Ghee is amazing. As a healthy alternative to butter, ghee is super easy to make at home. Drizzle on popcorn, cook with your next meal, add a dollip on kitchari, or slather on a piece of toast. And lets just be clear here, I love butter, I'm sothern', but ghee is both nourishing and tridoshic.
Ghee is clarified butter where the impurities of butter are heated out and what is left is a type of yummy medicine. It helps improve absorption and assimilation, kindling agni and acting as a digestive. When taken with herbs, it acts as an "ayogavahi", to get them where they need to go in the body. It is unctuous in quality and supports connective tissue, lubricating the the body inside out. Ghee supports cognitive function as it nourishes the myelin and sheath of the brain. Ghee is considered satvic in character as it is of a higher frequency, promoting calm energy and awareness.
Although some say ghee lowers cholesterol, those with high cholesterol should use ghee with caution and in small amounts. Those with a lot of ama (toxicity) in the body should avoid ghee until they have worked some of the toxicity out. Kapha individuals should use in moderation as ghee holds similar gunas (qualities) as kapha-one of them being love.
Best of all, ghee is easy to make.
Check out my "how to" video on how to make ghee in your own home. NOTE: 4 lbs of butter yielded in this batch 62 ounces. Not 25 ounces.