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 ayurveda&hlowdot; : ayu&hlowdot;, life, health; see aiw- in Indo-European roots + veda&hlowdot;, knowledge, lore; see weid- in Indo-European roots.