Health Benefits of Ghee

Health benefits of Ghee

Health benefits of ghee :Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated from the Indian subcontinent.

It is commonly in use at Middle Eastern cuisine and cuisine of the Indian subcontinent.

We use it for traditional medicine, and religious rituals.

Ghee is typically prepared by simmering butter, which is churned from cream (traditionally made by churning dahi), skimming any impurities from the surface, then pouring and retaining the clear liquid fat while discarding the solid residue that has settled to the bottom. Spices can be added for flavor.

The texture, color and taste of ghee depends on the quality of the butter, the milk source, which we use in the process and the duration of time spent boiling.

The Charaka Samhita, one of the classical texts of Ayurveda, says that “the intake of ghee is good for those whose bodily constitution is more vata and pitta, also who is suffering from diseases due to the vitiation of vata and pitta.

Ayurveda teaches us that the consumption of ghee offers a wide range of health benefits

  • Brings clarity of mind
  • Also it gives good eye sight
  • Strength in children  
  • Good skin complexion
  • Voice, nourishment.
  • Good memory power
  • Intelligence 
  • Helps for good digestion
  • Further it helps in proper functioning of sense organs, and those afflicted with injuries due to burns.

In more scientific terms, ghee helps sustain healthy microbes in the gastrointestinal tract to promote effective digestion and elimination.

Further, it nourishes all the tissues of the body, including the nervous system, as a result it is translating into calm energy throughout the day.

Those of you with a constitution primarily composed of vata (elements of air and space) and pitta (elements of fire and water) will benefit most from ghee, because it nourishes the dry, light, rough quality of vata and the hot, light, sharp quality of pitta.

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–  Dr Subajanane Jeyanthan –

Niyanthree Ayurveda Clinic, Colombo, Sri Lanka.