Ghee is 100% butterfat- golden, flavourful and nutrient-rich butterfat. It not only contains
primarily butterfat, but also milk proteins and water. To create ghee, butter is simmered
which separate the oil from the other components. Ghee is considered as sacred, medicinal,
cleansing and healing food according to Ayurveda.
1. Digestion and Immune Strengthening
Ghee (unlike other oils) is rich in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid. Beneficial
intestinal bacteria convert fibres into butyric acid and then use that for energy and
intestinal wall support. In this way a body creates its own ‘Ghee’. But people with
unhealthy digestive tracts do not produce butyric acid which can be harmful.
2. Healthy Immune System
Adequate production of butyric acid supports the production of killer T cells in the gut
which results into a strong immune system.
3. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer
Researchers are using oral butyrate supplements and butyrate enemas to treat
inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis but Ayurvedic
physicians have been using ghee enemas for centuries to decrease inflammation.
4. The Emotional effect
Negative emotions have a chemical nature according to modern researchers which is
always said by the ancient cultures that body and mind is one entity. This chemicals
are stored in fat which can be removed through body cleansing.
Further, the cholesterol in ghee is something to revere. Science tells us that cholesterol does
not cause atherosclerosis. It rises during periods of stress or when inflammation is present.
Providing cholesterol through good quality fats, such as grass fed ghee, allows the body to
help address the inflammation.
The positive effects of ghee is said to come from the ancient times according to Hindu Culture that it comes freely from cows. Cows are considered special or holy in many Hindu cultures. The milk from cows therefore contains the essence of all those Spiritual powers and ghee is the essence of the milk.
It is tridoshic, meaning all 3 constitutions (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) benefit from its qualities of
a sweet rasa (taste), cooling vīrya (the effects of ghee on metabolism) and sweet vipāka (post-
digestive effect). Ghee has kapha qualities and may cause imbalance. Ghee is good for our
health and is also used in Ayurveda for medicinal purposes. It is considered a prabhāva,
which means that it’s dynamic, electro-magnetic action, or its ability to heal.