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Poster about ayurvedic medicine by YPIH
Dhanvantari, an avatar of Vishnu, is the Hindu god associated with Ayurveda.[1]

Ayurveda (/ˌɑːjʊərˈvdə, -ˈv-/)[2][1] (sanscrit "knowledge of life") is an Indian naturopathic system with a holistic approach. Aurvedic knowledge, as it is one of the oldest medical systems of humankind, is based on traditional literature such as the Charaka Samhita. Ayurveda focuses on the patient as an individual. Therefore Ayurveda dos not just work with symptom-oriented standard therapies. Following ones individual constitution, the Ayurveda therapist creates a multimodal therapy concept. The aim of the therapy is to achieve a balance of all tissues and functions in the body.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 multiple. "Ayurveda". Wikipedia. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. "Ayurveda". Oxford University Press.
  3. YPIH, "Ayurveda", ICIHM 2016 (Poster)