Cows milk is an animal product.
- nutritional information
- magick correspondences and uses
- ritual uses
- Goddesses and deities
- health care
- Chinese herbology
- Ayurvedic herbalism
- external skin care
- cautions and contraindications
If you drink cowsmilk, make sure that you drink organic milk.
Cows milk is one of the most mucous-forming foods consumed, causing runny noses, clogged sinuses (and sinus headaches), sore throats, tonsil problems, adenoid problems, and bronchial problems.
The primary mucous-forming chemical in cow milk is casein, a milk by-product used for making wood glues. Cow milk has about 300% more casein than human mothers milk.
Goat milk in much safer and more nutritious than cow milk. Goat milk is not mucous-forming.
The safest milk for infants is human mothers milk.
Exposure to UV light causes mammals to produce vitamin D. Wisconsin researchers in the early 1900s discovered that exposing food to UV light will create a previtamin that the body converts to vitamin D. In 1924 bread and milk were irradiated with UV light throughout the U.S., a practice that continued until researchers discovered how to create vitamin D in the laboratory, leading to fortification of milk with synthetic vitamin D.
Cholesterol: Double cream has 140 mg cholesterol per 100 g.
Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines. There are sweet-flavored herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass., Pythagoras (Greek mathematician). Pythagoras ate bread and honey for breakfast and raw vegetables for supper. He also paid fishermen to throw their catch back into the sea.
It may indeed be doubted whether butchers meat is anywhere a necessary of life. Grain and other vegetables, with the help of milk, cheese, and butter, or oil, where butter is not to be had, afford the most plentiful, the most wholesome, the most nourishing, and the most invigorating diet. Decency nowhere requires that any man should eat butchers meat., Adam Smith (British economist).
See also Chinese herbalism below for Chinese gender and Chinese flavor.
magickal correspondences and uses:
Western element: water
Magickal uses: lunar energy, maternal instincts
Ritual uses: Goddess rituals
deities associated with milk:
- Hathor/Het Heret (EgyptianGoddess/Kemetic Neteru)
- Isis/Aset (EgyptianGoddess/Kemetic Neteru)
- Zeus (Greek God)
- almost any mother Goddess
health care uses:
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Adding cinnamon to dairy foods sometimes makes them more digestible.
Chinese gender: neutral (all dairy products are neutral)
Chinese flavor: sweet (all dairy products are sweet)
Cows milk is an excellent food for those who have Vata constitution or those on an anti-Vata diet (high degree for reducing Vata).
For more information, see the article on Ayurvedic medicine.
External skin care: Milk protein in Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser: Genlte, light, all-purpose daily cleanser is perfect for sensitive and mature skin, and the ideal choice for post procedure cleansing following laser, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Smells heavenly with vanilla, clove, and nutmeg oils. Massage small amount onto face and neck. Rinse. Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: You want to reduce or eliminate milk and dairy products from your diet.
Animal cautions and contraindications: Milk should never be fed to dogs.
See also: dairy foods.