Recently my patients have been asking me about ghee. On how is it going to help me!
I grew up with ghee. It felt like everyday my mum was making ghee, she wasn't but she always added it to my hot off the pan chapati or cooked rice, oh how umeee it tasted! That melting sweetness all on my hands, lips and palate! Delicious!
Ghee is clarified butter. It's prepared by heating the butter to remove the water content by boiling, evaporating then filtering out the milk solids. Yes it's a process, a smelly process, but a very healing process too.
Traditionally, in India and in Ayurvedic medicine ghee is said to be the healthiest source of edible fat. Ghee promotes longevity, improves the digestive fire by promoting absorption and assimilation, nourishes the bodily tissues, reduces inflammation, improves memory and strengthens the nervous system. Now you'll be running to make it!
Ghee is sweet in taste and in nature it is cooling and calming, therefore it pacifies vata and pitta dosha and in moderation kapha dosha.
For pitta and vata constitution... Why not add a teaspoon of ghee to each of your meals or eat 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of ghee with a pinch of cumin powder before your meals, and allow the healing properties of ghee to glow from your inside to your outside layer!