In the 2019/2020 season, almost 9,900,000,000 kg of coffee were handled worldwide. A German children's song urgently warns against too much C-A-F-F-E-E. Recent scientific studies provide data that 3-5 cups of coffee per day are helpful in Parkinson's disease, prostate and liver cancer, diabetes mellitus type 2, liver cirrhosis and depression in women and help reduce general mortality. In the Ottoman Empire - and also in Germany - coffee consumption was temporarily banned under heavy penalties. And won't you also get disheveled, can't sleep and get heartburn if you drink too much coffee?
What is the truth about the coffee? It is not described in classical Ayurveda. Nevertheless, the categories of Ayurvedic pharmacology can be used to better understand the effects of the most popular stimulant in the world.
Elmar Stapelfeldt - nourishing advisor, welfare practical man and scientific coworker in the Charité university outpatient clinic for naturopathy at the Immanuel hospital Berlin - looks with you in this on-line seminar deeply into the sentence of the black infusion drink. He uses a wide variety of sources from East and West as well as experience from working with his patients to develop a practical Ayurvedic assessment of the real effects of coffee.