Ghrita (cow’s ghee) is sweet in taste and cooling in energy, rejuvenating, good for eyes and vision, bestows luster and beauty, enhances memory and stamina, aphrodisiac and protects the body from various diseases.
Ghrita is highly beneficial for eyes:
Ayurveda recommends putting one drop of lukewarm liquid ghee in each eye at bed time for burning sensations. It not only smoothens, but also strengthens and can help improve vision along with Yoga eye exercises.
Ghrita is ideal for massage and detoxification:
External massage with sesame oil or ghrita balances Vatadoshas by countering its rough and dry properties. It is effective in osteoarthritis, stress, insomnia, paralysis.
Ghrita in rejuvenation and aphrodisiac therapy:
The combination of ghrita and milk is one of the best rejuvenation tonic as it increases the body’s life force. Also ghee mixed with medicinal fruits is prescribed in pregnancy to strengthen the uterus and nourish the fetus.
Ghrita rejuvenates the mind:
Ghee is key ingredient as its sweet taste nourishes the nervous tissue and brain. Beyond maintaining a healthy mind, ghrita is also prescribed for anxiety, depression, dementia, insanity, epilepsy and disorders of consciousness. Ghee is used in treating Alzheimer’s.
Ghrita is useful in wound healing:
Ghrita’s regenerative properties are useful for healing wounds and promoting the growth of healing cells. Ghrita formulations containing bee wax, honey, herbs are referenced in regards to treating all degrees of burns.
Ghrita is the best remedy for diseases due to aggravated pitta and vata doshas.
Contributed by: Dr Priyanka Borole