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I founded my Holistikum – Practice in 1995. Ever since, I have been offering ho…


I founded my Holistikum – Practice in 1995.
Ever since, I have been offering holistic herbs, cures, treatments and ceremonies following the principles of the world’s oldest healing arts.
I have developed my own profound take on the classic, alternative and spiritual healing arts – It is more gentle and specifically addresses the needs of my clientele.
The treatments are individually tailored – Ayurveda treatment is the start of a journey to find yourself. In my practice, I give my clients a little something to help them along this journey IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. And this is something that will improve their lives.

Nutrition Advice Ayurveda is based on the principle that food is medicine for th…


Nutrition Advice
Ayurveda is based on the principle that food is medicine for the body and mind. I work together with my clients to advise a nutritional programme that is tailored to meet their individual needs and constitution.
Medicinal herbs play an essential role in Ayurveda – for detoxification, relaxation, or a better memory.
Simple everyday troubles can be treated in a very gentle way using these herbs.
Indian spices such as turmeric or garam masala are an integral part of Ayurveda.

AYURVEDA teaches Mindfulness. it is not only healing for the body but also for t…


AYURVEDA teaches Mindfulness.
it is not only healing for the body but also for the soul. the world of Ayurveda is a beautiful, positive, soft and warm world. Body and mind are purified.
Ayurveda cures and packages are the starting point and a basis for helping my clients to find themselves. They help towards harmony of body, mind and soul. You learn to stay mindful of your own health when you return to your everyday life.

Francis Bacon wrote that borage had “an excellent spirit to repress the fuligino…


Francis Bacon wrote that borage had “an excellent spirit to repress the fuliginous vapour of dusky melancholie.”
John Gerard’s Herball mentions an old verse concerning the plant: “Ego Borago, Gaudia semper ago (I, Borage, bring always courage)”. He states that “Those of our time do use the flowers in sallads to exhilerate and make the mind glad. There be also many things made of these used everywhere for the comfort of the heart, for the driving away of sorrow and increasing the joy of the minde. The leaves and floures of Borage put into wine make men and women glad and merry and drive away all sadnesse, dulnesse and melancholy, as Dioscorides and Pliny affirme.
Syrup made of the floures of Borage comforteth the heart, purgeth melancholy and quieteth the phrenticke and lunaticke person. The leaves eaten raw ingender good bloud, especially in those that have been lately sicke.” Borage is used in companion planting.
It is said to protect or nurse legumes, spinach, brassicas, and even strawberries. It is also said to be a good companion plant to tomatoes because it confuses the mother moths of tomato hornworms or manduca looking for a place to lay their eggs. Claims that it improves tomato growth and makes them taste better remain unsubstantiated.

BORAGE – (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb and…


BORAGE – (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb and flowers abundantly on my terrace.
I use the leaves and flowers to garish my salads, fill my pasta or make a nice green soup – So yummy !
Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed. Borage is used as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb. As a fresh vegetable, borage, with a cucumber-like taste. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is often used to decorate desserts and cocktails.
The seeds contain 26-38% of borage seed oil, of which 17-28% is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the richest known source.The oil also contains the fatty acidspalmitic acid (10-11%), stearic acid (3.5-4.5%), oleic acid (16-20%), linoleic acid (35-38%), eicosenoic acid (3.5-5.5%), erucic acid (1.5-3.5%), and nervonic acid(1.5%). The oil is often marketed as “starflower oil” or “borage oil” for use as a GLA supplement.
Traditionally, Borago officinalis has been used in hyperactive gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, such as gastrointestinal (colic, cramps, diarrhea), airways (asthma, bronchitis), cardiovascular, (cardiotonic, antihypertensive and blood purifier), urinary (diuretic and kidney/bladder disorders).
Naturopathic practitioners like me, use borage for regulation of metabolism and the hormonal system, and consider it to be a good remedy for PMS and menopausesymptoms such as the hot flash etc.
The flowers can be prepared in infusion.

CHAMOMILE, also referred to as Babune ka Phal in Hindi, has a stellar reputation…


CHAMOMILE, also referred to as Babune ka Phal
in Hindi, has a stellar reputation for healing, and with good reason. It is prepared from dried flowers and it brings an oasis of calm and tranquility.

