Date: Sep 14, 2012
According to ayurveda, milk provides special and unique nutrition that cannot be derived from any other type of food. Milk, when digested properly, nourishes all the tissues, promotes balanced emotions, and helps to balance all the doshas. It is one of the most important foods to promote ojas. According to ayurveda, ojas is a refined substance the body produces from the most subtle level of proper digestion. Ojas brings strength, strong immunity, happiness, and contentment according to Ayurveda. Therefore milk is a very important food to include regularly in one's diet especially if you follow a vegetarian lifestyle. Amongst the dairy products,cow milk is considered to the best in them. Cow milk is rich in important vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and essential fats, needed to keep the body healthy and full of vitality. In fact, next to mothers milk, cow milk is the best natural food for babies and growing children because of it?s high content of calcium for developing strong bones and teeth. Cow milk, when taken hot just before bed-time, not only nourishes the finer brain tissues, but also helps us get sound sleep, while at the same time replenishing the body so that we wake up fresh, alert, and full of energy. Various products of cow are used in innumerable ways in Ayurveda. Cow milk stands first in them. Cow milk benefits are innumerable. Cow milk benefits: -Sweet in taste , light and easy to digest, has coolant effect on the body (and mind). -Nourishes the body tissues. -Acts as natural aphrodisiac. -Does rejuvenation, increases life expectancy. -Increases breast milk in the feeding mother. -Assists in easy movement (peristalsis) of intestines. -Relieves tiredness, dizziness, excessive thirst and hunger. -Useful in diseases like severe debility, relieving stage of fever, diseases related to urinary system, bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding etc, Cow milk for newborn ? Cow milk is the next best thing to breast milk for the newborn.