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The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a database currently containing codified/published literature from Indian Systems of Medicine. TKDL contains more than 3.6 lakh formulations from the texts of traditional medicine systems of India including Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. The selection of these books is based on inputs from a set of eminent experts from each stream of medicine. The task of digitizing the medicinal information available is being done continuously in a phased manner and has started with open knowledge available in published books.

Time of origin as mentioned, refers to the lifetime of authors of the respective books.

In case of compiled books, the time of origin is not given since it is dependent upon the time of origin of back-references from which information is taken.

The list of books from which knowledge is currently available in the TKDL database is listed below differentiated by the Indian traditional system of medicine:
Discipline No. of texts (including volumes) used for transcription
Ayurveda

119

Unani

55

Siddha

91

Sowa Rigpa

1

Yoga

15

Total

281


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