Ayurveda

Definition

"Is a CAM whole medical system that has been practiced primarily in the Indian subcontinent for 5,000 years. Ayurveda includes diet and herbal remedies and emphasizes the use of body, mind, and spirit in disease prevention and treatment

"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"

(The Concise Oxford Dictionary)


"Sanskrit Ayurvedah, from Ayuh life, vital power + vedah knowledge : a form of holistic alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India"

(Merriam Webster Online Dictionary)