a traditional Hindu system of medicine practiced in India since the first century and using combinations of herbs, purgatives, rubbing oils, etc. in treating diseases
Origin of ayurvedaSanskrit ?yurveda from ?yur, life + veda, knowledge: see wise
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
Origin of AyurvedaSanskrit āyurvedah āyuh life, health ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots. vedah knowledge, lore ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.