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 7 (2024): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content July 2024 PDF
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Effect of pigmentation on physical, phytochemical and antioxidant properties of traditional rice landraces from Odisha region (India)
Basak, Nabaneeta ; Sanghamitra, Priyadarsini ; Kumar, Gaurav ; Sarkar, Sutapa ; Pradhan, Sharat Kumar; Bagchi, Torit Baran; Priyadarsani, Supriya ; Sabarinathan, S 609-618
Physico-chemical basis of insect-resistance of traditional rice varieties against Sitophilus oryzae (L.) PDF
Kalita, Surajit 619-627


Festival of flowers (Fulaich): Unique traditional culture and custom of Kinnaura tribes in Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya, India PDF PDF
Lata, Swaran 628-637
Medicinally important orchids of Northeast India: traditional knowledge and scientific validation PDF
Khuraijam, Jibankumar S 638-654

Traditional healthcare practices of Manipur, North-East India – Its genesis and sciences

Ningthoukhongjam, Tombi Raj ; Khumukcham, Nongalleima ; Somkuwar, Bharat Gopalrao; Nameirakpam, Surjit Singh ; Biswas, Dipak ; Deb, Lokesh 675-686


A preliminary study on the safety and efficacy of the compound Unani medicine Jawarish-e-Shahi in the treatment of palpitation

Afza, Sheereen 687-693


Ethnomedicinal use of plant roots: A case study of the Juang tribe of eastern India

Behera, Hari Charan; Sahoo, Amiya Kumar; Behera, Hari Charan; Behura, Ajit Kumar 665-674
Traditional use of medicinal plants for curation of liver cirrhosis, tuberculosis and other associated health issues in Pin Valley National Park, Himachal Pradesh, India PDF
Adhikari, Bhupendra Singh 655-664


What makes the food heritage?: An empirical analysis of determinants

Mohanty, Patita Paban 694-701
Study on Indian traditional art –Karuppur Kalamkari PDF
S, Banumathy 702-709

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)