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 3 (2024): Indian Journal of Tradeitional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Editorail Board (March-2024) PDF
Preface (March-2024) PDF
Content (March-2024) PDF
Author Index (March-2024) PDF
Subject Index (March-2024) PDF


Gadmal: An endemic pulse crop from Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India PDF
Tripathi, Kuldeep 239-246


Understanding validation of traditional approaches to health: An analysis of research trends and the need for minimum standards- A systematic review PDF
Nawab, Mohammad ; Sherwani, Fuzela 213-223
In silico preliminary evaluation of bioactive compounds from five Unani drugs as potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors PDF PDF
Ahmed, N Zaheer 247-261
In vitro validation of anti-diabetic and free radical scavenging property of Naaval Kottai Mathirai, a promising Siddha drug for the management of Diabetes mellitus PDF
S, Sivakkumar 291-296


Medicinal plants used for the treatment of liver diseases in Jammu province (Jammu and Kashmir, India) PDF
Sehgal, Sandeep 271-278
Notes on some potential new and noteworthy first hand ethnomedicinal herbal drug dosimetry interviewed with the Gorkha Nepalese Community of Darjeeling Hills (India) PDF PDF
Panda, Subhasis 279-290


Traditional knowledge of Vedic grasses - Their significance and medicinal uses PDF
Boddupalli, Raghava S 224-238
Negotiating cyclonic storms on Odisha coast: Integrating meteorological with traditional knowledge PDF
Dash, Biswanath 262-270

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)