Movie Recommendation: The Indian Doctor

“I love what I do and I do what I love.” Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic doctor

A film about Vasant Lad, one of the most esteemed ayurveda doctors worldwide. He holds a BA in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and a Master of Ayurvedic Science in India. He is the director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, has published many Ayurvedic medical books and articles. He teaches physicians, naturopaths and others worldwide.

The film shows how Vasant Lad brought Ayurveda to the West and tells about his life and work in America and India. He gives us interesting insights on what is possible with Ayurveda. Very impressive. If you have not seen the movie yet, you can do that by purchasing a DVD. It is highly recommended, especially for those who do not know Ayurveda.

Here is a trailer for the movie:

I would also like to recommend his bestseller:

“Self-healing with Ayurveda” The standard work of Indian healing art

By the way, also a good Christmas present.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Stay healthy.

Clinical Review Of Vardhamana Pippali Rasayana In The Treatment Of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Rheumatoid arthritis (formerly called polyarthritis) is an inflammation of the inner skin of joints of jaw, fingers, toes, hands, feet, knees, elbows, hips, and shoulders. The inflammation usually begins gradually and can be so bad that the cartilage and bones are severely damaged and can deform extremely. It can lead to limitation of movement (functio laesa). Generally, this kind of arthritis has to be diagnosed to distinguish it from others. In classical medicine, this disease is treated with steroidal and non-steroidal drugs, which can cause severe side effects. The treatment proposed in this study has produced no side effects and is also inexpensive.

In this study the affected patients are treated with Vardhamana Pippali Rasayana. The study produces amazing results. Please see:

For an easier understanding, you will find most medical terms and Sanskrit words translated: Mainly from  the book "Ayurveda Manualtherapie und Ausleitungsverfahren" from Shive Narain Gupta / Elmar Stapelfeldt / Kerstin Rosenberg, but also from sources like Wikipedia, and others.

Medical specialist operations

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) = blood cell sedimentation rate

Endocrinology (eg salivary glands, endocrine glands, sebaceous glands)

Steroidal = see

Nonsteroidal = see

Sanskrit words

Agnideepana = Digestive stimulation

Agnimandya = Weak digestive power

Ama = Metabolic intermediates (uncooked, undigested), also known as slag

Amapachana = Reduction of waste products in the body

Amavata = Classical disease, which most closely resembles the Rheumatoid Arthristis

Bala = Strength, resistance

Balabhramsha = Loss of power

Charaka samhita = Most important classical text of Ayurveda, focus on internal medicine and philosophy

Doshas = Most important functional principles, body functions, humores, juices, pathological principles: vata, pitta, kapha; literally "spoiler" or mistake

Kapha = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product on tissue level (mala): mucus

Krichhrasadhya = Difficult to cure the disease

Mridu Virechana = Gentle abduction

Mudga Yusha = Green mung beans

Pipa longum or Pippali = Long pepper

Pitta = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product on tissue level (mala): bile

Rasayana = Science or remedy of tissue regeneration

Samprapti = Process of disease development

Samprapti-Vighatana = is a term with a series of events that ultimately lead to the formation of diseases in the body; pathogenesis

Srotas = Transport systems, transport spaces

Srotoshodhana = Clarify the microcirculation vessels

Taila = Oil

Vardhamana Pippali Rasayana = Ayurvedic medicine with a steroid-like effect

Vata = Most important active principle (dosha); as waste product at tissue level (mala): gases (vata- and kapha-dominated constitution)

Vatashamaka = Vata balancing

Ayurveda – The Ancient Indian Way Of Life

Betty Bossi AG, a Swiss company, deals with the topic "Ayurveda - the ancient Indian way of life" in the following article. The content of the article consists of a summary of the five elements, the dosha types, the agni and the six flavors together. A very good overview. In addition, Betti Bossi AG presents us with fine recipes, see link.

