After Drinks: An After Drink Saturates, Nourishes, Provides Energy, Increases Bulk of the Body, Brings about Completion, Settles down the food taken, Breaks down the Food Mass, Produces Softness, Moistens, Digests, and helps in easy transformation and Quick Absorption of food.
In most cases, never more than ½ – 1 cup of warm – hot water.
Desirable: The After-Drink should be contrary to the properties of the food which has just been taken. Say, for example, if the meal was Chicken Gravy and Potatoes, have an after-drink of Wine, or Honey-Water or Hot Water.
Other thing we need to keep in mind, is that The After Drink, should in no way further Vitiate the present state of Doshas in the body.
Few conditions, and the appropriate after drink in those situations:
|Vata Prominent Personality:||
Unctuous & Hot (Say, ½ Teaspoon Of Ghee, In ½ – 1 Cup of Hot Water).
|Pitta Prominent Personality:||
Sweet And Cold (Not Refrigerated, But, Clay Pot Water)
|Kapha Prominent Personality:||Rough & Hot.|
|Wasting Disease:||Meat Soup.|
Exhausted by Fasting; Excess, Walking, Speech, Intercourse; Debelited by excess Wind, Sun or Evacuative Measures:
|Obese People:||Honey – Water.|