Goat Milk Benefits According to Ayurveda

Goat milk has many health benefits. Goats have a lean built, they do not drink much water, do a lot of physical activities and eat grass and plants that are pungent, hot and bitter in taste. These qualities of the goat gets attributed to Goat milk, according to Ayurveda. Hence goat milk has its own special importance in Ayurveda.
goat milk benefits
Goat Milk Benefits: 

  • Goat milk is best suited for dry and emaciated patients.
  • Goat milk improves digestion.
  • Goat milk is useful in respiratory disorders. Hence, for patients with respiratory diseases, it makes sense to choose goat milk over cow milk and buffalo milk.
  • Goat milk is beneficial in bleeding disorders.
  • For those having mild diarrhoea or who defecate more than twice a day, goat milk is beneficial.
  • Goat milk does not have a very cooling effect over the body.
  • Goat milk improves breast milk production.
  • Among those substances that relieve emaciation, improve breast milk, blood production, absorbent (useful in IBS) and bleeding disorders, goat milk is the best. (Reference – Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 25)

Goat milk is
Grahi – absorbent, bowel binding
Laghu – light to digest
and it is useful for persons suffering from Raktapitta (a diseases characterized by bleeding from various parts of the body), diarrhoea, Kshaya – emaciation, coughing and fever.
Ayurvedic medicines with goat milk as ingredient: 
Kumkumadi tailam – Used for acne, scar, blemishes.
Maha Triphaladi Ghritham – used for the treatment of eye disorders.
Anu Thailam – Used as nasya oil.
Saraswata Ghrita – Used in treating children with neurological developmental disorders.
Somanatha rasa – Used to treat frequent urination.
In Gout, an ointment made of ghee, the powder of Godhuma – wheat and goat’s milk is prescribed. (Charaka Sutrasthana 3rd chapter)

Ayurvedic medicines with which, goat milk is advised as co-drink / diet – 
Shukramatrika Bati
Bala Punarnavadi kashayam

Milk, goat, fluid, with added vitamin D

Taste – Astringent , sweet
Qualities – light,
Potency – cold
After digestion taste transformation (After digestion taste transformation (Vipaka)) –
Effect on Doshas
Vata increasing – due to astringent taste, lightness, cold potency
Pitta balancing – due to astringent sweet taste, cold potency
Kapha neutral – astringent taste and lightness decreases kapha, sweetness and coldness increase kapha

32 comments on “Goat Milk Benefits According to Ayurveda

  • Anil

    17/01/2012 - 1:56 am


    I am developing a website where I am collecting Ayurvedic medicines. I would like to know whether I can use your website details? Pl reply.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      17/01/2012 - 7:47 am

      Dear Mr Anil, Wherever you use my content, please mention my website as source with a link. That should be fine. Best of luck for your venture. 🙂

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  • Dr .Tarek Hamzawy

    08/02/2014 - 11:10 pm

    please goat buffalo and cow milk can use with oil for hair or no? if can use where i can found the reference.please send to me the pages numbers urgent please

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  • Maah

    17/07/2014 - 2:01 pm

    Genetically modified goat’s milk..why is the Best Ayurvedic Doctor mentioning this causally as if it has anything to do with Ayurveda or even sanity? NO GMO’s. Ayurveda is from Lord Dhanvantari and all the herbs and medicines of nature are His excellent gift to us. W haven’t got to start crossing genes from one creature into another to improve His work, if we are ignorant of how to deal with a disease condition according to His ways, we need more study and

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/07/2014 - 11:17 pm

      Dear Maah Ji,
      Thanks for pointing out and sorry for mentioning it. I have removed that research article reference.
      Between, naming my facebook page as “Best Ayurveda Doctor” was another mistake, which, facebook is not allowing me to correct. I am not claiming that I am one, but surely am trying my best to become one. 🙂

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      • tiphaine

        06/04/2017 - 10:12 pm

        I love your humility, your state of mind and all the informations you share with us, thanks ????

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  • Maah

    17/07/2014 - 2:02 pm

    Thank you for the information about goat’s milk.

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  • chandrakant.b.undale.

    29/10/2014 - 10:22 am

    very informative and useful for health point of view ————— thank u doctor.

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  • rahul

    29/12/2015 - 8:56 pm

    my daughter is 3 years and has very dry skin,just like me(may be genetic).This may be mild ichthyosis condition.This condition is only in winters when the weather is dry.Is there any treatment or regular oil/cream regimen in ayurveda.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    30/03/2016 - 11:09 pm

    Please try here – http://vayal.in/

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    02/06/2016 - 4:47 pm

    You can go for market available goat milk.

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    07/11/2016 - 5:48 pm

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      07/11/2016 - 6:31 pm

      Hi, interesting. Do you supply all through India or only certain cities?

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  • Peter

    13/12/2016 - 10:51 am

    I try to give my kid goat milk when he has cold and cough as I want to avoid cow milk during this time. He does not like goat milk. So is it ok mix little fresh cow milk with powdered or fresh goat milk and give it to him?. I just want to disguise the taste. Are there any disadvantages of doing so?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/12/2016 - 5:46 pm

      Usually goat milk and cow milk are not mixed. Why not add a little sugar?

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  • Rajeev Gupta

    28/12/2016 - 9:45 pm

    Hello sir I am Rajeev Gupta from Agra (UP)
    I want to say that where is goat milk is used
    in INDIA what are benefits for this
    please give your contact no.

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  • Priya

    29/07/2017 - 12:19 pm

    Thanks doctor for the very useful article with extensive coverage on goat milk benefits.

    Which breed of indian goat has more medicinal values? We are planning to buy a goat for giving milk to my son as he gets cold and chest congestion often.
    We are planning to buy either Jamunapari or Malabari goat. Which will have more benefits?

    I live in Kerala. Is there any difference in taking regional breed than others?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      30/07/2017 - 3:09 pm

      Hi, there is a rule in Ayurveda, be it fruits, vegetables or animals, local breeds are always better than breeds from other areas.

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  • Bhuvan sharma

    02/08/2017 - 9:34 am


    Sir, Can you please tell the health benefits of ghee (clarified butter) made from goat’s milk. How it’s properties will differ from cow ghee. Will it be good for blood pressure,

    Many Thanks!
    Bhuvan sharma

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      02/08/2017 - 11:31 am

      Hi, it is easier to digest and is slightly inferior to cow ghee in qualities.

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  • Sunny

    26/10/2017 - 8:37 pm

    Does goat milk has drying quality or unctuous? If somebody has Pitta imbalance, is it okay to drink goat milk? In order to boil goat milk, what kind of spices you recommend to use in order to make it more digestible?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      29/10/2017 - 4:34 pm

      Goat milk is not drying. Fine to take in Pitta imbalance.
      Cumin / ginger.

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  • Arijit Saha

    04/09/2018 - 5:57 pm

    Anybody looking for Free Grazed Goat Milk in Delhi/NCR can contact me at jarijit@gmail.com, I would love to supply the requirement. All our goats are the free roaming which graze on the flora of the Aravali Mountains. These goats have an amazing ability to internally flavour their milk differently, according to the changes in the seasons and grazing patterns.

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    03/10/2018 - 1:23 pm


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  • Megha

    03/12/2020 - 10:48 am

    Sir could you tell that, is donkey milk beneficial for children?

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  • chinmaya

    17/06/2021 - 8:36 pm

    which is more beneficial: raw goat milk or boiled cooled goat mik?

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