Properties of almonds
Taste: Madhur (sweet)
Quality: Guru and snigdh (heavy and unctuous)
Potency: Ushna (Warm)
Post-digestive effect: Ushna (Warm)
The potency of almonds cools down if they are soaked in water overnight.
Medicinal properties of almond milk
Almond milk strengthens the body. It is rejuvenating, an aphrodisiac and a good tonic for the nerves. It enhances intelligence, memory and the ability to understand things quickly. This is a very good restorative, especially in autumns and winters, or after a period of major exertion.
Dosha analysis of Almond milk
The recipe pacifies kapha dosha and vata dosha, but increases pitta dosha. Hence, persons having pitta constitution should use it sparingly.
* Almonds, 11, soaked overnight in a cup of water
* Milk, 1 cup
* Cardamom, ground, half a teaspoonful
* Sugar (optional)
In the morning, drain the almonds and peel them. (The skin comes off easily when rubbed between your fingers). Blend almonds in a blender into a very fine paste. In a small saucepan, bring milk to boil. Add the ground cardamom and the almond paste. Boil for one to two minutes. You may add sugar according to taste.