The essence of the earth is water. The essence of water is plants. The essence of plants is man.”

— Chandogya Upanishad 1.1.2

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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is called the grain of the Incas – however, as it belongs to the goosefoot family of plants, it really has little in common with common grains such as wheat, spelt, or oats.
For example, it doesn’t contain gluten, and that is just one of the qualities contributing to quinoa’s rising popularity. In 2013, it was named Plant of the Year and in Germany, it’s now referred to as a ‘superfood’. Read more

Kenya beans in Kadhi sauce

Kenya beans in Kadhi sauce

Everyone in India knows and loves Kadhi sauce. Although people eat it regularly at home, it is rarely offered in restaurants.
Usually, the main ingredients of Kadhi sauce are yogurt and chickpea flour. Read more

Sambar – Dal Soup with vegetables

Sambar – dal soup

Sambar, a soup made from legumes, is one of the most popular dishes in South India. There are numerous recipes and it is served daily in different variations.
A restorative soup with plenty of vegetable protein for cold evenings. Read more

Marma Therapy – Healing by gentle touch

Marma Therapy

Marma therapy is a lesser-known Ayurvedic modality with several thousand years of tradition and application. It is applied at very specific vital points on the body, which are similar to acupressure points, but are touched much more gently. Read more