You can take ghee without fear, but only after prescription from an experienced Ayurveda doctor by assessing the condition of the patient.
ACTIONS OF GHEE
Ayurveda, Knowledge of Life has, described the numerous effects of ghee.
Brain is one of the main sites that ghee acts. Only Fat Soluble substances and alcohol soluble substances can cross the blood brain barrier. Ghee is a fat. Hence it can cross the Blood Brain Barrier. Ghee acts on the brain and increases the receptive power, cognitive power, remembering power. Brain development takes place mostly during the childhood.
So giving 1 teaspoon of ghee everyday especially during this age, will enhance the intellectual power of brain. The effect is multiplied a 100 times if medicated ghee like Brahmi Ghritam, Saraswata Ghritam etc is used. Wonderful effects have been seen in children whose milestones of development was retarded. In Brain development retarded cases ghee like Kalyanaka, Paishachika, Brahmi Ghrita brings good results.
If given in normal children, it will enhance the growth of brain, thus making, child sharper, smarter and with good memory. Ghee also has immense effects on the psychiatric complaints. People with psychiatric complaints like mood disorders, schizophrenia etc. have good results with Kalyanakam, Paishachika, Maha Kalyanaka, Mahapaishachikam Ghritam etc. depending on condition of patient.
2. Action on the metabolic pathways
Ghee is said be Agni Vardhak. Agni is that factor which does bio-chemical transformations in body. It may be hormones, enzymes or cofactors. Daily taking 1 teaspoon of ghee on empty stomach in normal healthy state will result in proper production of Agni, thereby making the biochemical transformations proper.
3. Action on immunity
Ghee is said to be Bala Vardhaka. Bala is the resistance power of a person. When ghee is given to a person, his immune power increases thereby preventing him from common colds and other diseases. This has especially been seen when Indukantham, Amrutha Prasham Ghritam etc. is given.
4. Action against allergy
Clarified butter ghee is a best anti-allergic substance. It has been found that people who were given Indukantham Ghritam, Mahathikthakam Ghritam etc were found to have very little allergic reactions of any kind like excess sneezing, itching around the eyes, allergic asthma, allergic dermatitis etc.
5. Action on GIT
Gastrointestinal Tract Ghee smoothest and nourishes the mucosa thereby preventing the formation of gastric ulcer. It also heals the ulcer in stomach. This also reduces hyperacidity and prevents the burning sensation in chest. Ghee is also good for people who have constant gas formation due to the persistent gastritis. It also makes the digestion normal and increases the quality and functions of the gastric and pancreatic juices thereby providing complete digestion and thus prevents disorders of digestion.
6. Action on Male Reproductive System
Ghee acts on the reproductive system, especially on male reproductive system. Only Fat soluble substances can pass the blood testis barrier. Ghee increases the sperm count, increases the seminal fluid amount and increases the active motility of sperms. In many infertility cases where the reasons is due to the defects in male part treatment with medicated ghee like Phala Sarpis, Kalyanaka Ghritam, Dadimadi Ghritam etc have brought good results.
7. Action on Female Reproductive System
Ghee also has immense action on the female reproductive system. It is usually the medicine of choice in common gynecological conditions like menstrual abnormalities, infections of uterine tract, infertility, repeated abortions, uterine prolapse and hormonal imbalance induced uterine and vaginal complaints etc. Usually used medication are Phala Sarpis, Dadimadi Ghritam, Shatavaryadi Ghritam, Kalyanaka Ghritam depending upon the condition.
Ghee is also of special importance during pregnancy i.e. ante-natal care. Vaginal deliveries are in decreasing trend and caesarean sections are increasing. Ghee medicated with certain medicinal plants are to be used in the three trimesters of pregnancy for a full term normal vaginal delivery.
8. Action on eyes
Another important site of action of ghee is the eyes. Daily intake of 1 teaspoon Triphala Churnam + 1 Teapsoon Ghee + ½ Tea spoon Honey will prevent all the eye diseases especially the refractive errors like myopia, hypermetropia, ambylopia. Usually in cases with eye complaints, Ayurveda advises to do Netra Tarpana i.e. making the ghee stand on eyes for some times with Jeevanthyadi Ghritam, Triphala Ghritam, Satahwadi Tarpana Ghritam etc depending upon the condition of the patient. This has brought good result in a lot of people helping them to improve their vision.
9. Action on throat
Ghee is good for the throat. It is especially good for making the swara i.e. voice good smooth and tuned. It is especially indicated for singers. It also prevents fatigueless of throat especially for those who talk for a long time.
10. Action on cuts and burns
It was in earlier times a practice that whenever there is a fresh burn people would immediately apply ghee. The results were very fantastic they wouldn’t even get a single boil or scar the burning sensation and the scar was also absent similarly in a small cut ghee with honey are applied to the cut area. It would heal the area very fast. In long standing ulcers like venous ulcers application of Jatyadi Ghritam + Honey has proven results. This Jatyadi Ghrita is also an anti-microbial. It prevents the secondary bacterial attack. It is also used in fissures and fistulas for healing of the wound.
11. Action on the toxins that enters the body
Man is now a constant eater of a lots of toxins and poisons that are harmful to the body….the fruits and vegetables that we get today are covered with lots of insecticides and pesticides…..all the food that we eat are now adulterated in meats especially there are lots of hormones in high quantity that causes hormonal imbalance to the body.
These all may be compared with gara visha in Ayurveda and ghee is one of the best remover of visha. It will detoxify the body. Tiktakam, Maha Tiktakam, Kalyanaka Ghrita are best among them.
12. Action on Fevers
Each and every day, newer types of fevers are emerging. There are many people with getting attacks of fever repeatedly every month. Main reason for the increased susceptibility to fever is decreased body resistance. Ghee has a very special and important role. Ghee enhances the immune power, increases the body strength and prevents the person from getting recurrent fever. In this context, Indukantham Ghritam is very special.
13. Makes very thin people healthy
Ghee has a special property of increasing the Mamsa dhatus in body. So this is especially good in people who are very thin and weak. Ajamamsa Ghritam, Indukantham Ghritam, Amrita Prasham Ghritam can be used accordingly with milk to increase health.
14. Action on Joints
Ghee lubricates the joints and makes them functionally good. In treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis ghee is important. It strengthens the back bone, knee joint etc. thereby reducing pain and other complaints.
Grass-fed ghee is a good anti-aging agent a person who consumes ghee daily will have all aging changes very late and that too in decreased rate. It is good when applied to face along with pure Turmeric Powder. It brings brightness to the face. But should not be used by persons who have oily skin.
16. Action on preventing hair fall and premature greying
Ghee also helps in strengthening the hair roots, thus preventing the excess hair fall. Ghee also prevents and reduces the premature greying of hairs. Indukantham Ghritam, Amruta Prasham Ghritam, Ajamamsa Ghritam, Kalyanaka Ghrita etc can be used according to the condition.
17. Action for making the respiratory system healthy
Organic ghee especially acts on the respiratory system and prevents the chances of lung disorders like asthma and other diseases. Indukantham Ghritam, Maha Tiktakam Ghritam, Amrutha Prasham Ghritam, Kalyanakam Ghritam etc. can be done based on the condition of the patient.