Significance of Go ghrita in Lifestyle and Psychological Disorders
Sud Sushant, Kateriya Girish
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ghrita is used since ancient times including the vedic kala. Ghrita is described in Ayurveda as Sapta dhatu vardhak, Ojo vardhak and is suggested to take in day to day life. A brief glance at the qualities of go-ghrita shows that it has been described as Buddhivardhaka-augmenting intelligence, Smritivardhaka-enhancing memory, Deepana-improves appetite and is useful in the treatment of Unmada, Apasmara, Murccha and Mada. It is also useful in the diseases affecting the nervous system in particular. The anti-oxidants in Go ghrita make it a miraculous Rasayana and thus useful as a wonderful anti-ageing therapy. Mind and body are intimately associated with each other. The function of body organs depends on mental makeup of an individual and vice versa. Ayurveda has indicated the use of cow‘s go ghrita i.e., go-ghrita in all types of lifestyle and psychological disorders. Beyond maintaining a healthy mind, go ghrita is also prescribed for anxiety, depression, dementia, insanity, epilepsy and other disorders of consciousness. Go ghrita older than one year is especially good for healing the mind. Go ghrita takes nutrients from your food and delivers them through fat permeable membranes like in the brain. Go ghrita taken regularly in small doses is invaluable as it not only increases the digestive capacity but also it has nourishing property. Hence, go-ghrita takes the deserved credit, with several beneficial effects on human body and mind and thus holds an important position in Ayurvedic chikitsa.