Top Health Benefits of Curd (Yogurt)

8 Amazing benefits of curd (Yogurt)

  1. If one has low vitality or feels low energy, the curd will give an added zeal and enthusiasm. In such circumstances, one must take curd and sugar just before meals. It strengthens the body by increasing fats and acting as an aphrodisiac. Curd recipes such as Yoghurt Rice Recipe, Dahi Bhalla, Beetroot and Pomegranate Raita, Cucumber Raita, and Bottle Gourd Raita have many health advantages.

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  2. The curd is an effective solution for people who want to gain weight. Curd should be taken along with jaggery. Curd should be discouraged by Obese patients or Obese people as it acts as a stimulant to add to the weight.
  3. Apply the paste of curd and pepper over the scalp. Leave it for 10 minutes, followed by washing it with natural shampoo. It helps to provide shining, soft hair and is also helpful in overcoming dandruff.  This mixture strengthens the hair and prevents hair fall, too.
  4. Curd is an effective remedy for someone suffering from Piles and Diarrhoea. In these cases, one should take curd with ginger and rice.
  5. Curd enhances digestion and also strengthens the digestive system. Being acidic enhances salivation, which ultimately helps indigestion.
  6. Yogurt keeps you away from bacterial oral problems. Curd prevents Tartar and Bacteria, which are the reasons for many oral diseases.
  7. Curd is a thrust quencher that reduces the burning sensation when taken with sugar.
  8. Curd and a little sugar and salt act as an appetiser.


Curd Side-effects 

  1. Being oily subdues the Vata Dosha but increases the Kapha and Pitta Dosha.
  2. Eating Sour curd should be avoided as it irritates the throat and causes a common cold and headache.
  3. Arthritis patients should avoid curd as it may add pain to their joints.
  4. Curd should not be consumed alone. Substances like sugar, jaggery, and rock salt should always be added.


How to make Curd using Earthen Pot?

Making curd at home is an easy process. Curd can be made in any utensil; however, if you want thick and solid curd, you should opt for an earthen pot. Earthen pot has been used as homemade curd in rural areas since ancient times. One should always prefer homemade curd (Yogurt/Dahi) for its more nutritional value.

  • Take one litre of milk.
  • Boil it properly, then leave it to be cooled.
  • When it is a little bit warm, put one spoon of curd and mix it well.
  • Leave it for four hours without any disturbances.
  • Shaking or touching it may interrupt the curd setting process.
  • It is suggested to put the pot in a warmer place.


Medicinal Benefits  of Curd

Curd treats diarrhoea and dysentery because curd absorbs water from the intestine and acts as a stool binder. It aids digestion, so it enhances appetite. Curd is good for the digestive, immune systems, osteoporosis, stomach problems, and vaginal infection. It also strengthens our bones and teeth because of its high calcium content. One should not use curd regularly as it increases body fat and may cause obesity and weight. When curd doesn’t set properly or doesn’t gel, avoid it; it may cause psoriasis, herpes, and bleeding in haemorrhoids.  Curd prevents jaundice and premature age.

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18 homemade curd recipes

  1. Yogurt rice recipe
  2. Dahi Bhalla curd recipe
  3. Beetroot and pomegranate raita recipe
  4. Cucumber raita recipe Bottle gourd raita recipe
  5. Curd curry
  6. Fish curd curry
  7. Coconut chutney used for South Indian cuisines like Uttapam, Dosa and Idli
  8. Dahi Baigan
  9. Perugia Pachadi
  10. Thepla
  11. Dahi Vada
  12. Lassi-curd mixed with water and sugar
  13. Chaas-curd mixed with water and salt
  14. Borhani curd mixed with coriander and mint
  15. Dahi puri
  16. Dahi bhelpuri
  17. Aloo Tikki
  18. Mishto doi- It is made from milk, jaggery, or date palm. It is used as a Bengali dessert.

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