Takradhara is a special Ayurvedic treatment that uses medicated buttermilk.Takra means buttermilk and dhara is a stream. This is similar to Shirodhara but buttermilk is poured onto the forehead, instead of herbal oil. Takra dhara involves continuous flow of medicated butter milk to the centre of forehead continuously.

Takradhara is indicated in following health conditions

  1. Stress Reduction
  2. Mental Health
  3. Skin & Hair Care
  4. Immunity

Buttermilk has cooling properties and induces the same effect on body and mind. Ithelps to relaxthe mind and reduce mental stress.Takradhara prevents greying of the hair, reduces headaches, increases digestive power and alleviates anorexia. It is also useful in insomnia, depression and other stress related ailments. Usually materials like Amalaki choornam , Mustha and Milk are used for the preparation of Takra.


Ayurveda suggests this treatment especially for psychosomatic disorders like psoriasis. It is also a favorite therapy for people who complain of migraines and other specific Pitta disorders, where cooling and refreshing therapies are recommended. Apparently this is very commonly used treatment for Vata predominant diseases like Alzheimer’s, insomnia, stress related problems, hypertension etc. This treatment relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system hence helps in strengthening the central nervous system and curing diseases like diabetic neuropathy and paralysis.

Takra dhara is believed to have a balancing effect on the deepest recesses of our brains, stimulating the endocrine system, the pituitary and pineal glands (for hormonal imbalances) and pleasure neurotransmitters (for depression or emotional insecurity). It is also said to enhance blood circulation to the brain, improving clarity and releasing deeply trapped Aama, or toxins.