International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Medical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

A Review on Different Mode of Action of Takradhara - As a Novel Panchakarma Therapy

Dr. Anju K V | Dr. Kavitha C K

Abstract: Shirodhara is the process of pouring the liquid over the head. It can be of three types Taila, Kshira and Takra. If medicated or plain Takra is poured on the forehead & scalp, it is called as Takradhara. Takra means buttermilk and Dhara is a stream. The physiological benefits of Takradharain Ayurvedic Treatment are very similar to that of Shirodhara. However the major difference being use of medicated buttermilk. Takradhara procedure is found very effective in the management of many disorders like Anidra, Diabetic neuropathy, Headache, Psoriasis etc as per many studies. It had Vata Pitta Shamaka property which not only reduces stress and tension but also enhances the circulation of brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair on scalp, calms the mind and body.

Keywords: Panchakarma, Sirodhara, Takradhara

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 821 - 824

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