What makes ghee an Ayurvedic superfood

Why is Ghee considered a superfood?

Ghee is nutrient-rich and is considered beneficial for health and well being. Thus, it qualifies as a superfood. Any superfood is an essential addition in our diets. These food products help in maintaining a healthy balance of food nutrition in our diet. Their consumption has various benefits. Ghee has numerous benefits regarding health, skin, hair, immunity, digestion, joint lubrication, etc. Ayurveda mentions the benefits of consuming ghee on a regular basis. Ghee is very highly revered in Ayurveda due to its's medicinal qualities.

At some point in our life, we have heard a close one tell us about the benefits of ghee in Ayurveda. Our grandparents swore by the goodness of this elixir of life and used it for various ailments. The healing properties of ghee make it a regular ingredient in home remedies for injuries and skin problems. It comes as no surprise that ghee has medicinal importance and parts a major part of Ayurvedic medicine as well. If only our earlier generation know how to market ghee correctly, it would have found a spot in the top 5 superfoods many years ago.

Benefits of Ghee in Ayurveda

As per the texts which are written in the Charaka Samhita, consumption of Ghee has multiple health benefits. Hence it is recommended to make ghee a part of our regular diets. Many people have questions about the benefits of ghee as per Ayurveda. Here are some benefits which can be attained by consumption of ghee: 

  1. Vata and Pitta: Pure desi cow ghee is prescribed for people whose body constitution is dominated by vata and pitta. Ayurveda used ghee in solving various problems caused due to the disbalance or dominance of vata and pitta. 
  2. Digestion: It is believed that major problems in the body are caused due to the indigestion of food. Ghee helps in sustaining healthy microbes in the gastrointestinal tract which aids in digestion as well as elimination. Ayurveda recommends a certain dosage of ghee daily to avoid such issues. In case you have any chronic gastro-issues or digestion issues, we recommend you speak to an ayurvedic doctor before introducing ghee as a medicine in your diet.
  3. Burns and injuries: It is surprising how in the earlier days injuries and serious wounds like cuts and burns were treated without the use of heavy cheOjasmical infused ointments. Ghee is excellent in repairing and restoring skin. The anti-viral properties make it perfect for sterilizing cuts and burns.
  4. Ojas: Ojas is the life-sustaining vitality which enhances immunity. This immunity is what helps us in staying healthy in the time of increasing illness and infections. Flu or Viral fever is very common owing to the weather changes. Immunity building is must in such times and ghee can help you in gaining it.
  5. Skin and Hair: As kids, we have heard our elders tell us that what we eat reflects on our body. This stands true for all the parts of the body as our eyes, skin, hair, nails, etc. Ghee is a known natural moisturizer and is recommended in Ayurveda for the purpose of moisturizing from the inside. Consumption of ghee with milk at night makes hair and skin healthy. Regular consumption will result in a natural glow on the skin and a noticeable strength in the hair. To learn more about the benefits of drinking ghee with milk at night, click here.
  6. Sensory organs: Our sensory organs are extremely important for a healthy life. Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste and Hearing as essential parts of everyday life. Consumption of ghee aids the smooth functioning of our 5 senses.

How is Ayurvedic Ghee made?

To make Ayurvedic ghee 5 sanskaars are performed on raw milk. The 5 sanskaars are boiling, curdling, churning, separating and heating. 

Raw milk is first boiled. Then the curd is made of this whole milk. Once the curd is set, a wooden bilona is used to hand churn this curd. After churning, the makkhan (butter) and buttermilk start separating. The makkhan is removed from the buttermilk and is then heated to get the pure vedic ghee. It takes about 25 to 30 litres of milk to make 1 litre of ghee. To know the details of making ayurvedic ghee, click here 

How to use ghee? 

Ghee is a very good quality fat which is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K. You can use Ghee in various ways and include it in your regular diet.

  1. Spread: Ghee works as a perfect spread for any bread. Normal toast bread, chapati, roti, paratha, etc. taste even better with a spoonful of ghee slithered on them.
  2. Tempering: Tempering is must for any curry and ghee is the best fat for this. The nutty flavour and aroma will enhance the preparation. Even if you make a tempering before sauteing veggies, ghee is the best option.
  3. Dressing: I know it must sound weird but ghee is one of the most delicious dressings for warm food. Rice, casserole, lentils, curry, savoury soups, spicy dishes and endless other warm meal options taste superb with a dash of ghee added on the top. 
  4. Desserts: Just use ghee instead of butter in your desserts and see the difference. Apart from a few baked desserts, ghee is completely suitable for all dessert recipes.

Where can I buy Organic Grass-fed Ghee?

To buy 100% pure Organic Grass-fed Desi Cow Ghee made using the traditional Vedic process, click here

What is Organic Grass-fed Ghee Price?

Organic Grass-fed Desi Cow Ghee starts at Rs. 549/- Click here to check the prices for all our products.

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