Bad Food Combinations And Solution As Per Ayurveda

Though some food articles are quite safe, Ayurveda explains that combination of two particular safe foods may not be ideal for health. It depends upon the quantity of each food stuff, time of taking food, processing of food and a lot of other factors. Let’s have a look at the list.

Principles involved:
Opposing duel qualities: If  two qualities are strongly exhibited in two items and their combination would lead to a bad quality match, then they are rendered incompatible. Usually hot potency and cold potency is considered. But this does not always hold good. For example, in some cases, in some hot potency herbs, they are treated with milk (cold potency) to lower its hotness. Example: Garlic Milk Remedy, Bhallataka (hot) – processed with milk etc.

Similar qualities: If two foods have many similarities with them, to such an extent that the combination would increase a particular Dosha to a very high extent, then they are said incompatible.
 Fish with radish.

Opposing multiple qualities: If two foods have multiple opposing qualities, their combination is usually declared incompatible. For example – honey and ghee in equal quantities.

Processing: If processing of food leads to alteration / destruction of original quality of the food, then it is not recommended. Such as heating of curds and heating of honey.

Time of intake: We learnt in basic principles of Ayurveda that, the day and night can be divided into three parts, From morning to evening, in one third part, Kapha, Pitta and Vata are active. If taking some food aggravates Dosha due to its similarity in qualities with the timing of Dosha, then that food at that particular time is defined as incompatible. Example: Taking curds at night. Or taking excess sweets at night.

Enough of logics and theories. Let us dive into actual list of bad Ayurveda food combination. 
Wrong Food Combinations As Per Ayurveda:
Pork, Buffalo meat, Swan meat, goose, crab, fish, tortoise, should not not be taken along with  black gram, honey, milk and germinated grains.
Radish is incompatible with fish.

Fish with milk is incompatible.  Both fish and milk of them have sweet taste, but due to the contradiction in their potency (fish is hot and milk is cold) they vitiate the blood and obstruct the channels of circulation.

Anupa Mamsa – Meat of Yak, buffalo, cow, deer, elephant,
Audaka / Varishaya – fish, whale, pearl oyster, conch snail, cat fish, crocodile,
These meat / fishes  should not be taken together with honey, sesame seeds, sugar candy, milk, black gram (Masha), radish, lotus stalk or germinated grains (Viruda dhanya). By doing so, one gets afflicted with deafness, blindness, trembling, loss of intelligence loss of voice and nasal voice, it may even cause death.

meat of Kapota (dove) fried in mustard oil together with honey and milk, for this obstructs channels of circulation and causes dilatation of blood vessels, epilepsy, Shankhaka (a disease of the head characterized by acute pain in temporal region), Galaganda (Scrofula) or even death.

Milk should not be taken after the intake of radish, garlic, Keshnagandha (Moringa oleifera Lam.) Arjaka ( Ocimum gratissimum Linn), Sumukha Surasa (Tulsi – Holy basil), etc. this may cause skin diseases. Though garlic and milk are heated and used together in many medicines, cold milk should not be consumed immediately after garlic, radish, holy basil consumption.

Holy basil with milk – If you are taking holy basil capsule or tablet for any respiratory or viral infection condition, then better to avoid having milk soon after this. Maintain a gap of at least 30 minutes between the two.

Milk with sour fruits – All sour substances, sour fruits such as sour mango, sour pomegranate, etc are incompatible with milk
Horse gram with milk is a bad combination.
After consuming green leafy vegetables and radish, drinking milk should be avoided

Spinach with sesame seed – Indian spinach (Basella rubra) processed along with sesame seed paste. It causes diarrhoea.
Pork should not be taken along with porcupine meet.

Honey should not be heated. Honey should not be consumed by person suffering with excess heat. As it causes Pitta increase.
Honey and ghee or honey and rain water,  both in water both in equal quantity,
Radish along with black gram is forbidden.
Curds along with palm date
Black pepper along with fish or during digestion of fish
Banana along with butter milk is not recommended
Chicken and Spotted deer should not be taken along with curds
Uncooked meat along with bile of animals is bad.

Sheep meat along with leaves of Kusumba herb
Germinated grains along with lotus stalk
Lakucha Phala (wild jack) along with black gram soup.

Kakamachi (Black night shade) along with jaggery
Pippali – Long pepper fruit,  prepared with fish fat and Kakamachi (Black nightshade – Solanum nigrum), mixed with honey causes death.

Pippali (long pepper) processed with the oil in which fish is fried should be rejected.
Ghee kept in bronze vessel for more than 10 days should not be taken.
Hot substances or hot procedures (like sun bath) is not recommended along with Bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium)
Mixing of milk, beer and Krishara (rice – green gram dish)
Mixing of equal quantities of any 2, 3 or all of the following is not recommended – honey, ghee, meat, fat, sesame oil and beverages.
Honey along with ghee, even in unequal proportions, should not be consumed along with water.
Honey along with seeds of Pushkara (Inula racemosa)
Honey, along with wine of dates (Maireya) and sugar
Milk drinks along with Mantha (solution of corn flour)
Mushroom with yellow cap, with mustard oil is incompatible.
Leaves of Jatuka(Ferula narthex) or ripe fruit of Nikucha (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb). Should not be taken with honey and milk
Ripe fruit of Nikucha (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb) should not be taken with the soup of Masha (black gram), sugar candy and ghee because they are mutually contradictory.
Meat of Tittiri, peacock, Godha (Iguana lziard), Lava (common quail), Kapinjala, cooked by the fire of wood of castor and processed with, fried in castor oil is lethal.

The treatment for incompatible food consumption
Shodhana – purification procedure – Panchakarma. It helps the cleanse the body and gut of the toxins.
Shamana – palliative treatment – Based on particular Dosha imbalance observed in the patient.
Virodha chikitsa – symptom based treatment.
Health should be restored quickly by using food that have opposite qualities to that of incompatible foods.

In whom it might not affect?
In those who exercise regularly, who are habituated to oily fatty food, who have good digestion power, in young and strong, the incompatible food will not cause any ill effects.
In those, who are habituated (sathmya) to incompatible food and in those who take low quantities of incompatible food for a long period of time, the ill effects will not be seen.

