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 3 (2022): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Table of Contents

Content July-2022 PDF
Report-SAVASTIK-Lecture on yoga PDF


An experimental study on the growth performance, surface morphology
and therapeutic properties of unique medicinal rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Tamil Nadu
ASHRAF, MOHAMMED ; Lokanadan, Subbalakshmi 660-669
Innovation in traditional organic nutrient management practices for better soil
health and higher productivity of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri L.)
Kumar, Ardeep ; Pandey, Sunita T; Kumar, Ajit ; Negi, M. S.; Gautam, Poonam 670-676
Comparative performance and ergonomic assessment of different types of weeder for better adaptability of machine PDF
DHANGER, PARVEEN ; Mor, Aman ; Bansal, N K; Bhadu, Sushil ; Karwasra, Nitin 677-684
Comparative effect of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on yield, soil
properties, and economics of wheat under rice-wheat cropping system
LOURA, DEEPAK ; Kumar, Suresh ; Kumar, Pawan ; Sunil, Sunil ; Dhankar, Amit ; Ahlawat, Isha ; Bedwal, Sandeep ; Ankush, Ankush 685-694
Impact of GA3 encapsulated nanosilica on maize seed viability PDF
Chourasiya, Vinay Kumar; Shukla, Prabha Shankar; Maurya, Chhote Lal; Prasad, Birandra ; Choudhary, Rakesh ; Pandey, Deepankar ; Kushwaha, Paras 695-703


Integrative Therapy based on Yoga, Ayurveda and Modern Western Medicine for treatment of high-risk cases of COVID-19: A telemedicine-based case series PDF PDF PDF
Bentur, Sumitra A; Mishra, Alka ; Kumar, Yogesh ; Thakral, Sonika ; Sanjiv, Sanjiv ; Garg, Rahul 475-488

Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory response by two formulations of Jatyadithailam in healing diabetic foot ulcers

kandasamy, Swathi ; Sundaravadivelu, Sumathi ; Kumar, Somit ; Sripathi, Shubashini K 489-498

Fingerprinting of Sahaj Vati, additive for natural lovastatin production

Yadav, Kapil Deo; Dwivedy, Abhishek Kumar; Yadav, Vinod Kumar; Dubey, Nawal Kishor; Chaudhary, Anand Kumar 505-510
The traditional system of Unani medicine, its origin, evolution and Indianisation:
A critical appraisal
Parveen, Abida ; Ahmad, Minhaj ; Parveen, Bushra ; Parveen, Rabea ; Iqbal, Muhammad 511-521


Wild edible plants contributing to the traditional foods of Mardin (Turkey) Province

Demir, ibrahim ; AYAZ, Nevzat 569-582
Ethnobotanical and phytochemical study of the medicinal plants used by
Kanawan Aytas in Morong, Bataan, Philippines
Antonio, Nicolas Czar Basilio; Tuason, Reneir John Gorospe 595-604
Medicinal plants used in the treatment of snakebite and scorpion sting by the tribes
of Shahapur and Jawhar forest division
Gurav, Arun Manohar; Kolhe, Rasika ; Prasad, Goli Penchala; Rath, Chinmay ; Mangal, A K; Srikanth, N 605-615
Diversity of medicinal plants used as male contraceptives: An initiative towards herbal contraceptives PDF PDF
Zaman, Wajid ; Ahmad, Mushtaq ; Zafar, Muhammad ; Amina, Hafiza ; ,, Lubna ; Saqib, Saddam ; Ullah, Fazal ; Ayaz, Asma ; Bahadur, Saraj ; Park, SeonJoo 616-624

Food Science & Nutrition

Nutmeg extract modulates triglyceride levels and gene expressions of CD36,
FATP1, and CPT1B in rat skeletal muscle

lesmana, ronny ; Husen, Susanti ; pratiwi, yuni susanti; susianti, susianti ; goenawan, hanna ; Lestari, keri ; abdulah, rizky ; Syamsunarno, MRAA ; anggraeni, Neni ; A, Purba ; supratman, Unang 531-536

Traditional food systems of Changthang, Ladakh


Physicochemical, microbiological and antioxidant property of traditionally prepared Misti Dahi sold in West Bengal

Chatterjee, Rimli ; RAY, PINAKI RANJAN; Sen, Chandrakanta ; Mandal, Surajit 637-645
Changes in sugar contents, amino acid, sterol and tocopherol compositions of prickly pear fruit and seed oils PDF
özcan, mehmet ; Alkaltham, Mohammed Saeed; Matthaus, Bertrand ; Şimşek, Şenay ; Salamatullah, Ahmad Mohammed; Hayat, Khizar Mehr Allah Dittah; Ahmed, Isam A Mohamed 646-652
Effect of particle size of ragi flour on physico-chemical and sensory profile of ragi mudde PDF
Chikkalakshmipura Gurumallu, Sunil ; Senthil, Amudha ; G, Ramesh ; V.D, Nagaraju 653-659


Achanakmar -Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve: Development and traditional knowledge of Baiga PDF
Baghel, Yamini A; Patil, Gunjan 704-710


Ayurvedic, herbal extracts suppress Candidal biofilms in vitro

Wijesinghe, Gayan Kanchana; Jayarathna, Thilini Anupama; Gunasekara, Chinthika ; Fernando, Neluka ; Kottegoda, Nilwala ; Samaranayake, Lakshman ; Weerasekera, Manjula Manoji 499-504


Antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-urease and cytotoxic activities of various extracts from Scutellaria sibthorpii endemic to Cyprus PDF
Gulsoy Toplan, Gizem ; Taşkın, Turgut ; Oztas, Ezgi ; Hacıoglu, Mayram ; tufan, selin ; Sariyar, Gunay ; Mat, Afife 522-530
Molecular docking of potential Indian medicinal plant compounds against dengue viral proteins PDF
Gnaneswari, Divya ; Divya, Divya ; Verma, Anjali ; Shraddha, Shraddha ; Sharma, Smriti ; Mayandi, Divya Gnaneswari 537-544

Hepatoprotective effect of combined extracts of Andrographis paniculata, Boerhavia
diffusa, Eclipta alba and Picrorhiza kurroa on carbon tetrachloride and
paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in rats

Nanjaian, Mahadevan ; Goyal, Munish ; Vasudevan, Rajalakshimi ; Khan, Noohu Abdulla; Chidambaram, Kumarappan 545-551

Evaluvation of the Lactogenic activity of Erythrina indica Lam. leaves

s, chithra ; Priya, S ; Raiby, P Paul 552-557
Ethnoveterinary practices amongst tribal pig farmers in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, India PDF
An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Biga (Çanakkale-Turkey) PDF PDF
Sevgi, Ece ; Kızılarslan-Hançer, Çağla ; Akkaya, Muhammet ; Altundağ-Çakır, Ernaz ; Büyükkılıç-Altınbaşak, Betül 583-594

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)