Ayurveda :: Traditional knowledge digital library – Ayurveda

Indian Scientists have prepared a traditional knowledge digital library (TKDL) that documents information from existing literature in traditional knowledge in Ayurveda.

Information has been documented in a digitalised format in five international languages – English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese – according to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) director general, RA Mashelkar.

About 36,000 Ayurvedic formulations have been transcribed in a patent application format for the benefit of those eager for existing information before applying for a patent, he said. The project involved collaboration between the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (Niscair), office of controller general of patent designs and trade marks, department of industrial policy and promotion, and the department of Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathy.

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