According to Ayurveda, there are so many health benefits of old ghee. But before that, you must know which ghee is old, how to use old ghee, and how it’s different from fresh or new ghee.
New/Fresh Ghee(Navina Ghrita)-
The old ghee has properties like smriti, buddhi vardhaka, virya-Oja-Kapha-meda vardhaka, and Vata-pitta balance, used in many diseases as per Ayurveda.
All can use this ghee like children, young and older people, etc.
This ghee could be used internally as well as externally.
It is combined with medicines that act on that particular disease and enhance drug properties.
It is the best among all fats.
Old ghee(Purana Ghrita) –
After one year of preparation, ghee is known as purana ghrita. After one year, the properties of cow ghee started changing.
Various aspects of time periods of purana ghrita by various Acharyas-
- Bhavamishra – One-year-old ghrita is known as Purana ghrita.
- Ashtanga Hridayam – 15 years old ghrita known as purana ghrita or old ghee.
- Sushruta Samhita – 1 to 10 years ghrita is “purana ghrita”, 11 to 100 years ghrita is known as “Kumba Ghrita”
After 100 Years Ghrita(Ghee) is known as Maha Ghrita.
Uses of Purana Ghrita/Old Ghee –
- Accidently burns
- Chronic fever
- Malabsorption syndrome