If we don’t see Dahivada at a dinner, specially on some auspicious occasion , we feel some lack in that dinner. A lot of people take curd at night which is not good for their health. Though eating curd is very good since it removes coryza, visham jwara, diarrhoea, anorexia, dysuria, cachexia and is spermatogenetic, life giving and auspicious. But taking curd at night is to invite so many problems in our healthy life.

According to Charaka Samhita Sootrasthana 7/61 ,” Curd must not be taken at night Curd must not be taken without mixing clearified butter, sugar, pulse of kidney beans, honey or Emblic microbalance. First of we must avoid taking curd at night. If it is our obligation to take curd at night or if it is our desire to do this, then without mixing the above things it may be harmful to take curd at the night.

Sweet curd increases Kapha and Meda (fat). It is excessively hydrating. It produces heaviness and night also produces Kapha and heaviness. Both curd and night have the same properties so if it is taken at night the they will be produce more kapha and that may create sore throats, tonsillitis, fever, headache, common cold, jaundice, vertigo, skin problems etc. Many persons may say that they take curd at night but they never have any problem. Yes , It may be due to their strong immunity power. If they continue this process of taking curd at night , gradually their immunity power will be weak and they will have been trapped by above mentioned diseases.

The greatest scientist Sushruta writes in in his text Sushruta Samhita Sootrasthana 45/80 Taking curd in Sharada (September-October), Greesma (May-June and Vasanta ( Mid February to Mid April) is not beneficial while taking in Hemanta-Shishira ( November-December, January and mid February) and Varsha (July- August) is very beneficial. Soured curd vitiates Kapha and Pitta and extremely soured curd spoils blood , so such kind of curd must not be taken. Without mixing curd must not be taken and if we have nothing to mix in it then we must mix one fourth part of water in it and it will work as curd water in some percent and will be less heavy.

Curd must not be taken by such kind of persons who are suffering from diseases in which there is vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. In the following diseases using curd effects like poison :

  • Hyperacidity
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Oesophagities
  • Burning sensation of the body
  • Stomatitis
  • Skin problems
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Raktpitta (haemorrhagic diseases) .

Then next time whenever we attend a dinner we will avoid not only curd but its preparations also.