Thakradhara is a sub-division of the Shirodhara treatment, where buttermilk is also added and poured along with the oil.


This treatment has many therapeutic effects; especially in the improvement of the patient’s mental health. It is an Ayurvedic sudation therapy using medicated buttermilk to help the brain and mind relax and reduce stress.


Takra means buttermilk and dhara is a stream. The physiological benefits of Thakradhara Ayurvedic Treatment are very similar to those of Shirodhara. However, the major difference is the use of medicated buttermilk along with other ayurvedic oils

How does it work

The medicated buttermilk (similar to the Sirodhara treatment) will be poured continuously onto the forehead or over the entire body.

Benefits of Thakradhara Treatment

  • Thakradhara is an excellent cure for chronic insomnia, psoriasis and other pitta aggravated diseases.
  • It reduces hypertension, cures premature greying of hair and improves vision.
  • Cures migraine headaches and ear, nose, and throat diseases.
  • Relieves insomnia.
  • Enhances blood circulation to the brain.
  • Help the brain and mind to ease and relax.
  • Reduces mental stress.
  • Prevents hair fall, graying of the hair, scalp and dandruff problems.
  • Improves digestive power