Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)

“Traditional knowledge" is employed to mean knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional life-styles; the wisdom developed over many generations of holistic traditional scientific utilization of the lands, natural resources, and environment. It is generally passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation and is, for the most part, undocumented. Traditional knowledge is valid and necessary, and awaits its currently relevant wider application for human benefit. National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (erstwhile NISCAIR), CSIR felt a need to document the recent developments and the information bygone in this area in the form of an interdisciplinary periodical. The Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge will carry original research papers, review articles, short communications, etc. concerned with the observation and experimental investigation of the biological activities of the materials from plants, animals and minerals, used in the traditional health-care systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, Unani, Naturopathy, Homoeopathy, Folk-remedies, etc. As validation of indigenous claims it will cover Ethno-biology, Ethno-medicine, Ethno-pharmacology, Ethno-pharmacognosy & Clinical Studies on efficacy. Besides, the journal will also welcome interdisciplinary papers on traditional uses (non-medicinal) of Indian raw materials of plant, animal and mineral origin and development of appropriate technologies for community benefit with specific interest to the rural areas. Impact Factor of IJTK is 1.091 (JCR 2021). CODEN: IJTKB7.

The Papers published in Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge are covered by

•  Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch R )

•  Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition

•  PCT Minimum Documentation, WIPO (Non-Patent Literature)

•  CAB International, UK


•  National Technical Information Service (NTIS), USA

•  MANTIS Database , USA

•  Food Science and Technology Abstracts, UK

•  Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstracts, India

•  Indian Science Abstracts, India

Recent Special Issues:

Traditional Knowledge to Combat COVID-19 (December 2020)

Ethnopharmacology and Validation of Traditional Medicine (October 2015)

Traditional Knowledge in Disaster Prediction/Forecasting, Management and Climate Change (January 2011)

Indigenous Knowledge of the Ethnic people of Northeast India in Bio-resources Management (2009)

Traditional Handlooms and Handicrafts (2008)

Traditional Foods and Beverages (2007)

Traditional Agricultural Practices (2006)

Traditional Knowledge of North East India (January 2005)


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Vol 23, No 2 (2024): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

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A multi-centre study to evaluate the effect and safety of a classical Ayurveda medicine Vyaghri Haritaki in bronchial asthma PDF
Suryawanshi, Milind ; Kumavat, Vinod Bihari; Dua, Pradeep ; Yadav, Babita ; Khanduri, Shruti ; Mundada, Pallavi ; Singhal, Richa ; Rana, Rakesh Kumar; Bharti, Bharti ; Srikanth, Narayanam 109-118


Physico-chemical parameters of traditional salt producing springs of Ancient Assam, Northeast India PDF PDF
Saikia, Raktim Ranjan; Taye, Chaitra Dhar; Amin, Nurul ; Konwar, Sorat 119-127


Threads of heritage: A comparative analysis of Punjab and Thai embroidery PDF
Bhoj, Rasika 128-136

Food Science & Nutrition

Exploring the role of diverse underutilized nutri-crops on food and nutritional security of ethnic communities in Eastern Himalaya PDF
Sarkar, Sujit ; Sangeetha, V ; Gurung, Natasha ; Mahra, G S; Priya, Satya ; Venu, Lenin ; Joshi, Pratibha ; Barman, Dwijendra ; Singh, Premlata 137-145

Suitability of barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea) for development of low glycemic index and hypolipidemic pizza base

Shrestha, Renu ; Srivastava, Sarita ; Tangariya, Priyanka 146-153


Management of seasonal dermatitis in horses by using leaf extract of Aerva javanica
dedar, Ramesh Kumar; Kumar, Naveen ; Narnaware, Shirish D ; Singh, Jitender ; Legha, R A ; Pal, Yash 154-161
Phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart. seeds PDF
Beniwal, Tamanna ; Sharma, Ritu ; Gupta, Rajinder K 162-169

Traditional healing and antimicrobial role of the herbal drug against UTIs by ethnic people of Darjeeling tea gardens, India

Chettri, Deepika ; Pradhan, Smriti ; Saha, Dipanwita ; Chowdhury, Dr Monoranjan 170-181

Investigation of antioxidant and antibacterial activities, phenolic contents of Allium staticiforme bulb fractions in different polarities

Semerci, Alican Bahadır; TUNÇ, Kenan ; Sağıroğlu, Mehmet 182-188

Antifertility activity of Oroxylum indicum Vent. stem bark on female Wistar rats

Das, Banani ; Mahapatra, Madhusmita ; Gurung, Bhumika ; Dey, Amitabha ; Nongalleima, Khumukcham ; Das, Supriya ; Talukdar, Anupam Das; Chowdhury, Abhishek ; Choudhury, Manabendra Dutta; Deb, Lokesh 189-199

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