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Eliminating excess Kapha in a systematic way

A sunny, windless spring day increases Kapha just as much as inclement, grimy weather with rain, fog and damp cold. Neither a recliner nor the sofa should be your first choice now! On the contrary, physical activity in the fresh air reduces Kapha and boosts your metabolism. Read more

Colorful spring soup with red quinoa

Colorful spring soup with red quinoa

In spring, when Kapha Dosha dominates, taking a soup in the evening helps boost Agni – the digestive fire – and thereby the entire metabolism, and avoids overburdening the stomach and intestine. A light vegetable soup is easy to digest and satisfies in a pleasant way. Read more

Ayurvedic milk with spices

Ayurvedic milk with spices, enjoyed before going to bed in the evening, is conducive to a deep, restful sleep and thus better restorative effects. It is relaxing and easily digestible because of the spices. Read more

Eye care with Ayurveda

Our eyesight is regarded as the most important of the five senses of perception: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Our eyes are indispensable for comprehending the world in which we live.

They capture light impulses as visual impressions and pass them on to the brain for further processing. Read more

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