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BENEFITS OF GHEE
According to Ayurveda, ghee is the quickest immunity enhancing ingredient. It is known to enhance the luster of skin, hair and eyes, is a rejuvenator and specifically improves memory. For the digestive fire to be healthy and to build the immunity, Ayurveda recommends some basic fat in our diet every day so ghee intake is important. Ghee also acts like a lubricator which removes hardness of the bowels and also acts as an internal moisturiser.
Regular intake of ghee in moderate quantity improves the quality of the skin, eyesight and complexion. Regular intake of good quality ghee helps prevent loss of bone density by lubricating bones and joints. Ghee’s sweet, soft, cold potency is considered effective in psychiatric disorders and epilepsy also. Ghee is mostly recommended for individuals with vata and pitta prakriti and not recommended too much for people with excess kapha.
Uses of ghee
- Two teaspoons of ghee in warm organic milk before bedtime is soothing to the nerves and lubricates the intestines and facilitates bowel movement in the morning.
- Ghee is excellent for cooking and sautéing or stir-frying. Ghee has one of the highest flash points of all oils and is very difficult to burn.
- Ghee formulated with different kinds of Ayurvedic herbs are called ghritam and used as medicines for different conditions from wound healing, epilepsy, tuberculosis to manage HIV conditions.
- Cow ghee is used for many rituals to ward off evil influences and negativity and bring about arogya and positivity. Ghee is used in lamps in temples and pujas.
- Ghee is considered nectar in ayurveda and improves our physical, mental and spiritual health.
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