Ghee (clarified butter) addresses so many health problems - such as restoring sexual vitality and lubricating tissues, nerves and organs. According to Ayurvedic science, ghee helps produce healthy semen, maintains a strong digestive tract, and keeps eyes and memory youthful.
Today I want to give you a medicinal ghee recipe that takes the healing process a step further. There are many medicinal ghee mixtures (ghee infused with herbs) - known and trusted for centuries.
Protecting Ourselves From Hard Living
Think of it this way: We inhale a TABLESPOON of solid particles each day (we live in a toxic soup). Doesn't it make perfect sense to moisturize with rich herbs to keep the tissue super clean and sturdy? Today's recipe can be used as both a preventive measure and a treatment for ailments in the ear, nose and throat regions. A half-teaspoon daily protects the body from all those invisible toxins floating around.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve mental alertness, calm their nerves and develop powerful focus. Personally, I use it (and prescribe it) to combat allergies, respiratory problems and severe headaches. And let me not forget, this is a fabulous salve for massaging the chakras and rebalancing energy.
Let Me Introduce Some Special Ingredients
I want to introduce you to the herbs that go into this medicinal ghee -- and give you an idea of how each one contributes to the body's balance and wellbeing. As I always say: It's good to read the label and know what's going inside of you.
Ashwanghanda: Effective for fatigue, weakness, impotency, infertility, arthritis and other problems associated with aging. It is similar to Ginseng, but without any of the overheating or over-stimulating side effects.
Brahmi Powder: Treats hair loss and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis
Meluthi Licorice Powder: Great for bronchial problems, and bowel and urinary infections.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus): In India, Shatavari is considered the female equivalent to Ashwagandha. The name translates to "she who possesses 100 husbands" -- referring to the herbs' rejuvenating effect on women's reproductive organs.
Now for the recipe...
2 tsp Brahmin Powder
3 tsp Meluthi Licorice Powder
4 tsp of Ashwanghanda
4 tsp Shatavari
1. Crush the herbs in an electric grinder, mortar and pestle, or small food processer.
2. Place in saucepan with 14 cups of water.
3. Simmer the ingredients and reduce until it resembles a creamy thick paste. There should be no loose water in the pan.
4. Add mixture to butter and prepare ghee as normal.
This recipe is enough for 2 lbs of butter. It can be used in any recipes calling for ghee. Add this ghee to your kicharee or mix 1 tsp in warm milk. Enjoy both the taste and the benefits.
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