Tikhur -Vrat Special for Janmashtami

Many people know Tikhur, it is one kind of root. It looks like turmeric, but it is white. Like turmeric, tikhur also holds a lot of medicinal benefits. We can find Tikhur the outer regions of the Himalayas in India, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and South India. Apart from this, it reaches 1000-1300 meters altitude from Himachal Pradesh to Nepal in the pungent tropical Himalayas.

Tikhur is useful in wounds, fever, cough, respiratory disease, excessive thirst, use of tart benefits. Tikhur is famous for diseases like anemia, urinary infection, diabetes, and jaundice, etc. The medicinal properties of tikhur are also beneficial. Let’s see what is tikhur and how it is healthy and unhealthy for you.

Tikhur’s Ayurveda qualities are:

The Tikhur is sweet, cold, short, balsamic, and Pitta shamak. It is fragrant, potent, ejaculatory, confirmatory, and metallic. The origin of Tikhur is sweet, aromatic, cold, soothing, and nutritious.

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Ayurveda uses Tikhur for:

  • Facial paralysis disease,
  • Uses to Treat Abdominal Gas,
  • Anemia,
  • Stop Diarrhea,
  • Heart Disease,
  • Urinary Infection,
  • Tuberculosis,
  • Control Diabetes,
  • Burn wound,
  • Respiratory Disorder,
  • Works like a Tonic,
  • Vaginal Disease Treatment,
  • Piles Treatment,
  • Sperm Related Disorder,
  • Eye Disease,
  • Reduce Swelling.

So, we can say Tikhur is the most nutritious root, which we can consume in vrat / vrata (Fasting) days.

How to Consume:

In this blog, we are going to make Tikhur Cubes. Tikhur Cubes are healthy and filling food, which won’t allow you to feel hungry for the day. Without late, take a bowl and start majoring Ingredients:


Tikhur powder – 1 cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Milk (full cream) – 2 l.

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp.

Date syrup (optional) – 2 tbsp.

Dry fruits powder (optional)- 1/4 cup

Coconut Powder (optional) – 2 Tbsp.

Dry fruits for garnishing – as per your wish

First, dissolve tikhur in water than filter it one time, Now add water into it and keep it to settle that remove upper water do the same for 2 or 3 times, till it becomes pure white. Now add tikhur in cold milk with sugar and coconut powder. Now cook it in a low flame, stir it continuously. Stir it up is extremely important for the recipe. Within 10 to 15 minutes, it will start to leave pan corners. Then if you want to add dates syrup and dry fruits powder add it, with cardamom powder. Now grease a plate and spread even it to cool it. Now, after one hour cut in shape, as you like it.

So, Happy Krishna Janmashtami to all. Enjoy Krinaji’s Birthday at home and be safe.

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Other Names:
Teekhur or Tikhur, Tavksheer, pay sheer,yavaj, talkshir, Indian arrowroot, Bombay arrowroot, East Indian arrowroot, Curcuma starch, Narrow-leaved turmeric, Paluva, Koovehittu, Tavakhara, Ararutkilangu, Kuakilanku, Ararut-gaddalu, Tikkur, Baarkhe sarro, Tavakhira, Koova, Kuva, Tavaksheer, Tavashira.

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