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 0.757 (JCR 2020). 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 20, No 3 (2021): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

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Weedy diversity of subsistence agriculture and their traditional uses in cold arid region of India

Raghuvanshi, Mahendra Singh; Landol, Stanzin ; Dorjay, Ngawang ; Tewari, Jivan Chandra 810-821

Efficacy of some indigenous products against cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora Koch

Mohapatra, Swapnalisha ; Gogoi, Inee ; Bhattacharyya, Badal ; Nath, Palash Deb; Neog, Borsha 822-826

Competitive functions, pest dynamics and bio-economic analysis in traditional maize and legumes intercropping systems under rainfed situation of South India

Sridhar, H S; Salakinkop, shiddappa R 827-837

Morphological characterization of sali rice accessions of North East India

Verma, Rahul K; Chetia, Sanjay K; Tamuly, Amrit ; Sharma, Vinay ; Dey, P C; Sen, P ; Modi, M K 838-845

Comparison of the energy consumption in traditional and advanced paddy residue management technologies for wheat sowing

DHANGER, PARVEEN ; Jain, Mukesh ; Rani, Vijya ; Kumar, Hemant ; Jaideep, Jaideep ; Mor, Aman ; Sachin, Sachin 846-851


Effects of a multi route (oral and nasal) application of Lasunadya Ghrita (An ayurvedic formulation) in cases of primary depression: Inferences from a Non Randomized open label clinical trial PDF
Tiwari, Vandana ; Rastogi, Sanjeev ; Katiyar, Arvind ; Nischal, Anil 618-628

Physicochemical characterization and HPTLC profiling of commercially available
Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Shukla, Shatrunajay ; Rehman, Mujeeb Ur; Tiwari, Ritu ; Shukla, Mayank ; Kalaiselvan, Vivekanandan ; Kandadamy, Elavarasan ; Prakash, Jai 629-637

Hypothetical model for explaining yoga mediated modulation of pathways implicated in obesity

Chobe, Meenakshi P; N, Ramesh M; Chobe, Shivaji V 638-643

A randomized controlled clinical study to evaluate efficacy and safety of a topical Unani
formulation in the management of Nār Fārsī (Eczema)

ALAM, Khurshid ; Nawab, Mohammad ; Kazmi, Munawwar Husain 644-650

Evaluation of free radical scavenging and anti-lipoxygenase activity in various fractions of ayurvedic polyherbal decoction, Punarnavadi kashayam

Babu, Bashi M; S J, Rahitha Devi; B, Prakash Kumar 651-659

Sub chronic oral toxicity study of Janma Ghunti Honey in Wistar rats

Kumar, Satyendra ; Singh, Promila ; Rai, Rajiva K; Gupta, Arun ; sastry, JLN 660-670

Quantification of phenolic compounds in Leucas mollissima Wall. ex Benth through HPTLC and validation of its antioxidant potential

Shukl, Pushpendra Kumar; Misra, Ankita ; Srivastava, Akanksha ; Srivastava, Sharad srivastava 694-699
CComparative physicochemical and histo-anatomical study of vague traditional and magical herb Lavandula stoechas L. with Lavandula officinalis Chaix. PDF
JAMEEL, MOHAMMAD ; Meena, Rampratap ; Khan, M Masroor A; Jamil, Syed Shakir; Khan, Asim A 723-730

Traditional methods of purification (detoxification process) for Schedule E poisonous drugs

Lawrence, Juliet ; S, Karthik Raja; L, Reena V; V, Aarthi ; N, Sunil Kumar K; P, Sathiyarajeswaran ; K, Kanakavalli 740-748


Is traditional agroforestry system of Nagaland bountiful for indigenous and traditional crops species diversity?