Types of Viruddha Ahara- Types of food incompatibility as explained by Charaka:

1. Desha Viruddha – Place – Intake of dry and strong substances such as strong wine, in deserts; oily and cold substance in marshy land is place contradictory diet habit. because, in deserts, it causes extreme increase of Vata and Pitta and in marshy land, it causes extreme increase of Kapha Dosha.

2. Kala Viruddha – Time contradictory diet habit – Intake of cold and dry substances in winter; pungent and hot substance in the summer.

3. Agni Viruddha – Power of Digestion contradictory diet – Intake of heavy-to-digest food when the power of digestion is low (mandagni); intake of light food when the power of digestion is very high (Teekshnagni). Similarly intake of food at various with irregular  and normal power of digestion fall under this category.

4. Matra Viruddha – Dose specific diet contradiction – Intake of honey and ghee in equal quantities
5. Satmya Viruddha – Habit specific diet contradiction- Intake of sweet and cold substance by persons accustomed to pungent and hot substances.

6. Dosha Viruddha – Dosha specific diet contradiction- Utilization of drugs, diets and regimen having similar qualities with Dosas but at variance with the habit of the individual.

7. Samskara Viruddha – processing – Method of preparation specific diet contradiction:- Drugs and diets which when prepared in a particular way produce poisonous effects, for example, meat of peacock roasted on a castor spit, heating of honey etc.

8. Veerya Viruddha – Potency specific diet contradiction- Substances having cold potency in combination with those of hot potency.

9. Koshta Viruddha – Bowel specific diet contradiction
Administration of a mild purgative in a small dose for a person of with hard bowel (Krura Koshta) and administration of strong purgatives food for a  person with soft bowel (Mrudu Koshta)

10. Avastha Viruddha –Stage specific contradiction: Indulgence in Vata aggravating diet after physical stress, sexual intercourse, exercise.
Indulgence in Kapha aggravating diet by a lethargic, sleepy person.

11. Krama Viruddha – Order specific contradiction – If a person takes food before his bowel and urinary bladder are clear (empty) or when he does not have appetite or after his hunger has been highly aggravated.
12. Parihara Viruddha –Prescription specific contradiction – Intake of hot things after taking pork
13. Upachara Viruddha – Treatment specific contradiction – Taking cold things after taking ghee.
14. Paka Viruddha – Cooking contradiction – Preparation of food with bad or rotten fuel, under-cooking, over-cooking or burning during the process of preparation.

15. Samyoga Viruddha – Combination – Intake of sour substance with milk.
16. Hrudaya Viruddha – Palatability :- Any substance which is not pleasant in taste.
17. Sampat Viruddha – Richness of quality:- Intake of substance that are not mature, over-mature or purified.
18. Vidhi Viruddha – Rules of eating :- Taking meals in public

Effect of taking incompatible foods –
Intake of unwholesome food is responsible for the
Shandya – causation of sterility ,
Andhya – blindness,
visarpa (herpes, spreading type of skin disease),
Dakodara – ascitis,
Visphota – eruptions,
Unmada – insanity,
Bhagandara – fistula,
Murcha – fainting,
Mada – intoxication,
Adhmana – bloating
Galagraha – spasmodic obstruction in throat,
Pandu – anemia, initial stage of liver disorder
Amavisha- poisoning due to Ama (indigestion and altered metabolism),
Kilasa type of skin disease,
Kushta – skin disorders
Grahani – sprue, IBS,
Shotha – oedema,
Amlapitta – acid dyspepsia,
Jvara – fever,
Peenasa – rhinitis,
Santana Dosha – foetal diseases and
Mrutyu – death. [102-103]

Treatment for disorders of incompatible food and diet habits –
First the undigested food particles left in the gut and the highly imbalanced doshas should be expelled out of the body. For this purpose, two Panchakarma treatments – Vamana – emesis treatment and Virechana – purgation treatment is adopted.
Then, specific antidotes and prophylaxis is adopted.

How to leave bad food combinations and adopt right foods?
Unhealthy things – foods, drinks, activities which have become accustomed by long use should be discontinued by quarter and quarter gradually.
Similarly healthy things (foods etc.) should be gradually made use with intevals of 1, 2 and 3 days.
So, the process of shift from bad to good food should be gradual and methodical, rather than a sudden shift.
Sudden discontinuance of unhealthy things, foods, drinks etc. and indulgence in healthy things, done suddenly and improperly give rise to diseases
The ill effects of incompatible foods that eliminated gradually and good habits developed gradually leads to robust health.

Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana 7th chapter

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  1. Is fish cooked in curd( as bengalis cook) bad? Also is taking fish or meat with curd or buttermilk hArmful?

  2. I wonder if Hinduism supports Non-Veg foods (in context of 4 Vedas). And particularly pork, buffalo meat are discussed above ! Does Ayurveda really support all those?..

  3. BJTrivedi says:

    Your article – “Bad Food Combinations…” is very informative and useful, but you have not mentioned as per what timings of the day/night, which foods should not be taken-like morning, afternoon and night. You have mentioned only about Curd, but not about all other foods. This would certainly help readers otherwise it would remain only half information!!!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi sir, thanks 🙂
      1. Curd at night is wrong.
      2. Curd, extremely hot things during summer is wrong.
      3. Sweets and oily food substances at night is wrong – aggravates Kapha
      4. Having heavy sweets early in the morning is wrong – aggravates Kapha
      5. Having heavily sour, excess salty and pungent things in the afternoon is wrong- aggravates Pitta

      I will keep on updating this article from time to time and you will be notified of the updates.

  4. john gabriel says:

    I read an old book that advise equal portion of ghee and honey one spoon with a tender leaf of Peaple tree leaf will give you life for over 100 years,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      But there are numerous places in Ayurveda text books where, it is not approved as good practice.

      • Isn’t the ghee and honey combination that is disapproved, to be measured by “weight”, not by “volume”? By weight, I think it turns out to be 2:1 w.r.t. Ghee:Honey volume…can you please clarify?


        Thank you,

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          In this context, the term ‘sama amsha’is used to indicate equal proportions. Some consider volume and many consider weight. I think it is best to consider weight.

