In ancient India, wells full of Desi Cow Ghee were especially for those who suffered wounds. When a surgeon cuts open a body, he only does so knowing that the body will be able to heal itself. The surgeon cannot do this. Desi cow ghee is known for the quality of Ropana- healing, and its effectiveness in facilitating recovery from wounds. In Ayurveda, when a person has a chronic peptic ulcer or gastritis, desi cow ghee is used to heal that ulcer inside the intestinal tract. Desi ghee works wondrously on bedsores for the elderly or debilitated. It can be applied for broken bones and injuries. It is highly effective for all types of skin rashes. Desi ghee is also used on burns of both fire and chemicals.
Desi cow ghee has been shown to be effective at repairing and restoring the skin. It is also antiviral which means it’s perfect for sterilizing cuts, scrapes and burns.
Desi cow ghee and honey has been advocated and used as dressing for infected wounds by Sushruta (600BC). Ayurvedic literature has been , over the centuries, the healing properties of ghee both systemic and topical. Sushruta in his surgical treatise Sushruta Samhita postulated that the combination of desi ghee (ghrita) and honey (madhu) for wound healing would have the synergistic healing effect of each one.
Ghee is essentially butter that has been strained to have all the milk solids and water removed, leaving just the protein and fat. Desi cow ghee is actually full of beneficial nutrients and contains a balance of short, medium and long chain fatty acids that help to enhance the absorption of nutrients and alkalize the blood.
Ghee has long been used in Indian cooking and is used in many Ayurvedic remedies due to its potency and therapeutic benefits which include:
Ghee is also a perfect cooking medium as it can withstand temperatures of up to 250 °C (482 °F) which means that unlike vegetable oils it will not turn rancid when heated. It also gives foods a mild, nutty flavor that compliments spices and savory seasonings.
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Medicinal use of cow ghee
Cow Ghee utilized in Ayurveda, used for numerous medical applications, including the treatment of allergy, wounds, skin and respiratory diseases. It is also known to retard the undesirable effects of drugs besides cancelling the effect of toxins in the body. However, Cow ghee has to be used in its optimum quantity and form in order to increase the efficacy of the Ayurvedic preparations. Desi cow ghee based formulations in Ayurveda are aimed at treating ailments related to the nervous system, digestive system and for psychological ailments too.
Many Uses of Desi Cow Ghee
- In India it is said that if a few drops of desi ghee are placed in the nostrils then nosebleed can be checked. If this is done twice in a day, then headache can be get relief.
- Desi ghee is excellent for cooking and sautéing or stir-frying. Ghee has one of the highest flash points of all oils and it is very difficult to burn. In India, it is said that food is incomplete without the use of desi ghee.
- Desi ghee can be used as a bath oil. Take two tablespoons of desi ghee and mix with several drops of an essential oil of your choice.
- Desi Cow ghee is excellent for a gargle-gandush, to improve the health of the teeth and gums.
- Desi ghee is excellent for scrapes and both chemical and heat or fire burns. It can be used in the eyes for tiredness.
- Ghee is a great facial moisturizer.
- Desi ghee is used in Purvakarma, (early Panchakarma) where a small amount of desi ghee is taken first thing in the morning by the practitioner to oleate the internal organs and dissolve the toxic wastes in the tissues, allowing them to be carried to the digestive tract for elimination.
- It is used as a carrier or “yogavahi” for herbs and bhasmas because of its supreme penetrating qualities and thus ability to carry these substances deep into the dhatus or tissues.