TAKRA- A TIME TESTED ELIXIR
Dr. Anoza Bhaskar*
Ayurveda mentions a vast variety of food and dietary products to gain and maintain health. In Ayurveda, food has been given equal importance as the treatment proper. It has been classified based on many parameters like taste, action on doshas, method of preparation etc. A person is said to be healthy if all tri dosha, sapta dhatu and tri mala are in balanced state. To attain that balance agni i.e., digestive power has to be properly functioning. Therefore, one should protect agni at all costs. Takra is lauded to have tridosha shamaka properties along with having excellent role in the gastrointestinal disorders. It has been mentioned in almost all the scriptures of Ayurveda stating its benefits.
Keywords: Takra, agni, tridosha shamaka.
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