FAQs about milk consumption as per Ayurveda.

Ayurveda recommends daily consumption of milk🍶 for all healthy individuals and for all ages, it pacifies vata and pitta dosha and increases kapha dosha.

🌻Here are some FAQs about milk consumption as per Ayurveda:

When to drink milk?🤔

Drinking milk in different time of day has its own effect

🌄Morning milk – this increases strength of body💪, provides nourishment and good for those who want to gain weight. If drinking milk in breakfast makes you feel lethargic, heavy, dull and causes acidity, then they should avoid milk in morning.

🌞Midday milk- it increases strength, improves appetite, helps those who are suffering from difficult or painful urination and kidney stone. It is particularly recommended for children. 👍

🌜Night milk- it pacifies all 3 doshas. There should be sufficient gap from dinner and have it at least 30 minutes before you sleep.

What can be added to milk?🧐

👉Milk can be consumed plain.

👉Mishri, ghee, dates, saffron, turmeric, ashwagandha and shatavari can be added according to requirement.

What to do if not able to digest milk?? 🧐

👉If someone finds milk heavy to digest then black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon or cardamom can be added in milk, they also reduce mucus causing effect of milk.

What are the uses of herbs with milk??🤔

🌿Milk with increases Shatavari breast milk in lactating mothers.

🌿Milk with Ashwagandha induces sleep.

🌿Milk with shatavari helps during menopausal phase.

🌿Milk with Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, act as analgesic, improve immunity and relaxing.

Warm or cold milk which is better for consumption?🤔

👉Only warm milk is good, Ayurveda is not in favour of cold milk.

Milk shakes are good??
👉 Ayurveda do not ❌recommend taking fruits and milk together .

When to avoid milk?🧐

👉During fever, indigestion, cough, increased kapha dosha in body, diarrhoea, certain Skin diseases and intestinal worms.

Intake of milk should be avoided immediately after or along with some food material –

  • Radish, garlic ,basil leaves, green leafy vegetables, mustard and moong daal.
  • Banana, jackfruit,jamun, lemon.
  • Raw vegetables .
  • Oily material .
  • Alcohol.
  • Jaggery.

*All types of sour fruits

  • Fish and all other non-vegetarian food.

Above things are incompatible with milk if they are used with milk for long period of time then problems like skin diseases , skin discoloration, digestive issues, deafness etc can appear.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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