Pure ghee (Desi Ghee) is a class of clarified butter that is originated in India which adds delicious flavour to any recipe.
Ghee in India is exceptionally used to cook most of food items in order to enhance its flavour. Both butter and ghee are usually 80% of milk fat and so they are very much helpful for healthy growth. Butter ghee is just clarified butter that has been for longer time to remove all moisture. In India most of the people use cow ghee which is little less in bad cholesterol compared to buffalo ghee. Cow' ghee is rich in medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed directly to the liver and burnt as energy.The ghee from butter are also a rich source of cholesterol and fats.
Qualities of Desi Ghee From Indian Breed Cows:
In ayurveda, Indian breed cow's milk & ghee is believed to be the best for human consumption. It is full of nutritive qualities and ideal diet for these heart patients who suffer due to excessive cholesterol in their blood. Its regular consumption enhances physical and mental strength, keeps the body healthy and increases the potency of the body. It is not only nutritive, but helps in also taking out the impurities from the body.
Ghee is known as a substance that gives longevity… This is because it has opposite qualities (heavy, slow, oily, liquid, dense, soft), and thus pacifying effects, to the light, dry and rough qualities of Vata dosha. It is the increase of the qualities of Vata that are synonymous with aging. Ghee, in a very sure and steady way, slows the aging process by balancing the living one.
Ghee has the quality of snigda, oiliness, and unctuousness. It is smooth, lubricated and nurturing. Ghee is thought to make the voice soft and melodious.
Ghee is Guru, heavy. It increases the qualities of Kapha and decreases Pitta and Vata, which are both light.
Ghee has the quality of mrdu, softness. In Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments, Ghee is the oil used on the eyes. In Netra Basti, a small dam is built around the eyes and filled with warm Ghee. Then, you open your eyes to its soothing softness. It seems after that treatment, that you see the world though a soft diaphanous curtain of love and loveliness.
Ghee is prized because it increases Agni without simultaneously fueling Pitta. Ghee in fact is considered excellent for balancing Pitta. Kapha types generally need to avoid too much oil of any kind, but Ghee is the best for them, too. Ghee is used: as a cooking oil. Small amounts of Ghee are good for sauteing vegetables
Benefits of desi ghee from Indian breed Cows
• As per Ayurvedic tradition, Cow Ghee helps in the growth and development of Children’s brain
• Regular consumption increases good (HDL) cholesterol (and not bad LDL cholesterol)
• Stimulates digestion and aids absorption of fat soluble vitamins
• An excellent all round anti-ageing vegetarian food & external applicant on the skin
• If you will do sacrificial rite (yagna, religious ceremony) with Cow’s Ghee, it has great power to remove Atomic Radiation from atmosphere.
• If you will add 1 Tola (11.66 gm) of Cow’s Ghee into the sacrificial pit of Alter, it can produce 1 ton of fresh Oxygen in the atmosphere. That’s why in the temples Hindus lighten up Lamps with Cow’s Ghee.
• Cow’s ghee is the good cholesterol, so patients with high cholesterol should eat Cow’s Ghee. It’s a really good tonic.
• Three times a day, few drops of Cow’s ghee if you will do Nasya (Nose Application) it will balance Tridosha (Vata (the Air), Pitta (the fire) & Kapha (the water).
• If you are suffering with psoriasis or any other skin disoarders, instead of rubbing any expensive ointments, just rub Cow’s Ghee. It will work like miracle because it has great effect to detoxify your system.
• Cow ghee promotes memory, intellect, power of digestion, semen, Ojas,Kapha and fat.
• When administered according to the prescribed procedure, it increases, thousand times in potency and develops manifold utilities.
• Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins A and E.
• Ghee is rich in K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties if it is sourced from grass fed cows
Medicinal value of desi ghee from Indian breed Cows
Lab studies have shown ghee to reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine. It does it by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids. Ghee is also good for nerves and brain. It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients. Ghee is most notably said to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. Ghee is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, serving to strengthen the immune system. A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.
It is good for treatment of burns. According to Ayurveda ghee promotes learning and increased memory retention. While in a healthy person consuming ghee may reduce your cholesterol or not affect it, it is not advised for people already suffering from high cholesterol.
It has been used in Indian medicinal practice to help with ulcers, constipation, and the promotion of healthy eyes and skin.
Health Benefits of desi ghee from Indian breed Cows
Ghee for weight gain:
Regular consumption of ghee or inclusion of ghee as part of diet, is recommended for those seeking weight gain. Ghee is useful for people with emaciation, having lean body, having dryness of skin.
Ghee for sex:
Ghee is useful to improve quality of Shukra Dhatu (male and female reproductive system). With its immense nourishing health benefits, it is indicated for people who indulge in daily sex. (Ashtanga Hrudayam 16/5)
Oral consumption of Ghee to relieve dryness:
For people suffering from extreme dry skin, dry voice and overall dryness of body, in seasons like winter, ghee along with milk helps to relieve dryness and induce unctuousness, very quickly.Ghee was also used as a dietary ingredients in post-surgical care.
Use of ghee in fever:
Ghee intake helps to relieve burning sensation after relief from fever. But note that clarified butter is not indicated while the person is having fever. It is only used in patients, after fever is completely cured, to regain strength and immunity.
Ghee for newborn:
2 – 5 drops of Ghee is advised to be given to newborn.Ghee and milk are congenial to children by birth.Ghee is advised for a lactating mother. It is believed to add nourishing qualities to the breast milk and to fortify milk with nourishing qualities
Ghee for eyes:
Especially, Ghee processed with Triphala is used for this purpose.Ghee along with triphala and honey is told as a remedy to improve eye health.