Chamomile tea contains Chamazulene, an aromatic chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Whether you’re overworked or suffering from a cold, “steep a hot cup of Chamomile tea, inhale its wonderful floral fragrance and then see your worries disappear as you sip this magical golden brew…
The best benefits of CHAMOMILE tea is that this natural home cure is successful, as well as is additionally extremely solid, practical and scrumptious when utilized orally. Furthermore subsequently on account of its remarkable properties, it is viewed as an undeniable healthy skin treatment.
– Chamomile tea is discovered to be exceptionally successful in alleviating skin bothering and sunburns when connected topically on skin surface. – Chamomile is generally utilized as an element for blond hair medications.
Chamomile Tea lightens and lights up hair, bit by bit, when utilized as a flush. It adds brilliant highlights to tan hair with constant utilization. Chamomile can be found in business or natively constructed cleanser. It fortifies hair and helps repair part closes.
CHAMOMILE can be utilized to anticipate dandruff and alleviate a bothered scalp. Include two tablespoons of a solid natural decoction to mellow child cleanser.
– Free radical harm is the thing that causes your skin to age and makes indications of maturing on your skin. Chamomile tea battles and shields your skin from harm because of free radicals and keep you looking adolescent.
– Chamomile tea helps support your invulnerability. It has hostile to bacterial properties that battle against microbes and help cure hack and icy. You get fast help from these issues.

Withania somnifera, is an herb that is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditi…


Withania somnifera, is an herb that is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional health care system in India. This herb is used as a general tonic and “adaptogen,” helping the body adapt to stress.
Researchers from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, have discovered that some of its chemicals are powerful antioxidants. They tested these compounds for their effects on rat brain and found an increase in the levels of three natural antioxidants — superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. They say, “These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of ashwagandha as an Ayurvedic rasayana (health promoter). The antioxidant effect of active principles may explain, at least in part, the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects produced by them in experimental animals, and in clinical situations.”
Aphrodisiac properties: Ashwagandha root was used historically as an aphrodisiac and to treat impotence or erectile dysfunction. It is mentioned in the ancient Kama Sutra as an herb to be used for heightening sexual experience. This herb has the ability to restore sexual health and improve overall vitality while promoting a calm state of mind. Laboratory studies show it can produce nitric oxide which is known to dilate blood vessels.

HYPERICUM PERFORATUM Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, c…


HYPERICUM PERFORATUM

Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae.
It is a medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and potent anti-inflammatory properties as an arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor and COX-1 inhibitor.
Hypericum perforatum is native to parts of Europe and Asia.

St. John’s wort, similarly to other herbs, contains a whole host of different chemical constituents that may be pertinent to its therapeutic effects.
– St. John’s Wort has become popular again as an antidepressant. It is the number one treatment in Germany .
It contains several chemicals, including hypericin, hyperforin, and pseudohypericin, which are thought to be the major sources of antidepressant activity. – Neurotransmitters are chemicals that carry messages from nerve cells to other cells. Ordinarily, once the message has been delivered, neurotransmitters are re-absorbed and inactivated by the cells that released them. Chemicals in St. John’s wort may keep more of these antidepressant neurotransmitters available for the body to utilise. Multiple studies have shown that St. John’s wort may be effective in relieving mild to moderate depression, although maximum antidepressant effects may take several weeks to develop.
– Possible antiviral effects of St. John’s wort are being investigated for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other viral illnesses. It is thought that hypericin, pseudohypericin, and other chemicals in St. John’s wort may stick to the surfaces of viruses and keep them from binding to host cells.
Another theory is that St. John’s wort may contain chemicals that interfere with the production or release of viral cells. This antiviral activity is enhanced greatly by exposure to light.

Known by many other names before the Christian church dedicated it to Saint John…


Known by many other names before the Christian church dedicated it to Saint John the Baptist, Saint John’s wort has served to drive out illness and evils of many forms worldwide for centuries. In ancient China it was known as Qian Ceng Lou and was used to treat many of the same complaints it still does today. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it for similar medical complaints, but they also made use of its magical qualities. Saint John’s wort was a common offering to local Greek and Roman gods and goddesses left at the feet of their statues.

They were combined with other herbs or used on their own in amulets, charms, and talismans. Saint John’s wort was hung above icons of Saint John, much as the ancients laid them at the feet of their gods and goddesses, to invoke the saint’s protection. Saint John’s wort was also hung above doorways, on bedposts, and worn to protect against the evil eye and to drive away calamity including storms, tornadoes, and all manner of harmful beings.

From Russia to England, Europeans used Saint John’s wort to cure a variety of illnesses and to drive out illness of mind and spirit. Oil of Saint John’s wort was commonly called the blood of Christ and was used both in healing and as an anointment during religious ceremonies.
In magic, Saint John’s wort was used in a variety of ways to banish evil spirits, such as demons, ghosts, and poltergeists. For these purposes, flowers were gathered on Midsummer’s eve and passed through the smoke of the night’s celebratory fire to purify them.
Saint John’s wort was also used by maidens to divine whether a husband may find his way into their lives within the year. To this purpose, the blossoms were placed under the pillow so they might inspire dreams of a future love.

