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 Information Resources, 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 0.731 (JCR 2019). 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:

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 19, No 4 (2020): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content Oct-2020 PDF
Annual Content Oct 2020 PDF


Bio-efficacy of egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis (Ishii) against spotted stem
borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in Kharif maize

SINGH, GAURAV ; Jaglan, M S; Verma, T 839-845
Are traditional marketing channels of kinnow really bad? PDF
Kumar, P ; Yogi, V ; P, Prakash ; Kar, A ; Singh, D R; Singh, R ; Arya, P ; Awasthi, O P 846-860
Evaluation of silkworm rearing houses from Western Maharashtra PDF
Jadhav, T ; Jadhav, A D; Attar, A C; Verma, S 861-867


Kadukkai maathirai (a polyherbal traditional siddha formulation) prevents D-galactosamine induced hepatic necrosis in rats PDF
Kumar, N ; Shetty, M ; Shenoy, S ; Devi, V ; Amuthan, A ; Shenoy, G K; Pavithra, P 708-713
Enrich Ayurveda knowledge using machine learning techniques PDF
Roopashree, S ; Anitha, J 813-820
The Probability of Advance Fortune of Cosmetology on Doctrines of Ayurveda – The Ancient Science of Life with Beauty PDF
Nille, G C; Chaudhary, A K; Rajmane, S J 868-878

Comperative Study on the Intervention of  ‘Spice ‘ Mixture (SM) Prepared by Natural Food Additives (NFA) Alone or Intervention of SM with Mind Calming Exercise in the Management on Female Obesity

Manuha, M I; Paranagama, P A; Nageeb, B M; Iqbal, N Z 889-896


Medicinal and economic uses of some introduced plant species and their conservation in the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic, Noida PDF
Dogra, K S; Uniyal, S ; Ambrish, K 795-803


New insights on the antifungal activity of essential oil of Salvia desoleana Atzei et Picci, an endemic plant from folk medicine of Sardinia, Italy PDF
Piras, A ; Maxia, A ; Falconieri, D ; Maccioni, D ; Porcedda, S ; Gonçalves, M J; Cavaleiro, C ; Salgueiro, L 757-760
Assessment of physical, nutritional and functional attributes of Parkia biglandulosa W. & A.: An underexplored semi-wild tree legume species of Parkia genera PDF
Singh, N I; Varkekar, N J 736-743
Traditional therapeutic uses of some important medicinal and aromatic plants of the tribal area of Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh, India PDF
Sharma, P K; Thakur, M ; Asrani, R K; Patil, R D; Gautam, H 761-775
Indigenous knowledge on the uses, management, drying and marketing of Celosia cristata L.- A culturally significant flower of the Kashmir Valley, India PDF
Thakur, M ; Sayeed, R 788-794
Mathematical approach to analysis of therapeutic properties of four important flowers mentioned in Siribhoovalaya- An ancient Indian multilingual manuscript PDF
Nagananda, G S; Padmashree, A ; Hamsapriye, Hamsapriye ; Sandeep, S ; Swetha, S 804-812

Effect of fungal pretreatment on Solanum nigrum L. leaves biomass aimed at the bioadsorption of heavy metals

Kaushik, Prashant 832-838

Traditional healing practices of Pnar and War communities in West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya, Northeast India


Debnath, B ; Langshiang, A S; Debnath, A ; Bhattacharjee, A ; Paul, C 776-787

Food Science & Nutrition

An ethnobotanical field study; traditional foods production and medicinal utilization of Gundelia L. species in Tunceli (Turkey) PDF
Çakılcıoğlu, U 714-718
Antioxidantantimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of Curkolin® (Curcuma longa and Coleus forskohlii formulation) PDF
Sadashiva, C T; Hussain, H M Firoz; Nanjundaiah, S ; Manjula, A C; Kote, N V; Patil, R ; Ranjith, Ranjith ; Makeswari, M ; Ravi, S 751-756
Micronutrients and phytochemicals content in various rice (Oryza sativa Linn.) samples control carbohydrate digestion variedly and present differential antioxidant activities: an in vitro appraisal PDF
Tiwari, A K; Deepthi, S ; Anusha, K ; Anand, A ; Manasa, A ; Babu, K Suresh; Mudiam, M K R 821-831

Effects of Cooking Methods and in-vitro Digestion on the Digestibility and Antioxidant Properties of Ngari (a fermented fish product of India)

Hanjabam, M D; Elavarasan, K ; Kumar, A ; Uchoi, D ; Tejpal, C S; Ninan, G 879-888

Traditional Knowledge and Method of Various Rice Preparations in Assam

Bora, A 897-901


Leaf extract of ethnomedicinally important Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum) may improve neuromodulatory activity in mice model PDF
Sen, A ; Kar, P ; Dutta, S ; Chakraborty, A K; Bhattacharya, M 702-707

An investigation of traditional uses and anti-inflammatory property of Clematis buchananiana De Candolle and Tupistra nutans Wall. ex Lindl.: Native ethnomedicinal plants from Sikkim, India

Singh, B ; Brahma, M ; Gurung, J 719-727
Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of Vernonia condensata Baker aqueous extracts in an Allium cepa test system and C2C12 cell culture PDF
Silva, W C; Machado, P H A; Santos, B S; Ribeiro, T P; Rocha, E C; Coneglian, A ; Morelli, S ; Junior, R J de Oliveira; Arruda, A S 692-701
The biological activities and phytochemical content of Ferulago humulis Boiss. PDF
Süzgeç-Selçuk, S ; Anıl, S ; Rayaman, E ; Gürer, Ü S; Özsoy, N ; Uruşak, E A 728-735
Evaluation of in vitro antitoxoplasmal activity of some medicinal plants collected from Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia PDF
Nasr, I Al 744-750


Knowledge on the use of catch material for craftwork/handicrafts by an urban fishing community

Mariz, D ; Souza, Anna Carla Feitosa Ferreira de; Teixeira, Simone Ferreira; Campos, Susmara Silva; Lucena, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de; Alves, Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega 902-909


Heavy metal and miRNA analysis in venous and wet-cupping blood taken simultaneously from female migraine patients

Alp, Hayriye baltaoğlu; Yerlikaya, Hümeyra ; Unat, Berivan 916-922
The utilisation of Himalayan Nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) plant for development of UV protective textiles: A new perspective of a traditionally used plant PDF
Pargai, D ; Gahlot, M 910-915

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