Scum of ghee (Ghritamanda) Qualities, Uses, Remedies

By Dr JV Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM The supernatant thin, watery part of the ghee is called the scum of ghee. It is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat bleeding, pain, hiccup, dry cough, Panchakarma complications, migraine etc. How to prepare? घृतमण्डो घृतोपरिस्त्यानभागः|  ghṛtamaṇḍo ghṛtoparistyānabhāgaḥ| Chakrapani commentary on Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 18/155 घृतमण्डो घृतस्योपर्यच्छो भागः|ghṛtamaṇḍo ghṛtasyoparyaccho bhāgaḥ|Dalhana commentary on Sushruta … Read more

Cheese Benefits, Qualities As Per Ayurveda

By Dr Regina Antony. Cheese is a dairy product produced by coagulation of the milk protein Casein. Here, we have compiled different types of cheese that are available in the market and have tried to arrive at Ayurvedic analysis of their benefits. These are our assumptions. If you find any corrections and improvements, please help … Read more

Gorochan – Qualities, Indications, Remedies, Dose

By Dr Renita D’SouzaGorochan is a valuable medicine in Ayurveda which is obtained from ox. It is aromatic and reddish brown in colour which is widely used in psychiatric disorders, seizures, fever, improves skin complexion, as antidote to poison etc. Vernacular names, qualities Names in different languagesHindi Name – Golochan, Gorochan, Sanskrit Name – GorochanaMarati … Read more

21 Foods That Are Incompatible With Milk

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD.There are certain foods that you should not take along with milk. Incompatible foods with milk can cause short term effects like skin rashes, stomach disturbances etc. Introduction Milk is a controversial energy rich drink which is practiced since from the beginning of the life. Many people who know … Read more

Health Benefits Of Curd From Different Animals

By Vd. Rangaprasad Bhat. Introduction Benefits of curds from different animals and curd recipes with spices areexplained in Ayurveda Mahodhadhi, a text book by Sushena, of 14th century.  Cow curd Atisheeta – very coolantDeepana – improves digestion strengthBalavardhana – improves strength and immunityVataghna – Balances Vata, useful in neurological disorders such as paralysis, hemiplegia, neuropathy … Read more

Human Breast Milk Benefits, Ways To Increase Production

Apart from being best food for babies, breast milk is also used in Ayurvedic treatment. It is not only used in oral administration, but also in a few Panchakarma therapies as well. It is also known as Stanya, Nari Ksheera, Nari Paya in Sanskrit. Qualities, benefits Qualities and benefits of Human milk:जीवनं बृंहणं सात्म्यं स्नेहनं मानुषं पयः|नावनं रक्तपित्ते … Read more

Camel Milk Benefits- Ayurveda Details

Usually any type of milk is sweet and coolant and induces a sense of satisfaction. But camel milk is quite different, because of the habitat and nature of camel.   Camel milk benefits रूक्षोष्णं क्षीरमुष्ट्रीणामीषत्सलवणं लघु|शस्तं वातकफानाहक्रिमिशोफोदरार्शसाम्||२२०||rūkṣoṣṇaṃ kṣīramuṣṭrīṇāmīṣatsalavaṇaṃ laghu|śastaṃ vātakaphānāhakrimiśophodarārśasām||220|| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27 Milk of the camel is:Rooksha – dryUshna – hotslightly salt,Laghu – … Read more

Ghee Benefits, Usage, Side Effects, Contra Indications

If you ever have heard anything bad about cow ghee, please forget that for a moment and read the following. Ghee is probably the most sacred, spiritual and physically health benefiting substances that is ever known to human beings. A person who is allergic to dairy products or gluten, need not be allergic to ghee. If … Read more

Cow Milk Vs Goat Milk – According to Ayurveda

Cow milk and Goat milk – both are extensively used in Ayurveda, but for different purposes. Both have their own unique qualities and benefits. Here is a comparison – cow milk vs goat milk.  Cow milk and goat milk – similarities Both cow milk and goat milk are nutritious in nature. Both these types of … Read more

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.

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