When people think of Ayurveda, many people think of wellness treatments such as the well-known forehead massage, which many hotels use to advertise their spa area. In fact, Ayurveda is probably the oldest traditional medicine in the world, as it has been passed down seamlessly for more than 2,000 years and therefore has extremely comprehensive empirical knowledge. Neither TCM, which was only politically revived in the 20th century, nor European medicine - with the exception of the writings of Hildegard von Bingen - can look back on such a tradition.
Ayurveda means “life science” (ayus = “life” and veda = “knowledge”) and has its roots in the holy Indian scriptures, the so-called Vedas, which, like traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), treat physical, emotional, mental and connect spiritual aspects. In Ayurveda, nutrition is of particular importance - both in the prevention and treatment of illnesses. Spices and herbs are specifically used as medicinal products. In Ayurveda, spices are comparable to the herbal teas of Western natural medicine. We have put together the most important spices and herbs for you in this category.