Eucalyptus Globulus and Radiata – Giving New Breath for Life

Airy and light, refreshing outside, warming inside, a mighty oxygenizer drying out dampness and cold, Eucalyptus means freedom, vitality, and space beyond boundaries. Its energy is rhythmic like “moving winds on the top of mighty trees”, and conveys a potential to spread, to create, to nourish, to absorb, to enjoy. Eucalyptus’ colour is green, bluish…

Smelling – The Gift of Mother Earth

Wondrous sense of smell Olfaction, smelling, fragrances have always been something like an enigma in the understanding of our 5 senses. Smell is the only sense with a direct access to the brain, say the scientists. And Ayurveda, the age-old healing science of India describes smell as being linked to the Earth element, the heaviest…

Herbal Medicine and Diabetes

Modern life style is marked by high challenges of stress, bad food habits, sedentary life style, and many other collective factors which have made Diabetes one of the major health problems of our time. Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by  high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insufficient production of insulin in the…

Epilepsy – Thoughts and Remedies for an Ancient and Modern Plague

Epilepsy is a neuro-psychiatric disorder. It has a high statistic today among children and young adults. India has about 10 million people suffering from epilepsy. 95% of them are never treated for it because of not having access to valuable treatments. Also: “It is the most expensive chronic neurological brain disorder in Europe. According to…

Vetiver – The Golden Root of Mother Earth

This herbal grass with its Latin name Vetiveria zizanoides is a strong, resistant and aromatic plant native to south India, China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, today also grown in Réunion, the Philippines, the Comoro Islands, Japan, West Africa and Latin America. Vetiver is a perennial plant with a straight stem, a plentiful network of underground…

Anise – healing with the sweetness of space

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is an old healing plant of the Mediterranean, already used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans against digestive and bronchial problems. Pythagoras, Heraclite of Ephesus and Plinius mention Anise in their scriptures. Medicine in the Middle Ages puts Anise among the dry and hot plants – meaning those which heal digestive problems…

Understanding the Spiritual Side of Distillation

Understanding the spiritual side of distillation Herbs release their essential oils only through special processes of extraction. We have to use either steam at boiling temperature, or pressure at supercritical levels (CO2 extraction), or solvants as chemical separating agents. … and the lower the pressure in distillation the less temperature you need … Distillation =…

Energizing Actings on Parkinson’s Disease

Thoughts on Parkinson´s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative pathology characterised by the loss of dopaminergic neurons, mainly in the substantia nigra pars compacta, and the resulting depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA), which leads to motor performance decrement. Although the exact cause of neuron loss in PD is not known, evidence points to…

Aromatherapy Shining a New Light on Cancer – Part 3: Impressing Anti-Cancer Properties of Medicinal Plant Oils

Impressing Anti-Cancer Properties of Carrier Oils Also a number of vegetal or fat oils have come into focus over the last years in terms of their anti-cancer properties. These vegetal oils play a major role in Aromatherapy for wellness massage, therapeutic massage as well for oral absorption together with essential oils. Since the pioneer discoveries…