Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

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In collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), AYUSH set up a Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in 2001 to prevent grant of "bed" patents on traditional knowledge and biopiracy. The digital library is being developed on codified traditional knowledge on Indian systems of medicines such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Yoga. Nearly 805,000 Ayurvedic formulations, 98,700 Unani formulations, and 9,970 Sidha formulations have been transcribed in patent application format in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.[2]

Bodies under AYUSH[edit]

Bodies under the control of the Department of AYUSH are:

Research councils:[3]

  • Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)
  • Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS)
  • Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)
  • Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)
  • Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN)

National Institutes (Education in Indian Medicine):[4]

Professional councils

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)

Indian Medicine Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL), Mohan, Uttaranchal (a public sector undertaking)

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