September 22 2020 0Comment

Go-Ghrutam (Cow’s ghee)

Ayurveda means “Science of Life”.
Ayurveda focuses on positive health by eradicating the diseases in the body with the help of age old scientific techniques.

Positive health can be achieved with well balanced metabolism as well as keeping the mind, soul and senses; happy, calm and content.

Today let us understand the importance of “GHEE” which is also known as “GHRUTAM” in Sanskrit. Go-Ghrutam or Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter) plays a vital role in keeping our body healthy.

The origin of Ghee is listed in Indian Vedas and epics that link the ghee making process to the 3rd century BC. Go-Ghrutam is the most commonly used dairy product in India.

For age old religious rituals, Go-Ghrutam has played an indispensable role.

It has been used for Vedic worship of idols in the form of lamps/diyas. Panchamrutas an offering to the God; bathing the idols/deities in it.

The importance of using Go-Ghrutam in Havan/Puja is that it purifies the physical atmosphere and releases Sattvik vibrations.

Go-Ghrutam is made by simmering unsalted Cow’s butter until the milk solids get separated giving a light to dark golden aromatic oil.

Cow’s Ghee/ Go-Ghrutam have lots of nutrients along with antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. This is the most nutritious and healing food one can gift to their own body.

The importance of consuming “Go-Ghrutam” is innumerable but let’s sees few salient uses:

  • It acts as a great carrier of medicinal herbs into the nerves and tissues for better absorption.
  • Helps in improving Digestion problem and cure constipation.
  • Helps in improving memory and cognition.
  • Helps in gaining better eye sight.
  • Reduces Vata and Pitta dosha.
  • Helps in building stamina.
  • Helps in keeping the skin soft and supple.
  • Helps in strengthening of bones.
  • Provides nourishment.
  • Promotes healthy pregnancy.
  • Improves immunity.

Go-Ghrutam can be consumed by anyone and everyone.Anything in limited amount is always helpful for the system.

Always consult a doctor before consuming anything as a medicine or to solve any problems in your body.

benefits of cow ghee

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