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Medicinal Properties and Therapeutic uses of Takra (Buttermilk) and its Preparations

Lakshmi Anoop

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Takra or Buttermilk is prepared by churning the curd / yoghurt. It is a good after-drink especially after consuming food made of pulses, vegetables and grains. It stimulates the power of digestion and has special importance in the treatment of many disorders like hemorrhoids, IBS and other abdominal disorders. It is either administered alone or in combination with different herbs. As buttermilk has immense health benefits and destroys various maladies, its usage is recommended in Ayurveda. When buttermilk is used judiciously, it alone can prevent and treat various disorders. Buttermilk resembles the moon, jasmine and conch shells by its hue. Buttermilk is ambrosia to humans as it provides nourishment and strength. The preparation of buttermilk, its properties, benefits and forms of administration in different health problems are well explained in Ayurveda texts.