Less warming and less wet than yogurt, therefore will not increase Pitta significantly. Especially beneficial for Vata.

Properties

Taste: sweet, sour

Natural Attributes: Heavy, oily

Tissue impact (Vipak): nourishing

Thermal impact (Virya): warming

Dosha impact: decreases Vata, increases kapha and Pitta 

Digestive impact (Agni): relatively easy to digest

Channels (Srotas):  blocks the channels – but probably less than yogurt

Feces:

Urine: 

Strength (Bala): improves strength and immunity

Mind (Manas): Tamas

Effect: Stimulant (Dipan)

Chinese five element impact: 

Chinese medicine syndromes:

Medicinal properties 

  • Nourishment (rasa): weight gain

Harmful for:

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