Friday, March 6, 2009



Milk has long been glorified as a wholesome balanced diet. Justifiably so. It suits practically all age groups as an ideal supplement. Apart from being a rich source of good quality protein it contains calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin and many essential amino acids.
However, it is deficient in iron and vitamin C.


  • Sipping cold milk in small amounts provides almost instant relief from acidity and peptic ulcers.

  • Milk boiled with 5–6 long peppers (pippali) checks catarrh, cough, asthma, allergies and also helps increase lung stamina. Also, this preparation checks the formation of gas in the body.

  • A generous dose of gulkand or isabgol taken with hot milk before bed time helps relieve constipation.

  • Bananas and milk together form instant energizers and also have the potential to increase vigor and vitality.

  • Have a glass of banana shake everyday to feel energized!

  • Raisins soaked in diluted raw milk when consumed with honey boost sharpness of vision and also help to strengthen the functioning of the heart.

  • Drink a combination of water and raw milk to relieve any burning sensations you may experience while urinating.

  • Ayurveda recommends the regular consumption of ghee and milk to arrest and even reverse aging.

Handy Hints:

Heating milk changes its molecular structure, thus making it easier to digest. If, while boiling, you add in a pinch of ground turmeric, a pinch of black pepper powder, a cinnamon stick or a few pinches of ginger powder, you can reduce the heaviness of milk and reduce any mucous-causing side effect.


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