American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine.
- n. Traditional Hindu alternative medicine, involving balancing three bodily humours of wind, bile, and phlegm.
- n. (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda
- From Hindi आयुर्वॆद. (Wiktionary)
- Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ : āyuḥ, life, health; see aiw- in Indo-European roots + vedaḥ, knowledge, lore; see weid- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Treating patients, not tourists, Kerala ayurveda centre stands apart KOTTAKKAL - Ayurveda centres that promise to pamper tourists have mushroomed all over India, but a reputed 107-year-old institution in Kottakkal still strictly adheres to the philosophy of "treating patients" - while doing good business.”
“Patients, not tourists, are priority at this ayurveda centre Ayurveda centres that promise to pamper tourists have mushroomed all over”
“The term Ayurveda combines two Sanskrit words: ayur, which means life, and veda, which means science or knowledge.”
“Ayurveda is based on nature, and different foods cure different ailments.”
“Ayurveda is a traditional Indian practice that takes a holistic approach to wellness, employing herbal medicine, meditation and exercise to promote good health.”
“The key ingredient, saffron, is considered a royal spice in Ayurveda, the oldest documented body of holistic medical knowledge, with a system of plant oils and herbs originating in India over 6,000 years ago.”
“The ancient Hindus, for instance, began a process of medicine called Ayurveda, which is founded on the understanding that each individual has a unique “mind-body blueprint” by which he or she can be known.”
“The word Ayurveda roughly translates as "The Science of Life.”
“In the Indian holistic system of medicine known as Ayurveda, white and red hibiscus is believed to have many medicinal properties including soothing a cough and treating liver disorders as well as aiding in digestion and weight loss.”
“A week later, she came home after work and told us that she had started apprenticing with an Indian lady that was teaching her something called Ayurveda.”
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