Cow milk And Buffalo Milk – A Comparison

Cow milk and buffalo milk both are very high in nutrition. When both are available, the choice of milk should be made based on your personal needs, health status and digestion power.

Cow milk and buffalo milk – similarities: 

  • Taste – Both cow milk and buffalo milk are sweet in taste,  and have cooling effect.
  • Cow milk and buffalo milk both these two milks act as natural aphrodisiac.
  • Both are high in nutrition and improve strength.
  • Both the milks calm Pitta and help to relieve burning sensation.
Cow milk vs buffalo milk – differences
  • Buffalo milk is slightly heavier to digest when compared to Cow milk.
  • The capacity to induce natural sleep is more in buffalo milk than cow milk.
  • The protein content in buffalo milk is more compared to cow milk.
  • Fat content is more in buffalo milk than in cow milk.
  • Ghee prepared from buffalo milk increases Kapha, while Cow milk – ghee calms Pitta and increases digestion power.
  • Cow milk is more used in Ayurveda than buffalo milk.
Further reading -
For more differences based on the nutritional aspects click here
Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. DEEPA Malik says:

    dr.pl.advice me what to drink with Chayawanprash ,as Milk does not suits me.
    Is Tea or Butter milk is fine?
    Thanks

  2. Dear Dr Hebber, Is this comparison between Desi Cow’s milk & buffalo’s milk or its the Jersey cow commonly available?

  3. I think the comparison is not comprehensive enough and does tilt towards consuming Buffalo milk. Desi Cow milk is far superior please read charaka samhita .pdf is available for you on the net.

  4. For your convenient reference you can download Charaka samhit free of cost from http://www.rencapp.com/TamilCube_Charaka_Samhita.pdf

  5. How to find if the milk supplied is of cow or buffalo?

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