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 22, No 1 (2023): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content January-2023 PDF
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Morphological characterisation of rice accessions of semi deep water ecology PDF PDF
Hussain, Safiqul ; Behera, Partha Pratim; Choudhury, Muqsitur Rahman; Sarma, Ramendra Nath 7-16

Rice landraces of Tamil Nadu –a review



Ethnopedological knowledge of upland Karbi Community: A case study from Dima Hasao District of Assam, North-Eastern Himalaya, India


Borah, Nepolion ; Ladon, Padma ; Garkoti, Satish Chandra 30-39

Indigenous technical knowledge of Assam for pests management – Exploit potential in organic agriculture


Borkakati, Rudra Narayan; Barman, Sinki ; Saikia, Dilip Kumar; Gogoi, Robin 40-49

‘Rantak’: Perishing indigenous wisdom of cold arid Region of Ladakh

Kumar, Parveen ; Lamo, kunzang ; Namgyal, D. 50-56


An open label hepatoprotective activity of Jawārish bisbāsā in central obesity patients
AZHAR, MISBAHUDDIN ; Ayub, Sadia ; Ansari, Rashidul Islam; Anjum, Nighat ; Rej, Anirban ; Khan, Asim Ali 57-62

Pre and post test clinical study to assess the combined effect of Brahmigritha-Nasya, Ksheerabalataila-Abhyanga and Saraswatha-Churna in reducing the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder on Hamilton anxiety rating scale

Pillai, Chandni C; Chacko, James ; Soman, Devipriya ; Kundagol, Mahesh C 63-67

Anti-Diabetic and Anti-oxidant Activities of Devdarvadyarishta in StreptozotocinInduced Diabetic Rats

Goyal, Chinky ; Sharma, Khemchand ; Joshi, Namrata 68-75

Assessment of dermal toxicity of mustard oil based formulation of Nerium indicum Mill.


Patel, Vivek Kumar; Acharya, Rabinarayan ; Nariya, Mukesh 76-82


Ethnobotanical study on the medicinal plants in the Manyas province (Balıkesir, Turkey)


Kayabaşı, Nihan Poyraz; Tümen, Gülendam ; POLAT, Rıdvan 83-91

Food Science & Nutrition

Exploring ethnic foodscape in food desert: the case of Kolasib, Northeast India

Chaudhary, K. P. ; Lallawmkimi, Michelle C. ; Zothansiami, Carolyn ; Adhiguru, P. ; Singh, P. K. ; PANDEY, DILEEP KUMAR 92-98

Rice cakes of North-East region of India: A systematic review

Basaiawmoit, Bethsheba ; Mishra, Birendra ; Hati, Subrota 99-107

In vitro starch digestibility and in vivo glucose response of minor tuber-based vermicelli & upma

Patiballa, Mounika ; Pushpa, Bharati ; Kulkarni, Uma N 108-114

Traditional fermented rice beverage enriched with zinc, calcium and iron


Pandey, Sangeeta ; Vishwanathan, Vidya 115-121


Pharmacodynamics, metabolomics and pathological studies on mechanisms of traditional benefits of Angelica sinensis in blood circulation PDF
Yang, Xiujuan ; Hai, Yunxiang ; Yang, Zhijun ; Wang, Pengqian ; Li, Jiameng ; Hao, Danli ; Zhang, Miao ; Deng, Yi ; Sui, Feng 122-132

Hepatoprotective activity of Mitragyna speciosa Korth. on Liver Damage Caused by Tuak


Panjaitan, Ruqiah Ganda Putri; Mery, Monalisa Wendy 133-139

Haematopoietic and Immunomodulatory Activity of Sap of Borassus flabellifer against Cyclophosphamide Mediated Haematotoxicity and Immunosuppression in Wistar Rats

Samad, Mohammed Abdul; Padmavathi, R 140-149

Evaluation of gastroprotective effect of jujube honey in ethanol-induced stomach ulcer in mice

BENMOULOUD, Abdelouafi ; Zatra, Yamina ; Belkadi, Asma ; Halli, Latifa ; Kacimi, Lilia ; Souames, Samir ; Aknoun-Sail, Naouel ; Khaldoun, Mounira 150-159

Pharmacobotanical study of Psychotria carthagenensis Jacq. (Rubiaceae), a species known as toxic and medicinal


dos Santos, Ednalva Alves Vital; Silva, Rafael F. Lopes; Lima e Silva, Anauara ; AGRA, MARIA DE FATIMA 160-166
Traditional phytoremedies for the treatment of vitiligo in Udhampur, J&K, India
Kumar, K. ; Manhas, R. K.; Singh, S. P.; Bhatia, Harpreet 167-181

Pongamol from the seeds of Tephrosia purpurea exert anti-cancer activity against cervical cancer cell line

Kumari, Snehal ; Chaudhary, Neha ; Priya, Khushbu ; Rai, Geeta ; Gautam, Dev Nath Singh; Singh, Narendra Kumar 182-188


In vivo” free radical scavenging efficacy of beebread against biochemical alterations induced by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

Kaur, Rajinder ; Kumar, N R; Harjai, K 189-194

Entomophagy practices among the primitive tribes inhabiting the Nilgiris district of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, South India



Traditional rice-husking technology of the Kukis of Manipur, India

Khongsai, Lalginthang ; ManiBabu, Mayanglambam 202-210


Screening of medicinal plant extracts as novel DNA gyrase inhibitors

oyardi, ozlem ; Ozcelik, B ; Caliskan, U Koca; Demir, Y D Simay; Ark, M 211-219


Community-based conservation in Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot- a case study


DUTTA, MRIDUL ; Dutta, Pijush Kumar 220-229

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