  5. Neena sharma says:

    Could you please elaborate why fish with curd/milk is incompatible ? And why curd should not be taken at night ?Could you also please let me know there ill-effects ? As one of my friends always takes it & she always goes by logic . Hence ,I need to give her the reason.

  6. donroy81 says:

    could you expand upon : Turmeric with Mustard oil . I beleive it is quite common to mix these, esp in making bengali fish. Is it ok to use topically?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      As per Ayurveda, processing mustard oil along with turmeric is not good.
      It also applies to external usage. But if you are using other ingredients, for external usage, it may be just fine.

      • Dear Dr. Hebbar,

        Could you give me the reference to shastras about incompatibility of turmeric with mustard oil?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Dear Andrey Golovinov, The reference is found in – Ashtanga Hrudayam Sutrasthana, 7th chapter, 41st Verse. – First line – last half – “Haaridraha Katutailavaan” Haridra means turmeric. Katutaila is mustard oil.

          • … hāridraḥ kaṭutailavān ||41||

            Turmeric is haridrā, but haridrā not equal to hāridra.

            Sarvāṅgasundarā commentary on Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā Sū.7.41:

            hāridraḥ-kuprasavaḥ śākaviśeṣaḥ sarpacchatrānukārī pītābhāsaḥ, kaṭutailavān-sarṣapatailabhṛṣṭo, viruddhaḥ |

            Āyurvedarasāyana commentary on Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā Sū.7.41:

            hāridrakaṭutailayorvirodhāmāha-hāridra iti| hāridraḥpītavarṇaśchatrākaviśeṣaḥ kandaḥ| kaṭutailavān-sarṣapatailabhṛṣṭaḥ|

            Hāridra is mushroom with yellow cap. It is Agaricus campestris.

            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

              Dear Andrey Golovinov, Many thanks for pointing out the mistake.
              I had not gone through the Sanskrit commentary while translating this verse.
              I have made the appropriate correction in the article.
              Thanks and regards

          • Thank you, dear Dr. Hebbar, for your great blog.

  7. Is it okay to add sugar to “Full cream buttermilk” i.e. churned curd (without any water), but not okay to add sugar to curd (without churning)? Or are both of them equally ‘risky’?


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Adding sugar to both full cream buttermilk and to the curds (without churning) is dangerous. Both combinations increase Kapha Dosha by a large extent.

  8. Thomas says:

    I am consuming Curd and chicken since my childhood and i am 31 years now .As you mentioned that Wrong Food Combination is ok with the people who are habituated (sathmya) and it will not affect .So can i continue taking this food [Curd and chicken]
    as it is always my favorite combination.Thank You

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If you are accustomed to this combination, to the point that you can not live without it, then please continue. It probably will do no harm to you.

  9. Shereefa says:

    We use yoghurt in biryanis and curries. Is it so bad? Also, is mixing turmeric and mustard seeds bad since turmeric and mustard oil is bad. Finally, since milk and garlic a bad combination, is cooking with ghee and garlic/ginger paste as ingredients bad too?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Shereefa,
      1. Yogurt with curries and biryarni is not very bad, provided yogurt is very watery (diluted).
      2. Mixing trumeric and mustard seeds is not bad. mustard and mustard oi have differences.
      3. Milk and garlic is a good combination. It is not bad.
      4. Similarly, cooking with ghee and garlic / ginger paste is absolutely fine.

      • Shereefa says:

        Many thanks sir for your reply. i have one last confusion and i hope you may help me with it. I have read that chicken should not be mixed with yoghurt because one is hot and one is cold. Doesnt chicken and yoghurt cooked in biryanis and tikkas seem like a bad combination then? Can you please explain how the dynamics of mixing these work in cooking. Also, ayurveda says to drink lassi after meals for good digestion but contradicts mixing milk and dairy with starches and other foods!

  10. Dear Dr Hebbar, how does one do a Panchakarma at home? Thanks. PVP.

  11. Pavithra says:

    Dear Dr.,

    Thank you for posting this useful article.
    I have a question regarding milk and salt combination. As per ayurveda, milk should never be mixed with salt. In that case, there are many health drinks like Complan, Horlics, Cereals, granolas, etc which has salt in it. But we mix it with milk and drink. So is it bad?
    Also it is ok to mix Heavy cream with salt, as many recipes like dal makhani has salt and heavy cream in it?
    Also does this rule apply to all types of milk like coconut milk, almond, soy & rice milk too?

    Thank you very much for your help.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, I assume that the salt in complan, horlicks etc is considerably low, hence it would not make much difference.
      Cream with salt looks fine for me.
      This rule does not applie to coconut milk, almond, soy and rice milk.

  12. Swapnil Sagar says:

    I have some queries.
    1) Is porridge(made from desi cow’s milk) compatible with jaggery?
    2) Is porridge(made from desi cow’s milk) or milk itself compatible with fruits?
    3) Is yogurt or lassi compatible with jaggery?
    4) Is yogurt or lassi compatible with honey?
    Please reply.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. yes.
      2. not with sour fruits.
      3. yes.
      4. probably not.

      • Gaurav says:

        4. yogurt and honey are compatible.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          I am feeling kind of lost. unable to find reference.
          Where is the reference?

          • Gaurav says:

            Per my understanding of this article, certain combinations are explicitly called out as ‘bad’ in the Samhitas. Everything else is allowed or left to discretion based on other general Ayurvedic principles, some of which are mentioned in this article.

            On which grounds would yogurt and honey be incompatible? Yogurt+Sugar is different from Yogurt+Honey because honey reduces Kapha unlike sugar.

            Of course I don’t know the deeper effects of these two, so my conclusions may not be accurate.

  13. Dear Sir,
    Is it OK to mix milk with fruits i.e. milkshakes like Strawberry milkshakes or smoothy which contains 3-4 fruits with milk? is it OK to give it to kids?

  14. Afreen says:

    Dear Dr.

    1-Is it ok to eat eggs with bread?
    2- Is eating chicken with rice a bad combination?

