- Ayurveda stems from the Sanskrit word ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge
- It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years
- The goal of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and spirit, through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies
- 2 main types: Traditional and Maharishi
Abstracted from: Ehrich, Steven D. Ayurveda. University of Maryland. Accessed 10/31/15.