Saffron, Natures red gold

Saffron has been known for more than 3000 years and is considered as one of the oldest herbs available. With a vibrant color palette, rich flavor and characteristic aroma, it is highly valued not only for gastronomic purposes, but also for therapeutic use. Saffron derives from arabic Zafran from Zarparan, meaning Gold stigma of a…

The Wonder Plant Aloe Vera

Aloe vera may be one of the most widely used and cultivated herbal remedies, thanks to it’s many healing properties, and the usage dates back for centuries. Aloe vera refers to a family of more than 500 species of aloe plants, spread over Africa, the Middle East and various Indian Ocean islands. Aloe vera (botanical name…

The Science of Well-Being, by Yale

In spring 2018, Laurie Santos, Professor in Psychology and Cognitive science, launched a new course at Yale University. The subject was happiness, and “Psychology and the Good Life; What psychological science says about the good life”, was born. Never before at Yale had a course on that kind of science or psychology being taught, and so…

The Art of Positive Emotions

Positive Emotions Create Upward Spirals and enhances emotional well-being. That is why it is called The Broaden-and-build Theory, in Positive Psychology. By broadening our perspectives and actions, we tend to build important and lasting physical, intellectual, psychological, and social resources. Shortly, positive emotions open our mind. Positive Psychology breaks it down to 10 different positive…

The road to Mindfulness

One of the most inspiring people bringing mindfulness from East to the West, is Jon Kabat-Zinn, a Ph.D. who is known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher, engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. Mindfulness is an eastern knowledge with a western approach, and is at its…

Elements of Ayurveda

Traditional medicine has strong historical and cultural roots, and has been a part of developing communities over decades. Ayurveda was born in India and means “Knowledge of Life”. Ayuh means life and Veda means knowledge in Sanskrit. It origins from the Vedas, the compendium of ancient Indian knowledge, and in The Charaka Samhita, and Sushruta…

Ginger and Juice

Ginger has been used in medicine for thousands of years, due to it’s many health benefits. The herb is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric, cardamom and galangal. The ginger is high in gingerol, a substance and active compontent with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger may also be effective against exercise-induced muscle…

Benefits of Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is an essential oil from the native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. It has been used for almost 100 years as a healing treatment in Australia, and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, why the oil is probably best known for its antibacterial activity.  3 ways how to use Tea tree oil: Tonic waterAdd…

Shinrin Yoku, The Art of Ecotherapy

Shinrin Yoku, also called Forest Bathing emerged in Japan in the 1980’s and is refered to as nature theraphy, or ecotherapy and means to improve body and soul from spending time in nature, a practice in which all of the senses are immersed in nature. Although people have been walking in nature for centuries because…