Cow’s Ghee – The Super Food.

Ghee/Clarified Butter: Ghee, Cooled

One of the primary ingredients of suvernaprashana is ghee, along with swarna (Gold) bhasma,  Madhu (honey), herbs, arka and so on. Cows ghee is the satwik sacred food commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines.This is also called super food.

Plain cow’s ghee itself is medicine in Ayurveda. It improves digestive fire, memory, intelligence, voice, luster, skin softness, immunity, strength, lifespan, eye strength. Traditional ayurvedic practitioners used old ghee or Puranic ghee  such as 1 year, 10 year old and even 100 year old ghee as medicines. It was used in treating intoxication,epilepsy insanity poison fever etc.100 times washed ghee is commonly prescribed for treatment of wounds, burns, scars herpes leprosy and other skin diseases. It is a very good anti-aging moisturizer.

Ghee balances vata dosha and pacifies pitta. Medicated ghees form the major part of treatment in problems  arising out of vitiated pitta dosha. Along with balancing the doshas it also acts on increasing the ojas – the subtle essence of the tissues that is responsible for life, radiant health, strong immunity, vigor, longevity and overall well being of an individual. The ageing factors in the body reduces ojas that is overcome by adding ghee in food. Ghee increases longevity slowing down the ageing process .

Ghee Candles
Cow’s ghee enhances physical as well as mental strength building the aura. Modern science says ghee lit lamp emit maximum satwik frequency that remain for hours even after the lamp stops burning. The subtle frequencies emanating from the ghee lamp activates soul energy of the worshipper and purifies the chakra. Ayurveda also mentions that ghee acts as aphrodisiac, relieves sins, poverty, toxicity and evil spirits.

It is the best  fat suitable for human consumption. Children should always have ghee in their diet as It helps to promote better health, strengthen the body, improves the memory power. Cows ghee is very good source  of nourishment of  mother and baby. It can ensure the normal growth and development of the infant and prevent birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

Ghee is proved to beneficial in controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid dysfuntion, weight loss anti inflammatory and lot more. Our India’s indigenous desi cow’s ghee is a boon to us in treating many medical conditions where modern medicine has found no complete solution. Ghee is caesin free, gluten free and lactose free and very high in fat content. It is very good natural ketogenic diet.  Ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fats rather than the carbohydrates.and diet is seriously recommended by many physicians worldwide for treating especially epilepsy and ADHD and there has been evidence of benefit in treating obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease with this diet. These conditions are treated traditionally in Ayurveda using ghee preparations.

Ghee or Clarified Butter
Ghee is known for the healing properties. It facilitates fast recovery from wounds and bedsores. It reduces inflammations by reducing the leukotriene secretion as well as prostaglandin. Majority of the fat content in the ghee consists of saturated fatty acids that contains  85%  short chain fatty acids which are are easily digestible and immediately utilized by the body. So the medicated ghee used in ayurvedic treatments is absorbed into the system very fast and facilitate the transport of active principles of the herbs.

Ayurveda says ghee is yoga vahi that means it is used as carrier media for the transport of active principles in herbs and it assimilates the properties of the herbal ingredient without losing its own properties. The ghee being very good lipid base is used for transport of the active principles across the cell membrane even the blood brain barrier. Mostly memory & cognitive power enhancing medicines are ghee based.

Our body loves ghee because of its primary ingredient the butyric acid. Butryic acid is produced by the intestine on their own. The microbes  of the gut breakdown the ingested fibre content in the food and convert them into butyric acid and this butyric acid supports the gut related immunity which delivers up to 80% of body’s overall immunity. The high concentration of butyric acid is believed to inhibit cancerous growth .Ghee is the most concentrated source of butyric acid.

Organic ghee is one of the highest natural sources of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) It is  a special type of fat and has anti-oxidant property which promotes the healthy metabolism. which aids weight loss, prevents onset of diabetets with lowering insulin resistance .

The traditional ayurvedic cleansing technique known as panchakarma uses ghee for detox. It is given over series of morning in increasing amounts day after day.This ghee  penetrates into nourishing and lubricating GI mucosa, stimulates biliary secretion and releasing more enzyme and hormones. It has lipophilic effect on other fatty acids and fatty toxins, it pulls out fat soluble toxins out of body. In ayurvedic terms, the vitiated doshas are pulled out and brought into the koshta for elimination. These wastes and toxins are brought back to the intestinal tractand expelled by procedures like vamana, virechana vasti, etc. This method also improves the ratio of HDL or good cholesterol to LDL the bad cholesterol.

Ghee has the ability to increase the level of  fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K in the blood by attracting them and making them digested along with itself. These micronutrients are important antioxidants and very essential for the healthy growth and development body as well as reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Ghee cooling
Ghee is the best oil for cooking and frying as it has the high smoke point and  stable at high temperature.It doesnt break down to form deadly free radicals.It  also has a  long shelf lifeIts alkaline nature also helps to offset the acidity in the blood and  maintain good health. According to Ayurveda, Ghee is the best among the four fats as it gets digests faster compared to others and also increases the digestive fire.

The benefits of using ghee is endless, consumption it on daily basis especially for children, old children and weak. It should be an essential ingredient in their food. The ingestion of Ghee is like offering the finest of fuels into the fires of digestion-Agni. Ghee is one of those dietary ingredients that can be consumed by all at all times. Make sure you add this in your life daily!

9 thoughts on “Cow’s Ghee – The Super Food.”

  1. hi can you please create a post on differences between cold caused due to excess heat in body (urisaitya in kannada) and regular cough and cold.

  2. Could you please publish an article on classification of coomonly used food items, fruits and vegetables as heat/cold items. I ask this because, for my 10 months baby I get confused what veggies or fruits to include/exclude at different seasons of the year, also when he has cold/fever

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