Takra Dhara (Shirodhara with Buttermilk)

Takra Dhara

Takra Dhara is one of the forms of Shirodhara, which involves pouring medicated butter milk gently over the head. Takra dhara is different from shirodhara in terms of the liquid poured on the head. Medicated butter milk with blend of herbs is poured gently.


Takra means butter milk, the diluted version of curd and Dhara means flow!


This therapy is performed very similar to Shirodhara. Ayurveda always insists of taking butter milk which has a cooling and soothing effect on the body with additional benefits, rather than eating curd, which is somewhat hot.


Takra Dhara is the best therapy those suffer from aggravated vata dosha i.e air element. Generally the therapy is performed continuously for 7 to 21 days based on the effect of the imbalanced vata element as well the impact of the diseases.


Duration: 1 hr or as planned by Ayurvedic physician. Can be combined with Abhyanga/Massage



  • Stress
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Paralysis
  • Depression
  • Ear & nose diseases
  • Spondylitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pitta aggravated diseases
  • Vata predominant diseases
  • Diabetic neuropathy

Benefits of Takra Dhara


While it resembles Shirodhara, the benefits of Takra Dhara are a bit different. It is an excellent therapy to fight against fatigue, nervous weakness, poor vitality and anorexia. Besides, it cures all foot related conditions like cracks, burning, itching of feet, etc. It improves the sense organs. Also, it is highly recommended for diabetic neuropathy.


Takradhara helps to stabillises the mind and improve the transmission of nerve impulses by increasing Acetycholine (ACH) which act as a mediator between impulses.


Also Takra helps to revitalize Prana Vata (Life force) by taking out exceeling heat out of body. It reduces the spped of neuro transmitters i.e the state of deep relaxation.