When it comes to Ayurveda, many people think of wellness treatments such as the well-known forehead shower that many hotels use to advertise their spa area. In fact, Ayurveda is probably the oldest traditional medicine in the world, as it has been handed down without gaps for more than 2,000 years and therefore has an extremely comprehensive knowledge base. Neither TCM, which was politically revived until 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 "science of life" (ayus = "life" and veda = "knowledge") and has its roots in the sacred Indian scriptures, the so-called Vedas, which, like traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), deal with physical, emotional, mental and combine spiritual aspects. In Ayurveda, nutrition is of particular importance - both in prevention and in the treatment of diseases. Spices and herbs are used specifically as remedies. In Ayurveda, spices are comparable to the herbal teas of western naturopathy. We have put together the most important herbs and spices for you in this category.