Eating ghee: What makes it a multipurpose dairy staple

Eating ghee: What makes it a multipurpose dairy staple

Eating ghee in cooking is a unique way to enhance taste but at the same time it is a natural way to add more health benefits in your foods and beverage.

Loads of fats, the support of antioxidants and heart friendly vitamins and fatty acids are the reason behind the ghee benefits.

How cooking with ghee is advantageous?

Ghee as cooking oil is a versatile one. You can use this clarified butter in baking, in sautéing, in deep frying, as well as for seasoning. You can use ghee butter for slow cooking process too.
The high smoking point of ghee stands responsible for this versatility. In comparison to butter or other cooking oils organic cow ghee offers higher smoke point 250 °C (482 °F), which is much higher than butter or other cooking oils (200 °C (392 °F). Higher smoking point of ghee makes it a safer cooking oil.

Ghee can be consumed raw
Ghee is known as brown butter also. Like dairy butter, ghee can be used raw in food. For example, you can use ghee as seasoning in salad or as a spread in morning toast.
The fat content of ghee supplies energy for the consumer and works as a filler food for the dieters. If you are following ketogenic diet, ghee can be of great help for you. Clarified butter (ghee) controls hunger pang and that is why can control calorie intake.

It works as a weight reducing dairy product
Grass fed organic ghee contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and CLA; both of these fatty acids are helpful in shedding extra body weight. Cooking with ghee or ghee in diet is extremely helpful for obesity management if you can couple your ghee diet with an active life style.
Moderate ghee in diet can help you in staying revitalized for long. Exercise and ghee diet reciprocates each other that results in great weight management.

Eating ghee is good for anti-aging treatment of skin and hair
Ghee in diet is good for maintaining lustrous skin and hair. Fat soluble vitamins like A,D, E are found present in cow ghee and restricted use of ghee in cooking supplies all these nutrients in health system.

Ghee diet can helps in reviving skin health. Its moisturizing quality, power of natural hydration offers excellent hydrating benefits. Besides skin health, ghee revitalized hair scalp and promote hair health in a positive way.

A natural remedy for constipation
Brown butter contains butyrate, which is a well-known remedy to control the irritation of constipation. Adding ghee in your food you can fight the irritation of constipation. As a whole ghee in diet helps in maintaining a healthy colon. Not only constipation, patients of IBS will feel relaxed with ghee diet. Cow ghee pacifies colon and provides physical and emotional stability.

We call a food or food ingredient multipurpose when that product helps us in staying fir in different ways. Eating ghee may turn health friendly if you maintain a healthy and active life style.

Starting from morning tea, you can include ghee in diet at the bed time with milk or in glassful warm water. How much ghee you can consume per day will depend your age, general health, and on your life style, etc.


However, earing ghee is not more a food luxury: it has become staple food in your diet if you want to stay fit and fine. 

Besides asking your physician for permission for ghee in diet, always use best quality and 100% grass fed cow ghee to enjoy best possible ghee benefits.


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghee
  2. https://www.bonappetit.com/story/things-to-know-before-cooking-with-ghee
  3. https://rachaelsgoodeats.com/whats-ghee-and-why-should-i-be-using-it-in-my-cooking/
Drinking ghee on an empty stomach

Drinking ghee on an empty stomach

Drinking ghee on an empty stomach

Drinking ghee – clarified butter, first thing in the morning makes the nourishing juice called Rasa. According to the Ayurvedic Medicine, ghee lubricates every tissue and every cell in your body. Also, ghee builds the immune system, which is called Ojas in Ayurveda. If your body doesn’t respond well to ghee, drink oils such as sesame oil, coconut oil, linseed or hemp seed oil, or olive oil, when you wake up. You can drink between 5 to 10 ml on an empty stomach.

What is Rasa?

Rasa is the source of nutrition for every cell in the body. It contains five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. Good Rasa shows in a glowing and soft skin. It gives a healthy shine. When Rasa is balanced we experience clear perception, faith, and love; when Rasa is out of balance, we feel sad and confused.

Why drink ghee first thing in the morning?

When you wake up, your body is ready to make Rasa – fresh, nourishing juice for the body. Rasa then passes on the nourishment to the tissues. When all these tissues receive the oils or ghee, every cell of the body is cared for; the joints are lubricated, the hair becomes soft and silkier, the skin is smoother.

Drinking ghee

Drinking ghee (clarified butter) on an empty stomach

My story

I had very dry skin, and during the cold season, the dryness worsened. I tried all the products on the market for external applications, but these products helped me only temporarily. I did not realize it could be something internal. When I discovered Ayurveda, I started drinking 1 or 2 tablespoons of organic cow ghee. And the results came in soon enough: I feel different as my skin is no longer dry and my joints don’t make cracking or popping sounds.

The body has its own process and lubrication may happen between 1 and 6 six months into the treatment. Try drinking ghee for a month and share how did that change the way you feel.

Gagori Mitra