Ghee, ayurvedisch

Ghee (purified butter) is the most important product in Ayurveda and it is described in ancient sacred writings as nothing less than “the elixir of life”. Ghee, by its very nature is a natural tonic; Ayurvedic Ghee increases Kapha, reduces Vata and cools Pitta.
According to Ayurveda, Ghee has the following properties:

  • because of its ability to maintain the youthfulness of the whole organism, it is a natural „Rasayan“ (rejuvenating product). It bestows longevity and increases sexual vitality
  • Ghee is the most important of all fatty substances and is suitable for therapeutic as well as culinary use.
  • Ghee cleanses the “Srotas” (the physical channels), strengthens the Dhatus (seven body tissues, stimulates “Agni” (digestive fire) and promotes mental clarity. It has a cooling effect.
  • Ghee increases intelligence and promotes memory. It improves sight and gives the voice a pleasant timbre. It makes the body softer and can help in cases of herpes and injury as well as where there is weight loss caused by damage to the lungs. Ghee is recommended as a remedy for illness caused by imbalanced Vata and Pitta as well as poisoning, mental illness and fever. Ghee has a pleasant taste and can be used in cooking and added to the finished dish. The intake of 6 tablespoons of ghee per day helps retain youthfulness and flexibility.

Camphor

Camphor is a colorless or white crystalline, powder-like solid matter. It is present in essential oils and especially in the bark of the evergreen camphor tree found in Asia. It has a characteristically strong, medicinal and aromatic, woody smell and a pungent, bitter taste with a slightly cool after-taste such as that of menthol. Camphor is slightly volatile and evaporates at room temperature. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, stimulates the circulation and nerves, aids digestion and kills parasites. The intake of camphor can cause hallucinations and was used 90 to100 years ago as an intoxicant.

Camphor is a type of tree resin; it is white, evaporates when exposed to the air and is highly inflammable. Its effects are a purifying, astringent and disinfecting and it is used by many as a preservative. Although the production of its chemical equivalent has brought camphor into disrepute, natural camphor is an invaluable aid in eye surgery. In small doses, such as those amounts used in our “COLD” Kajals, camphor makes the eyes whiter and reduces the fine capillaries. Its light, fresh sensation stimulates the production of tears which, as well as being very pleasant, helps to cleanse the eyes. In Ayurveda, camphor is classified as cooling and, as such, it is especially suitable for use in eye-care products. As light receptors, our eyes sometimes have a tendency to overheat..

 

Information for those with allergies

With a few exceptions, all products are safe for those with allergies.

An allergy can be understood as a defensive reaction by the body‘s immune systems to certain, almost always harmless environmental substances. The immune system recognizes some substances as foreign and sets its defense mechanism into motion. This can manifests as hay fever, skin rashes and itching, diarrhea and breathlessness etc.

If the body cannot tolerate certain foodstuffs this is known as a food intolerance.
The result is an immune reaction which, without antibodies, releases the tissue hormone histamine. This happens with various foodstuffs that release histamine directly, for example strawberries or tomatoes. There are also foodstuffs that contain histamine, for example cheese, wine, sauerkraut or monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is found in Chinese food and soya sauce. A further intolerance is caused by the lank of enzymes, for example the lack of the enzyme lactase cause milk and milk product intolerance