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 4 (2021): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content Oct-2021 PDF
Annual Author Index Oct-21 PDF
Annual Subject Index Oct-21 PDF
Annual Content 2021 PDF
Annual Referee list Oct-21 PDF
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Indigenous approaches of pest management in vegetables with special reference to coriander in southern Rajasthan, India

Meena, N K; Meena, R S; Kanojia, Y ; Roat, B L; Dangi, N L 1053-1064
Documenting the agriculture based indigenous traditional knowledge in Manipur State of North Eastern India PDF
Ansari, Meraj Alam ; Sharmaa, S K; Roy, S S; Ramakrishna, Y ; Datt, Shiv ; Ningombama, Arati ; Singh, N Ajitkumar; Luiram, Solei ; Prakash, N 1065-1074

Traditional knowledge and field marker development for essential oil content using peltate gland trichome and leaf colour in basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)

Saran, Parmeshwar Lal; Meena, Ram Prasnna ; Kalariya, Kuldeepsingh A. 1075-1083
Minni Payaru [Vigna stipulacea (Lam.) Kuntz.]: an underutilized ancient legume of India PDF
Tripathi, Kuldeep ; Gore, Padmavati G; A, Bhargavi H; Rajpoot, Sudhir Kumar; Singh, Neeta ; Gupta, Veena 1084-1087
Documentation of the traditional hand tools in selected tribal and non-tribal households of Assam PDF
LANGTHASA, SONIA ; Bhattacharyya, Nandita ; Kalita, Mira ; Kakati, Pradip 1088-1097


Ameliorative effects of Triphala on mucosal damage in rat model of ulcerative colitis

Nariya, Mukeshkumar ; Nariya, Pankaj ; Ravishankar, Basavaiah ; Goswami, Sunita 951-955
Antibacterial and qualitative phytochemical analysis of Giloy extract for application of herbal finish on cotton fabric PDF
Arya, Nisha ; Arya, N ; Malik, K ; Ahlawat, S ; Chauhan, N 944-950
Amelioration of experimental rheumatoid arthritis by selected ultra-diluted preparations by down regulating increased expression of TNF-α & IL-6 PDF
Singh, Surender ; Karwasra, Ritu ; Nayak, D ; Khurana, A K; Manchanda, R K 956-964


Perspectives of traditional health care system of Sikkim, North-East India – An
ethno-pharmacological survey and analysis

Mahapatra, Madhusmita ; Gurung, Bhumika ; Somkuwar, Bharat Gopalrao; Thorat, Sunil S.; Rai, Bikash ; Kumar, Pravin ; Deb, Lokesh 965-981

Medicinal fungi used by rural communities in Northeastern Brazil

Cavalcanti, Laise Holanda; de Barros, Roseli Farias Melo; Lopes, João Batista; de Sousa, Santina Barbosa 982-989

Medicinal plants used for veterinary diseases by the local inhabitants of the Teshil Tangi, District Charsadda, Pakistan

Jan, Hammad Ahmad; Ahmad, Latif ; Bussmann, Rainer W; Jan, Samin ; Wali, Sher ; Haq, Shiekh Marifatul; Alam, Israr ; Romman, Muhammad 990-1001

Documentation of traditional alcoholic beverages and their indigenous utilization pattern by Kinnaura tribes of Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya

Lata, Swaran ; Negia, Pitamber Singh; Samanta, Sher Singh; Seth, Mukesh Kumar; Shrama, Shivani 1002-1013

Food Science & Nutrition

Phytochemicals, mineral contents and antioxidant property of wild edible fruits of Sikkim Himalaya


SINGH, MITHILESH ; Pandey, Aseesh 1014-1021
Effects of the addition of rose hip on various nutritional and quality properties of ice cream PDF
Ürkek, Bayram 1022-1030
A comparative study on chemical characteristics of Indonesian terasies, traditional salted seafoods PDF
DAMANIK AMBARITA, MERY TAMBARIA ; Raes, Katleen ; De Meulenaer, Bruno 1031-1039

Efficacy of Manjistha and Ginger Powder in Extending the Lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster

Naorem, Anjana Singha; Thongatabam, Bijaya ; Aggarwal, Prerna ; Gupta, Gunjan ; Raza, Amber ; Yadav, Anamika 1048-1052


A fermented nutraceutical beverage from quinoa: The traditional grain of Andes PDF
K S, Sruthy ; V C, Suvarna ; Puranik, Shriniketan ; K V, Vikram 1040-1047


Indian herbal formulation Kaba Sura Kudineer possesses the most powerful ligands to block ACE2-RBD interaction of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Nagarajan, Sangeetha ; Madhavan, Shenbagam ; LakshmiNarasimhan, Ramya 885-890

Could nature be the solution- A review on selected folklore medicinal plants with
antiviral activities repurposed for COVID-19 treatment

Goyal, Arvind Kumar; Middha, Sushil Kumar; Usha, Talambedu 891-901

Bioactivity guided isolation and characterization of antimicrobial principle from Hydrocotyle javanica Thunb.

SOOD, KAUSHAL ; Yadav, R NS 913-919

Scientific validation of toxicological and anti-hyperglycemic effect of Bambusa tulda leaf

Dey, Swarna Kamal; Middha, Sushil Kumar; Usha, Talambedu ; Hemavathy, Ekambaram ; Foudah, Ahmed Ibrahim; Kamala, Arunagiri ; Samual, Rosa J; Yusufoglu, Hasan Soliman; Goyal, Arvind Kumar 920-926

A polyherbal formulation reverses hydrogen peroxide-induced hematological and biochemical aberrations in rats

Ndefo, Joseph Chinedu; OKAGU, INNOCENT UZOCHUKWU; Chibuogwu, Christian Chiazor; Aham, Emmanuel Chigozie 927-933

Screening of antimicrobial efficacy of traditionally used Indian plants against microorganisms associated with dandruff

Mishra, Ratish Chandra; Kumari, Rosy ; Yadav, Jaya Parkash 934-939

Quantitative estimation and evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of macromolecules of Boswellia serrata


V, Sampath ; Mukhopadhyay, Nabarun ; Pai, Sameer ; N, Dilip ; M, Sai Sandeep ; Babu, U V ; Lobo, Richard ; Pai, Vasudev 940-943


Bioactivity guided fractionation of Icacina trichantha Oliv. (Icacinaceae) tuber for antimalarial activity against Plasmodium berghei infected mice and GC-MS profile of bioactive fraction

Adaka, Ifeyinwa Chioma; Uzor, Philip F.; Nwodo, Ngozi Justina 902-912
Fishing techniques and gears developed by tribal communities around Bargi Reservoir in Madhya Pradesh, India PDF
rasal, vishal m; Dasgupta, Subrata ; Yadre, Swapnil ; Shukla, Satya Prakash 1098-1101

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