ST.JOHN’S WORT – Hypericum perforatum It is linked with the Sun and Leo, Midsumm…


ST.JOHN’S WORT – Hypericum perforatum
It is linked with the Sun and Leo, Midsummer’s Day, or St. John’s Day.

Harvesting & Storage
It is traditionally harvested on St. John’s Day (June 24th) or Midsummer’s day, early in the day after the dew has dried. Harvest soon after flowering.
Otherwise, harvest flowers and leaves as needed.

St. John’s Wort has been used in medicine for over 2.400 years. It was used in ancient Greece and prescribed by Hippocrates and others for insanity, among other problems. It was also used in the Crusades to treat battle wounds.
It is associated with St. John the Baptist. It was gathered on St. John’s Day and soaked in olive oil to create an anointing oil called the “Blood of Christ”. It is said that the red sap “bleeds” in August on the day when St. John was beheaded.
The ancient name Fuga Daemonum (Scare Devil) and the Latin name Hypericum (“over” + “apparition”) attests to its usefulness in driving away evil spirits. The latter may also refer to the fact that it was hung over religious icons. It was hung in the home, and carried as a talisman. It was also used to protect from lightening strikes.

St. John’s Wort was also used for divination of romance and longevity. St. John’s Wort was hung over the beds of the members of a household to divine their longevity. The sprig that was most wilted the next morning indicated who would die the soonest. Keeping a sprig under your pillow is said to grant you a vision of St. John who will promise that you will live another year.

Nigella sativa, often called black cumin (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used…


Nigella sativa, often called black cumin (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world. It is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. Seeds and oil have a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines and food. The seeds of N. sativa have been widely used in the treatment of different diseases and ailments. In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for using on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine).
Avicenna refers to black seeds in the “The Canon of Medicine”, as seeds stimulate the body’s energy and helps recovery from fatigue and dispiritedness. Black seeds and their oil have a long history of folklore usage in Indian and Arabian civilization as food and medicine…
The seeds have been traditionally used in Southeast Asian and the Middle East countries for the treatment of several diseases and ailments including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases. Its many uses have earned Nigella the Arabic approbation ‘Habbatul barakah’, meaning the seed of blessing.
Among various medicinal plants, Nigella sativa is emerging as a miracle herb with a rich historical and religious background since many researches revealed its wide spectrum of pharmacological potential.
Medicinal plants have been used for curing diseases for many centuries in different indigenous systems of medicine as well as folk medicines.
The extensive researches using modern scientific techniques were carried out by various researchers on N. sativa since it is believed to be a miraculous herb that can cure multiple ailments and disorders. A number of pharmacological actions of N. sativa have been investigated in the past few decades.

NIGELLA SATIVA – A miracle herb – called Black cumin or Black Caraway – From Hip…


NIGELLA SATIVA – A miracle herb – called Black cumin or Black Caraway – From Hippocrates and Cleopatra, to King Tut and the civilizations that followed, a strange commonality they shared was the value they placed on a certain herb. That herb is no other than black seeds.
It is the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds were probably the main reason why King Tut was found to have a bottle of black seed oil with him in his tomb , wishing to take it to the afterlife.
“Use Black seed regularly, since it is a cure for every disease except death” (Prophet Muhammad) , and its many uses have earned Black Cumin the Arabic approbation “The Blessed Seed“ – Macroscopically, seeds are small dicotyledonous, trigonus, angular, regulose-tubercular, 2-3.5mm×1-2 mm, black externally and white inside, odor slightly aromatic and taste bitter. Microscopically, transverse section of seed shows single layered epidermis consisting of elliptical, thick walled cells, covered externally by a papillose cuticle and filled with dark brown contents.
The seeds of Nigella sativa are used as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
SKIN HEALTH
Nigella sativa oil is jam packed with essential nutrients for healthy skin, including vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, trace elements and omega oils. These all help restore the natural health and vitality of the skin, as well as any recovery and repair needed.

Thanks to black seed oils high antioxidant levels, essential nutrients and anti-inflammatory effects, black seed oil may even help reduce inflammation in the case of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.
If the skin condition is related to an allergy, then as a natural anti-histamine, Black seed oil

Kalonji – Nigella Seeds BLACK CUMIN, Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plan…


Kalonji – Nigella Seeds

BLACK CUMIN, Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant which grows to 20-90 cm tall, with finely divided leaves, the leaf segments narrowly linear to threadlike. The flowers are delicate, and usually colored white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple, with 5-10 petals.
The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of 3-7 united follicles, each containing numerous seeds.