  15. deepesh deshmukh says:

    Is milk is compatible with black gram ??i have seen some article where kheer of black gram with milk is very good for health but in your article .In your article Horse gram with milk is bad combination sould you please clarify it.

  16. Margaret says:

    I’m confused when two of the foremost experts on Ayurveda, Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. David Frawley, disagree about food combining. In “Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing”, page 188, Dr. Lad states, “Do not eat bananas with milk.” On page 293 of “Ayurvedic Healing A Comprehensive Guide”, Dr. Frawley states, “Milk combines poorly with bread, sour fruit, beans, nuts, fish or meat. It does combine well with whole grains, however, and sweet fruit like bananas.” Regarding Dr. Frawley’s comment that milk combines poorly with nuts, Dr. Lad recommends the opposite in a recipe he recommends using ten soaked almonds blended with a cup of warm milk (p. 240 “The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies”). I would appreciate it if you could shed some light on this. Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Milk can be used along with sweet tasting fruits. Example: Draksha (grapes /raisin) is an ingredient of Triphala ghrita, which contains milk as another ingredient.

      In Parushakadi leham, Parushaka and Draksha (grapes) are used, for this medicine, milk is used as anupana – co drink / after drink. –

      Milk along with sour fruits are not ideal.

      Almond and milk cannot be said as incompatible. Almond is best absorbed into the body, when soaked in water. Taking that into consideration, it is best to use soaked almond along with milk. At the worst, almond may not get completely absorbed, but it cannot be said as incompatible.

    • Banana clogs the channels, and so does milk by itself (at least it’s not so easily digestible), so taking both together is not recommended as this effect gets multiplied. And if I’m not mistaken, both are very high in “Kapha”, so even “similar qualities” rule above applies.

      • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

        That theory of similarity in qualities cannot be generalized. Because, we see a lot of combination of hot / coolant ingredients together.
        Refer: Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 26th chapter, 84th verse –
        In the section of incompatible combination with milk, he says –
        Milk with sour fruits – mango, Amrataka – Spondias pinnata Kurz, Matulunga – Lemon variety, Nikucha (Artocarpus Lakoocha Roxb), Karamarda (Carisa Karandas Linn), Mocha (Salmalia malbarica Schett & Endl), Dantashatha (Citrus medica Linn), Badara – Zizyphus jujuba, Koshamra, Bhavya(Dillenia indica Linn), Jambava (Syzygium cumini Skeels), Kapittha (Feronia limonia), Tintidi (Tamarindus indica Linn), meat of Paravata (Pigeon), Akshoda ( Juglans regia Linn), Panasa (Jack fruit), Narikela (Coconut), Dadima – Pomegranate, Amalaka (Emblica officinalis Gaerth) and such other solid and liquid materials which are sour in taste become mutually contradictory when taken with milk.
        So, it is beyond doubt clarified that milk is bad with sour foods including fruits.

  17. Dear Dr.Hebber

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  18. manjeetb4u says:

    Can I take dry fruits and dry coconut with milk.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dry fruits with milk is fine. But coconut and milk are incompatible with each other. (reference: Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana).
      [Reply assisted by manjeetb4u]

  19. Craig L says:

    Dr Hebbar can onion, garlic, or vegetables be combined with sugarcane/sugar? How about cooked fruit with grains vegetables etc? Things like apples pears oranges berries grapes. Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I do not see any problem with mixing garlic or vegetables with sugarcane / sugar, Cooked fruits with grains and vegetables.

  20. Dr. Shilpa says:

    Can u please post articles on food recommended for different health conditions

  21. chandrika panchasara says:

    Dear sir..
    Thnx…very useful information but I want to know about butttermilk. It can be taken at night or not???

  22. Suresh Babu says:

    I am kapha prakruti, but lean. Can I take curd with honey, in summer. I want to put on weight with muscles.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, I would rather suggest to take a teaspoon of ghee with a cup of milk in summer.

  23. onkar kokate says:

    Will you please explain about jack fruit and fish combiation .

  24. hello noble sir.
    can you please evaluate these combinations –
    green gram + milk
    milk + onions/brijnal/carrots/beets/green vegetables
    milk + chickpeas
    milk + olive oil
    cheeses(paneer/agedcheese) + fruits
    cheeses(paneer/aged cheese) + nuts/seeds
    thank you and bless you

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Green gram and milk – not good.
      Milk with onion / brinjal – no problem, although I haven’t seen this combination anywhere.
      Milk with carrot, beets, greenies – appears no problem
      Milk with chickpea – appears no problem
      Milk with olive oil – better that the milk be warm.
      Cheese with fruits or nuts/ seeds – no problem.

      • Dr Hebbar I have read in many Ayurvedic Patrikas and heard from Vaidyas too not to combine milk with onion(as in mix vegetable paratha that has onion + other veggies). They say keep gap of 1 hour between onion and milk.

      • Shubham says:

        Why milk and green gram is not ok? In ayurveda there is no reference to indicate otherwise.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          There is no direct reference banning milk and green gram.
          But it is told – Mixing of milk, beer and Krishara (rice – green gram dish) is not good.

  25. Thank you the useful article, Sir! As milk is incompatible with sour foods/fruits, does the same apply to plant based milk such as soy milk, rice milk or almond milk? Thank you for your advice!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This rule applies only to milk from animals. it does not apply to soy milk etc.

  26. Thank you for the great information! Since milk is not compatible with sour foods/fruits, does the same apply for plant based milk like soy milk, rice milk and almond milk? Thank you for your advice!

  27. What is best time to eat two Banana,
    1) after lunch is OK or not..? (i.e. between 1 to 2pm)
    2) along with lunch is suitable or after lunch ..?

  28. Vijay Kumar says:

    is eggs and sugar ok?

  29. somewhere I read that don’t take figs,walnuts with milk ?

  30. Polash says:

    Hello SIr, i took Curd at around 3:30 pm and acidentally consumed fried fish at 7:30 PM. Would it be having any harm on my skin??

  31. Liutauras says:

    what about berries? Does ayurveda allow to sweeten dairy products or grains with them?

