Dugdha neti, like other types of cleansing rituals, is ideally practiced on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning after cleaning the teeth. It may be practiced on its own or after jala and sutra neti.
Yogis believe dugdha neti is additionally beneficial for:
- Removing dirt, bacteria and trapped mucus
- Soothing the eyes by helping keep the tear ducts functioning well
- Relieving facial tension and restoring youthful vitality
- Balancing the nervous system
- Increasing resilience to disease
An alternative to dugdha neti is ghrita neti, which uses warm ghee instead of milk to cleanse the nasal passageways.