About Phlogistoncreme®

Phlogistoncreme® is the brain child of German medical doctor Michael Klaus.

Michael was born in 1959 in Neumünster in northern Germany. He grew up in a small fishing village on the Baltic Sea where people don’t like using many words. For Michael this led to a desire to meet other people. He started to explore the world starting with a tour of Europe and also America. In 1980 he started his university studies with a view to become an environmental engineer, full of idealism to save the world.

While completing this first diploma in Berlin he also realized that the salvation of the world is rather complex. Consequently, he limited his ambitions somewhat and he decided to focus on helping people and make a career change to medicine.

When he moved to Thailand in 2006, he became interested in Thai natural medicine, with which he came into contact while hiking trough different wildlife sanctuaries on the Malayan peninsula (special thanks to Sasha Kraft). One of the highlights was Khao Sok National Park, which is older and more diverse than the Amazon rain forest.

Hiking through the area, he arrived in a small village one evening and was also asked to spend the night there for protection from bears and tigers. For dinner, rice was cooked with the rind of mangosteen, which proved to be a culinary as well as visual sensation. The people also used mangosteen juice for external application on wounds. They was well aware that trivial injuries can easily turn into serious wound infections in this tropical climate, with dire consequences.

Michael was entirely convinced by his own observations that this valuable knowledge and also the healing properties of Mangosteen needed to be made available to the rest of the world. The only question was how to do that.

And so the idea of a healing cream was born.

Our History

  • 2016 – Renamed to Phlogistoncreme
  • 2008 – Naturopathic Maveracream established
  • 2006 – Office in Thailand
  • 1998 – Medical practice as GP and also emergency medicine
  • 1990 – internal, industrial, rehabilitative medicine, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics, and also chiropractic,
  • 1983 – Start of medical studies in Berlin and Lübeck
  • 1979 – leaving school, ship´s cook, sailor, studies of mechanical engineering in Clausthal and also in Berlin
  • 1959 – Born in North Germany at the Baltic Sea


After earning the medical degree 1990 different hospitals including internal medicine, industrial medicine, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics, chiropractic and also rehabilitative medicine. 1998 – 2006 medical practice as General Practitioner and emergency medicine in Kiel, Germany. 2006 new start in Thailand.