As Anupãna (after-drink) cold Water is ideal after meals containing It prepared from yava (barley) and godhuma (wheat), so also after consuming dadhi (yoghurt/ curds), wine, poison and honey. Warm Water is ideal after foods which are starchy, mastu (whey), takra (diluted buttermilk) and amlakajika (fermented gruel) are ideal; after dishes prepared from vegetables and mudga and other legumes): Surã (beer) is good to make lean persons shout, and honey water to make stout persons lean; juice of meat is good for the emaciated, wines are ideal after a meal of meat and to those who have poor digestive capacity; milk is best suited just as nectar for those who are debilitated by diseases, medicines (and therapies), walking long distances, speaking, sexual intercourse, fasting, exposure to sun and such other (tiresome) activities; for the emaciated, the aged, and children.
An ideal anupäna (-after-drink) is that which has properties opposite of those of the foods but not incompatible with them; such an after-drink is always valuable.
Anupäna ( after-drink) invigorates, gives contentment, helps proper movement of food inside, stability of the body parts; loosening of hard masses of food, their proper liquefaction (moistening) and digestion.
It is not good in diseases of the organs above the shoulders, dyspnoea, cough, injury to chest (lungs), rhinitis, for those engaged in singing and speaking and in hoarseness of voice.
Drinking liquids (water etc.) should be avoided by those who are over hydrated, who are suffering from polyuria (diabetes ), diseases of the eyes and throat, and wounds (ulcers.)
All persons (both healthy and sick) should avoid speaking (oration), walking long distances and sleeping immediately after consuming liquids; exposure to sun and fire, travel in vehicles, swimming and riding on animals soon after consuming food.