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(ī′yər-vā′də, -vē′-)
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.

A′yur·ve′dic adj.
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(1) The Indian philosophical basis for ayurvedic medicine.
(2) Ayurvedic medicine, see there.
While the terms ayurveda and ayurvedic medicine are often used interchangeably, the former is more global and includes both the ayurvedic philosophy and those components of ayurveda that are rarely applied in modern ayurvedic medicine; the major branches of ayurveda incorporated into current ayurvedic medicine are internal medicine, geriatrics, aphrodisiac medicine and panchakarma.
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Ayurveda is a system of wholistic medicine from India that aims to bring the individual into harmony with nature. It provides guidance regarding food and lifestyle, so that healthy people can stay healthy and people with health challenges can improve their health.
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"science of life" from ancient Vedic tradition of India.
Ayurvedic medicine - ancient science of natural medicine which promotes health of mind and body.
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