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Dairy

 

FOOD

RASA

VIRAYA

VIPAK

ACTION ON DOSHA

ACTION ON VPK

Butter

sour

Cooling

Pungent

Light, Binds the stool

Buttermilk

Sweet, Sour

Cooling

Sweet

heavy, Unctuous

Cheese, Hard

Sour

Heating

Sour

Heavy, Oily, Congestive

Cheese, Soft

Sour

Heating

Sour

Heavy, Unctuous

Cottage Cheese

Sour, Salty

Heating

Pungent

Lighter, Less, Heating

Cow's Milk

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Laxative, Heavy, Mucus

Ghee

Sweet

Cooling

Sweet

Kindles Agni, Digestive

Goat's Milk Sweet Cooling Pungent Light, Strengthens Mucus
Sour Cream Sour Heating Pungent Heavy, Unctuous
Yogurt Sweet, Sour Cooling Sweet Hydrophilous, Mucus