Ghee has extraordinary healing properties in Ayurveda. Ghee increases digestive strength and improves absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Ghee nourishes the brain and nervous system. Ghee acts as a vehicle for carrying herbs to the deepest tissues in the body while lubricating all connective tissue and maintaining flexibility in the body.
Ghee is considered Sattvic, meaning balanced and light. Ghee is a clarified form of butter so many people with autoimmune disease are put off however is not likely to affect people with a dairy or casein intolerance because the milk solids and impurities have been removed. Most people can easily tolerate ghee.
Ghee strengthens and supports Ojas, the subtle essence of the body's tissues.
Here’s what i’ve researched about Ghee:
Ghee has a high smoke point (250 °C or 482 °F) so it's great for cooking.
Ghee does not spoil easily so can be kept at room temperature.
Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A and E.
Ghee made from grass-fed butter is rich in K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties.
Like coconut oil ghee is very nutritionally rich in medium chain fatty acids absorbed directly by the liver (like carbs) and burned as energy
(good to know though that unlike coconut oil ghee is less cooling to the body, from an Ayurvedic perspective).
Ghee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid aiding in the digestive process (great for increasing Agni).
The energy from medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats and lose weight.
Ghee is rich in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid.
Beneficial intestinal bacteria convert fibre into butyric acid and then use that for energy and intestinal wall support.
A healthy body makes its own form of ‘ghee’ but this is aided by consumption. Adequate production of butyric acid supports the production of killer T cells in the gut supporting a strong immune system. Butyric acid is known for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Online research also suggests ghee as being high in Glutamine an amino acid considered critical for repairing irritated or damaged junctures of the stomach lining (leaky gut) and general soothing of the GI tract.
Ghee rivals other market led oils for consumption, oleation and external application at a fraction of the cost if you make your own!
What’s not to love about ghee??