Ghee 🍮

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What is it 🧐?

Ghee is a clarified butter derived from cow’s milk that is rich in carbonyls, lactones, and free fatty acids.  Ghee also has high amounts of linoleic acid, and less lactose than regular butter👍🏻.  

Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest holistic healing systems that addresses all body functions. Those who practice Ayurveda, have used Ghee for decades in place of butter, as an alternative cooking ingredient. Under this system, Ghee is believed to improve digestion ♻️ by helping food absorption/assimilation, and fighting inflammation 💣 . It is also a favourite of yoga practitioners 🧘🏼‍♀️ , because it can improve flexibility by lubricating the connective tissues. 

With the power to ease inflammation, it can be used as a calming product on the skin 🧖🏼‍♀️. It can aid sensitive skin, but also boost wound healing. The downside of Ghee is its potential connection to heart 💓 disease as it contains cholesterol oxidation compounds (COPS), which may cause adverse health effects.

Expert Review 🕵🏻‍♀️

It is not a surprise that Ayurvedic Medicine is gaining more and more attention, as the focus in the industry is shifting towards holistic systems⚠️. As mentioned in the previous post, the meaning of beauty has expanded meaning that anything that contributes to our health will automatically contribute to our beauty too. With yoga on the rise,  it is normal that the Indian and other southern cultures gains more interest in the western world✨. 

However, there is not enough clinical studies that has proven its full benefit on skin , and there is also like for avocado a problem in the formulation as it really depends with that it is associated with a product or how much of the ingredient is really used 👀🙌🏼. 

benefits

Skincare Products Benefits

✨Soothing 

✨Nourishing 

✨Protect barrier function

Dietary Benefits

✨Improves digestion

✨Lubricates the connective tissues

✨Calms inflammation

✨Boosts wound healing

Who can benefit?

Dry skin 🏜

Ghee contains linoleic and lauric acids and is rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K. Therefore, this ingredients suits dry skin, as it is very moisturising and soothing for the skin🧖🏼‍♀️. It also contains antioxidants, which helps protect the barrier function and make sure that the skin’s moisture is preserved within the skin 🛡 . 

Attention ⚠️

💡Unfortunately, like most trendy ingredients, Ghee doesn’t have the scientific research or clinical studies to prove its topical benefits.  

💡The benefits listed are anecdotal! It is also still unclear how this ingredient should be used in formulations. Therefore, keep watching this one!