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Ayurveda

Syllabification: A·yur·ve·da
Pronunciation: /ˌäyərˈvādə, -ˈvēdə
 
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Definition of Ayurveda in English:

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.
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

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈvedik/
adjective
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.

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