Usually any non veg food is considered as very heavy to digest, increases Kapha, causes weight gain to a large extent etc. But goat meat is a mild exception. For non veg lovers, here is another reason to include it in your diet.
Goat meat qualities
Goat meat is –
śarīradhātusāmānyādanabhiṣyandi bṛṃhaṇam| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27/61
Naati sheeta – Goat meat is neither too cold, nor too hot.
Guru – heavy-to digest, but not too heavy.
Snigdha – unctuous, oily
Adoshala – does cause Dosha imbalance
It is homologous with the muscle of the human body. Hence, it improves muscle strength. It does not obstruct / cause coating to the channels of circulation and is very nourishing (Brumhana).
Goat meat is ideal to be taken during summer, spring and autumn seasons. (Read more – Ayurvedic summer tips)
Usually all the non veg foods are categorized into 8 divisions, based on their habitat. But it is not possible to include goat and sheep in any of the eight categories mentioned above they inhabit at times marshy land, at times deserts and sometimes both.
Goat in enema
In ancient times, urinary bladder of goat, sheep, buffalo or other animals was used as enema bag. Read more – Goat milk benefits
Goat in Ayurvedic medicines: It is used as an ingredient in preparing
Mahamasha taila (herbal oil)– used in treating paralysis, muscular dystrophy, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, etc
Ajamamsa rasayana – an herbal jam used in Parkinson’s disease, paraplegia, tremors, etc
Ajaswagandhadi lehyam – used as a gym supplement to improve muscle strength, extreme fatigue etc
Chagaladya Ghrita and Brihat Chagaladi Ghrita – an herbal ghee, used in schizophrenia, epilepsy, weight loss etc. Maharajaprasarini Thailam – used in neuralgia, spondylosis, Vata disorders. Bile of goat is used in a special medicine called Suchikabaran ras
Goat fat is used in treatment of chest injury.
As per Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 11th chapter,
मूढवातस्त्वजामेदः सुराभृष्टं ससैन्धवम्||२७||
mūḍhavātastvajāmedaḥ surābhṛṣṭaṃ sasaindhavam||27||
If chest injury leads to muscle cramps, the patient should take the fat of goat fried with Sura type of alcohol and mixed with Saindhava – rock salt.
क्षामः क्षीणः क्षतोरस्कस्त्वनिद्रः सबलेऽनिले|
kṣāmaḥ kṣīṇaḥ kṣatoraskastvanidraḥ sabale’nile|
If the patient is weak, emaciated and has chest injury, sleeplessness and excessive aggravation of Vata, then he should take goat’s fat boiled with the cream of milk and added with honey, ghee and sugar.