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Is Honey combined with ghee, a dangerous poison?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Equal quantities by weight of ghee and honey are a bad combination as ghee is cooling, but honey is heating.

Honey is a complex polysaccaride which requires special enzymes to break it down to be used as simple sugars and ghee is a complex chain of fatty acids which requires emulsification and action of lipase and other lipid breaking enzymes. When these enzymes interact with one another within our GI tract it leads to indigestion and formation of aama (आमं) and can cause accumulation of free radicals within our systems which is the cause of many an illness including cancers.

The Ancient Ayurvedic texts have clearly cautioned against an equal composition of ghee and honey. The Vagbhatastates that it leads to immense vata prakopa (wind aggravation); the Charaka calls it maatra virudha (incompatible due to the equal quantity); and the Sushruta calls it maana viruddha (incompatible due to the equal measure).

[Read: Honey – The Complete Nutrition And Precautions Guide]

Regular intake of Viruddha ahara (incompatible foods), aggravates the doshas, moves the doshas them from its place (doshamutkleshya), and prevents its expulsion from the body. This kind of aggravated doshas combine with the dhatusand causes diseases like boils, abdominal tumors, fever, skin diseases, digestive disorders, urinary disorders, piles, reduced strength (physical and immunity), etc. and is considered a poison that can also lead to death.

So practically when using honey and ghee for Anupana (with some other herbs), use unequal parts of honey and ghee, e.g.- for kapha, use more honey than ghee, and for vata and pitta, use more ghee than honey.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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Kunal Chauhan
Kunal Chauhan 5pts

If we eat. . .them. . So. . Wht it react. . ? I mean hw is it harm us. . . .or wht happen. .?

Sylwia Jones
Sylwia Jones 5pts

Equal by weight! Which is very important here.

Shouket Allie
Shouket Allie 5pts

Aunty Acid excuse the pun. U literally have one.

Md Ekram Husain
Md Ekram Husain 5pts

yes.............. true composition.... honey+ghee=poison

DamoderKatariya
DamoderKatariya 5pts

The normal mixing ratio for ghee and honey is 1:3 that is out of 4 parts there must be one part of ghee and 3 parts of honey. there are may uses of this composition but it is strictly avoided used in eye for cleaning.....as it distorts the eye sight

Nalini Kottolli
Nalini Kottolli 5pts

Why, it is general practice to give children by mixing for a dip to eat dosa

Petla Venkatesh
Petla Venkatesh 5pts

I don't think so. A drink named panchamrutham contains both honey n ghee.

Raj Kumar
Raj Kumar 5pts

Its also dangerous to drink tea, coffee and milk after eating fish curry with rice within 6hrs..