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ORGANIC Ashvagandha Ghee

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Ghee (clarified butter) illustrationAyurvedic Gritas - Ayurvedic Herbalised Ghee


Traditional ghee is clarified butter, butter from which water and milk solids have been removed by gentle heating. Ayurveda considers ghee to be one of the most health promoting of all foods. Ghee is said to balance all three doshas, the fundamental principles of Nature. It is said to strengthen the body, the eyes and the mental functions, improve memory and promote longevity. If taken with meals ghee strengthens the digestive fire.

Ashvagandha in butterfat


A Grita is a traditional Ayurvedic formulation of ghee (butterfat) that is enriched with a special herbal substance. Only biological, from Hay butter ghee is used for classic Ayurveda Gritas.

Ashvagandha Root


In Ayurveda, the Ashwagandha root is used in numerous herbal supplements and its significance is comparable to that of ginseng in the Chinese health tradition. Ashvagandha root helps with men’s conditions, nervous tension and sleep. It promotes increased energy, joint health, respiratory health, restful sleep, clear mind and memory. Ashwagandha improves communication between the brain and digestive tract to help curb cravings. It increases stamina and muscle strength, improves healthy functioning of adrenal and reproductive systems and balances Vata and Kapha doshas.

What are the benefits of Ayurveda herbal ghee?


Because of its unique ability to penetrate into cells and cross the brain-blood barrier, Ayurveda considers ghee to be a highly effective medium for transporting the healing nature of herbs very deep into our body tissues. For thousands of years Ayurveda has created numerous Ghritas or herbalised ghees – herbs infused into ghee in order to enhanced their therapeutic effects.

Gritas in Ayurveda


Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan explained the process of creating a Ghrita: “You start with a herb, such as Ashwadhanda, and boil it in water for a good length of time. You then filter out the herb solids and end up with a liquid decoction which will contain the water-soluble active principles of the original herb.

“To extract the herb’s oil-soluble principles, you mix the decoction with ghee and boil until all the water evaporates. The resulting Ghrita or herbalised ghee will now be infused with both the water- and oil-soluble principles or properties of whatever herb you started with.”

How do Ghritas work?


Dr Donn Brennan said that, according to Ayurveda, ghee is considered a medicine in itself, “It not only aids digestion but is a tonic for all the body tissues, especially the brain and nerve tissues”. Donn went on to say that ghee is also lighter and more penetrating than other oils, so Ghritas allow the herbal properties infused within them to be more easily absorbed by our body tissues. Ghritas are extensively used in Ayurvedic practice, especially for degenerative and deep-seated conditions.

According to Donn, “In Ghritas the ghee effectively acts as a carrier media to facilitate the transport of active healing principles extracted from herbs through the cell membrane, which is permeable only by lipid molecules”.

Because our brain cells are mostly composed of saturated lipid fats, ghee one of the few oils that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier. This is why herbs that benefit the brain and nervous system, and are said to promote intellect and memory, such as Ashwagandha, Shatavari and Brahmi, are often taken in Ghrita form.

Ayurvedic Gritas - Ayurvedic Herbalised GheeIsn’t Ghee a saturated fat?


People are sometime wary of taking ghee as animal fats have been demonised by nutritionists and the popular media over the last six decades. Foods high in saturated fats, such as meat, lard, dairy and coconut oil have been blamed for the huge increase in heart disease that has occurred throughout the 20th Century – despite the fact that humans have consumed such fats for hundreds of thousands of years with little sign of heart disease.

The tide has recently turned and scrutiny of the previous studies linking heart disease to saturated fats has shown much of this research to be deeply flawed and either distorted by the prejudices of the researchers or influenced by the major edible oil companies, keen to sell their fat and oil alternatives. (For more information on this topic it is worth reading books such as The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz and The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr Malcolm Kendrick.)

Even cholesterol in our blood is no bad thing – it is one of the major building block for our cells and our liver naturally produces cholesterol for cell regeneration and repair work. It is the case though that too much LDL (low density lipids that are sometimes termed ‘bad’ cholesterol) in our blood may be a marker for underlying health problems. In light of this, it is interesting that taking the larger doses of ghee, recommended for Ayurvedic cleansing practices such as Panchakarma, does not increase levels of this ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and HDL, know as ‘good’ cholesterol often increases.

Ghee also helps increase the levels of fat soluble vitamins, especially Vitamin E, in our blood. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that helps preventing the oxidation of LDL in the sub-endothelial space within arteries and so helps prevent atherosclerosis and any consequent heart problems.


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ORGANIC Ashvagandha Ghee

Unit: 200 g
SKU: 40026

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Amla NaturAyurvedic Clarified Butter with Herbs - from Amla Natur


Bio Ashvagandha Ghee

Ghee is concentrated butter and an important part of ayurvedic nutrition. It is known as a Rasayana and therefore ideal for a healthy lifestyle. If you combine Ghee with herbs you get a preparation which is absorbed by the body in a smooth and prolonged manner.

This Ashvagandha ghee can be applied internally and externally

In Ayurveda the Ashvagandha root, also called winter cherry or sleep Berry, is the most commonly used of dietary supplements. Their significance in Ayurveda is comparable to that of the ginseng in the traditional Chinese health education. The Ashvagandha root reduces vata and Kapha doshas.

Bio logoMade from best butter from the Alps. A traditional Ayurveda product. Certified organic.

