Ayurveda explains curd as having sour mixed sweet property and it increase Kapha Dosha in the body. The mucus generation is also attributed to the effect of Kapha. During night period, there is natural predominance of Kapha in the body. So, eating curd at night will further increase kapha leading to many complications.
This is quite similar to exposing yourself to hot Sun in the afternoon hours, which is not recommended, because, afternoon period is naturally Pitta Dosha dominant period and sun exposure also increases Pitta.
Qualities Of Curd According To Ayurveda
Amla paka rasam grahi guru ushnam dadhi vatajit |
meda shukra bala shleshma pitta rakta agni shopha krut ||
Curds is sour in taste, hot in potency, is heavy to digest (takes a longer period to undergo digestion). It increases fat, strength, kapha, pitta, digestive power.
Whenever there is swelling or inflammation, if curds is taken, it worsens the inflammation. Note that these properties are attributed to sour curds.
Naivaadyaa nishi naivoshnam vasantha ushna sharatsu na |
Sour curd should not be consumed by making it hot (ushna). Curds should not be consumed during night (nishi),It should also not be consumed during spring and summer seasons.
However, sour curds mixed with soup of green gram, honey, ghee , sugar and amla is helpful in relieving Dysurea (difficulty in urination) and indigestion.
Try avoid consuming curd at night. Because, night is basically Kapha predominant period. Thus consuming curd at night is best avoided according to Ayurveda.
If at all you are accustomed to take curd at night, I know that old habits die-hard. so, mix a small pinch of pepper powder to curds and consume. (do not add too much. it may cause burning sensation). You may also try adding fenugreek powder if you can tolerate a slight tinge of bitterness. (but this superb combination will relieve all kinds of stomach pain generated due to indigestion).
Mixing sugar and drinking curd at night is a strict no-no. Buttermilk is best substitute to curds at night. Buttermilk clears the channel and chucks mucus secretion.
The curd I have at home is the one which is produced at home ... a normal practice in Indian homes . If I find it bad , I , myself am to biame for it.
Sadhana Tiwari Yes, i will have buttermilk if I get acidity kind of of problem or food not getting digested, it is difficult for me to find Nandini curd, I like it very much, many of shops sell bad quality curd
Butter milk is a better alternative to curd because of it's low fat content . In the long run you definitely stand to benefit . ' Wise Living '...
Sorry. I ment to say if I eat curd at NIGHT, i get some problems . Butter milk is realy awesome it cures many of stomach problems.
i think curd has cooling properties and during sleep we almost pack ourselves in a warm bed most of the time so if we consume curd at night it may effects our immune system as cold and warm can never be at a place on same time.... what you say guyz may be m worng but dont u think it makes a logic......... plz reply
Curd is one which can be tried with any combination--- sweet , sour or salty . It is a " FOOD OF THE GODS ".
Curd/ Yoghurt is a gastrointestinal tonic . It is digested easily and contain probiotics ( useful bacteria normally found in the gut ) , besides all the ingredients of milk . The timing of ingestion is not mandatory nor is the amount
In a fact not bad for health if we eat enough or eat a little, so in my opinion there 'snt mythos about it.
Please call it yogurt... Curd is actually an absolete term for this & used in another meaning which you really don't wanna know \U0001f60a