Ayurveda and Yoga in Cardiovascular Diseases

  title={Ayurveda and Yoga in Cardiovascular Diseases},
  author={Ravinder Mamtani and Ronac Mamtani},
  journal={Cardiology in Review},
Ayurveda is derived from 2 Sanskrit words, namely, “Ayus” and “Veda,” meaning life and knowledge, respectively. It literally means science of life. Ayurveda, of which yoga is an integral part, is widely practiced in India and is gaining acceptance in many countries around the world. It is a comprehensive and a holistic system, the focus of which is on the body, mind, and consciousness. The Ayurvedic treatment consists of the use herbal preparations, diet, yoga, meditation, and other practices… 

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