A golden jar.
Ghee is cow’s butter from which the water and milk solids have been removed it can be used for frying herbs, sautéing vegetables, cooking and baking. Ghee is oilier than butter and very health promoting; it has a long shelf life and a beautiful flavour.
It pacifies Vata and Pitta Dosha, strengthens and protects bodily tissue, improves memory, increases mental clarity, promotes stamina, stimulates digestion, produces a healthy complexion and aids rejuvenation and longevity. If taken in moderation (1-2 tsp) with each meal it enhances the digestive process.
In Ayurveda it is often used as a vehicle to carry herbs (anupana) into the body; it enhances the absorption of beneficial chemicals and antioxidants into the lipid-permeable cell membranes. Applied to the eyes, especially during the Ayurvedic treatment of Netra Tarpana, it can help rectify many eye problems and on burns it helps cool, heal and repair damaged tissue.
Over the past few decades we have been led to believe that all fats are detrimental to health and that they all promote fat production and weight gain. Scientific research has shown that some fatty acids are in fact very beneficial for the body while others are absolutely essential. Fats can be saturated or unsaturated. Saturated fats contain either long- chain or short-chain fatty acids. Long-chain fatty acids may not be totally digested and metabolised by the body and frequent digestion of products which contain them, primarily meat and dairy may, in the long term, lead to excess acidity in the body which can result in cancer, arthritis, rheumatism and other disease. However, short-chain fatty acids are digested, assimilated, absorbed, and metabolised very easily and help the body to release energy.
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