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 21, No 4 (2022): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Cover page October 2022 PDF
Content October 2022 PDF
Report-CSIR Success Story PDF
Author Index October-2022 PDF
Subject Index October 2022 PDF
Annual Author Index October 2022 PDF
Annual Subject Index October 2022 PDF
Annual Content October 2022 PDF
Annual Referee List 2022 PDF


Association of biotic factors with indigenous knowledge of farmers on rainfall predictions

Tirlapur, Laxmi Nagappa; Biradar, Nagaratna ; Bheemappa, A ; Kerur, Akshata ; Chand, Khem 883-889

Indigenous storage of food grains and seeds in mid hills of Jammu division of Jammu & Kashmir.

Sharma, Bhagwati Charan; Slathia, Parladh Singh; Kumar, Rakesh ; Paul, Narinder 890-894

Development of new promising varieties of faba bean through traditional pedigree method for commercial cultivation in plain zone of India

Arya, Rajesh Kumar; Hooda, J.S. ; Kaushik, Surinder Kumar; Kumar, Sandeep ; Raigar, H.L. Raigar ; Gill, R.K. ; Mehto, J.L. Mehto ; Tiwari, J.K. ; Yadav, C.B. Yadav ; Kumar, Ravi ; Dahiya, G.S. ; Sutaliya, J M; Raj, K ; Punia, R ; Kumar, P 895-904

Genotype and environment interaction analysis for quality traits in Basmati rice

Kesh, Hari ; Battan, Khushi Ram; Kumar, Deepesh ; Kaushik, Prashant 905-911


A reliability test for the body constitution diagnosis using wrist pulse analysis based on Ayurveda

M, Sukesh Rao; K, Ravishankar ; Rao, Rathnamala 730-736
Identification and quantification of biological active constituents of Amritarishta, a herbal formulation
Sharma, Priyanka ; Bisht, Dheeraj ; Dwivedee, Bharat P. ; Latha, S. ; Dash, Ashutosh K ; Kumar, Deepak 754-759

Optimization of fermentation variables for Ayurvedic formulation, Drakshasava by Response Surface Methodology and its marker based validation studies

goel, prerna ; Vidhu, Aeri 744-753

Stability indicating HPTLC method for active principle psoralen and its application to accelerated stability testing of marketed formulation

Damle, Mrinalini ; sheth, Sayali Rajendra 760-765

Beneficial effects of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) on bio-physiological and psychological parameters among type 2 diabetics

kumar S, Sasi ; priya S, Padma 766-773
Comparative Pharmacognostical Studies Of Three Mahonia Species: Exploring The Possibilities As A Substitute Of Ayurvedic DrugDaruharidra” PDF
Chaudhary, Mridul Kant; Misra, Ankita ; Srivastava, Sharad 774-781

Effect of repeated extraction of white ash with water on physicochemical properties of palash kshar

Nilawad, Varsha Rukmajairao; Gandhi, Piyush Krantikumar; Lagad, Chatragun Eknathrao; Ingole, Rajesh Kundlikrao 737-743


Traditional knowledge on Nicobari aloo (Dioscorea alata L.) among Nicobaritribal community of Car Nicobar Island, India


Vijayan, Damodaran ; Augustine Jerard, B ; Kumar Pandey, Sanjay ; George, Zachariah ; Singh, SK ; Jaisankar, I ; Singh, LB ; George, James ; Sunitha, S 834-843

Food Science & Nutrition

The development of burfi with date paste

Vyawahare, Aishwarya N.; meshram, bhushan devidas; Gawande, Hemant Murlidhar; Kanoje, Ravindra Ramlal 851-855

Comparative study on physical characteristics and nutritional composition of pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) at different stages of maturity

Ramachandran, Preethi ; Dhiman, Anju Kumari; Attri, Surekha ; Vikram, Amit ; Rai, S ; Sangeeta, S 856-864
Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on physical, bio-chemical and functional properties of Jamun (Syzygium cmini) during storage
Mohapatra, Minati ; Biswal, Sonali ; Nayak, R. N.; Panda, M. K.; Dash, S K 865-875

Effect of germination on selected phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)

Namrata, S ; Haripriya, A 876-882

Antioxidant activity of sesame oil on oxidative stability of olive oil

Özcan, Mehmet ; Uslu, Nurhan 814-819

Modernization and Shelf life extension of chhana based traditional sweetmeat by utilizing Theobroma cacoa, Vaccinia oxycoccos and different fruit powders

kaur, Ssimranjeet ; Kumar, Sunil ; Kaur, Ramandeep ; Dua, Sourab ; Mahajan, Deepak 844-850


COVID-19 prophylactic & management studies based on Electro-Homeopathy

Taki, G S; Mallick, A K; Mondal, A ; Sheet, S P; Mallick, A ; Chakraborty, B 782-788

Antimicrobial activities and phytochemical analysis of leaf extracts of Echinops abuzinadianus Chaudhary growing in Abha City, Saudi Arabia

Alrumman, Sulaiman A. 802-807

The effects of Litsea cubeba essential oil inhalation on brainwave activity

nuiden, nida ; Siripornpanich, Vorasith ; Sayorwan, Winai ; Foto, Tewelde Gebregiorgis; Palanuvej, Chanida ; Ruangrungsi, Nijsiri 797-801
Design and evaluation of an herbal anti lice shampoo containing Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. PDF
Saikia, Ananta ; Sahariah, Bhargab Jyoti; Bora, Nilutpal Sharma 808-813

Traditional Knowledge for Treatment in Tribal Dominated Block in Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh


Pharmacokinetic interaction potential assessment of cladrin, a potent bioactive constituent of Butea monosperma, and raloxifene, a prescription anti-osteoporotic by in vitro ADME approach

Chauhan, Divya ; Sultana, Nazneen ; Yadav, Pavan K; Rashid, Mamunur ; Husain, Athar ; Agarwal, Arun ; Chaturvedi, Swati ; Singh, Sandeep ; Chourasia, Manish K; Gayen, Jiaur R; Wahajuddin, Wahajuddin 789-796
Phytochemical Profiling and Antioxidant Potential of Ailanthus Excelsa Roxb. Extracts PDF
Pandey, Madan Mohan; Rastogi, Subha 828-833


Emerging paradigm on traditional knowledge: Content, documentation andclassical approaches to testing PDF
Balasubramanian, A V 721-729

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