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Saffron Benefits: Ayurveda’s Golden Spice

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Saffron helps pacify all three doshas. It improves immunity, increases energy, helps fight phlegm and respiratory disorders, improves vision and reduces inflammation. Its tonic can lower cholesterol, improve digestion and help treat spleen ailments, insomnia, impotency, premenstrual syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders.

The saffron is also known as Crocus Sativus or kumkuma is called as “Varnya gana”in the world of ayurvedic. Which means one that reveals fairness and glow to skin. It is one among the most expensive herbs used in Ayurveda and even in Chinese and Unani medicinal preparations. It is hot in potency and it pacify all three doshas (vata,pitta and kapha).

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Health Benefits of Saffron:

-These gorgeous red stigmas help to rejuvenate body and act as “Rasayana.” They improve body immunity plus increase energy level.

-It has been traditionally prescribed to control phlegm, improve respiratory function and as a lung tonic. Saffron has bronchodilator effects it helps in improving pulmonary oxygenation hence it’s used in conditions like whooping cough, asthma, cold, cough, throat ailments etc.

-Saffron has properties to improve vision and correct weak eyesight.

-Massaging the gums with saffron helps reduce soreness and inflammation of the mouth and the tongue.

-It is a cardio tonic. It helps in lowering blood cholesterol and triglycerides among heart patients. It keeps the blood pressure under control.

-This spice is a powerful liver tonic and carminative. It is used for the improvement of digestion and increases appetite. It helps in ailments like indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, acidity, spleen ailments.

-Sedative action of saffron helps in curing insomnia, a pinch of saffron taken with warm milk at night helps curing insomnia.

-Saffron also possesses aphrodisiac properties as per Ayurveda texts hence it’s used to cure impotence.

-Saffron helps in the management of premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, and irregular menstruation. It has traditionally been prescribed to facilitate difficult labour.

-Ayurvedic medicines containing saffron are used to treat acne, dry skin, blemishes, dark circles around eyes and several such skin ailments. It helps to beautify skin by enhancing its glow.

-Saffron is considered as blood purifier and anti–inflammatory in nature.

-It helps in pacifying urinary complaints because of its diuretic nature. Saffron benefits in easy flow of urine.

-It is an antioxidant and has anti-cancerous and anti- tumor properties.

-Saffron can be given to pregnant women in the beginning of 3rd trimester. (About 7th month). Intake of about 2-3 stigmas of saffron soaked in milk can impart fair and glowing complexion to fetus.

-Saffron is also known to produce positive effects on people with neurodegenerative disorders. Saffron promotes learning, memory retention, and recalling capacity. It is useful in the treatment and management of age related mental impairment. Saffron has been known as an effective and safe treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Kanchan Sharma

I am a ayurveda enthusiast and practicing as a consultant from past 13 yrs( BAMS) and I have diploma in Panchkarma Treatment . Ayurveda is a science of life and I personally believe in each word of ayurveda .It teaches us how to have a balanced mind body and soul in the busy life style . So it's a journey of walking together to achieve the best possible state for individual to have balanced life.

Kanchan Sharma

I am a ayurveda enthusiast and practicing as a consultant from past 13 yrs( BAMS) and I have diploma in Panchkarma Treatment . Ayurveda is a science of life and I personally believe in each word of ayurveda .It teaches us how to have a balanced mind body and soul in the busy life style . So it's a journey of walking together to achieve the best possible state for individual to have balanced life.

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Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Evelyn Singh Do use it! it's great! :)

Ayurveda
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Monir Valad Thanks for sharing! :)

Annacath Charles
Annacath Charles 5pts

you need to be careful when buying it as it seem there's also a surrogate of saffron.

Monir Valad
Monir Valad 5pts

Not only the best one comes from Iran also the best bran is Tavakkoli bran that is the name of the bran Ayurveda trust me I know

Gloria Blanco-Baliguat
Gloria Blanco-Baliguat 5pts

I loved this remarkable golden-redlike spice. I use it in many of my milk drinks and it's believe to have many health benefits and medicinal properties.

Evelyn Singh
Evelyn Singh 5pts

I use it and I do not get it from India which would be the best I get the Spanish and still expensive so I do not know if it is good but I use it!!!\U0001f33a\U0001f49e

Ayurveda
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Thanks for sharing! :) Lisa Preston

Ayurveda
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Monir Valad Thanks for sharing!! :)

Lisa Preston
Lisa Preston 5pts

Paradise Herbs has a capsule of pure Moroccan Saffron. Get it at Sprouts. So nice and concentrated. No additives or flow agents. Start with one capsule in the morning. Can modulate serotonin so if you are blue it helps with that too.

Kanhaiyalal Soni
Kanhaiyalal Soni 5pts

This is special item You can use in many Kind of syrups, fooding,, sweets and lndian puja available in J K @200 per gm

Monir Valad
Monir Valad 5pts

My favorite spice use all the time and the best one comes from Iran

Shahla Aliguliyeva
Shahla Aliguliyeva 5pts

Except the spice in the picture is not saffron. It is safflower.