PANDEY, DILEEP KUMAR; Adhiguru, P. ; Singh, Barun ; Singh, Bikram ; John, Asieleavio 803-809


Ethno-medicinal uses of Eryngo (Eryngium foetidum L.) by Meitei community of Manipur, Northeast India

Devi, Pangeijam Bijaya; Deb, Panna ; SINGH, HUIDROM BIRKUMAR 767-774

Traditional uses of wild plants in Mardin central district and attached villages (Turkey)

KILIÇ, Murat ; Yıldız, Kemal ; Kılıç, Fatma Mungan 784-798

Food Science & Nutrition

Comparison of nutrient composition of wild Dioscorea species consumed by ethnic groups of Odisha in India with commercially cultivated roots and tubers

T S, Charupriya ; K, Geethanjali ; S, Kauser ; Eliazer Nelson, Ann Raeboline Lincy; Ravichandran, Kavitha ; Manjula, C ; Antony, Usha 799-802

Formulation of nutrient dense Chapatti premix suitable for diabetics


BN, SHYAMALA ; Ramakrishna, Manasa Gonhal; Prakash, Jamuna 852-859

Development and evaluation of biscuits from foxtail millet and papaya fruit

Kulla, Shreeja ; Kuraganti, Santhi Sirisha; V, Hymavathi T 860-865


Controlling progression of bacterial biofilm by herbal eye care formulation

Kungwani, Neelam Amit; Kungwani, Neelam Amit; Yagnik, Bhupesh N 679-684


Evaluation of polyherbal formulation against isoniazid and rifampicin induced oxidative stress in rat kidney

Madhavan, Sankar ; Rajkumar, Johanna ; Dorai, Sridhar 671-678

Withania somnifera ameliorates nandrolone-decanoate-induced brain damage in rats by inhibiting cell death, prodynorphin mRNA expression and acetylcholinesterase activity

Sivanesan, Senthilkumar ; Vasavan, Smitha S; Jagadesan, Vijayakumar 685-693

Anti-hyperglycemic effect of bran extracts of two traditional rice varieties on alloxan-induced diabetic rats

Tanko, Abubakar Sadiq; MARIKKAR, NAZRIM 707-715

Screening of in vitro free radical scavenging activities of the fruit extracts of Psidium guajava L.

H, SOWMYA B; D, Ushaanandhi 716-722

Shark cartilage (SC) and shark liver oil (SLO) treatment for lung damage via formaldehyde (FA) exposure

Akgül, Elvan ; DOSAY-AKBULUT, Mine ; Bozkurt, Fatih ; Vurmaz, Ayhan 731-739

Plants with benefits: Ethnomedicinal plants used by the Talaandig tribe in Portulin, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, Philippines


Naive, Mark Arcebal Kling; Binag, Sam Dominic ; Alejandro, Grecebio Jonathan Duran 754-766


Validation of ethno-veterinary medicinal practices of onion (Allium cepa L.)

Onion (Allium cepa) is an important medicinal herb apart from its culinary uses. It has wide array of uses in ethnoveterinary medicine since long time. The study was conducted to review, document and validate the ethno-veterinary practices in which onion is dominant constituent. The validation of the ethno-veterinary practices was done with 30 experts from the relevant scientific field. The responses of experts for validation were taken on three-point validity continuum. Among the 58 formulations 27.58 per cent were claimed to have the score above 120 and 55.17 per cent were scored between 100 to 120 out of 150, shows their wider applicability and validity in ethno-veterinary practice. The results showed that onions have a wide array of uses in ethno-veterinary practices, ranging from treating gastro-intestinal problems like tympany, indigestion, bloat to proven insecticidal antiparasitic, repellant and antiseptic actions with different dosage and formulations. Onion is effective on various diseases due to unique combination of different compounds including fructans, flavonoids and organosulfur compounds. Validated practices of onion in ethno-veterinary medicine may be useful particularly among poor or remote livestock rearer who can neither afford nor may access expensive or distant conventional healthcare options.

KALE, RAJIV BALIRAM; Gadge, S S; Jayaswall, Kuldip ; Patole, A O; Mahajan, V ; Singh, Major 775-783


Ethno-medicinal use of monitor lizard Varanus bengalensis (Daudin, 1802) by the ‘Adi’ tribe at East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh

Kumar, Gandla Chethan; Jyrwa, Joanica Delicia; Jabin, Gul ; Sharma, Lalit Kumar; Thakur, Mukesh ; Chandra, Kailash 749-753


Rapid and sensitive High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatographic (HPTLC) method for identification and quantification of luteolin by densitometry in Kasamarda (Cassia occidentalis L.)


A study on the Green Building Concepts in Vastu Sastra principles for sustainable development

Balasubramanian, V 866-874

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