The drinks which are consumed after food or after medications are known as “anupana” in ayurveda. These drinks help in healthy digestion of food and also enhance the therapeutic value of medications. Ayurveda acharyas describe the qualities of anupana or after food drink as written in ayurveda ” Shashtra” Books.
This means an ideal after food drink must have opposite properties of the food consumed and also it must be compatible with the food or medication.
Here is a list of healthy after food drinks:
This should be consumed after a meal prepared with barley, wheat, curd and honey.
This is the best after food drink for those who are emaciated, walk long distances and sing or speak for long hours. It is like nectar for those who are recovering from diseases. Milk provides full nourishment for children and aged.