The "urheimische" Philosophy
...because this is where my roots lie
… because this is where my roots lie
“An uprooted tree is moribund. We humans too are nothing without roots. On the contrary - with heart and soul, we are rooted in the nature, the culture, the family that carries us. In a literal sense, these are the bases of our life. Sometimes we forget this in a world in which everything is technically possible - but we know in depth, at least our body as well as our soul knows this. Everyone understands how absurd it is to saw off the branch on which we are sitting. In our everyday habits, however, we lose this understanding more and more. Biology teaches us how dangerous it is to live without roots. Thus, the order of the day will be to return to our roots if they still exist … ”
(from: “Urheimische Medizin — Biologisch plausibel“ by Dr. rer. nat. Till U. Keil, Munich in May 2013)
The term “urheimisch” was coined by Dr. Pandalis in order to explain that way of life that has been familiar to humans in their respective cultural areas for generations.
Thus, in central Europe, plants are considered “urheimisch” if they have their origins in Europe (e.g. wild garlic, stinging nettle) or have been experienced positively for at least 10 generations in Europe (e.g. potatoes, coffee, corn, pepper, bananas, sugar). These are often forgotten spices, vegetable and medical plants that are particular high in special bioactive substances.