Pass the Ghee, Please

an article by Linda Knittel for Yoga Journal

It is difficult for most Americans to believe that a little fat in their diets can be healthy, let alone be considered good medicine. In Ayurveda, however, pure clarified butter, known as ghee, is one of the most powerful tonics. It is used to heal wounds, improve digestion, fight free radicals, and boost the immune system. Ghee is also believed to enhance one’s ojas, or “life energy.”

“For centuries, ghee has been considered a rasayana, which means a healing food that balances both body and mind,” says Shubhra Krishan, author of Essential Ayurveda (New World Library, 2003).

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