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Doctor and Vaidyacharya Sadguru Vasant Balaji Athavale M.D., D.C.H, F.A.M.S. and Dr. Kamlesh Vasant Athavale M.D., D.N.B, M.N.A.M.S, F.A.A.P.(USA)
Medicinal properties of milk products, dry fruits, oil, etc.
Ayurveda has conducted in-depth study of the qualities of each food item and studied their subtle effects on the doshas of Vata,Pitta and Kapha; the seven tissues (plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone marrow, nerves and reproductive tissues); and organs such as heart, brain, etc.
Ayurveda gives as much importance or rather greater importance to diet than medicines; this is precisely the reason why a Vaidya (Ayurveda Doctor) lays greater emphasis on dietary norms for maintaining health in case of general people and for recovery in case of patients.