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 3 (2020): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content July-2020 PDF


Clinical evaluation of Tukhm-e-Sambhalu (Vitex negundo Linn. seed) in Usr-e-Tams Ibtedayee (primary dysmenorrhoea) PDF
Zeenat, Fahmeeda ; Ahmad, Wasim ; Khan, Rizwan Mohiyuddin; Hasan, Azhar 563-567
Pranic energy sensations experienced by Indian adolescents: A cross-sectional study PDF
Jois, Srikanth N; B, Manasa ; R, Moulya ; D’Souza, Lancy 502-508

Standardization of ayurvedic formulation caturjata churna using modern techniques

Pandey, Anima ; Kumar, Rupak 558-562
Combating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with natural treatment PDF
T, Amaravathi ; M, Murugan ; S, Selvam ; Geetha, P S 542-549
Comprehending the Aura between the hands PDF
Jois, Srikanth N; N, Sowmya S; D' Souza, Lancy ; R, Moulya 494-501
Public perception towards homeopathy in Tamil Nadu, India PDF
Vetriselvan, V ; Yoganandan, G 675-681


Hunting strategies used in protected areas in the atlantic rainforest of northeastern Brazil PDF
Barbosa, José Aécio Alves; Aguiar, José Otávio; Alves, Rômulo Romeu Da Nóbrega 509-518
Indigenous knowledge of terrace management for soil and water conservation in the Sikkim Himalaya, India PDF
Mishra, Prabuddh Kumar; Rai, Aman ; Rai, Suresh Chand 475-485
Ethnopedological knowledge of farmers for a decision support system in Manipur state, northeast India PDF
Sinha, Aditya ; Lhungdim, Mark Haominthang; Basu, Debabrata ; Bakshi, Pratyusa 550-557
Development of gender sensitive vulnerability index for urban Indian slums PDF
Nayak, Sanatan ; Singh, Surendra 592-597


A review of plants used in ethnoveterinary medicine in Central India PDF
Sikarwar, RL S; Tiwari, Arjun Pradad 617-634
Diversity, distribution pattern and traditional knowledge of sacred plants in Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS), Himachal Pradesh, Northwestern Himalaya PDF
Samant, S S; Devi, Kaushalya ; Puri, Sunil ; Singh, Amit 642-651
Ethnobotany and impact of extractive activity on Sideroxylon obtusifolium (Roem. & Schult.) TD Penn. in a semiarid area of northeastern Brazil PDF
Cruz, Denise Dias da; Barbosa, Danila de Araújo; Lucena, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de; Rocha, Fernando Vieira 604-616

Food Science & Nutrition

Assessment of Wild Edible Fruits Consumed through the Tribal People of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs), Bangladesh PDF
Paul, Asim Kumar; Alam, M Jahangir; Alam, AHM Jahangir 598-603
Impact of different drying methods on proximate and mineral composition of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus florida) PDF
Bashir, Nadia ; Sood, Monika ; Bandral, Julie D 656-661
Traditional knowledge for dairy animals in Una district of Himachal Pradesh PDF
Reetu, Reetu ; Kumar, Sunil ; Negi, Narender ; Nath, Shyam ; Singh, Raghvendra ; A, Minimol V; Kumar, Arvind ; Sharma, Yogita ; Sharma, Sanjay ; Sharma, Sanjay 662-668


Bacterial biofilm inhibition activity of ethanolic extract of Hemidesmus indicus PDF
Girish, Nidhi ; Mamatha, A 652-655


In vitro anti-inflammatory and acetylcholinesterase inhibition efficiency of plant extracts from Sinai-Egypt PDF
Shahat, Abdelaaty A; Ibrahim, Abeer Y; Mohamed, Tarik A; Elshamy, Abdelsamed I; Alqahtani, Ali S; Saleh, Ibrahim A; Hassan, Emad M; Hegazy, Mohamed-Elamir F 635-641
An attempt to solve the taxonomical conflicts in Basella alba L. PDF
Deshmukh, S A; Gaikwad, D K 669-674
Treatment of sexually transmitted infections by Bapedi traditional health practitioners PDF
Maema, Lesibana P; Potgieter, Martin J; Samie, A 533-541
Ursolic acid prevents cyclophosphamide induced myocardial oxidative tissue damage in wistar rats PDF
Bhatt, Laxit ; Singh, Priya ; Sebastian, Binu ; Joshi, Viraj 525-532
Study on impact of different climatic zones on physicochemical and phytochemical profile of Withaniasomnifera (L.) Dunal PDF
Itankar, Prakash R; Kherde, Sneha D; Tawar, Mukund G; Prasad, Satyendra K 486-493
Wild relative of turmeric, Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.- A source of edible starch PDF
S, Anu ; Dan, Mathew ; K B, Ramesh kumar; R, Suja S 519-524
Chemical composition of juice and antihyperglycemic studies in seed of the prehispanic fruit tunillo (Stenocereus stellatus) collected in Oaxaca, Mexico PDF
Mendoza-Espinoza, José A; León-Sánchez, Fernando Díaz de; Hernández Trigueros, Pedro D; Verástegui, Lizette L. Rodríguez; Oidor-Chang, Victor H; Cervantes-Arista, Clara ; Aarland, Rayn C; Sierra-Palacios, Edgar 580-584
Aphrodisiac activity of vanari gutika formulated using milk obtained from jersey cow (Bos taurus), indigenous cow (Bos indicus) and buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) PDF
Itankar, Prakash ; Dhokne, Pratik ; Mahajan, Renuka ; Bhojraj, Nandini 585-591


Indigenous knowledge of zootherapeutic use among the people of Hazara division Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan PDF
Ullah, Irfan ; Shoukat, Aeiman ; Khan, Muhammad Fiaz; Shah, Ghulam Mujtaba; Tabassam, Sadia ; Sajid, Muhammad ; Siddique, Hafza ; Badshah, Khan Dil 568-579

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