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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 B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu), is an Ayurveda Doctor. 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?

  6. Thank you sir,it was very explanatory

  7. mitesh sanghavi says:

    Its difficult to find milk of desi cow like that of gir here in Mumbai.
    So my choice is either buffalo’s milk or cross-breed cow’s milk.
    I am heart patient and suffer from thyroid problems also and so am not able to decide which one should be better, especially after knowing about A1 and A2 milk controversy (“Devil in the milk”).

    Please guide me and refer more articles about the same.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Forget about A1 and A2 milk and opt for cross breed cow’s milk.

    • mitesh ji please get desi(A2) milk. It does wonders over junk A1 milk. It has helped me personally a lot. Just try it and see it. You will know the truth yourself.

  8. Rajkumar Rathore says:

    @sridhar plz expain why there is an initial hesitation in adapting desi cow milk. We had been operating in M.P. from 1 year there is problem in adaption of desi cow milk in terms of taste. Most of the customers start and go away eventually. Is there anything missing any help is appreciated.

  9. Surbhi Sharma says:

    Its hard to find milk of desi cow. Jersy cow milk is not good for health so can we choose buffalo milk…?

  10. Naresh Sharma says:

    How to know whether a person is allergic to buffalo milk or milk product

  11. Request you to please elaborate. In mumbai, we get jersey cow milk. So is it then advisable to drink Buffalo’s milk. My mother has got many small knots in her body. Ayuervedic doctor advised us to drink Cow’s milk. But the problem is we do not get Desi cow milk. Also if you can elaborate how to identify difference between desi and jersey cow, it would be of great help

  12. Dear Dr.,
    Can the contoversy regarding A1 and A2 milk be ignored?
    Which will be better for children, Buffalo or A1 ghee?
    Thanks

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