Ayurveda

Ayurveda

[ah-yer-vey-duh, -vee-]
noun
the ancient Hindu art of medicine and of prolonging life.

Origin:
< Sanskrit, equivalent to āyur- life, vital power + veda knowledge

Ayurvedic, adjective
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Ayurveda (ˈɑːjʊˌveɪdə, -ˌviːdə)
 
n
Hinduism an ancient medical treatise on the art of healing and prolonging life, sometimes regarded as a fifth Veda
 
[from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge]
 
Ayur'vedic
 
adj

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Main Entry:  Ayurveda
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an ancient Indian system of holistic medicine drawn from Vedic literature that seeks to balance individual imbalances through adjustments in diet, exercise, and sleep and involving herbs, aromas, meditation, and yoga to address health issues
Example:  Ayurveda states that all disease begins with an imbalance or stress in the individual's consciousness.
Etymology:  Hindu for 'complete knowledge of the totality of life'
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