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Buttermilk (Takra)

Ayurvedic buttermilk (takra) is a liquid preparation made by churning yoghurt with water. It is a digestive stimulant and helps with proper elimination. It is very beneficial in cases of IBS, Crohn’s disease, haemorrhoids and obesity.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 glass


  • 1 part organic natural, live yoghurt (e.g. 25ml)
  • 4 parts room temperature water (e.g. 100ml)
  • Rock salt
  • Spices to taste (ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom, hing)


  • Put the yoghurt and water in a jar, screw lid on tightly and shake well till it is completely mixed and there are bubbles on the top. Alternatively, mix in a blender. Shake or mix for as long as possible as the more mixed, the better the buttermilk is for you.
  • Add rocksalt and spices as per your taste.
  • Drink at room temperature.


When to take:
  • Drink your buttermilk after your meals (especially lunch). This ensures the meal is digested well and also reduces any desire for any further food.
  • Do not drink in the evening (after sun-set).