Ghee is clarified butter.
The process of heating the butter removes water and milk fats, leaving a golden-colored oil that is used for a variety of purposes. It is considered to be the essence of the milk.
One of the purposes for which the clarified butter is traditionally used is as a cooking oil. It is also valued as a flavor enhancer when added to certain foods.
Ghee is also valued in Ayurvedic remedies for its medicinal properties. It is well-known for its superior ability to enhance medicinal properties of herbs and other foods.
The oil is also used as an offering in traditional ceremonies, such as fire and purification ceremonies. It is used to offer oblations to various deities.