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 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:

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 2 (2022): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

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Understanding and validating the traditional rainfall classification and forecasting system with its implication to agriculture in Kalimpong Hill of West Bengal

Sarkar, Sujit ; Padaria, R N; Saha, Saurav 425-433

Assessment of genetic diversity using morphological and molecular markers in traditional cultivars of Mango (Mangifera indica L.)

Sridhar, Durgam ; Ghosh, Bikash ; Das, Arpita ; Pramanik, Krishnendu 404-413

Traditional agroforestry systems and practices of Assam

Ulman, Dr. Yashmita ; Kumar, Dr. Awadhesh ; Sharma, Dr. Madhubala 414-424

Influence of sewage sludge and saline water irrigation on soil soluble ions and nutrient uptake under Pearl millet-Wheat cropping system in semi-arid region

Dhanda, ANKUSH ; Prakash, Ram ; Kumar, Ajay ; Singh, Vikram ; Kumari, Sachin 450-457

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) growth under saline stress and salicylic acid

da Silva, Toshik Iarley; Lopes, Maria de Fátima de Queiroz; Nóbrega, Jackson Silva; Figueiredo, Francisco Romário Andrade; da Silva, Ronimeire Torres; Dias, Thiago Jardelino 443-449
Linkage disequilibrium mapping: A journey from traditional breeding to molecular breeding in crop plants PDF
Sahoo, Jyoti Prakash ; Mohapatra, Upasana ; Saha, Debanjana ; Mohanty, Iswar Chandra; Samal, Kailash Chandra 434-442

Khesari (Lathyrus sativus L.), an ancient legume for future gain: An expedition collection from parts of West Bengal state of Eastern India

Tripathi, Kuldeep ; Sadhukhan, Raghunath ; Das, Arpita ; Jana, Kalyan ; Semwal, D P; Kumar, Ashok ; Sarker, Ashutosh ; Ahlawat, Sudhir Pal 395-403


Improvised storage of Cassia fistula L. fruit pod with special references to Ayurvedic principles and practices by traditional text: An analytical investigation PDF
Hazra, Kalyan ; Dutta, Sreya ; Mitra, Achintya ; Ravte, Rohit Kumar; Rao, Mruthumjaya Meda 317-322
Pharmaceutical standardization and physicochemical characterization of traditional ayurvedic mineral drug red ochre roasted in cow‘s ghee (Shuddha Gairik) PDF PDF
CHAVAN, SANDEEP BHAGWAN; Gupta, V S; Deshmukh, V V; Sardeshmukh, S P 303-316
Effect of revulsive compress on low back pain: a randomized controlled trial PDF
M S, Abhirami ; K J, Sujatha ; Shetty, Prashanth 298-302


Seasonal monitoring of the antioxidant activity of Erythroxylum suberosum A. St.-Hil. leaves: Correlation with hyperoside and isoquercitrin contents

Morais, Nathalia de Almeida; Martins, Diegue Henrique Nascimento; Fagg, Christopher William; Simeoni, Luiz Alberto; Magalhães, Pérola Oliveira; Silveira, Dâmaris ; Fonseca-Bazzo, Yris Maria 373-382

Drying and dehydration of native ornamental plants of Arunachal Pradesh and its value addition

Momin, Kalkame Cheran; Kumar, Sunil ; Mehra, Tara Singh; Phurailatpam, Arun Kumar 383-388


Pteridophytes: Ethnobotanical use and active chemical composition

movsumova, nuri ; İbadullayeva, Sayyara ; Shiraliyeva, Gulnara Shirali; Askerova, Naile Aligulu; Mammadova, Hasret Chanbala 353-359

Does India have entheomycology traditions? A review and call to research


Winkelman, Michael JAMES; Allen, John W.; Lamrood, Prasad Y; Maillart-Garg, Meena ; Sinha, Bobby Luthra; Shah, N C 341-352

Food Science & Nutrition

Chemical composition and inhibitory potentials of key-enzymes linked to neurodegenerative diseases of wild garlic: Allium atrovioleceum Boiss.

Emir, Ahmet ; Emir, Ceren 332-340

Bombax ceiba calyces regulate carbohydrate and lipid digesting enzyme’s actions, display insulin sensitizing and antioxidant activities in vitro: A nutritional and phytochemicals examination


Komati, Anusha ; Anand, Ajay ; Katragadda, Suresh Babu; Tiwari, Ashok Kumar 323-331


Indigenous people‘s attachment to traditional agroforestry system: An empirical insight from Churachandpur, Northeast India

PANDEY, DILEEP KUMAR; Dubey, Shantanu Kumar; De, H. K. ; Singh, Amit 389-394


Ehretia laevis leaves: Potential herbal remedy for mouth microflora

MURARKAR, DR. KSHAMA W; Khadse, Sagar ; Mankar, Shilpa 292-297

Traditional oral healthcare practices followed by the Garo tribe of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya

Marak, Adela D; Mathew, Binu 287-291

Ethnomedicinal plants used by Dongaria Kondha tribe of Rayagada district, Odisha

Swain, Meera ; Debsarma, Kaustuv ; Srinivas, B K 276-286

In vitro anticancer activity of medicinal plants of Himalayan region

Bhardwaj, Pallavi ; Thakur, Shraya 269-275

Efficacy of hydro-methanolic extract of Neolamarckia cadamba bark over hematological & biochemical parameters of Wistar albino rats and against microorganisms


Ethnobotanical and ethnoveterinary survey in Paraguay: Medicinal plants used for deworming


Meza Ocampos, Griselda Asunción; Torres Ñumbay, Miguel ; Alvarenga, Nelson ; Pereira Sühsner, Claudia ; Delmás, Gloria ; Hoste, Hervé 254-262

HYSSOP and POLIUM could help to prevent COVID-19 in high-risk population: The results of a parallel randomized placebo-controlled field trial

Fazlju, Seyyed Mohammad Bagher ; Ahmadian Heris, Javad ; Farshbaf-Khalili, Azizeh ; Khodadadi, Khodadad ; Banagozar Mohammadi, Ahad ; Shahabi, Parviz ; Dorosti, Abbasali ; Hamishekar, Hamed ; Naghipour, Bahman ; Pourfathi, Hojjat ; Zahednia, Mohammad ; Valizadeh, Einollah ; Ranjbari, Yones ; Zarei, Ahad ; Sakaki, Ehsan ; Ghassab-Abdollahi, Nafiseh ; Salehi-Pourmehr, Hanieh ; Safiri, Saeid 243-253


Beekeeping with Apis cerana: An indigenous tradition of tribal areas of Chamba district (Himachal Pradesh)


Sharma, Anurag ; Kapoor, Renu ; Raina, Rajiv ; Thakur, Kehar Singh; Thakur, Manish 367-372

The effects of oxygen scavenging on survival of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and shelf-life of foxtail millet

Divija, S D ; Kishor kumar, H D ; Subramanya, S 360-366

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