The I.A.S. Tamil Medical Manuscript Collection
Documentary heritage submitted by India and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.
Mostly Tamil Medical Manuscripts preserved at the Institute of Asian Studies reflect the ancient system of medicine, practised by yogis. This system explains the methods of obtaining medicines from herbs, herbal roots, leaves, flowers, barks, fruits etc. The proportions of the ingredients as well as the specific processes are explained in detail.