  32. Thank you for the great article! I had a question regarding compatibility of water. There are a number of green superfood powders available in market (containing wheatgrass / spirulina etc) that recommend to make a smoothie in milk. As milk and sour green vegetables are incompatible, will it be fine to take them directly with water? Or are water and green vegetables also incompatible? Also, is it fine to consume water with the meal? Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, if it makes any bloating sensation after taking the combination, or if the powder of those cause curdling of milk, then it is a wrong food combination.
      I do not think taking wheat grass or spirulina with milk causes any problem.

  33. shivas says:

    i took egg one whole day ie lunch n dinner can i have turmeric milk just 30min after dinner??

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Take turmeric milk in the morning that way you can take egg in the lunch and dinner.

  34. Is cow’s milk and jaggery compatible?

  35. Sir, I am suffering from PSORIASIS since 5 years.. Please tell me how to cure it permanently..

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, this is the Line of Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis:
      • Ghritapana (oral administration of medicated ghee)
      • Vamana (emesis) (According to the need virechana-purgation can also be carried or else both are also recommended one after the other)
      • Shamana Aushadha (medicaments)- Both internal and external medication is carried.
      Would advise you to undergo the above Panchakarma treatment for the same under the supervision of a Ayurvedic Physician

      • Thank you.. Please tell me a good and genuine centre for panchakarma treatment and a please tell me what are the food that a PSORIASIS patient sholud take and should not take..

        • Dr Malini Bhat says:

          Sir, Food which can be taken:
          • Include lots of fruits and vegetables into your diet will help improve your skin cells.
          • In meats you can choose lean meat and fish as your preferred food.
          • The best functional foods to consume are soy, cranberries, nuts and chocolate.
          • The breakfast may consist of fresh fruits such as apples, grapes, pears, peaches, pineapples and a handful of raw nuts or a couple of tablespoons of raw seeds.
          • A large bowl of fresh green vegetable salad and sprouts may be taken for lunch and dinner may consist of steamed vegetables and whole wheat chapatti
          • Flaxseed is a really good source of Omega-3 acid. This will help people control inflammation
          • Carrots, beets, cucumbers and grapes may be used for juices.
          • 25 black raisins soaked overnight in water along with water in which they are soaked as well as water kept overnight in a copper vessel.
          • Coconut water
          • Yogasanas like padmasana, ekpaduttanasana, yoga mudra and shavasana
          Food to avoid:
          • Juices of citrus fruits should be avoided.
          • All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided
          • Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea, coffee, alcohol and tobacco should also be avoided.
          • Foods with Omega 6: Omega 6 fatty acids are found in a lot of different vegetable oils. They are present in corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil etc. chances are high that foods such as potato chips, cakes, etc. also have them
          • Sweet food
          • Caffeine and alcohol

  36. How much time gap(1 hour or 2) should we given after taking fish for milk

  37. manthappa says:

    I am really confused about incompatible foods. as I understand from Ayurveda, we should combine foods in such a way that they neutralize each others one sided action and hence get balanced. for example cucumber (cooling) is sprinkled with pepper and salt (heating) and hence the excessive coolness of cucumber is neutralized. similarly when sugar (cooling) is added to curd (heating), it becomes balanced. so how come milk (heavy and kapha provoking) become good combination with black gram (heavy and kapha provoking) as both are kapha provoking and heavy for digestion. of course they can used as medicine for those who have excess pitta or vata. but as food combination I don’t think it is good.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, milk, along with black gram, is used only where aphrodisiac action is required, or in high Vata, low Kapha conditions, where Kapha needs increasing.

  38. Is Apple with Milk means apple milkshake is opposite diet? Is it create any skin problem like white spots on face? What are the merits and demerits of it?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, as per my knowledge, apple and milk can be taken together, assuming apple is not sour in taste. It would carry both the good effects of apple and milk.

  39. Dear doctor,

    Is it ok to combine cooked fruit with our regular meal? Like, adding fresh cranberries/cherries/strawberries etc in Rasam or sambar(and cooking it) as a tomato substitute?


  40. Ankit kumar says:

    Hello doctor
    I have done masturbate at 12 am
    Then after 10 min i drink lassi
    Then after 5 min i eat almonds
    Is there any harmful effect ….

  41. What vegetable juices are good ? I combine onion juice with butter milk and drink

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, betroot, cucumber, aloe vera etc juice are good.
      Onion juice with bottermilk can be had.

  42. Anjali says:

    Hello doctor, if I’m using little milk to reduce the sourness of curd, us bad for health?


  43. Shubham says:

    Dear Dr. Hebbar,

    Is milk compatible with green gram? As rice and green gram (individually and not as in kichari) have same taste and after-taste, and if milk is compatible with rice, the should it also be compatible with green gram?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, milk is not incompatible in green gram, in those with good digestion strength.

  44. Kesava rao Munipalle says:

    Dear Doctor,

    request you to suggest medicine / food habits to reduce keloid on Rt cheek happened due to skin burnt to my daughter 6yrs.


    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Namaste Sir, Here are some home remedies for keloid scars to shrink, fade and get rid of keloids naturally:

      1. Apply Lemon juice on the affected skin area.Leave it on for about half an hour, and then wash the area with lukewarm water.Repeat the process at least once daily.
      2. Clean the affected area. Apply fresh aloe Vera gel to the keloid and let it dry. Do this twice daily for best results
      3. Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Clean the scar with water and apply the paste before going to bed. In the morning, wash the area thoroughly with lukewarm water.
      4. Apply fresh honey on the scar and massage the area gently to improve blood circulation and prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells.
      5. Mix one tablespoon of multani mitti , one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the scarred area and massage it gently in order to soften the scar. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and then wash the area thoroughly with cold water.

  45. 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 J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      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.

  46. For some reasons, I find it difficult to eat fruits in their natural form like apple, banana, orange etc.. Is it OK to cook them and eat? Do they become more digestible when cooked? Are there some fruits which we should not cook?

    Same way, is it ok to cook and eat vegetables which we use for salads like cucumber, radish, tomatoes … if eating them raw is not suiting.

