Drinking Ghee (clarified butter) on an empty stomach
(clarified butter)

Benefits of Drinking Ghee :

Drinking Ghee – clarified butter, first thing in the morning helps to lubricate your joints.

Your hair becomes soft and silkier, and your skin feels smoother.

According to the Ayurvedic Medicine, ghee lubricates every tissue and every cell in your body.

You probably didn’t know, but ghee also builds the immune system, which is called Ojas in Ayurveda.

What if you don’t like the smell of GHEE?

If you don’t like the smell of GHEE (for some people it can be a bit overwhelming at first), then you can drink up oils.

Oils such as

Sesame oil.
Coconut oil.
Linseed or Hemp seed oil.
Olive oil.

….. are very good options.

However, I can never say it enough:

GHEE is hands-down the best option. It has immense benefits.

“For maximum benefits, you can drink ghee between 5 to 10 ml on an empty stomach.”

What is Rasa?

Drinking ghee – clarified butter, first thing in the morning makes the nourishing juice called Rasa.

Rasa is the source of nutrition for every cell in the body.

It contains five elements which form the basis of Ayurveda:

Water, and

Good Rasa shows in a glowing and soft skin. It gives a healthy shine.

When Rasa is balanced we experience clear perception, faith, and love;
When Rasa is out of balance, we feel sad and confused.

Why drink ghee first thing in the morning?

When you wake up, your body is ready to make Rasa – fresh, nourishing juice for the body. Rasa then passes on the nourishment to the tissues. When all these tissues receive the oils or ghee, every cell of the body is cared for; the joints are lubricated, the hair becomes soft and silkier, the skin is smoother.

You can also, lubricate the 9 Holes in your body with Ghee.

Lubricating the 9 Holes in your body, keeps your organs more efficient. Read about it here: Holes in Human Body

My story

I had very dry skin, and during the cold season, the dryness worsened.  I tried all the products on the market for external applications, but these products helped me only temporarily. I did not realize it could be something internal. When I discovered Ayurveda, I started drinking 1 or 2 tablespoons of organic cow ghee. And the results came in soon enough: I feel different as my skin is no longer dry and my joints don’t make cracking or popping sounds.

The body has its own process and lubrication may happen between 1 and 6 six months into the treatment. Try drinking ghee for a month and share how did that change the way you feel.

Gagori Mitra – October 2016

Drink Ghee on an empty stomach:

Benefits of drinking GHEE (clarified butter) on an empty stomach in the morning?

1. Ghee creates Rasa, the first nourishing juice in the morning.

2. The nourishing juice nourishes and strengthens all the seven tissues.

3. It lubricates the joints, stops cracking and popping joints by removing excess Vata.

4. It removes dryness of the skin by hydrating the skin internally.

5. Ghee has an amazing quality to lubricate the gastrointestinal tract, all tissues and removes toxins called Ama.

How to drink ghee in the morning?

1. Take a spoonful of GHEE. Gently warm the spoon which has the GHEE, so the ghee becomes liquid.

2. Drink the spoonful of ghee.

3. After drinking ghee on an empty stomach, one should wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.

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About the Author: Gagori Mitra

As the co-founder of Aithein, Gagori is a highly experienced and practiced Bodywork expert. For her, the connection of the body, its senses, mind and soul is a way of life. She imparts her knowledge and philosophy with a deep understanding and through her personal experience over the years.


  1. Amrita March 6, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Can I drink water after taking ghee immediately in morning as I drink water when I wake up.

  2. Ramakrishnan March 10, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    An excellent sharing , great information.

  3. Alina Smith March 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    What’s up, yup this article is really pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it

  4. Health tips March 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Excellent tip! Not many people know the significance of consuming ghee in the morning. It clears constipation and restore the digestive tract.

  5. Swarn April 26, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Thank you for the explanation. I stated doing it and feel like it is really helping me with my running. One question though/ Do I need to melt it or can eat it in solid form as well ?

  6. Sudipa Chakraborty September 18, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I have hyperacidity problem.Everday I take antacid in empty stomach. My skin is dry and during winter becomes radish, cracked and exessive dry skin. How can I take ghee in empty stomach.Advise me.

  7. Seema Nemani September 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Can we drink water with ghee ??

  8. Gagori Mitra September 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    It is suggested not to drink water with Ghee.

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  11. Lalitha bhaskar December 26, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Does drinking ghee in the morning increase weight

  12. john January 24, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    nice post

  13. Gau March 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Try desi cow ghee to stay away from all the diseases and also stay fit and healthy. Desi Ghee is manufactured from pure natural and organic process and not a single aluminium container is used throughout the process.

