Ghee in Ayurveda | What does it say?

Benefits of Ghee for health

The entire world is raving about the importance of ghee and Ayurveda. Ghee has been an integral part of Indian diet for ages. It is a fairly new addition in the non-Indian kitchens. Since the health benefits and uses of the traditional ghee have started being noticed even in the western homes, it is natural to feel curious about this aromatic golden liquid.

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.

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 imbalance or dominance of vata and pitta. 

  2. Digestion: Digestion is believed to be a major problem in body that causes various other ailments. 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 fascinating how traditional Indian medicine treats injuries and serious wounds like cuts and burns without the use of heavy chemical infused ointments. Ghee is excellent in repairing and restoring skin. The anti-viral properties make it perfect for sterilising cuts and burns.

  4. OjasOjas 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: What we eat directly impacts our body. This stands true for all the parts of the body like our eyes, skin, hair, nails, etc. Ghee is a known natural moisturiser and is recommended in Ayurveda for the purpose of moisturising 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. 

  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.