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- The Ayurvedic system of herbalism traces its roots back five thousand years to
the Kunlun Mountains of Tibet
the Himalayan Mountains of India
the Gobi region of China
the Nile valley of Egypt
- The word "Ayurveda" comes from two Sanskrit words; Ayus, or "life," and Veda, or "knowledge." "Ayurveda" has thus been translated as
the knowledge of life
the science of life
the knowledge of life span
all of the above
- The Ayurvedic system was first written down in the first century A.D. by the Ayurvedic physician
- While searching for a shorter trade route to acquire the herbs and spices of India, an Italian sailor by the name of Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the great continent of North America.
- Which of the following statements does not characterize Ayurvedic philosophy:
Illnesses of the mind are just as important as illnesses of the body.
In order to avoid illness and pain, one must control the destructive (and self-destructive) nature.
Living in harmony with the environment is essential to one's mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Prevention is more desirable than a cure.
Treatment should focus on the symptom, rather than the underlying cause.
- The ideal of Ayurvedic medicine is to develop an individual's natural resistance to disease to the point where one's _______ system can function as one's best medicine.
- Today's Ayurvedic physicians, like their predecessors, recognize three major body (or physiology) types which they refer to as the three
- In addition to herbalism, Ayurvedic physicians also use
all of the above
- Herbalists who draw upon various traditions (e.g., Chinese, Ayurvedic, etc.)choosing what appears to be the best for any given situation--are referred to as
- Ayurvedic herbalism uses single herbs. Herbal combinations are rarely if ever used.