Definition of Ayurveda in English:

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Ayurveda

Pronunciation: /ˌäyərˈvādə/

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.

Derivatives

Ayurvedic

Pronunciation: /ˌäyərˈvādik/
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: A·yur·ve·da

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