Definition of Ayurveda in English:

Ayurveda

Syllabification: A·yur·ve·da
Pronunciation: /ˌäyərˈvādə, -ˈvēdə
 
/

noun

The traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.
More example sentences
  • The efficacy of traditional systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Yoga is well-known.
  • He has studied in England and India where he trained under a traditional master of Ayurveda and Yoga.
  • It uses innovations in modern medicine as well as traditional Indian healing methods such as Ayurveda, naturopathy and Yoga.

Origin

from Sanskrit āyus 'life' + veda 'science'.

Derivatives

Ayurvedic

Pronunciation: /-ˈvedik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Carl is a qualified Ayurvedic consultant, Yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach.
  • On another trip to India I met with several Ayurvedic doctors and heads of prominent Ayurvedic pharmacies.
  • I once asked the head of an Ayurvedic company in Bombay what he thought the most valuable Ayurvedic herb was.

Definition of Ayurveda in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
verb
walk or travel at a leisurely pace