Contents

200g Glass Jar.

ORGANIC Ashvagandha Ghee

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Details

40026

Ingredients


  • Pure butter fat *
  • Winter cherry (Ashvagandha, Withania somnifera) *

* From controlled organic cultivation.

* DE-eco 037 (non-EU agriculture).

Storage Advice


  • Store at room temperature after opening.
  • Protect from direct sunlight.

Allergy advice: Contains


Milk fat.

Contraindications/Precautions


May contain traces of lactose.

Nutritional Info: /100g
Energy Kcal
896
Energy Kj
3684
Protein
< 0.6g
Carbohydrates
< 0.2g
of which Sugars
< 0.2g
Fats ( total )
99.5g
of which Saturatedfatty acids
62.7g
Dietary Fibre
< 0.2g
salt
< 0.2g

Additional Information

Quantity 200 g
Ean code 4032582008101
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Ghee (clarified butter) illustrationAyurvedic Gritas - Ayurvedic Herbalised Ghee


Traditional ghee is clarified butter, butter from which water and milk solids have been removed by gentle heating. Ayurveda considers ghee to be one of the most health promoting of all foods. Ghee is said to balance all three doshas, the fundamental principles of Nature. It is said to strengthen the body, the eyes and the mental functions, improve memory and promote longevity. If taken with meals ghee strengthens the digestive fire.

Ashvagandha in butterfat


A Grita is a traditional Ayurvedic formulation of ghee (butterfat) that is enriched with a special herbal substance. Only biological, from Hay butter ghee is used for classic Ayurveda Gritas.

Ashvagandha Root


In Ayurveda, the Ashwagandha root is used in numerous herbal supplements and its significance is comparable to that of ginseng in the Chinese health tradition. Ashvagandha root helps with men’s conditions, nervous tension and sleep. It promotes increased energy, joint health, respiratory health, restful sleep, clear mind and memory. Ashwagandha improves communication between the brain and digestive tract to help curb cravings. It increases stamina and muscle strength, improves healthy functioning of adrenal and reproductive systems and balances Vata and Kapha doshas.

What are the benefits of Ayurveda herbal ghee?


Because of its unique ability to penetrate into cells and cross the brain-blood barrier, Ayurveda considers ghee to be a highly effective medium for transporting the healing nature of herbs very deep into our body tissues. For thousands of years Ayurveda has created numerous Ghritas or herbalised ghees – herbs infused into ghee in order to enhanced their therapeutic effects.

Gritas in Ayurveda


Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan explained the process of creating a Ghrita: “You start with a herb, such as Ashwadhanda, and boil it in water for a good length of time. You then filter out the herb solids and end up with a liquid decoction which will contain the water-soluble active principles of the original herb.

“To extract the herb’s oil-soluble principles, you mix the decoction with ghee and boil until all the water evaporates. The resulting Ghrita or herbalised ghee will now be infused with both the water- and oil-soluble principles or properties of whatever herb you started with.”

How do Ghritas work?


Dr Donn Brennan said that, according to Ayurveda, ghee is considered a medicine in itself, “It not only aids digestion but is a tonic for all the body tissues, especially the brain and nerve tissues”. Donn went on to say that ghee is also lighter and more penetrating than other oils, so Ghritas allow the herbal properties infused within them to be more easily absorbed by our body tissues. Ghritas are extensively used in Ayurvedic practice, especially for degenerative and deep-seated conditions.

According to Donn, “In Ghritas the ghee effectively acts as a carrier media to facilitate the transport of active healing principles extracted from herbs through the cell membrane, which is permeable only by lipid molecules”.

Because our brain cells are mostly composed of saturated lipid fats, ghee one of the few oils that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier. This is why herbs that benefit the brain and nervous system, and are said to promote intellect and memory, such as Ashwagandha, Shatavari and Brahmi, are often taken in Ghrita form.

Ayurvedic Gritas - Ayurvedic Herbalised GheeIsn’t Ghee a saturated fat?


People are sometime wary of taking ghee as animal fats have been demonised by nutritionists and the popular media over the last six decades. Foods high in saturated fats, such as meat, lard, dairy and coconut oil have been blamed for the huge increase in heart disease that has occurred throughout the 20th Century – despite the fact that humans have consumed such fats for hundreds of thousands of years with little sign of heart disease.

The tide has recently turned and scrutiny of the previous studies linking heart disease to saturated fats has shown much of this research to be deeply flawed and either distorted by the prejudices of the researchers or influenced by the major edible oil companies, keen to sell their fat and oil alternatives. (For more information on this topic it is worth reading books such as The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz and The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr Malcolm Kendrick.)

Even cholesterol in our blood is no bad thing – it is one of the major building block for our cells and our liver naturally produces cholesterol for cell regeneration and repair work. It is the case though that too much LDL (low density lipids that are sometimes termed ‘bad’ cholesterol) in our blood may be a marker for underlying health problems. In light of this, it is interesting that taking the larger doses of ghee, recommended for Ayurvedic cleansing practices such as Panchakarma, does not increase levels of this ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and HDL, know as ‘good’ cholesterol often increases.

Ghee also helps increase the levels of fat soluble vitamins, especially Vitamin E, in our blood. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that helps preventing the oxidation of LDL in the sub-endothelial space within arteries and so helps prevent atherosclerosis and any consequent heart problems.

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