Ghee is used for application over eyes for strengthening of vision.Ghee is used to wash eyes for soothing effect.
Ghee for gargling in place of oil-pulling:
In the method of oil pulling, in place of sesame oil, cow ghee is used. This is especially useful to heal oral ulcers and to relieve burning sensation. It is indicated in Pitta imbalance oral disorders.
Ghee for wounds, bleeding, burning sensation:
Ghee is advised for application over bleeding wounds for cooling and quick wound healing effect .In Ayurveda practice, while treating fistula and piles using a special preparation called Kshara, ghee is applied after the procedure to relieve burning sensation and irritation.Ghee is an excellent wound healing agent, when it is applied locally.Ghee application over cracked lips, cracked nipples in new mothers and cracked heals softens the edges of everted skin and quickens healing.
Ghee applied over skin relieves dryness and burning sensation.
Psychological benefits of ghee:
It is best suited for those desiring intellect, memory and intelligence.Application of ghee over the scalp area helps to calm the mind down.
Substances that are anti aging naturally improve immunity. Ghee along with milk is considered as the best anti aging dietary combination
Ghee home remedies:
Having a teaspoon of ghee before food in the morning relieves pain in the bladder region
In chronic fever, garlic along with ghee is advised as diet.
To relieve dryness of palate and oral cavity, Amla powder and raisins are mixed with ghee and kept inside mouth for a few minutes.
Ghee for allergic rhinitis:
Before you go out of your house for work, try applying a thin layer of ghee to the inner wall of nostril. It really helps to avoid dust allergy.
Usage of Ghee during pregnancy:
In a pregnant lady, soon after beginning of labor pain, the lady is given oil massage and hot water bath. After this, lady is given a gruel along with ghee.
Especially, during the first 12 days of pregnancy, ghee obtained from milk should be consumed by the pregnant mother.
In the third month, milk, ghee and honey are to be administered to the pregnant. (caraka saṃhitā śārīra sthāna 8/32)
In the fifth month of pregnancy, milk and ghee should be administered. (caraka saṃhitā śārīrasthāna 8/32)
In the sixth month, milk and ghee processed with sweet herbs should be administered.
In seventh month, ghee can be processed with wild yam etc herbs and administered. (suśruta saṃhitā śārīra sthāna 10/4)
In eighth month, milk and ghee should be given to drink.Rice gruel processed with ghee should also be given.
Ghee is ideal for improving intelligence; memory, ingenuity, digestion strength, longevity, quality of semen and ovum, and eye sight. It is useful for children, the aged, those who desire more children, tenderness of the body, and pleasant voice
Ghee as nasal drops:
2 drops of Ghee is put into both nostrils in the morning, at leat 30 minutes before food. This practice is called as Nasya Karma.
Ghee as nasal drops is useful for treating white hairs, hair fall migraine, tension headache Trigeminal neuralgia tinnitis, hearing problems,vision problems.Lack of memory and concentration
The nasal drops therapy with ghee can be continued for about 2 – 6 weeks time
When to Avoid Ghee
Ghee is best avoided during jaundice, hepatitis, fatty liver changes.
Excess of ghee can cause indigestion and diarrhea.
Consuming ghee while having cold, cough may worsen the condition in a few
Unmixed ghee should not be taken in the event of the domination of Pitta specially when Pitta is associated with Ama.
Ghee taken in this condition brings about paleness (Jaundice) in the body and may prove to be fatal by impairing the consciousness.
Avoid ghee when the pregnant mother is suffering with cold or indigestion.
In case of feeling of indigestion or heaviness of stomach after ghee consumption, a warm drink or a cup of fat-less buttermilk can be consumed
For example, use of ghee for nasal drops is not recommended when the sky is full of clouds, during extreme winter and rainy seasons, when the person has cold, sinusitis, cough and fever.
Ghee balances Vata and Pitta Dosha. Hence, in all conditions of head and neck involving Vata and Pitta, ghee is useful.
But in cases of sinusitis, cold and cough (which are due to Vata and Kapha), ghee may worsen the condition
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Anandvan Pathmeda, the holy and beautiful land of India was selected for grazing and wandering for the gentle, bold, brave, strong and best milk productive Brahm swaroopa cows of the world brought from vrindavan by lord Krishna staying there in the holy month of Bhadrapad while going from kurukshetra to Dwarika, Anandvan is a delicate combination of cow rearing folk culture of marwar, kathia wad and Tharparker as well as a confluence of the holy river the sarswati flowing underground, the sindhu flowing in kachhran and the savitri flowing on the land by which destroyer of sins of many birth lord kirishna, kamdhenu and place of adoration of kalpguru Dattatrey.
National great creative campaign has been started from this very place in 1993 to prevent tyranny against the descendants of Kamdheru, Kapila and Surbhi cows which had been treated atrociously for last 12 centuries. Under this great campaign first of all shree Gopal Goverdhan Goshala (cow dwelling) and shree Godham Mahatirth pathmeda have been established and a working committee for cow service has been constituted in which all the representatives of cow devotees have been included (Goseva Ashram) cow service centres, cow protection centers and cow service camps have been established under the direction of shree pathmeda Godham mahatirth in different regions of western Rajasthan and North West Gujrat. Through this campaigh donation for cows has been collected from cow devotees, religious persons and cow rearing farmers and sent it to the cow service centres for nourishing cows. Thus a polite attempt for the nourishment of the dependant cows has been done through receiving donations for these cows form the cow devotees and cow rearing farmers in this way in the first step of this campaign millions of cows have been given protection which were saved from cruel hands of butchers and afflicted in the terrible famine (draught).