GHEE as a medicine?

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    Feb 03, 2016 12:27 PM GMT
    I have a skin condition that has not been effectively treated by 3 different doctors, 1000's of $$$ in medications, side effects, etc. for over 2 years. My Yoga instructor gave me a jar of her GHEE to apply to the areas....In less than 2 weeks it has almost all healed!...I am shocked!and grateful for the relief...
    Anyone else use GHEE NOT as a food or cooking oil?
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    Feb 03, 2016 6:33 PM GMT
    I should tell my friend that. She's having problems with dry skin, but on her scalp.

    India is the world's biggest consumer of butter because they love ghee, which is clarified butter (the water and milk solids have been removed).

    Of course it's always possible that your skin condition just spontaneously healed and it wasn't due to the ghee. I had one where I had these large round slightly red spots on my arms. The dermatologist gave me some cortisone cream which did nothing so I stopped using it. It went away by itself after several months. The worst part was when they did a "punch biopsy" where they took out a hunk of my skin about the size of a pencil eraser. And of course the pathologist didn't find anything, which the dermatologist warned me would happen because my insurance wouldn't pay for a derm pathologist, only a general one, and I was too cheap to pay for a derm pathologist.
  • Noeton

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    Feb 03, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    I never used it medicinally, but I recall reading that it is traditionally considered to have health benefits. Well, I got to give it a shot, and if nothing else I can cook up some good curry with it. Thanks for posting.
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    Feb 03, 2016 9:17 PM GMT
    I can see ghee working as a topical ointment like how mayonnaise can be used as a conditioner. I doubt it's cure your cholesterol levels though icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 03, 2016 10:46 PM GMT
    Noeton saidif nothing else I can cook up some good curry with it.

    No need to save it for Indian dishes since it's simply pure butterfat with the milk solids (about 4%) and water (about 16%) removed. It has the advantages over butter of having a higher smoke point so you can fry with it (eggs, pancakes, potatoes, etc.), and you don't need to refrigerate it, although I do keep mine in the fridge.

    http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/dairy/butter/butter-basics/composition-of-butter
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    Feb 04, 2016 12:02 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidI have a skin condition that has not been effectively treated by 3 different doctors, 1000's of $$$ in medications, side effects, etc. for over 2 years. My Yoga instructor gave me a jar of her GHEE to apply to the areas....In less than 2 weeks it has almost all healed!...I am shocked!and grateful for the relief...
    Anyone else use GHEE NOT as a food or cooking oil?


    Ghee is made from butter. In India, Fiji, and some other countries it is very popular for cooking. I'd guess that if ghee cured the skin condition butter would have also.
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    Feb 04, 2016 12:36 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidI have a skin condition that has not been effectively treated by 3 different doctors, 1000's of $$$ in medications, side effects, etc. for over 2 years. My Yoga instructor gave me a jar of her GHEE to apply to the areas....In less than 2 weeks it has almost all healed!...I am shocked!and grateful for the relief...
    Anyone else use GHEE NOT as a food or cooking oil?



    Are you on a low fat diet? That is the general culprit for skin problems. Subcutaneous fat that nourishes the skin and mid section fat are kinda unrelated issues.
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    Feb 04, 2016 2:49 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    Sporty_G saidI have a skin condition that has not been effectively treated by 3 different doctors, 1000's of $$$ in medications, side effects, etc. for over 2 years. My Yoga instructor gave me a jar of her GHEE to apply to the areas....In less than 2 weeks it has almost all healed!...I am shocked!and grateful for the relief...
    Anyone else use GHEE NOT as a food or cooking oil?
    Are you on a low fat diet? That is the general culprit for skin problems. Subcutaneous fat that nourishes the skin and mid section fat are kinda unrelated issues.

    I would like to see some links to papers that back up this claim. It sounds to me like you're using the same logic that says eating fat raises the blood cholesterol level and fatty deposits in the arteries, which the Paleo crowd says is untrue.
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:02 AM GMT
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    Alpha13 said
    Sporty_G saidI have a skin condition that has not been effectively treated by 3 different doctors, 1000's of $$$ in medications, side effects, etc. for over 2 years. My Yoga instructor gave me a jar of her GHEE to apply to the areas....In less than 2 weeks it has almost all healed!...I am shocked!and grateful for the relief...
    Anyone else use GHEE NOT as a food or cooking oil?
    Are you on a low fat diet? That is the general culprit for skin problems. Subcutaneous fat that nourishes the skin and mid section fat are kinda unrelated issues.

    I would like to see some links to papers that back up this claim. It sounds to me like you're using the same logic that says eating fat raises the blood cholesterol level and fatty deposits in the arteries, which the Paleo crowd says is untrue.


    I'm on Paleo diet but "fat" comes in so many flavors that you have to be a biochem Major to figure it out. When I increased my good dietary fat levels and cut out sugar I lost my mid age belly fat ( brown fat). Rob Wolf is the biochemist and author of The Paleo Solution. His mentor is Dr. Cordain, Paleo diet for Athletes. Both are techical and not easy reads.
  • badbug

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    Feb 04, 2016 5:22 AM GMT

    What condition did you have?

    I don't want to just start putting ghee on my face hoping it solves all my problems without knowing what you used yours for! lol

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    Feb 04, 2016 6:47 AM GMT
    "... so then I gave him a jar of ghee and was like 'yeah just rub yourself in this and it will... purify... your... chakra... and release your inner deva... AND HE TOTALLY DID ROFL"
    "WTF SERIOUSLY??"
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:14 PM GMT
    badbug said
    What condition did you have?

    I don't want to just start putting ghee on my face hoping it solves all my problems without knowing what you used yours for! lol



    There is a obscure book called The Eye of Revelation republished by JW Watt that introduces The Five Tibetan Rights exercise system. There is some dietary info in it as well such as rubbing Tibetan butter into the scalp for heathy hair.,
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    Feb 04, 2016 9:10 PM GMT
    Granny, on the old Beverly Hillbillies tv show, swore by possum fat. Or maybe it was bear grease.
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    Feb 04, 2016 10:08 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidGranny, on the old Beverly Hillbillies tv show, swore by possum fat. Or maybe it was bear grease.
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    The Greeks would coat athletes in olive oil and after exercise scrape the oil/sweat from their skin and use that mixture as a curative. I Bet it's chock full of testosterone which fixes tons of stuff .
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    Feb 05, 2016 6:39 AM GMT
    There is a obscure book called The Eye of Revelation republished



    You lost me at "book"

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    Feb 05, 2016 6:12 PM GMT
    badbug saidThere is a obscure book called The Eye of Revelation republished
    You lost me at "book"

    Follow yoga instructor's advice to apply clarified butter to inflamed areas while reading an exercise book by a Tibetan monk. Avoid getting any butter on the book.