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What Are the Health Benefits Of Saffron?

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Saffron is one of most expensive herbs available, to add color and spice to food. Saffron is the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. Apart from its flavour and colour, saffron can help give you radiant skin, prevent skin infections, treat insomnia, cure depression, treat arthritis and other therapeutic uses.

Saffron is one of most expensive herbs available, to add color and spice to food. Saffron is the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. Apart from its flavour and colour, it also has several other health benefits. Saffron also has very significant nutrients and chemical compounds which are beneficial in providing medicinal benefits. Let us look at a few of the saffron uses below:

Health Benefits of Saffron:

1. Radiant Skin:

Saffron is excellent for the skin. It is known to treat acne and blemishes and can also give you smooth and radiant skin, when used as a face pack. To prepare saffron face pack, mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 2 to 3 strands of saffron and 2 spoons of milk. Wash and face and apply it when face is still wet. Massage the face pack in circular motions and then leave it on for 20 minutes. Use once a week, to see the difference.

2. Treats Depression: 

The NYU Langone Medical Centre explains that saffron can be very effective in treating depression. The active components in the saffron make our body lose its depressing characteristics making it a dietary necessity sometimes.

3. Prevents Cancer: 

Another miraculous benefit of Saffron is that it has anti-cancerous properties and can very helpful in preventing cancer. It is composed of  crocin and safranal that inhibit the growth of tumors and is useful for preventing colon, liver, and ovarian cancer.

4. Insomnia: 

If you’re dealing with insomnia, you must try having a glass of milk with a pinch of insomnia before going to bed. Saffron is a mild sedative, which can help you counter insomnia. It helps regulate hormones which lead to good sleep.

5. Therapeutic Uses:

Saffron is also used for body healing, detoxification and other spa therapies.

6. Arthritis:

Saffron can reduce inflammation of arthritis and can be beneficial for joint pain. It can also help ease fatigue and muscle inflammation, and helps the tissues get rid of lactic acid which generally builds up after exercise.

There are several other uses of saffron like preventing vision loss, boosting memory, improves digestion, effective for fever, helps with PMS and more.

 

Edited by Pragya Sharoff

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Solomon V Kumar
Solomon V Kumar 5pts

It's worth ...safer with values to build your health...If you have friends in gulf countries Iran is the place and the other brand from Spain.

Behroz Khabiri
Behroz Khabiri 5pts

you must try having a glass of milk with a pinch of SAFFRON :)

Behroz Khabiri
Behroz Khabiri 5pts

you must try having a glass of milk with a pinch of insomnia?

Smita Misra
Smita Misra 5pts

wow.........beautiful n delicious............:)

Khadijah Soomro
Khadijah Soomro 5pts

I drink Saffron in a glass of Milk every night along with Tumeric.

Dev Sar Kar
Dev Sar Kar 5pts

आज के इस युग में हम आश्विनी कुमार की तरह सर धड़ से अलग हो जाने पर शल्य क्यों नही कर सकते क्या हमारे आयुर्वेद में वह विधि देवताओ ने ही छुपा दी क्या sir i need ur answer must reply ok :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

:) How about limited usage!

Sushil Singla
Sushil Singla 5pts

Saffron in hindi kesar is a gold for body -.-$$

Nadia Rabin
Nadia Rabin 5pts

I have 5 sprigs of Saffron in a Half a cup of milk with 1 tspn honey 2 daily....AM and PM/