Takra - An Ayurvedic Digestive Drink


Takra is an Ayurvedic digestive remedy that kindles digestive fire (Agni) and helps reduce toxins (Ama) in the digestive track. It is easy to make and tasty too!


Takra was first mentioned with its health benefits in the Shushruta Samhita, the Sanskrit text on medicine. It is mentioned also in the Bhavprakasha..."He who drinks Takra daily does not suffer from disease, and diseases cured by Takra do not reoccur. Just as Amrita is the divine nectar for the Gods, Takra is considered the divine nectar for humans".

"Takra is considered the Divine Nectar for Humans"

There are a number of health benefits derived from drinking Ayurvedic Buttermilk.

  1. Calms Acid Reflux. It is soothing and cooling to the stomach lining.

  2. Aids digestion. Takra contains beneficial gut microbes that encourage healthy gut flora. It is helpful in cases of Irritable Bowl Syndrom, Chrone's Disease and Stomach Ulcers.

  3. High in Calcium.Takra is a good source or calcium for those who are lactose intolerant.

  4. Nutritional Supplement. It is a good source of protein and healthy fat. It is also high in Vitamin B Complex.

  5. Dehydration. Takra contains electrolytes and is helpful in cases of dehydration.

  6. Reduces high blood pressure.

This is by no means a complete list of the benefits of Takra! Takra works best taken before or after meals. I drink it sometimes as my morning meal.





Recipe by Dosha:


Vata Pacifying Takra - 1 c. Organic Plain Yogurt

2 c. filtered or spring water

1 tsp. each ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, black pepper


Kapha Pacifying Takra - 1 c. Organic Plain Yogurt

2 c. filtered or spring water

1 tsp. each ground black pepper, cinnamon, clove, ginger, cayenne pepper


Pitta Pacifying Takra - 1 c. Organic Plain Yogurt

2 c. filtered or spring water

1 tsp. each ground fennel, coriander, cumin, turmeric


Method: Place Yogurt and water in blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes. Add spices and blend for another 1 or 2 minutes. Enjoy!







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