Ghee also known as Clarified butter is prepared by heating Navaneeta or butter. Ghee is used to make all most all traditional sweet dishes in India. It is a regular kitchen ingredient which is loved by one and all. Ghee enhances the taste of dish and is a healthy fat when used in limited quantity. Ghee is used as a base ingredient in various ayurvedic preparations.
Pure ghee, obtained by heating butter is considered as sacred in Indian Society. It is used in religious rituals and festivals. In Indian cuisine ghee enjoys a special consideration. It imparts a delicious taste and aroma to food.
In charaka samhita acharya charaka explains the method of preparing Vajikarana Ghrita (ghee processed with aphrodisiac herbs). This aphrodisiac ghee is recommended for persons who have low sperm count an
Ayurveda emphasizes on healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain normal body functions. Numerous causes like stress, unhealthy diet, reduced nutrition and sedentary lifestyles accelerate degenerative process in body.
Ghee and oil are widely used in ayurveda system of medicine as mediums to administer herbal preparations. Herbs, pastes of herbs or decoction of herbs are infused in oil or ghee and later administered to patients after diagnosing the conditions and diseases.