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Takra "Ayurvedic Probiotic"

Takra is an ancient probiotic (restores intestinal flora) beverage that benefits digestion, absorption of nutrients, and hydrates the body. It is simple to make, and adding cardamom, ginger, cumin, or cinnamon enhances digestion even more.

Ayurveda believes that our digestion is the core of whole-body health. The digestive system is made up of billions of microorganisms known as flora. These tiny bacteria support digestion breaking down foods and assisting with the assimilation of nutrients. When intestinal flora is balanced, symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and acidity are rare and easily remedied. As a result, our Ojas (life sap) are strong, ensuring strong immunity.

Buttermilk found in the store is a byproduct of butter production and is not the same as Takra. Takra is cultured buttermilk that naturally has essential bacteria for gut health. People who are lactose intolerant usually find this beverage (along with spices) easily digestible. Additionally, where many use yogurt (sour and difficult for Pitta) as a probiotic, Takra is considered more cooling.


¼ cup organic yogurt

½ - ¾ cup water

½ teaspoon cumin, coriander, or cardamom powder

Fresh ginger to taste

Himalayan mineral salt to taste


Add yogurt, water, and cumin to an airtight container and shake to combine or if you have a hand-held blender, place ingredients in a container and blend.

Add salt and fresh ginger to taste.

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