Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. It is increasingly popular in the United States.