The ‘golden spice’ saffron is one of nature’s most powerful herbs. The amazing healing powers and disease-preventing medicinal properties of this highly priced spice makes it a valuable culinary ingredient worldwide.
It has the right amount of significant nutrients and plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have antiseptic, antioxidant, antidepressant, digestive, and aphrodisiac properties.
This post highlights its numerous physical and mental health benefits along with it’s curative properties that can help address a wide range of chronic ailments.
Saffron is believed to be a boon for the brain as well as the entire nervous system. You could add a pinch of the same to your milk preferably at bedtime. Being diuretic, saffron tends to cause free passage of urine. It thus finds an important place in treating urinary disorders in which there is diminished flow. At home, you could soak it in water at night and the subsequent day take it mixed with honey or sugar.
Saffron is the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. Apart from its flavor and color, saffron can help give you radiant skin, prevent skin infections, treat insomnia, cure depression, treat arthritis and has other therapeutic uses as well.
Saffron benefits men’s vitality by healing impotency, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, thus assisting in maintaining a healthy sexual life. It enhances pelvic blood flow, suppresses cramps, gas and bloating, and controls mood swings, anxiety, and depression through the release of serotonin hormone, during various stages of pregnancy. Saffron also reduces the pain severity and duration during the menstrual cycle in women.
Adding Ayurvedic spices to your daily food is a great way to prevent disease and optimize health. Saffron improves appetite and digestion, enhances the quality of blood tissue and complexion, and acts as an aphrodisiac. Common cold can be cured by consuming milk boiled with saffron flakes for 5-7 minutes.
Saffron helps pacify all three doshas. It improves immunity, increases energy, helps fight phlegm and respiratory disorders, improves vision and reduces inflammation. It’s tonic can lower cholesterol, improve digestion and help treat spleen ailments, insomnia, impotency, premenstrual syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders.