Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge;

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Traditional coping mechanisms for climate change of pastoralists in South Omo, Ethiopia


        Fana Gebresenbet & Asnake Kefale




Phytochemical screening and Antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plants of Bayabas, Sablan, Benguet Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, Luzon, Philippines


        Teodora D Balangcod, Vilma L. Vallejo, Melba Patacsil, Orlando Apostol, Lianne Marie Victoria A. Laruan, Jayjay Manuel, Sonny Cortez, & Rosemary M. Gutierrez




Non-woody plant species of Papuan Island forests, A sustainable source of food for the  local communities


        Reinardus L. Cabuy, Jonni Marwa, Jacob Manusawai & Yohanes Y. Rahawarin




Traditional health practices in mountain, plain and seaside regions of Adana in Turkey


        Sultan Alan, Sule Gokyildiz, Melike Ozturk, Refiye Okusluk Senesen, Selim Kadioglu




Effect of Dill (Anethum graveolens Linn.) seed on uterus contractions pattern in active phase of labor


        Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Nahid Golmakani, Maryam Kabirian & Mohammad Taghi Shakeri




Ethnobotany of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)


        K C Velayudhan, N Dikshit & M Abdul Nizar




Empirical tribal claims and correlation with bioactive compounds: A study on Celastrus paniculata  Willd., a vulnerable medicinal plant of Odisha


        R C Misra, Sanjeet Kumar, D R Pani & D C Bhandari




Adaptations of culturally and nutritionally important traditional foods in Eastern Himalaya: A case study with Adi women of Arunachal Pradesh


        Anamika Singh, Ranjay K. Singh, Rakesh Bhardwaj & AK Singh




Medicinal plants used in traditional folk recipes by the local communities of Kaghan valley, Mansehra, Pakistan


        Zafar Jamal, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Mir Ajab Khan & Ghulam Mujtaba Shah




Ethnomedicinal survey of plants used by the Kanuris of North-eastern Nigeria


        Ene A C, & Atawodi S E




Herbal remedies for sexual capability


        C S Rana , J K Tiwari, L R Dangwal & R C Sundriyal




Traditional remedies in Trai region of Kumaun, Uttarakhand


        Anjali Mathur & Hema Joshi




Survey of useful wetland plants of South Odisha, India


        Malaya K Misra, Anima Panda & Deenabandhu Sahu




Ethno Botanical Polypharmacy of Traditional Healers in Wayanad (kerala) totreat type 2 diabetes


        Dilip Kumar EK & Janardhana GR




Medicinal plants used by the tribal people of Birbhum district of West Bengal and Dumka district of Jharkhand in India


        Swarnendu Mondal & Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman




Evaluation of Ayurvedic compound formulations 4- Musli Cũrna


        Subha Rastogi, Madan Mohan Pandey, Sayyada Khatoon, Shanta Mehrotra & Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat




Pharmacognosy of aconite sold under the name Vatsanabha in Indian market


        P K Sarkar, P K Prajapati, A P G Pillai & M G Chauhan




Scientific evaluation of Panchkola curna – An Ayurvedic polyherbal drug formulation


        S Rajput, MK Tripathi , AK Tiwari, N Dwivedi & SP Tripathi




Elucidation of mechanism of Anti-arthritic action of Arthosansar- a polyherbal formulation


        Meera Sumanth, Anusha & Swetha S




An indigenous cost effective innovation for bird scares by the Gond tribe in Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh


        N Sivaraj, SR Pandravada, R Jairam, N Sunil , KS Varaprasad, P Ramesh, IS Bisht & SK Pareek




Traditional system of water management in watersheds of Arunachal Pradesh


        SK Pattanaaik, DSen, N Kumar , O Moyong, & P Debnath




Indigenous knowledge of oak tasar silk cocoon cooking and a method of its improvement using pineapple extract


        Y Ranjana Devi, L Rupachandra Singh & S Kunjeshwori Devi




Folk conservation practices of the Gond tribal of Mendha (Lekha) village of Central India


        Nilesh Heda




An insight into the traditional Bandhej craft of Sikar City of Rajasthan


        Ruby Jain & Ambika Tiwari


Role of dalak (massage) and riyazat (exercise) in the rehabilitation of patients with post stroke hemiplegia


        Zarnigar & Abdul Rahaman




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Guidelines for Submission of Manuscript


Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK), the journal devoted exclusively to Traditional Knowledge, provides an excellent platform for publication of research papers related to Traditional Knowledge Systems. IJTK carries original research papers, review articles, short communications based on traditional wisdom. IJTK committed and dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and dissemination of Traditional Knowledge, attempts to bring the wisdom of the past to the present. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge is included in the Non Patent Literature part of the PCT Minimum Documentation. IJTK also has been covered by the database of Science Citation Index–Expanded with an Impact Factor and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) rating.

Authors, who wish to submit a manuscript, should consult and peruse carefully recent issues of IJTK for format and style or may visit NISCAIR website ( Author should clarify the objective of the study (why study is carried out), how objective is achieved (methodology etc. followed to achieve the objective), significant results and conclusion, and significance of study. Senior or corresponding author must include the contact details of all the authors and specifically obtain the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to this journal. When a manuscript is submitted to the IJTK it should not have been published elsewhere. Authors should submit two copies of manuscripts typed double-spaced. The list of references should not include any reference not cited in the text. Manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt. All manuscripts submitted are subject to peer review. Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; rejection may be outright or with the possibility of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. The Editor’s decision in these matters is final.

For ethnobotanical/ethnomedicinal reports, authors are advised to acknowledge the Knowledge Providers for providing valuable information and share their compilation and findings with the Knowledge Providers in local language. Authors are also requested to ensure that Prior Informed Consent (PIC) was taken from the Knowledge Providers as per the CBD guidelines. If the photographs of pratices and knowledge holders are used, it should be with consent of respective knowledge holder/community chief/village Panchayat.If any unique practices are observed which have not been reported hitherto, this fact should be brought to the notice of knowledge providing community and/or individuals and only after sharing with them the implications of putting the same in public domain, these should be published. Various field tools of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) were applied to collect field data. How many villages visited, informants consulted, informants village’s name, and tentative quantity of dose, dosage forms, (i.e. paste, decoction, extract, powder, etc.), frequency, duration, etc. should be mentioned in the research paper. Abstract means the main findings of the study. All figures should be in a single JPEG file or in the end of text. The article should not be more than 10-12 pages including tables and photographs except review paper.

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Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)

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