Ayurveda Definition

īyər-vādə, -vē-
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.
Webster's New World
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
American Heritage Medicine

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

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