The goat’s “horn of plenty” has become a symbol of prosperity over time
The first domesticated animal for meat and milk was the goat. Distant human ancestors started making cheese from goat’s milk. Since then, the goat has saved many human lives and even gods. Legend has it that baby Zeus was nursed by the goat Amalthea while he was hidden in a cave fleeing from his own horrible father Cronus. This is how the “horn of Amalthea” from which nectar and ambrosia flowed got the name “horn of plenty”. And over time, the cornucopia becomes a symbol of prosperity and wealth.
Goat’s milk has always been a symbol of a better life, even though it is not divine ambrosia. Goat’s milk has always contributed to good health and longevity.
The Persian doctor and scientist Avicenna considered goat’s milk the best remedy against senility (dementia).
The Greek physician Hippocrates recommended goat’s milk to all people in order to live a long life in good health. Various medicines were made in ancient Rome. Goat’s milk with sesame was a cure for cataracts, while goat’s milk with barley was a cure for dysentery. Cleopatra added goat’s milk to her baths to have radiant and youthful skin and preserve longevity. In the Middle Ages, sailors used to bring goats onto ships to always have fresh milk during long voyages.
Goat milk contains vitamins A, B groups, C, E and D, plenty of amino acids, zinc, selenium, potassium (which normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system), calcium which strengthens bones, phosphorus which is very important for brain functions and iron which prevents anemia.
Immunoglobulins (in the composition of goat’s milk) effectively help in the treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases. Goats feed on the bark and leaves of medicinal plants, so goat’s milk has exceptional healing power.
Scientific research confirms that goat’s milk has a positive effect in the treatment of lung, mammary gland and colon cancer. Doctors, however, say that goat’s milk is prohibited in the treatment of prostate and urinary bladder cancer.
Goat’s milk is a powerful antidepressant, say doctors.
Goat’s milk is similar to mother’s milk in composition. That is why goat’s milk is often used in the diet of babies and infants. It is a well-known fact that in every zoo they feed the cubs of other mammals with goat’s milk (if they are left without their mothers for some reason).
Goat’s milk is easily digested compared to cow’s milk. That is why people with lactose intolerance can use goat milk. Patients with an allergy to as-1 casein can also drink goat’s milk (because this allergen is present in goat’s milk only in traces compared to cow’s milk).
Goat’s milk is recommended for people
- who have gastritis with increased acid
- lung and respiratory diseases
- angina pectoris
- autoimmune diseases