Cow ghee is getting all the attention it deserves. Let’s find out with a scientific lens on what’s the components of the cow ghee.
Composition of Cow-Ghee:
- Cow ghee contains triglycerides 97-98 %,
- diglycerides 0.25-0.4 %,
- monoglycerides 0.016 – 0.038 %,
- Glyceryl esters 0.011- 0.015 %,
- Keto acid glycerides 0.015-0.018 %,
- free fatty acids 0.1-0.44 %,
- phospholipids 0.2-1.0%,
- sterols 0.22- 0.41%.
- Vitamin A – 2500 IU/100gm,
- Vitamin D – 8.5 x 10- 7gm/100gm,
- Vitamin E- 24 x 10-3 gm/100gm,
- Vitamin K -1 x 10-4gm/100gm.
- Glycerides – Butyric acid 4.5-6 %,
- Caproic acid 1-1.36 %,
- Capric acid 1.5-1.8 %,
- Caprylic acid 0.9-1 %,
- Lauric acid 6-7 %,
- Myristic acid 21-23 %,
- Palmitic acid 19- 19.5 %,
- Stearic acid 11-11.5 %,
- Arachidic acid 0.5-0.8 %,
- Oleic acid 27-27.5 %,
- Linoleic acid 4-5 %.
Vitamin A, vitamin E and beta-carotene present in cow ghee are helpful in preventing oxidative injury to the body.
Vitamin A also keeps epithelial tissue of the body intact, keeps the ocular surface healthy and prevents blindness.
When ghee is prepared with certain specified drugs in accordance with a prescribed procedure, its potency and utility increases many fold.
This is because no other unctuous substance mentioned in Ayurveda has such a tremendous capacity to absorb and carry properties of the drugs with which it is processed.
Ghee is lipophilic and this property facilitates transportation of the ingredients of formulation inside the cell.
Thus, Ghee is one of the best carriers of the drug molecules which also provides essential nutrients and critical anti-oxidants to the human body for its protection and growth.
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