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 5 (2024): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Editorial Board May-2024 PDF
Content May-2024 PDF
Author Index May-2024 PDF
Subject Index May-2024 PDF


Evaluation of in vitro immunomodulatory and antimicrobial activity with safety study of granules of Naque Nazla PDF
Nafees Ahmad, Khan Nusrat Bano ; Wadud, Abdul ; Hamiduddin, Hamiduddin ; Zaigham, Mohammad ; Jabeen, Uzma 409-419

Effect of Naga Parpam, a metallic drug of Siddha medicine, on lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes and tissues of liver in Wistar rats

Ilango, Balakrishnan ; Vinothkumar, Krishnamurthy ; Ezhilarasan, Devaraj ; Sukumar, Ethirajan 420-422

Analysis of Evaluation Parameters of the In-house and Marketed Samples of Rasayana Churna

Audut Kamat, Sharvari Shankhwalker; Jeedigunta, Mythili Krishna; Kopardekar, Prachi Laxman; paranjape, Lalit ; Mohanty, Bishnupriya 423-432


Combined hepatoprotective potentials of medicinal plants on CCl4-induced hepatotoxic Wistar rats


Akhter, Samina ; Jahan, Iffat ; Roy, Dipankar Chandra; Shah, Ahad ; Islam, Dipa ; Lipy, Evena Pervin; Lyzu, Chadni ; Hakim, Mahmuda ; Rahman, Md Tazinur 433-440

Dynamic Protective Potential of Couroupita guianensis. Aubl against Reactive Free Radicals: An Approach of Stimulated in vitro model.



Traditional knowledge of medicinal Orchids at different parts of India

Biswas, Siddhartha Sankar; Kalaivanan, N S; Pal, R ; Alam, B K; Ngangom, N M; Natta, S 452-463
Traditional uses of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) based on ethnomedicine study in 254 Indonesia ethnic groups PDF
Rahmawati, Nuning ; Marfuatush Sholikhah, Ika Yanti ; Subositi, Dyah ; Mustofa, Fanie Indrian ; Haryanti, Sari ; Widodo, Harto ; Mujahid, Rohmat ; Maruzy, Anshary ; Widiyastuti, Yuli 464-472

Food Science & Nutrition

Analytics for the comparison of Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine network graphs to visualize the usage of ingredients in cuisine groups PDF
Manikanta, Varadaiah ; Sringari, Kumara Shambulingaiah ; Rao, Sunil Babu ; Padmavathi, Thimmaiah ; Srividhya, Chidambaram Sivakumaran ; Manilal, Palliyath 473-477

Estimation of phytochemical constituents and antioxidant potential of underutilized ethnobotanically important wild edible fruits of Manipur

Devi, Ashalata 478-488


Proximate Composition and Micronutrient Analysis of Ten Traditional Rice Varieties of Wayanad District

Lopus, Merlin 489-497


The intangible art of toy making process and its impact on the house forms of Kondapalli village: Andhra Pradesh, India

Amirtham, Lilly Rose 498-510

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)