High quality research for strengthening Indigenous Medicine Systems for better health care

litarary research section

This division composed of two units ie ; The Library and Ola leaf manuscript conservation unit

Conservation unit Ola leaf manuscripts comprise the collection of more than 400 manuscripts including OLM of authentic indigenous medical texts namely Yogarahnakaraya Besajja Manjusa, Sarasanksepaya Waryogasaraya and many other OLM including recipes written by …..Traditional Medical Practitioners The conservation of Traditional Medical Knowledge (TMK) encrypted in Ola Leaves Manuscripts is one of the important research area in accordance with the vision of Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurveda Institute. Hence, OLM conservation unit under the Literary Research Section of BMARI currently carried out the literary research on Review and Documentation of TMK referring OLM already conserved in LRS, in this institute . The present research include four areas of TMK ie ; Desheeya Ess Veda Kama (Treatment for Eye Diseases ), Gedi,Vrana Pilika Veda Kama(Treatment for Cancer , Wounds and Abscess) , Vidum Pillisum vedakama ( Moxhi buxion), Sarvanga Vedakama(Treatment for any physical illness ).

The LRS has been published series of Thalpathe Pillium , Thalpathaka Osu Mihima ………………..


• To explore the traditional medical knowledge mentioned in the OLM and compare with Ayurveda pharmacopeia or other Traditional Medical texts

eg; Vatikaprakaranaya and DesheeyaGulikalka potha

• To trace the traditional recipes and their ingredients available in present scenario if not otherwise look into substitutes

• To direct the research teams for preparing explored TMK into printed versions within the given time period

• To finalize the drafts of “ Iparani Vedaduru Osu nana ” Book by conservation of TMK indigenous to the country. 


The Library The Library of Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute is very specific unit of the institute facilitating the researchers to explore TMK from authentic indigenous medical texts . The library has been disseminated many publications including Ayurveda pharmacopeia Part I,II and III in 197…, Desheeya Chikithsa Sangrahaya, Series of Osuthhuru Visithuru and Sri Lakeya Oushada Sangrahaya so many other booklets.

Conservation unit Ola leaf manuscripts