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Ghee: The Ancient Indian Food Miracle

Ghee, known as the ancient miracle of India for its deliciously sweet flavour and potent healing qualities, is made from butter of which the milk solids and impurities have been removed. Ghee does not contain harmful trans fats or hydrogenated oils which can cause heart disease and other serious health problems.  Interestingly, healthy bodies actually produce their own form of “ghee,” but you can benefit greatly by consumption of additional ghee.  Many people who are lactose or casein intolerant can enjoy ghee for its buttery flavour and amazing health benefits without allergic reactions.  The list of health benefits is endless.

Ghee is miraculous for digestion and immunity.  It is a rich source of a butyric acid, which is beneficial for energy and intestinal wall support.  Ghee improves memory and flexibility of the body.  According to Ayurveda, ghee is considered one of the most sattvic foods, which promote balance, peacefulness, spiritual growth and expansion of consciousness.

100 times washed Ghee is a ghee, which has been properly washed 100 times (by purified water) according to Ayurvedic directions.  Such ghee is very highly valued product for its extremely nourishing, moisturising and beneficial effects in healing the skin.  It keeps skin soft, smooth and lubricated.  It helps against wrinkles, heals burned skin and also scars.  In many cases, ghee can even prevent scaring.

This article by Jitka Robinson was originally posted on

Jitka Robinson, ALC is a NAMA ­registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor, holistic health and lifestyle coach, Kripalu yoga teacher, and certified Reiki therapist. It is her passion to blend Ayurveda, yoga and Reiki in her Ayurvedic consulting practice, holistic health coaching, and group educational workshops to make the healthy lifestyle and diet accessible to others. Jitka specializes in disease prevention, chronic stress and anxiety management, women’s health, digestive disorders, weight management, and seasonal cleanses.


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