Ayurveda

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noun Ay·ur·ve·da \ˌī-ər-ˈvā-də, -ˈve-\
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ayurveda

Definition of Ayurveda

  1. :  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

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ayurvedic

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Origin and Etymology of ayurveda

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


First Known Use: 1788


Medical Dictionary

Ayurveda

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noun Ay·ur·ve·da \ˌī-yər-ˈvād-ə, -ˈved-\

Medical Definition of Ayurveda

  1. :  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

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Ayurvedist

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