Ghee also known as Clarified butter is prepared by heating Navaneeta or butter. Ghee is used to make all most all traditional sweet dishes in India. It is a regular kitchen ingredient which is loved by one and all. Ghee enhances the taste of dish and is a healthy fat when used in limited quantity. Ghee is used as a base ingredient in various ayurvedic preparations. These preparations are mainly administered during Panchakarma therapy.
Based on the principles of Ayurveda the qualities of ghee are explained as follows. Ghee is sweet to taste and heavy to digest. It is cold in potency and normalises vata and pitta.
The medicinal properties of ghee are explained as follows
- Ghee helps to boost memory.
- It improves digestion and kindles hunger.
- Continuous consumption of ghee softens the body tissues and enhances the flexibility.
- Its use relieves constipation.
- Ghee enhances heart health, acts as aphrodisiac, prevents miscarriages, boosts body strength and is very good for eyes.
- Pure ghee enhances glow of skin, improves hair growth and rejuvenates whole body.
- Use of ghee is also recommended in herpes.
- It cleanses the wound and accelerates its healing.
Ayurvedic Home Remedies with Ghee
Here are few effective ayurvedic home remedies with ghee.
To boost memory in children : Fry two table spoon of finely chopped Mandooka Parni or Gotu kola (Centella Asiatica) and 2 crushed pepper corns in a table spoon of ghee. Store it in an airtight container. Add a tea spoon of this to hot rice with little salt and mix it well. Serve this twice daily along with lunch and dinner.
Dry cough: When you have stubborn dry cough, boil a glass of milk with half tea spoon of turmeric and 1 tea spoon of powdered red sugar candy (misri). Add a tea spoon of ghee to this and drink twice daily. Along with this, drink 5-6 glasses of warm water per day.
Split hair: Mix a tea spoon of ghee and 2 tea spoons of pure coconut oil. Heat this mix along with 10 curry leaves. Apply this to ends of hairs when it warms down. This prevents splitting of hair. Along with this consume two tea spoon of ghee per day.
Constipation especially in pregnancy: Constipation is a regular problem especially in pregnant women. Here is a ghee remedy for this. Mix a tea spoon of ghee to a glass of hot water. Drink this twice daily in morning and night. In morning drink it in empty stomach. Drink this at night before going to bed. Along with these eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Also drink 6-7 glasses of warm water per day.
Psoriasis and Dry Eczema : Heat required quantity of ghee along with 5-6 neem leaves. Apply this over psoriasis patches or dry eczema patches.
Erectile Dysfunction: Ghee is eulogised as aphrodisiac. Its use is widely recommended in Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation.Infact ghee is the best ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. Take raisins, walnuts, almonds and dates in equal proportions. Fry these individually with required amount of ghee and store it an airtight container. Mix a tea spoon of this mixture in a glass of hot milk. Consume this milk twice daily after food. Along with this maintain healthy lifestyle. Quit smoking and alcohol.
Increase semen: Ayurveda acharyas praise ghee as Shukrala. (shukrala- the one which helps to increase quality and quantity of semen). Mix walnuts and almonds in equal quantity. Fry these in required quantity of ghee. Coarsely powder the fried nuts in a blender and store it in an air tight container. Mix a tea spoon of this mix along with 3-4 strands of saffron in a glass of warm milk and consume. A good healthy lifestylev along with this recipe helps to increase sperm count
Weight gain: Ghee is the best option for persons who are willing to gain weight. They can use this along with meals or while cooking tasty recipes. This helps in increase of healthy weight.
Chapped lips: Massage a little ghee on chapped lips or you can make a lip balm of your own. Mix four tea spoon of ghee and ½ tea spoon of beeswax. (Beeswax is the main ingredient in PSORIBAN CREAM. An ayurvedic cream for psoriasis and dry skin). Heat this mix till beeswax dissolves. Store this in a small jar and you can carry it in your bag. Apply this repeatedly on chapped lips.
Shiny eyes and dark circles: Ghee is praised as “chakshushya” (the one which helps to keep eyes healthy). Apply ghee smoothly on eyelids and on under eye circles. Leave it overnight. Wipe it off with a tissue next day. Make it your daily habit to see amazing results.
Improvement of voice: Regular use of ghee helps to improve voice of singers and speakers. Usually vocal chords get strained due to long ours of singing and speaking. For this mix a tea spoon of ghee in hot milk and drink after the concert or speaking session. Make it a habit to drink warm milk mixed with ghee daily at night. This soothes the vocal chords and prevents damage.