- Sweet and sour lentil stew

- Vegetable tagine with prunes

- Chai - Chinese cabbage minestrone

- Oven fries with tomato chutney

- Pumpkin Cinnamon Chutney

- Fig chutney

- Potato and pumpkin curry

- Chestnut Pumpkin Minestrone

- Castellane on pesto cream sauce

- Stuffed kohlrabi with lentils

- Herb Hirsotto

- Ratatouille with chickpea crumble

At this point a big thank you for the article and the recipes to the Betty Bosse AG!

And have fun browsing this article and cooking.


Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis With Prof. Dr. N. Gupta, B.A.M.S. University Of Delhi, India

After the successful event in August 2018 we are happy to host Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis with Prof. Dr. N. Gupta, B.A.M.S. University of Delhi, India. He will be in Lucerne on October 16, 2018. Please register by September 28, 2018 at the latest. For contact details, please see the homepage, below.

We're looking forward to welcoming you again, soon.

Sincerely, Valérie

Presentation: “Body Trip With Ayurveda” – With Prof. Dr. N. Gupta B.A.M.S. University Delhi / India

Prof. Dr. N. Gupta, B.A.M.S. University of Delhi, India will come to Lucerne on August 24, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for a presentation about Ayurveda. I'm very happy about it. It is targetted at those interested in Ayurveda and is very attractive and easy to understand even for beginners. The presentation languate is English and it will be translated to German, simultaneously. Tea and biscuits will be served during the evening.

For details see Fyler.


Effectiveness Of An Ayurveda Treatment Approach In Knee Osteoarthritis – A Randomized Controlled Trial

I would like to introduce you to a knee osteoarthritis study with Ayurveda treatments. Up to now, scientific studies have always been the best and most convincing way of uniting Ayurveda with our health and medical systems when sensitizing people to alternative methods. Of course, one always has to remember that further studies are needed for confirmation. But a milestone has already been set.

For nine years, the study "Effectiveness of an Ayurveda Treatment Approach to Knee Osteoarthritis - A Randomized Controller Trial in the Charité, the Natural Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Immanuel Hospital, was conducted in collaboration with the European Academy of Ayurveda and Health Center Sun & Moon published under

Restaurant Avocado And Natura / Athens And Peloponnes

The first restaurant is located in the middle of the city of Athens very close to the Plaka. It's called AVOCADO and is vegan-oriented. The food is extremely delicious. The team is young and cheerful, the crowd very mixed in a relaxed atmosphere.
You can visit it on


The second restaurant is on Peloponnese in Gialova, Messinia. The NATURA offers fresh and organic products from the region and is run by young and motivated people. Especially nice is the location right on the sea.
Available at:

Ayurvedic Punch

Ayurvedic Punch

Would you like to spend a lot of time tonight watching the starry sky filled with fireworks?

If want your heart, body and senses to warm up and refresh themselves, let yourself be enchanted by a punch.

An easily and quickly prepared, delicious, and non-alcoholic drink to mix on your own.

Ayurvedic Punch
  • 1 litre red grape juice (alternatively apple juice)
  • 6 cloves
  • Juice of an orange
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Thin stripes of the skin of an orange (alternatively lemon)
  • 4 cl maple syrup (alternatively honey or agave juice)
  • Cover the juice with the spices and stripes of orange and cover for half an hour (do not boil) and let it draw for 10 minutes. Sieve the mixture and drink warm.

Enjoy your meal.

Happy New Year.

Christmas Time – Cookie Time

Christmas is coming. And what can not be missing under any circumstances? Cookies, oranges, chocolate, and feasting like there's no tomorrow. In a healthy way.

A recommended and fast baking recipe for the coming weekend.

Orange Biscuits With Carob Rasps
Ingredients (for 30 - 40 pieces, as organic as possible)
  • 200 g of spelled flour
  • 125 g of whole cane sugar or Jaggery (palm sugar, very fine)
  • 1 egg (for vegan people without the egg)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 125 g of butter
  • peeled skin of an untreated orange
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 50 g of carob rashers

Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead well.

Form the dough into small piles. Lay out a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the dough pieces at a slight distance.


Bake it for 8 - 12 minutes in the oven with hot air at 175 degrees Celsius or with top/bottom heat at 190 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy your meal. Merry Christmas.