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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-8

Dietetic principles and properties of Dadhi (Curd): An Ayurvedic Review

Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Agrawal Sarvesh Kumar
Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_44_21

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People are adopting western civilization very fast and leaving the traditional food pattern at present in India. In this context, the consumption of Dadhi without Ayurvedic principle has also increased. In modern dietetics, Dadhi is promoted for regular use due to its probiotic and nutritive values. Therefore, it is the right time to explore the principles of Ayurveda given for the consumption of Dadhi and the adverse effect of Dadhi consumption without Ayurvedic tenets and their possible explanation. A lot of work has been done on probiotic properties of Dadhi in various modern researches, but the area on the research of Ayurvedic properties is still unexplored. Therefore, this study is an attempt to fulfil this gap of knowledge. The objective of this study is to compile and explore the Ayurvedic properties of Dadhi (Curd) and their possible correlation to health and diseases. This is a narrative (literature) review type of the study. The literature has been collected from various Ayurvedic texts, modern literature, and research articles. Online literature was searched from various databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Ayush Research Portal, DHARA, Google Scholar, and Government websites. This literature was arranged systematically to develop insight view on the different aspect of curd consumption, i.e. properties, indications, contraindications, health effects, and rules of consumption. Finally, it can be concluded that Dadhi taken with Ayurvedic tenets is healthy otherwise it may lead to Jwara, Raktapitta, Visarpa, Kushtha, Pandu, Bhrama, etc.

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