Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in the Indus valley. It is commonly used in cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, also used in traditional medicine or also for religious purposes. Ghee comes from clarified milk .It is used in AYURVEDA as a therapeutic agent. Ghee is a unique type of fat by its characteristic flavor or its properties. Ghee has been accepted universally as superior fat to others. Ghee is believed to be a coolant , capable of increasing mental power , physical appearance , curative of ulcers and eye diseases also . Ghee is also a health booster and good for mental health .Ghee has a great effect on the nervous system . It improves memory and strengthens the brain. It also plays a vital role for the immune and endocrine system .According to AYURVEDA , Medicated Ghee has a great effect on the whole system of the body .
INTRODUCTION AND PREPARATION OF GHEE
Ghee , the golden elixir of AYURVEDA, is an oil with a long and interesting history. Ghee, In hindi ghee also spelled ghi , and in Sanskrit ghrita or ghruta . It is a clarified butter, and a staple food on the Indian subcontinent. Ghee is mostly also used as a cooking oil in india .Ghee is used in every numerous religious ceremonies the thindu observe in their lives, including birth , wedding sacrifices and also gift-giving at death .Ghee is typically prepared by simmering butter which is churned from top most layer of cream then pouring and retaining the clear liquid fat while discarding the solid residue that settled to the bottom .The color texture and taste of ghee depend on the quality of the butter and also depend on the duration of boiling time . Desi ghee is the traditional Indian ghee made from cow’s milk.
THERE ARE THREE COMMON METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF GHEE
MILK BUTTER – Sour raw milk is churned into the butter. The butter boiled in an open container or pan to allow the water to evaporate the hot ghee is transferred .
CREAM BUTTER – Milk is separated into cream which is then into butter and then it goes to heat clarification process to produce the ghee.
DIRECT CREAM – Fresh cream is directly converted to the ghee . This method also requires a long heating time for this process
NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Ghee is composed almost entirely of fat 62% of which consists of saturated fats. it is also rich in oxidized cholesterol. it has negligible amounts of lactose and casein. in these there are omega ( 3,6,9,)fatty acids that are also present in ghee as a part of a balanced diet can help reduce unhealthy cholesterol levels. ghee increases the good cholesterol hdl level in the body. Ghee is rich in omega-3-fatty acids that support the cardiovascular system of our body.
BENEFITS OF GHEE
- GHEE provides nourishment to the brain cells. It increases physical and intellectual stamina.
- Digestive system
Ghee consumption is strongly related to a healthy gut. It lined the gut and reduced chances of ulcers and cancer.
3. Healthy fat
Ghee is low in fat. It has healthy fats which make Good cholesterol to our body and does not cause any heart disease
4. Essential vitamins
Ghee is a source of essential vitamins like vitamin A and E that are needed for balanced hormone and healthy liver
5. Anti inflammatory and anti cancer
Ghee has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties present in it, it has butyric acid which is an anticancer.
6. Treats burns
Ghee is skin friendly and it treats the burns easily. It is also the safest dermatologist cosmetics.
7. Strengthens bones
Ghee is rich in vitamin K which helps in calcium absorption. It is best for strengthening the bones also help in prevention of tooth decay
8. Weight Loss
Ghee revels up the body metabolism making it the ideal medium for weight loss. Consumption of ghee makes it burn the other fats in the body and thus cause the weight loss.
9. Treats Menstrual Problems
Ghee tends to balance the hormones in the body. It also covers the irregular period’s problem.
10. Positive Food
Ghee attracts toxic elements in the body and helps in cleaning the body and it is in one of the SATTVIC foods. It provides support to cardiovascular system and it is good for healthy heart
HOW GHEE CAN NOURISH BRAIN, REPLENISH GUT AND SUPPORT IMMUNITY
Ghee improves memory and strengthens brain and nervous system . It is also medically proven that OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID is good for brain health and Ghee contains DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID which is omega-3 fatty acid. So Ghee provides nourishment to brain and it is good for brain health. Many ayurvedic products which are being used traditionally for memory enhancement are based on ghee. Cow ghee itself is based as a brain tonic to improve memory and provide nourishment to the brain. Ghee enhances the absorption in the small intestine and decreases the acidic pH of our gastrointestinal tract. Cow ghee is natural antioxidant which eliminate free radicals and helps in replenish gut Ghee is loaded with essential fat soluble vitamins like (A,D,E and K) these nutrients ramp up our body functions including our immunity. Desi ghee strengthens immunity, helps in bone development and acts as anti-cancerous, anti-antiviral and a strong microbial.
Maharishi charak had stated that oral intake of ghee always benefits to cure the illness of the body. In ayurvedic method before panchakarma therapy, a high amount of medicated ghee is given to prepare the body. GHEE is considered beneficial for the body. It helps to build SAPTA Dhatus in the body . It also purifies the VATA, PITTA and KAPHA doshas. Ghee balances PITTA doshas very well. In the afternoon according to ayurveda there is time of PITTA dosha. It is best to take ghee for the balance of pitta dosha. Cow is known as amritam in ayurveda. In facial therapy, cow ghee is introduced in NOSTRILS through nasya karma in PANCHKARMA. It is also used in the snehan karma (purva karma) in panchkarma . It increases OJAS and SATTVIC GUNA in the body.
AYURVEDIC MEDICATED GHEE
- BRAHMI GHRIT
- ASHWAGANDHA GHRIT
- SHATAVARI GHRIT
- SHATA DHAUTA GHRIT
1. BRAHMI GHRIT
In brahmi ghrit there is brahmi ( bacopa monnieri) , vacha ( acorus calamus) .shankhpushpi (convolvulus prostratus) and other ingredients are in it. Brahmi ghrit is classical prepared by ayurvedic principles. This formulation helps in improving intelligence and learning skills. It provides nourishment to the body and acts as a rasayana.
Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily
3. ASHWAGANDHA GHRIT
In ashwagandha ghrita there is Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) vibhitaki (terminalia bellirica) and other ingredients. It provides nourishment to the brain cells and strengthens the immunity. It acts as a rasayana.
Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily
3. SHATAVARI GHRIT
In shatavari ghrit there is shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) jeevak (Malaxis acuminata), kakoli (roscoea purpurea) mudgaparni (Vigna trilobata) and many other ingredients are in this. It is mostly used in females. It strengthens the body and supports hormonal balance. It also provides nourishment to the body and strengthens the reproductive system.
Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily
4. SHATA DHAUTA GHRIT
It is used in skin problems like dark spots and cracks in the hand or feet. It is also used in fungal infections it is also used in THE THERAPIES OF PANCHKARMA. It is in the form of cream.
Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily
It is better to take medicated ghee to provide nourishment and support immunity because it has no side effects with better results over the years. Ayurveda treats the patients from ancient times. So above mentioned medicated ghee in the form of medicine is best for providing nourishment to the brain and supporting the immune system. It can also be helpful in gut related disorders. All the medicines are free from any preservatives and also free from other chemicals that affect our health or our immune system. It helps to build the SAPTA DHATUS because it is full of vitamins .It is 100% naturally and pure vegetarian and 100% safest. In PLANET AYURVEDA all medicated ghee like brahmi ghrita, shatavari ghrita are prepared under all ayurvedic board guidelines. IN Ghee Desi COW GHEE is the best.
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