An Ayurvedic Guide to Consuming A2 Milk and Its Products

An Ayurvedic Guide to Consuming A2 Milk and Its Products

You might have come across the debate between A1 and A2 milk nowadays. In many of our articles, we had mentioned clearly that A2 milk is the best one to consume without any doubt of getting allergies. Because A2 milk is of natural origin, A2 milk benefits are more and are often called an Indian desi cow. One can easily recognise an A2 cow with its hump. Ayurveda always suggests consuming milk that is of natural origin, devoid of any added chemicals, flavours and preservatives. Anything that is not of natural origin is considered as virudhh Aahar and it is not compatible with our bodies. But, we often get queries about when and how to consume A2 milk and its products. So, we have decided to give you a clear picture of an Ayurvedic guide to consuming A2 milk and its products. 

When to Consume A2 Milk?

Ayurveda suggests the best time for drinking A2 milk is in the evenings (sandhya Kaal) or at night (moonlight) Because it’s the time the milk promotes Ojas (proper digestion). Milk gets digested in the evenings and it also has sedative effects, thereby helping in inducing peaceful sleep. Times of India also included a statement saying calcium is best absorbed from the milk at night due to less activity.

So, the best time to consume A2 milk as per Ayurveda is in the evening to tonight. 

How to Consume A2 Milk?

Ayurveda suggests boiling milk properly and also in an earthen pot or any copper vessel to get its cent benefits. Drinking raw milk without proper boiling is not encouraged or recommended. Boiling the milk helps to break down heavy sugars into simpler sugars so that one can easily digest them. Drinking boiled milk also helps to reduce the dominant Kapha dosha, especially when mixed with ginger or turmeric or cinnamon.

Read – Traditional Ayurvedic Method (Correct Way) to Boil Milk in An Earthen Pot

The Ayurvedic View on Drinking Milk

  • Drinking milk in the evenings (sandhya Kaal) and at night (moonlight).
  • Drinking boiled milk.
  • Avoid raw milk or drinking directly out of the refrigerator.
  • Drink milk with a piece of ginger to balance Kapha dosha.
  • Do not consume milk with sour, savoury flavours.
  • Avoid consuming meat, eggs and fish after having milk.
  • Consider giving a gap of at least an hour between consumption of milk and meal. 

Read – Successful Ayurvedic Treatment of Cow Milk Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis and Atopic Dermatitis: A Case Study

Final Appraisal

A2 milk consists of all the essential nutrients and no other food can replace it. A2 milk is the best among any other milk and has immense benefits. It helps in promoting Ojas, Tejas and immunity of one’s body. This is the Ayurvedic perspective on drinking milk. But if you are suffering from any kind of milk allergies or milk intolerances, please book an appointment for online consultation now.

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