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 4 (2024): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content April-2024 PDF
Brief report-Ashwgandha PDF
Author Index April-2024 PDF
Subject Index April-2024 PDF


Traditional knowledge of agriculture in Bengali folk songs

Food Science & Nutrition

Controlled germination for cooking quality and nutritional enhancement of underutilised little millets PDF
B, Neeharika ; W, Jessie Suneetha 305-315

Processing technologies of various ethnic fish products consumed in Asian countries: a review

Nath, Kapil Deb; Roy, Deepayan ; Deka, Sankar Chandra 324-335

Nutritional composition, antioxidant activity, minerals and anti-nutritional factors of indigenous leafy vegetables of eastern India

Srivastava, Anuradha 336-345

Utilization of sweet potato solids for value-addition to chocolate ice cream

Jana, Atanu ; Panchal, Chirag ; Mehta, Bhavbhuti 362-371

Food manifested communication of traditional knowledge among tribal women in Tamil Nadu

S., Nagarathinam ; Misra, Kinkini Dasgupta; N, Paramanantham ; R S, Prasanth ; A, Ravuther Meera Ravuther 391-397


On-farm conservation of traditional mango varieties by custodian farmers in Uttar Pradesh

Rajan, Shailendra ; Mishra, Pranav Kumar; Aditya, Kumar ; Sagar, Parul ; Srivastav, Vaibhav 372-380
Perceptions and linkage of indigenous community in conservation of sacred natural sites in Assam, Northeast India PDF PDF
Baidya, Shilpa ; Devi, Ashalata 316-323


Reversal of restraint stress caused dendritic atropy in rats by Nardostachys jatamansi

Shenoy, Bhasker K; Karkada, Gloria ; S, Shruthi 353-361

Caesalpinia bonducella seeds restore the ovarian functions in mifepristone-induced PCOS rats acting through insulin –insulin-like growth factors

Hari, Rajeswary ; B, Meera ; P, Muralidharan ; D, priya ; s, Karthikeyan 381-390

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)