    I love to eat vegetables and sprouts in their raw form, for e.g, I like cucumber, tomatoes, beets most gourds and sprouts like moong, chana, peas etc. But I find it difficult to digest them. I am scared that if I forcibly eat them I might develop ama as they may not be digested properly. Please advice if I should keep trying to eat them. Is it possible that over a period of time, my digestive system will get accustomed to raw veggies and be able to digest them well? These are healthy habits and I would very much like to include them in my day to day diet. It also makes life easy as cooking effort can be avoided.. Please let me know if there are any tricks so that I can eat them raw and not have ama related issues.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you can cook fruits and vegetables for consumption, if you like it that way. But Vitamin C is very heat sensitive hence, it is not a good idea to cook citrus fruits, which would lose Vitamin C.
      Vegetables are almost always meant to be eaten only after cooking.

      Do not try to eat anything forcibly that you do not like.

  47. Hima Bindu says:

    Is wheat flour compatible with vegetable oil? I heard that its a bad combination according to ayurveda and could lead to blindness. So I use ghee in making the dough and for coating chapatis (just to make them softer). But many seem to use vegetable oil. Is this combination allowed?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There is a common conscience now developing that vegetable oils are not that good for health and ancient oils/fat such as ghee, sesame oil, coconut oil, mustard oil etc are far better than the recent ones. So, it makes sense to switch back to the ancient ones.

  48. Er. Pawan says:

    Dear Sir,
    Please clear my one doubt that Papaya and milk is Bad combination ?

  49. I have heard that fruits should not be eaten after eating it true…and also please tell whether curd can be taken with fish??

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, I have not heard or read anywhere that fruits should not be taken after fsih.
      Fish with milk is contra indicated. Fish with curd is fine (as per what I know till today).

  50. If we cooked vegetable in sesame oil, can we put Desi Ghee/Butter on the vegetable while serving

  51. Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

    Milk and amla is not advised together.

  52. Sir, so to sum up bananas should never be taken alongwith milk or yogurt or curd/paneer right?

    Also, I’ve read a few times where amla is advised to be taken with milk. Please clarify sir, is all amla incompatible with milk as in raw, dried and powdered form?\

    And are drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) leaves also incompatible with milk? For eg, if we add just a little bit milk to porridge containing Moringa leaves?

    Sir, one other question-does ayurveda mention what foods must never be eaten raw? As it seems beetroots are high in oxalic acid which inhibits absorption of calcium etc and cooking beetroots mitigates this effect. And how to eat Moringa leaves? Can they not be eaten raw?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Banana with milk – is okay. Better to avoid it with curd or paneer (it becomes excessively coolant)
      Amla, in all forms is incompatible with milk.
      I think drumstick leaves are compatible with milk

      I am yet to find a reference for avoidable raw food list in any test book.
      Moriga leaves are usually made as Sabji or Sambar for consumption.

      • But Dr Banana and yogurt are both Ushna. How do they becoming ‘cooling’?


        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Banana is cooling.

          • Shubham says:

            Can you please provide Ayurvedic reference for this. I have extensively read that banana is warming in nature.

            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

              कदली मधुरा शीता रम्या पित्तहरा मृदुः | – Dhanvantari nighantu. 4/75 An article about banana is coming up shortly.

  53. Radhika says:


    Is it ok to eat fruits with other foods. All the information on the internet says fruits should never be consumed with other foods as it does not get digested properly. What is your opinion.

    Also can we eat a sour fruit like strawberry with a sweet fruit like banana.

    Thank you

  54. Raulnycraul says:

    Hello Dr, Hebbar,

    Is it okey to consume Daal and Milk together ?
    Does it leads to any ill effects on skin or body ?

  55. Prasanna Pradeep Naidu says:

    Hello DR,

    Can we consume Banana and fish oil pills/col liver oil together ?

  56. Sir, one of the lines says that mixing of any 2,3 items of the following in not recommend. In the list are two common ingredients which we have been using for a long time – meat and sesame oil. Could you please suggest whether it is harmful to use seasame oil for cooking meat? If so, why? Thanks, Suresh

  57. Vaibhao Dhadade says:

    Hello Doctor,

    I have noticed that when we consume food especially from Cold-pressed oil , we get THROAT IRRITATION .

    Since we (my kid, wife & myself) are prone to cold, hence, my mind always goes about Hot-pressed oil.

    1) could you please give insight on Cold-pressed oil Vs Hot-pressed oil ?
    2) Also which oil is healthy as well as easily Affordable ?

    As per various articles on internet and experts, any Un-refined which doesn’t undergo much processing is a good oil. Like we have these Virgin or Organic Oils.

    It looks Rice Bran Oil is comparatively better but there are little side effects but we indian ppl can afford it as its relatively reasonable among other oils… whereas Extra virgin Olive oil and Virgin coconut oil are the best but are bit expensive…

    I am not hoping a very long definitive answer but Sir your opinion will be really appreciated .

    Lastly… for Cooking purpose.. Is there any other Un-refined Oil which is good for Overall Health and has good taste and aroma.

    Many thanks
    Vaibhao, Blore.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hot pressed oil is lighter to digest and is hotter than cold pressed oil. Cold pressed is slightly heavier to digest.
      Hot pressed is cheaper.
      Sesame oil, coconut oil, mustard oils are good for cooking.

  58. Prasanna Pradeep Naidu says:

    does fish oil minimise the effect of herbs if consumed together?

  59. Prasanna Pradeep Naidu says:

    What is the best time to eat Banana and how much banana should we consume per day? Also can fish oil/cod liver oil can be consumed along with any herbs?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. One banana in the afternoon is good to take at the end of food.
      2. Yes.

  60. Anamika Laad says:

    Dr. My kid 8 years old ate egg curry, that has boiled eggs in it, with sweet yogurt last night for dinner. Is it going to cause any disease? If yes, what should I do now? Is there any antidote? He is not showing any symptoms of trouble. Urgent please

  61. Are dates(kharjoor) and buttermilk compatible? When Banana(which is sweet in nature) cannot be taken with buttermilk, can kharjoor, another sweet item, be taken along with buttermilk?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I have not seen usage of dates with buttermilk together in any Ayurvedic recipes. Better to avoid.

  62. Hello , just wanted to check regarding the usage of curd. We normally add turmeric and make a curry from curd. Is it safe to eat that in the night?

