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Takradhara is a special Ayurvedic treatment that uses medicated buttermilk.Takra means buttermilk and dhara is a stream.The physiological benefits of Takradhara Ayurvedic Treatment are very similar to that of shirodhara. However, the major difference being use of medicated buttermilk.

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Takradhara is indicated in following health conditions

  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental Health
  • Skin & Hair Care
  • Immunity
What to expect

It includes a continuous flow of medicated buttermilk on the forehead.

Benefits of Takradhara

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.

How it works

Pouring of buttermilk stimulates and soothes the hypothalamus, thereby regulating the functions of pituitary gland and inducing sleep.

Not recommended (contraindicated) in case of

Chronic sinusitis or cold.

Takradhara is used in management of following conditions at NuAyurveda Clinic

Stress Reduction

AyurvedicTakradhara treatment improves blood circulation and relaxes the nerves, which leads to reduction in mental stress.

Skin & Hair Care

For skin & hair care Takradhara is followed by abhyangam. This mainly is used for overall mental relaxation.

Mental Health

Takradharasoothes the hypothalamus and also relaxes the nerves. This creates mental calmness. AyurvedicTakradhara treatment also regulates the functions of pituitary gland and thus is beneficial in improving mental health.


As an Ayurvedic Massage treatment for improving immunity, takradhara is performed along with Abhyangam. The massage used during this process, stimulates the internal organs and improves blood circulation. The Ayurvedic body massage also stimulates production of white blood cells, which play a vital role in maintaining immunity.

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