Ayurveda, healt, vegetarianism
Ayurveda in Sanskrit आयुर्वेद, "life-knowledge" or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional vedic Indian alternative. The oldest known ayurvedic texts are the Suśruta Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā.
Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Current practices derived from ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine. Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives. It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has recently become popular in Western cultures. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies.
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