Herbal Ghee (Ghritham)

Ayurveda has always given utmost importance to ghee since Vedic times. Ghee, commonly known as clarified butter is a therapeutic agent that has numerous health benefits. Its uses are multifold that range from cooking to medicinal purposes and religious rites. Regular consumption of ghee in adequate amounts kindles digestive fire and nourishes the tissues. 

Ayurvedic ghee or herbal ghee is an infusion of ghee with various Ayurvedic herbs that are used for various issues, either consumed or some of which can be applied externally. Ghee is known to be a good bio enhancer, thereby improving the absorption of fat soluble properties of the herbs by the tissues, while also acting as a preservative. In fact in Ayurveda it is believed that the potency of ghee increases multifold as it ages (Purana ghrita). The slow cooking of herbs in ghee, herbal ghee serve as a more concentrated dosage form of your daily herbal intake.

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About Herbal Ghee

According to research carried out in 2010 by the Ohio State University, ghee was known to increase triglyceride levels but not the lipid peroxidation processes which are actually linked to cardiovascular issues. Hence, the common myth that consuming ghee puts you at risk of heart diseases was proven faulty.

Ayurvedic or Herbal Ghee is made from boiling butter or cream to remove the water content. It is then filtered to remove any precipitated milk solids. The herbs are infused into this ghee to create various types of herbal ghee which provide various kinds of uses. Due to its negligible water content, it becomes an excellent Anupana (vehicle) to carry the herbs to the deeper tissue layers of the body. It has been known to help maintain the three Doshas as well as support the digestive fire (Agni).


Uses of Herbal Ghee

  • Herbal ghee can be consumed daily for a healthy living
  • Some kinds of herbal ghee can be used topically to cleanse wounds and deal with skin ailments
  • Herbal ghee are used for both cleansing the body of metabolic toxins and for strengthening the tissues
  • Herbal ghee improve metabolism


Herbal Ghee Range of Products

Some herbal ghee products from our online store include: 

Dadimadi Ghritham

The recipe used in preparing Dadimadi Ghritham derives from the Vedic text Sahasrayogam, which helps maintain optimal levels of the Kapha and Vata Doshas. Among the ingredients, the high levels of antioxidants in pomegranates along with other herbs like Ginger and Coriander help with the maintenance of normal metabolism and the respiratory system. This herbal ghee is also very beneficial in helping maintain a healthy female reproductive system.  

Narasimha Rasayanam 

Narasimha Rasayanam is a nutritive tonic that has been derived from the ancient Ayurvedic text of Ashtanga Hridayam. It helps with the natural nourishment of the body and helps maintain healthy cognitive functioning. The formula is infused with natural ingredients namely Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Bhringaraj (Eclipta Alba) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica) that help maintain natural immunity and natural strength to the body.

Sukumara Ghritham

Sukumara Ghritham is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe that is especially beneficial to women. Its major ingredients namely Grape, Castor, Shatavari and Ashwagandha are beneficial in aiding the normal functioning of the digestive system and helping maintain the healthy gut lining. It also helps promote the skin’s natural complexion and supports normal hormonal changes in females. 

Consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before consumption, if you have any underlying issues or are pregnant or nursing, for the optimum dosage. 

Check out our online store for more herbal ghee formulations which can be consumed for multifold benefits. 


Benefits of Herbal Ghee

According to Ayurveda, herbal ghee has several benefits to the body. It has been known to promote healthy and natural memory and also support a healthy neurological system. It acts as a helpful rejuvenator for the eyes and is helpful in maintaining the natural complexion of the skin. Our ancestors have been using this formulation for cooking, external application and in creating medicines. 

Ayurvedic ghee has numerous health benefits that help maintain natural immunity. A teaspoonful of herbal ghee a day would help provide all the needed nutritional benefits. Still, the quantity can vary depending on your body weight and daily activities. Kerala Ayurveda brings all the goodness of nature’s healing herbs right to your doorstep. Visit Kerala Ayurveda today for the widest selection of herbal ghee products.