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Turmeric Ghee for Gut Health

We hear so much about gut health on social media.  So, even if you haven’t looked too deep into the subject of “ghee for guts,” you’re bound to know a thing or two about it by default and from the many site words and phrases floating around.

In short, it’s well established that our guts need to be healthy.

Our gut plays a massive role in multiple bodily processes. It has many responsibilities, like digestion and maintaining our immune system, and it even plays a role in managing the central nervous system.

I don’t have to tell you that your skin, sleep, and mental agility all rely heavily on the health of your gut.

But unless you’re familiar with Ayurvedic Medicine or the culture, you might have overlooked the incredible gut-healing capacity of two very simple ingredients: ghee and turmeric.  So, let’s talk about that for a moment—then I’ll tell you how to make it and use it!

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Turmeric is a popular spice, especially in the Indian culture, but it’s been glorified as a super-hero anti-inflammatory spice here in the States for quite some time now. And the reason why has a lot to do with turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties. This is primarily due to a chemical in turmeric called Curcumin, which you can buy encapsulated all on its own.

Curcumin supports digestion by calming inflammation in the intestines—allowing food to pass easily through, helping to prevent gas and bloating as it moves to its final destination.

It also helps promote the growth of friendly bacteria in the colon and eliminate unfriendly bacteria often associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome.  And turmeric can help increase stomach bile, helping to regulate digestion and supporting the liver.

Occasionally inflammation can cause pain in the abdomen, and turmeric is known to help because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It also helps that turmeric is chock-full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Ghee For Gut Health

Many herbal constituents are increased in bioavailability when taken with a fat source like ghee. Especially turmeric because there are a lot of fat-soluble components there.

Ghee is a type of clarified butter, which means the milk solids, including the lactose, have been removed through the cooking process. What is left over is a tasty golden oil known as ghee, also known as “sacred fat” and “liquid gold.” The main fatty acid in butter is butyric acid or butyrate, which the intestinal tract thrives on. And it helps to protect the integrity of the gut wall lining.  Research has shown that some people with unhealthy digestive tracts do not produce enough butyric acid.

Some digestive benefits of ghee:

  • It helps maintain the health of the gastrointestinal mucosa
  • Supports and regulates healthy bowel movements
  • Inhibits the growth of unwanted bacteria
  • Promotes healthy bowel functions in those with inflammatory bowel conditions

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Ghee is also one of the highest temperature cooking oil available with a flash point cooking temperature of 485℉.

How to Make Turmeric Infused Ghee

Making your own turmeric-infused ghee is super simple.  All you have to do is mix together two simple ingredients and voila!

  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 tablespoon powdered turmericTurmeric Ghee for Gut Health - Ingredients
  1. Put the ingredients into a jar and mix thoroughly.  Place a lid on top.Turmeric Ghee for Gut Health - Steps
  2. Stores well for 1 year in a cupboard and several years in the freezer in an airtight container.
How to Use Your Turmeric Infused Ghee

Because of its high smoke point, turmeric ghee is great for sautéing or starting out more intricate dishes.  You can also add to many other foods and anti-inflammatory beverages.

Give a few of these a try…

Turmeric Ghee Tonic – mix your turmeric ghee with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice for a potent immune system and gut-boosting tonic.

Turmeric Ghee Rice – Easy peasy… your ghee is already flavored!  Drop a tablespoon into your rice dishes to give them a little gut-loving zip.

Turmeric Ghee Curry: Curry already uses both ghee and turmeric. So how convenient to have them already mixed and on hand?

Turmeric Ghee Latte or Golden Milk Latte – add one tablespoon of your turmeric ghee to two cups of vegan milk, ½ teaspoon of powdered ashwagandha, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger, ½ teaspoon of vanilla and a squirt of honey or maple syrup. Heat slightly in a small saucepan until slightly bubbly, and enjoy!

Turmeric Ghee Coffee – try making a turmeric “bullet” coffee by adding one teaspoon of turmeric ghee to your morning cup.

Turmeric Ghee Honey– there are so many ways to enjoy this one! Mix one tablespoon of turmeric ghee with one tablespoon of honey and spread it on your favorite sweet bread, muffin or bagel.

Ghee on Baked Potatoes or Veggie Sides – Instead of butter, why not use your turmeric ghee to flavor your veggie sides? It’s great for white potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, peas, and carrots too. You can substitute pretty much anything you can put butter on with ghee.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to using your turmeric ghee. Just be creative and add it to anything you think might taste good. What’s the worst that could happen? However you decide to enjoy it, the most important thing is that you are eating it, and I’m sure your gut will thank you.

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Loved this article

Hello Berlinda,

Thank you so much for your kind words!
We’re happy to hear the article is helpful to our readers.

Many blessings and good health!

Thank you for this article. I love this simple way of helping me boost my health!


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Many blessings and good health!

This truely sounds fantastic, I will have to make it!!

Hi Nancy,

That’s nice to hear!
Let us know how your turmeric ghee turns out.

Many blessings and good health!

Thank you…💕Yesterday, I was just watching a video on how to make ghee! So, looking forward to making this next month when I get home. 😋

Hello Melanie,

You’re very welcome. It’s nice to hear that our articles help people learn more about homemade remedies.
Let us know if your turmeric ghee turns out well.

Many blessings and good health!

Can you recommend a particular turmeric or will any kind be good

My sister made me a small jar of gee yesterday for my ashy skin. Didn’t know I could eat it with turmeric for gut health. Great news. Thanks!

Put it in my coffee this morning. Love it! Thanks for all these wonderful suggestions.

Great suggestion. Thanks for it!

I’m searching for turmeric oil, good to know Ghee and turmeric perfect. Thank you.

Can someone tell me how to acquire ghee?? I think I missed something??
Thank you so much for such informative articles!

I have toast most mornings for breakfast…have never been much of a ‘breakfast ‘ person.
This month I have started sprinkling turmeric on top of my home made jam or Vegemite…yes,I’m an Aussie and love my Vegemite!
The turmeric just gives that extra little kick to the taste.Thank you so much for these health saving articles.

I love all the ideas. I already make my own ghee & grow my own turmeric. Is there a way to use the fresh turmeric with ghee.. obviously can’t put it in while it’s cooking!

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