Ayurveda definition

īyər-vādə, -vē-
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
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A traditional Hindu system of medicine practiced in India since the first century a.d. and using combinations of herbs, purgatives, rubbing oils, etc. in treating diseases.
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The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
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Origin of ayurveda

  • Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ āyuḥ life, health aiw- in Indo-European roots vedaḥ knowledge, lore weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition