Cow ghee - Ayurvedic properties & Health benefits

by Planet Ayurveda Holistic healing through herbs

In Hindu religion, cow is considered as the sacred animal and addressed as gow mata. Cow is symbol of divinity on this earth as it provides us life sustaining milk and takes care of people health. Milk of cow possesses the essence or exuberance of all plants. Cow ghee which is prepared from the cow milk that has the medicinal values and offers the several health benefits. Lord Krishna, is often portrayed playing his flute amongst the cows and dancing gopis (milkmaids). Lord Krishna has also been called by other names Gopala and Govinda which means "a friend and protector of cows."

Ayurvedic properties of cow ghee

In Ayurveda there is good description of cow ghee and how it maintains the good health and also helps in the healing of body from sickness. Cow ghee is rich source of all the essential nutrients, fatty acid and also packed with the antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral anti-oxidant and antiviral properties. According to Ayurveda cow ghee helps to pacify the vata and pitta doshas. Ingestion of cow ghee works like a finest fuel to the digestive fire (agni). Cow ghee provides the nourishment to the organs and also helps in the building of internal juices (rasa) in body. Ghee is considered as the most ojas producing food on earth. Cow ghee also increases the shukra or ojas which are underlying basis of immunity and essence of body tissues. Moreover cow ghee enhances the digestive fire (agni) which is important for all the nutrition. It does so without aggravating the pitta dosha. Ayurveda considers that Cow ghee dissolves the toxins (ama) of body and then eliminates these from body.

Health benefits of cow ghee

  • It helps to improve the digestion and helps to clean the stomach.
  • It is good to cure constipation.
  • It supports the good brain health and considered as the brain tonic. It helps to improve the memory power and intelligence.
  • It helps in moisturizing, soothing and nourishment of the body tissues.
  • Use of cow ghee is quite effective for cancer patients as it has the power to stop the growth of cancer cells. It accelerates the availability of enzymes which are responsible for detoxification of cancer-causing substances and also obstruct the availability of substances which results in the activation of carcinogens.
  • It is also good to improve the voice.
  • It is good for male sexual health. It improves the sperm count and also strengthens sexual power.
  • It is good to increase appetite.
  • It helps to strengthen the immune system thus increases the body's ability to fight against any bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
  • Its medicinal value is good for vision and eyes.
  • It is good to build up stamina and energy in body.
  • It is recommended for the people who are suffering from the fissures, piles and fistula. In this case application of cow ghee on affected areas is good to provide relief in pain and burning sensation. Moreover the consumption of cow ghee helps in softening of stools.
  • It helps to metabolize and break down of the fats from stubborn fat areas of the body.
  • It helps to maintain the healthy and glowing skin.
  • Medicinal value of cow ghee is good to cure the thyroid dysfunction.
  • It is packed with the healing properties. It is used to heal wounds, cracked lips and mouth ulcers.
  • It removes the toxins thus helps in detoxification of body.
  • Use of cow ghee is quite effective to completely resolve problems like brain stroke, bleeding nose, sinus headaches and migraine problems. Add 2 drops of bit warm cow ghee in the nostrils for few days and see the miraculous results.
  • Massage with cow ghee helps to boost up the immune system.
  • It is good to resolve the sleeping problem like insomnia.
  • It is good for the lubrication of joints.
  • Application of cow ghee on burns is quite good for healing.
  • Taking the 1-2 teaspoon of ghee specifically helps in the reduction of stubborn belly fat. Whereas the increased intake of ghee may increase weight.
  • It increases the metabolism and also helps to reduce the bad cholesterol.
  • It is good for healthy and strong hair. Massage of cow ghee on head improves the blood circulation resolves all the hair problems like dry hair, frizzy hair and hair fall.
  • It supports the good health of heart.
  • Head massage with cow ghee is good to provide relief in the stress and anxiety.


  • Cow ghee must be in the pure form.
  • Excess intake of cow ghee must be avoided in the case of obese people as it leads to weight gain.


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