According to herbal lore kalonji has been grown in India for several millennia. Kalonji / black cumin seeds is both flavoring, added to a variety of traditional foods, and an herbal remedy that has been touted as the magic bullet for a variety of ailments. These are usually triangular, tiny and hairy seeds of no more than 3mm in length and possess a severe pungent smell.

Sweet lime juice and kalonji oil together can fix many skin problems. For every cup of sweet lime juice, you’ll need about half a teaspoon of kalonji oil. Apply the oil twice a day on your face and watch your blemishes and acne disappear. If you keep pure kalonji oil handy, you can use it to treat cracked heels as well.

Aids Weight Loss:
The warm water, honey, and lemon combination is often recommended for those who are on a diet. Now add a pinch of powdered kalonji seeds to this mix and see how it works. Many health enthusiasts have claimed that kalonji seeds is a miracle ingredient which helps in shedding those extra kilos.

Rasāyana is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (…


Rasāyana is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, and in later (post 8th-century) works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy.

The Rasayan formulas are based on such ingredients as Amla (Emblica officinalis which has very high stable Vitamin C, Vitamin E and proteins), Tulsi (holy basil, ocimum tenuiflorum), Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Shilajit (a mineral exudate high in fulvic acid), Long pepper, Saffron (crocus sativus), Black pepper, Ginger, processed Guggul, Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guduchi, Ashwaganda, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Shatavari, Cinnamon, Haritaki, Black sesame, and similar ingredients.

Rasayana therapy enriches us with nutrients to help attain longevity, memory, intelligence, health, youthfulness, excellence of luster, complexion and voice, optimum development of physique and sense organs, mastery over phonetics, respectability and brilliance.

Types of Rasayana: – Kamya Rasayanas are promoters of normal health. These boost body energy levels, immunity and general health. – Pranakamya – Promoter of vitality and longevity. – Medhakamya – Promoter of intelligence. – Srikamya – Promoter of complexion. – Naimittika Rasayanas – Help to fight a specific disease.

Turmeric has been used as a medicinal plant for many centuries in India and Asia…


Turmeric has been used as a medicinal plant for many centuries in India and Asia especially.

As well as being a part of the regular diet, it has been used to cure many ailments and as a part of caring for oral health.

However, beyond this it has many health benefits that have been explored and demonstrated by contemporary scientific research as well as being promoted by holistic health practitioners and nutritionists.

1. Anti-inflammatory
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric have been proven in various studies. While the anti-inflammatory effects in the tissues of the body. It has been demonstrated to be more helpful in cases of acute inflammation than in cases of chronic inflammation, though it can still assist with chronic inflammation when integrated into a regular diet.

2. Oral health
Studies show that turmeric can have some benefits for oral as well as systemic health in humans. Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric has been shown to help with pain and swelling when applied directly to painful areas of the mouth, and has been demonstrated to have positive effects for those suffering from dental troubles such as gingivitis and other periodontal disease. It is thought that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are at work in this case.

3. Mental health and moods
Turmeric has also been proven (study) to have positive effects in patients suffering from mood disorders, depression and other forms of mental illness. Because it releases certain properties that affect brain function, several studies have suggested that the substances contained in turmeric can have positive effects on mental health when consumed regularly in sufficient quantities.

As an Ayurveda Therapist I intend to provide you with the highest quality Ayurv…


As an Ayurveda Therapist I intend to provide you with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products possible. I believe a high quality product is one that is pure, effective and produced in an environmentally friendly and ethical manner.
AYURVEDA is a powerful mind-body health systems. It provides us with more than a mere system of treating illness, It is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge), which offers us a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
Ayurvedic medicine was originally an oral tradition, taught and passed directly from teacher to apprentice, who would learn and work side by side.

The Ayurvedic approach is about aligning with the infinite organizing power of nature rather than struggling or trying to force things to go your way. This principle is embodied by the Law of Least Effort. When you observe nature, you will notice that grass doesn’t try to grow; it just grows. Birds don’t try to fly; they just fly. Flowers don’t try to blossom; they just blossom. Nature functions with effortless ease, frictionlessly and spontaneously. It is intuitive, holistic, non-linear, and nourishing. You will expend least effort when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you chase after status, money, power, or accolades, you waste energy, but when your actions are motivated by love, your energy expands and accumulates. So take it easy and be guided by love.
Ayurveda places great importance on recognizing the unique qualities of individual human beings.
Ayurveda is a personalized approach to health, and knowing your mind-body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, exercise, supplements, and all other aspects of your lifestyle.
We intend to provide you with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products possible.