Definition of Ayurveda in English:

Ayurveda

noun

mass noun
  • The traditional Hindu system of medicine (incorporated in Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas), which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.

    • ‘It uses innovations in modern medicine as well as traditional Indian healing methods such as Ayurveda, naturopathy and Yoga.’
    • ‘In Ayurveda, diet and digestion are accorded equal importance in maintaining good health.’
    • ‘The idea was to evolve a comprehensive programme with some aspects each from Yoga and Ayurveda, for a geriatric population.’
    • ‘Traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda are staging a comeback and getting kudos for their holistic approach to ailments.’
    • ‘Ayurveda emphasizes proper diet for this time to ensure the health of both baby and mom.’
    • ‘He has studied in England and India where he trained under a traditional master of Ayurveda and Yoga.’
    • ‘Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.’
    • ‘The holistic system of Ayurveda advocates a well-balanced approach to stress management and skin health.’
    • ‘According to Ayurveda, internal balance is the key to perfect health.’
    • ‘According to Ayurveda, legumes are an essential part of a balanced diet.’
    • ‘It is necessary at this point to briefly diverge to elucidate some basic terms and concepts of Yoga and Ayurveda.’
    • ‘Trillium's therapeutic products are based on the Indian system of Ayurveda.’
    • ‘Developing a centre for growing medicinal plants and promoting the practice of Ayurveda and yoga is also in consideration.’
    • ‘According to Maharishi Ayurveda, you should not use more than 50 percent of your total capacity.’
    • ‘Models displaying the importance of Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Acupuncture are impressive.’
    • ‘The efficacy of traditional systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Yoga is well-known.’
    • ‘Traditional systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani are time tested and trusted by millions.’
    • ‘Hence, the present study was designed to compare the effects of Yoga and Ayurveda on the self rated sleep in a geriatric population.’
    • ‘This half hour programme will also feature celebrities and experts from the field of naturopathy, yoga and Ayurveda.’
    • ‘If the Government can capitalise on the passion for Yoga and Ayurveda, tourism in the State is sure to grow by leaps and bounds.’

Origin

From Sanskrit āyus ‘life’ + veda ‘(sacred) knowledge’.

Pronunciation

Ayurveda

/ˌɑːjʊəˈviːdə//ˌɑːjʊəˈveɪdə/