  14. Gagori Mitra March 18, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for your post. Its important to know the source of the Ghee. Organic is the best !!

  15. Gagori Mitra March 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you.

  16. Ram March 28, 2020 at 6:11 am

    what I can eat during the day in lunch and Dinner ? Can I eat Kichri ?

  17. Ram March 28, 2020 at 6:17 am

    I am planning to start drinking warm Ghee(virochana kriya) using following things for 1-5 days. Please let me know the right procedure.

    Health Issue facing: Skin infection and rash

    Day1: Drink 10Ml warm cow ghee (organic) wait for 1 hours then drink warm water, then in Lunch eat Kichri and again in 3 PM green tea or coconut water, and again in Dinner each Kichri.

    Day2: Same as above
    Day3: Same as above
    Day4: same as Above
    Day5: Same as above?

    Please correct me if anything is wrong?


  18. Yogesh April 2, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Is this process beneficial for high bp patient

  19. Shambhavi April 7, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Can we drink buffalo ghee if not able to get Cow ghee??

  20. patrice June 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    do you just take a tablespoon or do you melt it? I read you can’t mix with water. I wish you would have written HOW to take the Ghee not just how much but exactly how are we to drink it? melted by itself or in hot water or just eat a spoon of it?

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  22. Debra June 16, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Good post. I have been experiencing many of these issues as well..

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  24. Gagori Mitra June 18, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Thank you.

  25. Shivangi June 25, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Hi!! Could you suggest where could i find organic cow ghee as I live in city and its hard to find something like this here

  26. Madhu meena June 26, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I consume ghee in morning with milk, it is much more beneficial but leads to constipation also. Should i reduce the amount of ghee in milk or alternate the days of consuming it?

  27. Marie Glasheen July 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, thank you for the tip. I have a habit to drink a cup of warm water when I first get up. Can I take the ghee after the water? It would be strange for me to not drink water first thing in the morning but I am open to try. What do you think, can both be combined?

  28. Aleida August 7, 2020 at 11:29 pm

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  29. Carmen Merc September 5, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I drink hot water with ghee in the morning because its like a cream and does not feel good in my mouth.Should i lut in the stove first before drinking it without water?

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  32. Roxanne January 30, 2021 at 5:40 am

    Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.

  33. Gagori Mitra January 30, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Definitely try it out. :-)

  34. simran February 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Hi, can i mix my aloe vera juice with ghee and drink it?
    any brand suggestions please?

  35. Gagori Mitra March 8, 2021 at 5:40 am

    Hi. You cannot mix Aloe vera Juice with Ghee. They both have different properties and do not go together. The best ghee to have is organic ghee/desi ghee. Mostly A2 or Gir cow.

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  37. Gagori Mitra March 11, 2021 at 4:22 am

    Thank you.

  38. Paul April 15, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I read the article and have got some Indian gold ghee, and will start taking some each morning. My doctor wasn’t too happy about me taking ghee because of it would be adding cholesterol to my diet. My skin feels like parchment and has a burning sensation. Can you advise me on this.

    Thank you

  39. Mamta June 29, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Ghee should take empty stomach after we wake up or we drink warm water before it?

  40. Krishna July 24, 2021 at 4:26 am

    Thank you for the wonderful article. I practice intermittent fasting. I usually start eating by 11 in the morning. Is it ok drink ghee by that time. Or is there something like one should drink on a particular time.

  41. Sree August 30, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Ty so much for the article. I’ve been having 1 tbsp cow ghee first thing every morning and I’ve observed remarkable improvement in my stomach pain situation (could be due to acid reflux) .., I’ve been having ghee for about 4 months now. The pain incidence rate has come down to 1-3 times a month..,
    Question: after having ghee ist thing in the morning, I wait for 30 minutes and follow up with 24oz of Luke warm water.., is this ok?

  42. Anjali Arora March 14, 2022 at 5:33 am

    use two-three spoonfuls of warm ghee and massage it well in your scalp. It will improve the blood circulation, help in reducing hair fall and will also ensure your scalp is well nourished. Desi ghee has antioxidants and vitamin E, which is both good and bad for your hair health

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  46. EKTA December 8, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Hello, can we give desi ghee to kids on empty stomach?

  47. Divya August 2, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Really informative blog. With the help of your blog, I got to know the benefits of Ghee. I will definitely start drinking ghee from today onwards. I have really dry skin and it get worse during winters. Your blog really helped me getting such useful information.
    Thankyou for such informative blog.

  48. Aithein Admin August 22, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Yes you can.
    Just half a tea spoon, once or twice a week.

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