Role of ghee in treating cough and cold
Hello, my sister is 15 years old. As winter is approaching, she is frequently getting cough and cold. My mother makes her eat ghee with every meal. She does not like it at all. She is fearful that she may put on weight due to excess eating of ghee. My mother tells that ghee helps in preventing cough and cold, not only that taking ghee prevents getting any sort of disease. I am not sure about the role of ghee in treating cough and cold. Can any one shed some light on this issue.
@ipshita Ghee or clarified butter made from cow's milk has been used to treat a number of ailments like cough and cold, weakness, skin diseases and pimples. It is said that aged cow's ghee when applied on chest loosens cough and when onions fried in it are eaten, they relieve sore throat. Ghee is an essential part of Chaywanprash, India's ancient super food which is a must have during winters. In fact in a recent research it was found that Cow ghee enhances the availability of enzymes responsible for detoxification of cancer-causing substances and decreases the availability of those responsible for activation of carcinogens, scientists from the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) have reported in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.