Ayurveda

noun

Ay·​ur·​ve·​da ˌī-ər-ˈvā-də How to pronounce Ayurveda (audio)
-ˈve-
variants or less commonly ayurveda
: a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy
Ayurvedic adjective
or less commonly ayurvedic

Examples of Ayurveda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From treating the respiratory system to skin disorders and digestion, the spice is a common tool in Ayurveda and other traditional Indian medicinal practices. Essence, 8 May 2024 Those new to Ayurveda should know that this is a gender-specific system with separate areas for men and women. Prasad Ramamurthy, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2024 According to Ayurveda, this means that the Kansa is doing its job, and the graying effect can be washed off easily with a warm washcloth. Isabella Ubaldi, Health, 20 Mar. 2024 Within the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda serves as a traditional medicine system often practiced in tandem with Western medicine. Hasina Khatib, Allure, 5 Jan. 2024 According to Johns Hopkins, Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 The single-use supplement features formulas inspired by ancient health practices (think: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine), designed to foster vitality, digestion, immunity, and more. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 23 Feb. 2024 But the parasitic worm has been touted as a cure-all by various ancient medicine traditions: It can be seen in Ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and traditional portraits of Dhanvantari, the Hindu deity associated with Ayurveda. Zoey Poll, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2024 That is what Ayurveda can do for your physical, emotional, and spiritual health for unlocking happiness from within, Ajmera explains. Hasina Khatib, Allure, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ, from āyuḥ life, vital power + vedaḥ knowledge

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ayurveda was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Ayurveda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ayurveda. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

Ayurveda

noun
Ay·​ur·​ve·​da ˌī-yər-ˈvād-ə, -ˈved- How to pronounce Ayurveda (audio)
: a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India, that preceded and evolved independently of Western medicine, and that seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy
Ayurvedic adjective
Ayurvedist noun
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