Is Ayurvedic Medicine Scientifically Proven?

ayurvedic medicineC asks: “I have a friend who was an ayurveda practitioner and teacher for years before returning to the Catholic faith. She insists that ayurveda is scientically proven etc.  Not knowing anything about it, I’ve been searching the internet for more information. It seems that there are two parts – one that is part of Hindu beliefs and the other which is just health food with the ‘scientifically proven’ aspect up in the air. My question is can you really divorce such a practice, including yoga, from its pagan roots.”

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