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.

🤔Why for some people it is difficult to digest milk?

👉Nowadays many people are sensitive to milk due to the devastation of the digestive tract from many medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills, steroids, acid reflux medicines and vaccines.

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

👉These cases can be cured by fixing digestion at the level of the gut micro biome and the liver and it takes one to years .

👉During that time have goat’s milk or homemade almonds milk so that your bones don’t suffer during the years without the animal milk. This is because milk is the most nourishing food for the bones, containing the fat which delivers the calcium into the bones.

👉 You can also add black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon or cardamom in milk for its better digestion , these spices 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.

Are milk shakes 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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