As per ancient Ayurvedic texts or scriptures, pure ghee is full of goodness. Hence, it was known as sattva-guna. A common culinary ingredient and important source of fat, we can consume cow ghee orally for a healthy mind and healthy body. The lower saturated fatty acids present in ghee cannot be found in any other edible oils. Cow Ghee or Goghruta is easy to digest and has multiple benefits. Medicated ghee is prepared using this cow ghee and medicinal herbs.
In recent years, people across the globe have started including ghee in their daily diet for a healthier immunity. India exports cow ghee to over 99 countries and just in the recent year, the sum total came down to 59.52 USD million.
What Exactly is Ayurvedic Ghee?
Medicated Ghee, or commonly known as Ghrita/Ghruta in Ayurveda is a unique age-old Ayurvedic preparation of cow milk and medicinal herbs. From various types of medicinal therapies to curing multiple illnesses of the body and mind, the benefits of ghee Ayurveda are endless. Ayurveda mentions a unique quality of ghee – Samskarasya Anuvartanat. It means that the ghee takes the properties of the ghee in itself and also does not leave its inherent properties.
” विकारशमनार्थं घृत सेवनं प्रशस्तम्। ” – चरक सूत्र. 7/17
Maharshi Charak has mentioned in his scriptures that consuming cow ghee orally can help you get rid of various illnesses. Patients are given this ghee to consume before panchakarma therapy.
The Making Process
All of our classical Ayurvedic texts mention the various medicinal herbs and their consumption to get rid of a particular disease. The methods from these Ayurvedic texts mention the process to prepare this unique formulation. These are the essential components of the Ayurvedic ghee.
- Drava – It is a liquid that we use in ghee depending on the formula. It can also be Kashaya (decoction), Swarasa (fresh juice extracted from crushed leaves or whole herb), Dugdha (milk), or Mastu (curd water).
- Kalka – It is a fine paste of fresh or dry herbal ingredients.
- Sneha dravya – This is the specific base material which is either Ghrita (ghee) or Taila (oil).
To prepare this ghee, we begin by processing cow ghee. Furthermore, we prepare Kashaya which is herbal decoctions and Kalka which is a fresh paste. The formulas for all of these are present in these Ayurvedic texts. To attain perfection, it is advisable to slow-cook all of this. This helps in the disintegration of the compounds that take a while to digest.
Benefits of Medicated Ghee
At Girveda, we leverage the age-old followed traditions and recipes, and naturally grown herbs to make authentic Medicated Ghee products. The herbs are grown using Cow Based Natural Farming methods at the foothills of Mount Girnar. This helps in preserving the purity of the herbs. We use A2 Cow Ghee for preparations of Medicated Ghee and source it from the Gir cow gaushalas of the Gir-Somnath region. Here are types of ghee in Ayurveda for various modern-day problems.
1. For Reducing Stress and Anxiety
- Since time immemorial, Ashwagandha is known as the king of all Indian natural herbs. It also helps calm the nervous system and reduces anxiety and stress. As Ashwagandha and ghee are both powerful superfoods, they promote beautiful glowing skin and healthy hair. It also boosts the male reproductive system by improving sperm quality, vigour and testosterone levels. In Ayurveda, it is well-known as a Rasayana and a rejuvenator. It also exhibits anti-tumour, neurodegenerative, and anti-arthritic properties.
2. Improves Brain Function
- Brahmi is a well-proclaimed memory-booster. It enhances memory and concentration and over time it exerts a positive effect on, cognition, learning, and intelligence. This unique medicated ghee is a rejuvenator that rejuvenates the mind, supports brain development in children, and has an anti-oxidant and adaptogenic effect on the central nervous system. In Ayurveda, the most common use of Brahmi ghee has been for treating conditions like dyspepsia, urinary disorders, etc.
3. Enhance Respiratory Wellness
- Vasa (Malabar nut), is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic recipes. It helps in reducing the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and excess mucous condition. Famed as a natural expectorant, it has many curative properties and is the ultimate remedy for cough, cold, respiratory issues, sore throat, and bleeding disorders. Blending it with A2 ghee helps in easy absorption of the nutrients. This special medicated ghee enhances respiratory wellness and helps in treating cold and cough.
4. Calms the Three Doshas
- Panchatikta Ghrita is an ancient form of ghee prepared from 5 herbs blended in ghee that help fight infection, calm the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and purify the blood. Its mystical ingredients have anti-inflammatory, antitoxin, and antipruritic properties that go deep into the tissues. This medicated ghee contains the aromatic, medicinal, and dietary herbs of Nimba Twaka, Patolalata, Kantakari, Guduchi, and Vasa.
Panchkarma treatment mostly prefers this type of ghee. Purvakarms are a series of procedures to flush the toxins out of the gut. For best results, one should consume this ghee before sunrise. At Girveda, we source the herbs from the foothills of Mount Girnar and infuse them with our A2 cow ghee using age-old traditional methods. Adding to that, we lab test each of these batches and add their reports. This helps our consumers to know what they eat. You can also indulge in the benefits of ghee Ayurveda with Girveda by trying our medicated ghee.