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 6 (2024): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Editorial Board June-2024 PDF
Content June-2024 PDF
Author Index June-2024 PDF
Subjec Index June-2024 PDF


Traditional fodder storage systems used in India’s western hot arid zone as a drought-proofing mechanism PDF
Kumar, Sushil ; Misra, Arun Kumar; K, Venkatesan 594-599


Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Vasa Ghrita

Shet, Nikita M; Kopardekar, Prachi Laxman; Jeedigunta, Mythili Krishna; Sardessai, Yogita N; Samant, Aditya ; Reddy, Somashekar 550-559
A combination Siddha drug reduces anemia among adolescent girls in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, India PDF
Logamanian, M ; Mutheeswaran, Subramanian ; Meena, M. S. ; Ignacimuthu, Savarimuthu ; Pandikumar, Perumal ; Janani Saravana, Logamanian ; Amala Hazel, A. M. ; Meenakumari, R 560-568
A randomized controlled clinical trial and preclinical efficacy of an Ayurvedic formulation Arjuna Ksheerapaka Churna for dyslipidemia PDF
Timilsina, Khemraj ; Mishra, Anjana ; Patial, Vikram ; Gupta, Mahesh ; Chaudhary, Vijay ; Singh, Damanpreet 519-529


Pharmacognostic evaluation of ayurvedic drug sariva and its commonly known adulterant and substitutes PDF
Misra, Ankita ; Chaudhary, Mridul Kant; Srivastava, Sharad 539-544
Think locally act globally: With reference to ethnomedicinal knowledge of India PDF
Tiwari, Shikha ; Kishore, Vatsala ; Dubey, Nawal Kishore 545-549

Food Science & Nutrition

Knowledge and consumption of traditional probiotics and prebiotics among adults in India
Shireen, Arshia ; Aneesh, Mitravinda 574-582


Dynamic monitoring of the cytotoxic effects of Cousinia iconica extracts on A549 and RL95-2 cells using the xCELLigence RTCA system

Paşayeva, Leyla 569-573
Comparative in vitro analysis of the biological potential of Usnea florida (L.) Weber ex F.H. Wigg., Usnea intermedia (A. Massal.) Jatta, and Usnea lapponica vain and quantification of usnic acid PDF
Kocakaya, Mustafa ; İlik, Gökçe Nur; İlgün, Selen ; Kocakaya, Zekiye ; Karatoprak, Gökçe Şeker; Ceylan, Ahmet 530-538


Indigenous fishing gears of the Pulicat lagoon of Tamil Nadu

Kalaiarasan, Muthupandi ; Neethiselvan, Neethirajan ; Gayathre, Lakshme ; Mariappan, Sangaralingam ; Velmurugan, Raghavan ; Radhakrishnan, Kalidoss 583-593

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