Incredibly Essential Herbal Ghee
Ghee has been one of the most highly recommended food products in Ayurveda. Thousands of years ago, the first Ayurveda experts promoted the incredible benefits of ghee for good health and healthy eating habits. Herbal ghee is not just used as an additive in cooking but is part of India’s traditional medicine too. For thousands of years, ghee has been considered as the sacred food fit for Gods. It has been used traditionally in offerings to Gods and even used as a source of fuel for lighting lamps, use in religious rituals, and as a healthy food supplement.
Preparing Herbal Ghee
Herbal ghee is prepared using an Ayurvedic herb, such as Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shatavari, or Triphala. The herb is boiled in water for a good length of time. The herb solids are then carefully filtered out till you are left with the liquid decoction which contains the major water-soluble active principles of the herb.
The herb’s oil-soluble components are extracted by mixing the decoction with pure ghee and boiled till the water evaporates completely. The resulting decoction is then mixed with water-soluble and oil-soluble principles for the original herb once again. This gives you the traditional herbal ghee which is becoming increasingly popular as a source of good health in Ayurveda.
Amazing Benefits of Herbal Ghee
Now that you know how all-natural ghee is prepared, let’s check out some of the major health benefits that herbal ghee provides:
1 – Positive effect on the nervous system
Natural ghee is not only beneficial for the central nervous system but it is also incredibly beneficial for the digestive (enteric) nervous system as well. As Ayurveda focuses on keeping the gut healthy for the overall health of the body, this is an amazing food for maintaining good health at all times.
Natural ghee contains several minerals and vitamins that control digestive juices and repair damage to the gut lining. This helps to keep the body and brain healthy.
2 – Filled with Butyric Acid
Natural ghee is full of butyric acid, which is a form of short-chain fatty acid. Butyric acid helps to improve and support probiotic bacteria that are naturally present in the digestive tract. Apart from this, ghee also helps to balance the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and helps to regulate the production of bile by the liver.
3 – Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are required by the body but are not produced by the body. Ghee is rich in DHA, which is a form of omega-3 fatty acid. This is incredibly beneficial for healthy brain development, slowing down the aging process, decreasing internal inflammation, and many such beneficial functions in the body.
4 – Source of Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Herbal ghee is also a reliable source of fat-soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D. The body is able to absorb these essential vitamins when a person eats foods that are rich in healthy fats, such as natural ghee. Fat-soluble vitamins are extremely helpful in improving immunity, ensuring healthy eyesight, and the production of antioxidants in the body.
Herbal ghee from Kerala Ayurveda is prepared using the traditional instructions detailed in the ancient Ayurvedic texts. This ensures that the user gets the complete set of benefits of natural ghee successfully.
By Olivia Smith