Ghee is clarified butter. It is an ideal cooking oil and facilitates
the whole process of digestion. It is nourishing to the whole body.
Since the protein solids are not used the cholesterol causing factors
are dramatically reduced.
ghee can be used in place of butter and is an ideal cooking oil, as it does not burn unless heated excessively. It makes a wonderful body oil for massage and can serve as a base for herbal ointments (for burns, skin rashes, etc.) and can even be used for lamps, with wicks made from cotton balls.
ghee is a digestive. It helps to improve absorption and assimilation. It nourishes ojas (immunity), tejas and prana. It is good for improving memory and lubricates the connective tissue. ghee makes the body flexible and, in small doses, is tridoshic it pacifies pitta and vata and is kaphas should use it in moderation.
Ghee carries medicinal properties of herbs into the seven dhatus or tissues of the body. Persons who already have high cholesterol or suffer from obesity should be cautious in using ghee. ghee is not to be used when there are high ama (toxic) conditions.