Takra dhara for healthy hair, psoriasis, anxiety, migraine and depression
The word ‘Takra’ means butter milk and ‘Dhara’ means pouring. Dhara with medicated butter milk is called as Takra dhara. This is similar to Shiro dhara 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.
Buttermilk is supposed to have tremendous cooling properties and induces the same to the brain with the intent of relaxing the mind and reducing mental stress. 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.
It prevents graying of the hair and hair fall, reduces headaches. Also this proves very effective in treating scalp problems like dandruff. 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. “The excessive secretion of cortisol produced by stress causes rise in blood levels of glucose. This is reduced due to the relaxation effect of Takra dhara.” says
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.