  63. Brijesh Sampat says:

    Can we take Buffalo milk and coconut powder together?

  64. Hello

    Can we take milk and some medicines like triphala ,ashwagandha and tagara after eating boiled chicken and vegetables ?

    Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. But better to maintain a gap of at least 15 minutes between milk and Triphala.

  65. Prasanna Pradeep Naidu says:

    Hi Dr,

    Can you advice where can i find Tongkat ali, ginseng and ginko biloba herbs . Any online preference yo know?

  66. navjot says:

    sir can pitta prakriti people drink milk with turmeric. It can be taken in summer of north india also or not.

  67. Hello Sir. Thanks for such an informative article. I have been sugfering from ringworm infection from almost a year. What foods should I avoid or have in order to get rid of ringworm? Also can I consume jaggery with sesame seeds or milk? And can i take neem capsules after meals? Thank you so much.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, better to avoid jaggery. Sesame seed with milk is fine.
      Neem capsule can be taken after food.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  68. Sir i was smoking from last four year but i left smoking 3 months ago i am suffering from spliting of clear little bit hard phelgum in few min me
    Thank you

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Congratulations for quitting smoking.
      Please take Agastya Haritaki leha – 1 teaspoon 2 times a day after food for 2 months time.
      Available in amazon website here –

  69. Very informative article .

  70. Is it correct to take tomato and lemon together?

  71. Garima says:

    Is curd with pickle harmful?

  72. Thank you for your valuable article.
    Please let me know whether can I consume milk,buttermilk,curd,honey when I am suffering from severe cold and cough with severe phlegm.
    Please suggest me remedy for the cough with severe phlegm.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Better to avoid curd and milk.
      Trikatu churna – half a teaspoon with honey

  73. Sagar Kulkarni says:

    I added one spoon swamla chyawanprash in one cup of warm milk and it kind of curdled. Is it ok to consume it?

  74. Sir,can paneer and milk or curd with paneer be taken together

  75. Thank you for responding to so many queries…..Even i had a doubt since very lng and could not find a satisfying answer anywhere…so wuld be very thankful if u could clear it.

    Is milk and jaggery combination good…coz adding jaggery to hot milk causes it to seperate…. so will it be safe if v mix the two at lower temperatures… may b after taking milk off from the flame…?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, anything that curdles milk is usually not taken along with it.
      Cold milk with jaggery looks fine.

  76. Hello docter,
    Thank you for the valuable information. Just want to ask, can we eat brinjal sabjee and bitter gourd sabjee together??

  77. Hello sir, my father had heart attack on Apr end, I recently read a wats up msg that banana and curd combination is not good for health. My father used to eat this combi daily to reduce summer heat. So I have a doubt that he had health issues because of this. Can u pls tell remedy for this. My father age is 73, he dont have sugar prob, BP prob. Now his heart blood circulation is only 30./. Pls help us sir

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  78. Sir

    I eat granola cereal which has salt added in it. I eat this cereal with milk. Is that ok? Many cereals have a little salt added to it, is it safe to eat with milk?

    Is it ok to eat paratha with milk, since paratha has salt?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. It is fine.
      2. It is fine to have paratha made with a little salt with milk.

  79. Hi, I take 1-2 teaspoons of ghee 15-20 mins before a meal.
    But sometimes I feel bloatiness, so should I cut down on ghee or is there any other solution to it , like taking buttermilk along with it ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, just 1 teaspoon of ghee is good enough to take. No need to take it with buttermilk

  80. Is it fine to take pomegranate and mango together?

  81. Are these combinations good for a milkshake:

    1) Papaya and dates and milk
    2) Papaya and milk

  82. Sir I need help in curing my health issues and i exhibit strong pitta characteristics as i have been diagnosed with rosascea. I need clarity on what all food groups are permitted and need to be avoided for pitta dosha. I troed searching online but lot of websites contradict.
    Thank you

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  83. Ritu pankaj Trivedi says:

    Hello sir,
    My sin is 14 years old and goes for football coaching. So to increase his stamina we give him soaked red chana to eat in the morning immediately after which he drinks milk.
    Sir is this combination fine or else suggest some other food to increase his stamina.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Chana, followed by milk is fine to give.
      make a combination of raisins, dates, almond – powder it and give a tablespoon of it everyday with milk.

  84. Dr sarvjeet kaur says:

    Sir can we have mustard oil and desi ghee and refined together in cooking vegetables or any of two combinations, is it ok or not ,regards

  85. Can we take butter milk after eating black gram recipe?

  86. Hi Sir, Can we drink butter milk after eating Black gram recipe in after noon?

  87. Hello sir
    Can we take protein powder (with sodium content of 54mg in 1 serving) with milk ??

  88. Hello sir
    Can we take protein powder (with sodium content of 54mg in 1 serving) with milk ??

  89. Thyagarajan says:

    Sir,Is coconut,sesame seeds and jaggery combination harmful

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      No, for a healthy person. But it can increase Kapha Dosha, cause weight gain, increase sputum production, not ideal for asthma patients.

  90. Manjeet says:

    Sir can we eat Jaggery after eating chicken

  91. Jyotika says:

    How can we know which dosa ie vata kapha pitta we have

  92. Satyan Namdhari says:

    Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana Ch 2 recommends dual fat of ghee and sesame oil but in combination with madira. Is ghee compatible with sesame oil without madira?


  93. Sir,
    Can we have banana mix with curd and honey.


  94. khalid b says:

    Can we add jaggery in buttermilk and have it

  95. Pavan Kumar says:

    I currently am making a paste of garlic, ginger, honey and lime. I mix it with 400 ml of water and sip it during my workout, it’s allowing me to workout more with less or no muscle soreness, I wanted to know if I can eat moringa leaf before I go to gym or should moringa be avoided since I am taking the 4 ingredients paste as I have mentioned above?? Kindly suggest.

  96. Shweta Acharya says:

    Hi Doctor, is green gram split (moong dal) compatible with milk?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There is no direct contra indication for mixing milk with green gram. Hence, it is fine

  97. Sir… can we take steroids Medicine with milk….? Can we take jagggery with garlic symontenious with lunch..?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, if steroids are advised by your doctor, then you can take it with milk.
      Jaggery with milk can be taken together with lunch.

