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The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
[Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ : āyuḥ, life, health; see aiw- in Indo-European roots + vedaḥ, knowledge, lore; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
(Hinduism) Hinduism an ancient medical treatise on the art of healing and prolonging life, sometimes regarded as a fifth Veda
[from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge]
the conventional Hindu system of medicine, founded chiefly on naturopathy and homeopathy. — Ayurvedic, adj.See also: Hinduism
From the Sanskrit words “ayur,” meaning life, and veda,” meaning knowledge, a traditional Indian text referring to ayurvedic medicine.
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|Noun||1.||Ayurveda - (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda|
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils