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 0.920 (JCR 2018). CODEN: IJTKB7.

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Vol 19, No 1 (2020): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents


Physicochemical and marker based optimization of fermentation process of Drakshasava, an Ayurvedic polyherbal formulation PDF
Vidhu, Aeri ; -, Prerna 120-127
HPLC profiling conclusively distinguished two important Unani drugs, namely, Suranjan Shirin (Colchicum autumnale) and Suranjan Talkh (Colchicum luteum) PDF
Siddiqui, Mohammad Zakir; Ahmad, Ghufran ; Amin, Kr Mohammad Yusuf; Akhtar, Sada ; Rehman, Azizur 170-173
Seasonal dynamics of Shatavarin-IV, a potential biomarker of Asparagus racemosus by HPTLC: Possible validation of the ancient Ayurvedic text. PDF
Hazra, Kalyan ; Mandal, Achintya Kumar; Mondal, Dhirendra Nath; Ravte, Rohit Kumar; Hazra, Jayram ; Rao, Mruthyumjaya Meda 174-181
A ranomized open comparative clinical study of sharbat ustukhuddus and sharbat banafsha in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis PDF
Talat, Hina ; Latafat, Tabassum ; Naseer, Mursaleen ; Aziz, Yasmeen 218-227


‘DUS’ characterization of an endangered salt tolerant radish landrace (Newar) PDF
Singh, Ranjay K; Singh, Anshuman ; Singh, Jogendra ; Goswami, Ankit ; Upadhyaya, Arvind ; Sharma, P C 24-32
Impact of farmer producer organization on organic chilli production in Telangana, India PDF
Kumar, Pramod ; Manaswi, B H; Prakash, P ; Anbukkani, P ; Kar, Amit ; Jha, G K; Rao, DUM ; Lenin, V 33-43
The role of indigenous knowledge (IK) in adaptation to drought by agropastoral smallholder farmers in Uganda PDF
Bernard, Barasa ; David, Mfitumukiza ; Anthony, Egeru ; Michael, Mbogga S; James, Wokadala ; Andrew, Ahabwe ; Stephen, Kasajja ; Zakia, Namususwa ; Claire, Nabatta 44-52
Bait specificity in Hook and line fishery of River Ganga and associated conservation issues PDF
Das, Basanta Kumar; Manna, Ranjan Kumar; Ray, Archisman ; Samanta, Puspendu ; -, Aprajita ; Bhowmik, Tuhin Subhro; Baitha, Raju ; Paul, Samir Kumar; Behera, Sandeep Kumar 61-72
Conservation of millets: the role of community leaders in Kolli Hills, South India PDF
B, Jayashree ; IA, Aram 101-110
RS-based regional crop identification and mapping: A case study of Barwala sub-branch of Western Yamuna Canal in Haryana (India) PDF
-, Arvind ; Hooda, R S; Sheoran, Hardeep Singh; Kumar, Devendra ; -, Satyawan ; -, Abhilash ; Bhardwaj, Sushant 182-186
Dynamics of socio-economic factors affecting climate vulnerability and technology adoption: Evidence from Jodhpur district of Rajasthan PDF
Singh, Naveen P; Srivastava, S K; Sharma, Shirish ; Anand, Bhawna ; Singh, Surendra ; C, Ranjith P 192-196


An ethnobotanical research in Şanlıurfa central district and attached Villages (Turkey)

Kaya, Ömer Faruk; Dağlı, Mehmet ; Çelik, Hatice Tosyagülü 7-23
Indigenous lac culture and local livelihood: a case study of Karbi community of Assam, North-Eastern India PDF
Garkoti, S C; Borah, Nepolion 197-207
A comprehensive scientific overview of Blepharispermum subsessile DC. (Asteraceae), a conservation concern medicinal plant with promising pharmaceutical potential PDF
Naik, Soumendra Kumar; Behera, Shashikanta ; Rath, Sakti Kanta; Patra, Jayanta Kumar 208-217

Food Science & Nutrition

Nutritional and grain quality characters correlation with yield components in different conventional land races and improved varieties for in situ conservation in Tamil Nadu in rice (Oryza sativa L.) PDF
Palanisamy, Savitha ; Rajeswari, Usha Kumari 53-60
Edible bamboo resources of Manipur: consumption pattern of young shoots, processing techniques and their commercial status in the local market PDF
Nirmala, Chongtham ; Premlata, Thounaojam ; Sharma, Vivek ; Bisht, Madho Singh 73-82
Some chemical, physical, microbiological and sensorial properties of traditional water buffalo yogurts produced in Turkey PDF
Emirmustafaoğlu, Ahmet ; Coşkun, Hayri ; Güler, Gökhan 83-91
Enhancement of growth and seed yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.) through foliar spray of osmoprotectants under high temperature stress PDF
Das, Sumita ; Mohanty, Simanta ; Dash, Debadatta ; Muduli, Kumuda Chandra 92-100
Loungu (Carpenter worm): Indigenous Delicious Insects with Immense Dietary Potential in Nagaland state, India PDF
Firake, D M; Aochen, C ; Krishnappa, R ; Pyngrope, S ; Aochen, S ; Ningombam, A ; Behere, G T; Ngachan, S V 145-151
Production of extracellular amylase by Aspergillus niger under submerged fermentation using jack fruit rag as the carbon source PDF
Weerasooriya, MKB ; Piyarathne, SAPM 158-163
Kwanu Local – A High Yielding Traditional Maize Cultivar of Jaunsar Tribal Region of Uttarakhand and a Promising Genetic Resource for Maize Improvement PDF
K, Khulbe R; A, Pattanayak ; M, Pandey B; S, Pal R; S, Bisht G; C, Pant M; L, Kant 164-169
Khyopeh, a traditional fermented yak meat product of Sikkim PDF
Tamang, Jyoti Prakash; Bhutia, Meera Ongmu; Thapa, Namrata 187-191


GCMS analysis & assessment of antimicrobial potential of rhizospheric Actinomycetes of AIA3 isolate PDF
Kumari, Nalinee ; Menghani, Ekta ; Mithal, Rekha 111-119
Cocos nucifera L. inflorescence extract: An effective hepatoprotective agent PDF
George, Varughese ; Chithra, Manikantan Ambika; Ijinu, Thadiyan Parambil; Kharkwal, Harsha ; Sharma, Rajeev Kumar; Janardhanan, Kainoor Krishnankutty; Pushpangadan, Palpu 128-136
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of a poly herbal formulation in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats PDF
Ghauri, Aymen Owais; Ahmad, Saeed ; Rehman, Tayyeba ; Bilal, Muhammad ; Arshad, Muhammad Adeel; Abbasi, Waheed Mumtaz 137-144
Hepatoprotective studies of aqueous leaf and root extracts of Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. against ethanol induced hepatic stress in rats PDF
Shenoy, K Bhasker; K, Rashmi 152-157
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