  98. Lalita says:

    Combination of milk and ghee is good or bad for health

  99. Nandini tangle says:

    Can we use Walnut, peanut, almond, and kaju powder mixing with chapati and rice and other while cooking for children’s diet

  100. Nandini tangle says:

    Is there any problems the use of dry fruit powder like peanut, walnut, cashew mixing while preparing chapati, rice, and other dishes for kids

  101. Sagar Kulkarni says:

    Is it ok to consume milk after eating coconut flesh?

  102. Sasikala says:

    Is coconut and cow milk incompatible

  103. Shubham Garg says:

    Dear Dr. ji,

    Which of the following is compatible with Brown chick peas:

    Amla Pickle

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, all the five look compatible. Using less of curd and butter with brown chick peas makes sense. (to avoid digestion problems).

  104. Shubham Garg says:

    Thank you for the reply…

  105. sir is it ok to give planner paratha to kids?? paneer with salt is ok??

  106. Sir, is it ok to saute chicken breast (diced) along with ginger garlic in ghee and can it be taken with fresh coriander with stem and spinach leaves? Can I add tomatoes and onion to it or to avoid ?

  107. Sir, I heard lemons should not be taken with tomatoes and cucumber. Instead, lime can be used if required. Also tomatoes and cucumber cannot be taken together

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I have seen many recipes with all three combined. I do not find any reason for such a restriction.

  108. Gaurav says:

    (a) Curd stirred in with a bit of honey, for those who like their curd sweet, should be okay i.e. better than sugar, right?
    (b) Is curd and bitter gourd a prohibited food combination?
    (c) General question for all prohibited food combinations – how much should the gap be between ingestion of the two items? Guessing least 2-3 hours (till the first one passes past the stomach)… or more (through intestines 🙂 )?

  109. Ritu Raj Srivastava says:

    1) Can butter milk be taken after eating papaya? If not, then what should be ideal time lag?
    2) Can milk (warm/cold) be taken after eating papaya? If not, then what should be ideal time lag?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Buttermilk after papaya or ilk after papaya is safe to take. In some people, it may cause loose motion.

  110. Aleksandr says:

    Dear Sir!

    please clarify: in triphala we have amalaki of sheeta veerya and hareetaki and bibheetaki of ushna veerya. Is this veerya viruddha? and why if yes or no?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It is not veerya viruddha. Hot and cold things are frequently used together. For example, coolant milk is boiled with hot garlic to prepare garlic milk remedy. Not all combinations of hot and cold things together is bad.
      Only if, with lot of trials, if a particular combination is found to be causing stomach related symptoms such as bloating, vomiting, diarrhea or skin related issues such as allergic rashes, or some long term effects such as chronic poisoning, only then that combination is forbidden to be taken together.

  111. दूध से बानी दो या अधिक चीज़े भोजन में साथ खाने पर यकृत पर बहुत बुरा असर पड़ता है और लिवर कमजोर पड़ जाता है । यकृत विकारो और पेट की समस्याओ का यह आज मुख्या कारण है । Eating 2 or more foods prepared from milk together is very harmful practice for liver. and digestive problems these days .Kheer, kadhi ,shrikhand, any mithai of milk, chaanch , raayta , paneer , sweet curd etc etc..fruit salad , tomato and tamarind foods together cause kidney weakening (bhels and other chats ), watermelon sharbats (with milk in it) ,dahi wada (dahi and urad daal , cause of major heart blockages ) are also extreme dangerous. – as heard from a senior yogi vaidya in olden days. sitaram.

  112. Tanishq Bhasin says:

    sir milk aggravates kapha..can we take hot milk with turmeric at night to cure cold??

  113. JS Accows says:

    Hello Sir, I understand Amla and milk is not advised together however can Amla Murabba with milk be taken. As Amla is processed/boiled during murabba process?

    Thank you very much

  114. Smriti Kalra says:

    Can we eat yogurt mixed with fruits and honey ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It may cause or worsen cold and cough. During summer, it looks fine.

      • Sasikala says:

        Sir.. What is the procedure for broken teeth in ayurveda… I got broken my 1/4 part of molar teeth from root and 1/4 part of wisdom teeth from root… Pls help… I don’t want filling or fixing ..

  115. Eating jagger after chicken

  116. when we cook Bitter melon with ghee is cause poison or not.

  117. Sreelakshmi Vijayakumar says:

    is it okay to eat green gram sprouts or cooked green gram with curd daily.

  118. Can we eat fish after jaggery???

  119. Hi Hebbar,
    once i have read that combination: Ginger, Lemon, Honey is somehow not all right. Not sure what combination if ginger/lemon or different. Thanks for info.

  120. sir you mention many combinations that i undérstood to be incompatible. 1 milk änd bañäna, milk and apple. 2 fruits with yoghurt
    3. milk in curries
    4. milk in cereal with salt, with parathas

    please clarify

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Milk with sweet fruits is fine. Milk with sour fruits is contra indicated. (Reference is in Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana).
      Milk with curries, I have not mentioned?
      In a cereal with salt + paratha, using a little bit of milk looks fine to me, as long as the whole combination starts giving bloating and weaker digestion.

  121. Is eating eggs, milk and sprouts together alright?

  122. Anuja Shandilya says:

    A lady asked if she can add 2 tablespoon milk to her curry you said yes.

    Apple’s are acidic so how can milk go?

    Is cream same as milk?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, sweet apples are fine to be added with milk, as long as it is not sour and it does not curdle the milk.
      Cream is different than milk.

  123. Hi Sir,

    Is it healthy to take banana milkshake (Cow milk)? I used to take it regularly and it felt very healthy. However, i came across few articles which advice against mixing banana with milk as per Ayurveda, so i stopped taking it altogether.

    I also read the article by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD suggesting that banana milkshake is very nutritious:

    I wanted to know if i can again start taking banana milkshake on a regular basis to get the health benefits?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, As long as banana is sweet and not sour, it can be made into milkshake and consumed.
      Avoid it during cold and cough.

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