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 22, No 3 (2023): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content July 2023 PDF
Report: NIScPR-SVASTIK Lecture on "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam PDF
Author Index July 2023 PDF
Subject Index July 2023 PDF
Special Editorial PDF


Traditional methods for vegetable and grain storage in Leh district of trans-Himalayan Ladakh

Tsewang, Thupstan ; Acharya, Somen ; Mishra, Alok ; Kumar, Kaushal ; Verma, Vivek Chandra; Tiwari, Vivek Kumar; Avantika, Avantika 478-482

Evaluation of different traditional rice landraces for its bioactive compounds

Udhaya Nandhini, D ; Anbarasu, M ; Somasundaram, E 483-490

Identification of the indigenous pest control methods adopted in jhum fields of Mokukchung district, Nagaland

Imchen, Benjongtoshi ; Biam, Kamni Paia; Talang, Hammylliende 491-495

Assessment of indigenous technical knowledge on uses of Alliums in plant protection

KALE, RAJIV BALIRAM; Gadge, S S; Jayaswall, Kuldip ; Gawande, S J; Patole, A A; Singh, Major 496-504

Documentation of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITKs) system prevalent among poultry farmers of Palakkad district, Kerala


P G, Vineetha ; T P, Shamna ; S, Prasoon 505-513

Testing of traditional ways of predicting lactation yield for selecting dairy cattle

kUMAR, D ; Kumar, D ; Shahi, B N ; Kumar, Sundip 514-517

Indigenous hydropriming practice for fastening seed germination might induce reciprocal effects in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under “on-farm” seed priming scenario

V G, Dhanya ; Kumar, M B Arun ; Amaresh, Amaresh 518-525


AYUSH-64 as an adjunct to standard care in asymptomatic, mild, and moderate COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis PDF PDF
Rai, Amit Kumar; Ahmad, Azeem ; Mundada, Pallavi ; Venugopal, Krishna Kumar; Jameela, Sophia ; Yadav, Babita ; Khanduri, Shruti ; Chandrasekhararao, Bhogavalli ; Srikanth, Narayanam 526-236

Study on elemental analysis, pesticides, antioxidant, marker compound and validation of conversion of Ajmodadi Churna, an Ayurvedic formulation into suitable dosage form

PANDEY, ANIMA ; Tabbasum, Nazia 537-542

A comparative parallel design clinical study of Qurse Asabi in cases of post herpetic neuralgia


Mohsin, Mohammad ; Shoaib, Mohd ; Anas, M 543-546

Identification of Patala (Stereospermum colais and Stereospermum suaveolens roots) by pharmacognostic parameters - A plant drug in Dasamula


S, Latha ; S, Seethalakshmi ; D, Chamundeeswari ; R, Senthamarai 547-556


Wild edibles supplementing the food security of Guji Oromo semi-pastoralists, SuroBarguda District, Oromia, Ethiopia

Eshete, Mersha Ashagre 557-566

Ethnobotanical knowledge and socio-ecological significance of vernacular architecture of Adi community of Arunachal Himalaya in North-Eastern India

Mylliemngap, Wishfully ; Arya, Om Prakash; Sundriyal, R C 567-575
Study on folk remedies using medicinal plants by Karbi tribe of West Karbi Anglong District, Assam, India
Das, Barnali ; Tissopi, Gulapi ; Devi, Nilakshee ; Nath, Namita 576-586

Traditional wisdom of conserving biodiversity through sacred groves: Ethnobotanical treasure in Garhwal Himalayas


Bhatt, Neelam ; Bhatt, Ajay Ballabh; Thaplyal, Vandana 587-593

Food Science & Nutrition

Blending of edible oils with Pomegranate seed oil- An approach to improve the quality by incorporating ω-5 fatty acid
P, Aruna ; Singh, R P 594-603

Determination of phenolic profile of Gemlik olive cultivar

Yildiz, Esra ; Uylaser, Vildan 604-610


A study on the adoption, innovation and current status of the ancient craft of Durrie weaving

Kapila, Prerna ; G, Kaur 611-617


Therapeutic potential of endophytic bacteria from ethnomedicinal plants used by the traditional healers of North East India

Roy, Subhra Saikat ; Tamreihao, K ; Kshetri, Pintubala ; Devi, Asem Kajal; Singh, Heikham Naresh; Rajiv, Chongtham ; Singh, Thangjam Surchandra; Langamba, Pangambam ; Langhu, Tabitha ; Sharma, Susheel Kumar; Ansari, Meraj Alam; Datt, Shiv 618-628


Quality control and HPTLC analysis of a polyherbal Unani formulation Habb-i-Shahtara recommended for skin diseases

Zahid, Uzma ; kazmi, Munawwar Husain; Siddiqui, Javed Inam; Naikodi, Mohammed Abdul Rasheed; Ahmad, Ishtiyaq 629-637

Traditional healing practices for treatment of animal bites among tribes of India: A systematic review

Singh, Stuti ; Saxena, Nishant 638-645

An investigation of the anti-hypertensive effect of mad honey and Rhododendron luteum sweet extract induced by N- ω -Nitro L-Arginine Methyl Ester (L-NAME) in rats

Çakır, Hilal Ebru; Malkoç, Meltem ; Sahin, Huseyin ; Kara, Yakup ; Kolaylı, Sevgi 646-654

Ethnobotanical knowledge as booster to Make in India campaign for agriculture and pharma sectors

Dubey, Nawal Kishore; Tiwari, Shikha ; Singh, Bijendra Kumar; Kishore, Vatsala 655-657


Hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of Persicaria maculosa aqueous extract against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats

Dar, Mohd Shafi; Mittal, Deepak Kumar; Tahir, Abu 658-663


Investigation of bioclimatic design features in vernacular architecture of Northeast India: Case studies of Assam-type houses and stilt houses (Chang Ghar) in Assam, India

Sen Deka Choudhury, Ankita ; Chettry, Vishal 664-673

Ethnomycological knowledge of tea tribe and indigenous communities of Upper Assam, India

Parkash, Vipin ; Gogoi, Girish 674-681

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