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Winter from the viewpoint of Ayurveda

Winter from the viewpoint of Ayurveda

Each season affects the three Doshas in its own way. In ancient Ayurvedic texts, the year is divided into 6 seasons. In Europe, we are used to 4 seasons, with warm/dry and cool/humid periods. If we adapt the Ayurvedic concept to European climatic conditions, we get approximately the following picture: Read more

Fried banana puris with mango chutney

Fried banana puris with mango chutney

During winter, Vata Dosha increases and we find we crave sweet and heavy food. This is quite natural, because an elevated Vata is best pacified by sweet, sour and salty. Here’s a scrumptious recipe that satisfies the craving without being too hard to digest, so you can in fact enjoy it all year ’round whenever your Vata Dosha is playing up. Read more

Open letter to the German health authorities

Dr Ernst Schrott

In an open letter to the German health authorities, Ernst Schrott, M.D., makes a strong case for including Ayurvedic knowledge and modalities to better handle the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. Here is a summary of the letter as published on the website of the DGA (German Society for Ayurveda) of which Dr. Schrott is a board member:
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Ayurvedic Rasayanas at Home: Almonds and Honey – Part II

Ayurvedic Rasayanas

In Sanskrit, honey is called Madhu, a word that also denotes “sweet, lovely, pleasant.” In German, honey is sometimes called “the golden miracle”, just one illustration how popular and prized it is in Europe as well as in India, the home of Ayurveda.
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Saffron Marzipan

With these delicious marzipan sweets, you are sure to charm your guests’ palates and hearts. And, most importantly, they are a breeze to prepare. No cooking, no baking – just mix the ingredients, roll, coat with chocolate, and you’re done! Read more

Ayurvedic Rasayanas at Home: Almonds and Honey – Part I

Ayurvedic Rasayanas

Rasayana is the Ayurvedic term for all rejuvenation therapies that slow down biological aging processes and keep body and mind healthy.

Ayurveda contains comprehensive knowledge for a long and healthy life.
This knowledge is described in great detail in Charaka Samhita and other classical texts. A considerable part of these traditional treatises describes Rasayana therapies, which may involve specific medicinal herbs, nourishing oils, or also certain foods or behavior patterns. Read more

Baked apple with cinnamon and honey

Baked Apple

One small baked apple can give you a lot of warm, easily digestible energy to start your day. This healthy energy boost nourishes the heart and muscles, supports bodily functions and prevents constipation. Read more

Why inflammations occur more frequently in autumn

Healthy and happy through the autumn

This time of year, called “sharad ritu” in Sanskrit, is characterized by an initial increase of Pitta Dosha in the body, followed by Vata Dosha taking over. Skin problems such as herpes are now frequent. Other viral and bacterial infections or diseases come to the fore as well, such as stomach ulcers, inflammation of the oral mucosa, hepatitis, and also chronic intestinal diseases. Following a diet and daily routine appropriate for this time of year is thus crucial for your well-being, more so if one of these imbalances is pre-existing. Read more

Fruity Pumpkin Soup

Fruity pumpkin soup

This pumpkin soup is mild, delicious, and warming – and it simply fits well with autumn. In addition, it looks great with its sophisticated topping.
Depending on how thick you make it, this soup can be served as a main dish or as a starter. Read more

Late-summer Pasta dish

Late-summer Pasta dish

This late-summer pasta dish with a mint-like touch is a delight for all Dosha types. The many herbs and fresh vegetables are ideal to soothe Pitta and Kapha Dosha, and the olive oil helps to keep Vata Dosha in balance. But especially if your Pitta Dosha is too high, this dish is for you! Read more