Q: You have mentioned we should not drink milk after eating radish. leafy vegetables etc. Suppose I ate these things for lunch at 1.30 pm, can I have milk at 5 pm or I should not have milk at all for whole day.
Also since milk aggrevates kapha, is it ok to drink milk with ghee at bed time. I have come across several tips which says it is good to drink milk with ghee at bedtime.
Where can we get list of all vegetarian food items that describe its potency, guna etc? Is any excel sheet available anywhere for this?
Dr JV Hebbar:
Hi, Milk along with radish is contra-indicated. They both can be taken with a minimum gap of 1 hour.
Milk with ghee is one of the best Rasayanas - anti ageing food recipes.
Warm milk with ghee is very useful to induce sleep and to soothe nerves. If the person is not obese, or if the person does not have cough, cold, fever, low digestion strength, asthma etc Kapha problems, then it is fine to take milk with ghee at night.
Make sure that the milk is warm and not cold, because with ghee, hot liquids are preferred for easy digestion.
Regarding potency, Guna etc of different herbs, I am covering them. Thus far I have covered many such as pointed gourd, radish, amla, pomegranate, etc. Use the google search bar in the right column in this website to search them. http://easyayurveda.com/2013/03/14/bad-food-combinations-and-solution-as-per-ayurveda/