What is a Curd

It is a dairy product obtained by fermenting milk with the help of beneficial bacteria. This fermentation process gives curd its nutritional content.

Ayurvedic Guidelines for Curd Consumption

If someone does not follow these rules he is likely to suffer from diseases like fever, bleeding disorders, skin diseases, Anemia, dizziness and Jaundice.

Time of Consumption

Avoid consuming it at night, as it may disrupt digestion. You should also avoid consuming it during the spring and summer seasons.


Homemade curd is preferred over commercially processed varieties, as it retains more of its beneficial properties. Sour curd should not be consumed by making it hot.


Enhance the digestive properties of curd by adding a pinch of roasted cumin powder or grated ginger.

If you're struggling with obesity, Kapha-related imbalances, bleeding issues, or inflammation, it's wise to skip the curd.

Avoid in Obesity

Heating it will destroy all useful bacteria. The useful bacteria prevent putrefaction in the intestines and promote health and well-being. Such properties are lost on heating.

Do not heat

In cases of troublesome gastritis, it's advisable to avoid it. It might not be the best match for a sensitive stomach.

Avoid in Gastritis

Enjoy it in moderation. Excessive consumption, especially for those prone to kapha imbalance, should be avoided.


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