Saffron is one of the most precious spices worldwide. hence, it is called the king of all spices. Saffron with its light and golden red colors is very beneficial for health. The benefits of saffron play an important role in enhancing the taste and color of food along with enhancing the beauty and skin tone.
Another name of saffron is Zafraan Or Kesar. A large quantity of saffron is grown in Jammu and Kashmir from October to February. Saffron is a plant. Crocus sativus ( its scientific name), the thread which is obtained from the middle of its flowers, is the saffron. These threads are harvested manually. Saffron is considered one of the most expensive spices in the world due to its high labor cost. Also, there are such medicinal elements in it that are helpful in keeping our body completely healthy.
So let’s know, what are the benefits of saffron and what is its nutritional value.
Nutritious elements of saffron
Nutritious elements of saffron per 100 grams calories 310, total fat 6 grams, 9% saturated fat 1.6 grams 8% polyunsaturated fat 2.1 grams monounsaturated fat 0.4 grams cholesterol 0 mg 0% sodium 148 mg 6% potassium 1,724 mg 49% total carbohydrate 65 grams 21% dietary fiber 3.9 grams 15% protein 11 grams 22% vitamin A 10% vitamin C 134% calcium 11% iron 61% vitamin D 0% vitamin B6 50% magnesium 66% intake of saffron.
Apart from this, saffron comes in different varieties. that have different nutritional elements.
The Amazing Benefits Of Saffron
As mentioned above, saffron is full of many special nutrients. All these nutrients combined make it beneficial for health and beauty. When saffron is drinking by adding it to milk, its benefits just double. Especially for pregnant women. Saffron’s heat is hot, so it is using more in the winter season.
1. Saffron For Skin
Saffron is use for herbal medicine. It is fulfilling of medicinally important activities such as anticonvulsant, antihypertensive, antitussive, antigenotoxic and cytotoxic, anxiolytic aphrodisiac, antioxidant, antidepressant, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and relaxant activity and many other chemical constituents. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce skin irritation, rashes, itching, and swelling. retina and choroid also increase blood flow in the skin. (PMC)
Saffron may be quite expensive, but still, we love to use it in our Creams, Powder, Soaps and face packs for skin lightening, glowing skin, skin brightening and also to get a healthy, or problem-free skin.
Remove Sun Tan:- Soak a few strands of saffron in hot water for at least one hour. mix well the strands. Now, add a tiny amount of cold cream to it and mix well. Apply this over clean face and leave it one hour. Wash with warm water. You can also use honey instead of cream if your skin is oily.
For Whitening Skin:- Saffron is the most popular skin whitening ingredient used in many cosmetic products. Soak 2-3 strands of saffron in the milk. and mix well. Apply this over clean face and leave it overnight. Wipe with the rose water in the morning. It also works wonders for pimples and wrinkles.
2. Saffron For Combating Hair Loss
Saffron is also beneficial for hair. With this, you can get rid of the hair loss problem. It can repair damaged hair and promote hair growth.
Apart from having a unique taste, color, and flavor or smell, saffron is also rich in vitamins like vitamin A, folic acid, niacin, and vitamin-C.
Its antioxidants properties can also help prevent hair loss. You can take good care of your hair with saffron oil. Saffron oil is extracted from saffron and is an important component of most traditional medicines.saffron oil is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense essential oils. because it has a wide range of potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C and many other volatile acids.
Applying saffron oil on your roots for hair growth. Besides, Saffron, licorice Root (Mulethi), Milk makes a good hair mask for instant relief in hair thinning.
3. Saffron For Overall Health
The bright red colored-spice saffron not only adds flavor, taste, and color to your food but also good for health. Because it is free of cholesterol, rich in proteins and also contains essential vitamins like Folate, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Pyridoxine.
saffron maybe help as a treatment for depression and anxiety in adolescents. Research suggests that- Saffron crocin is useful in the treatment of age-related mental debility.
According to scientific research, the consumption of 30 milligrams of saffron for a few days can improve the condition of Alzheimer’s patients.
Cough, Cols and Fever
Saffron is the best home remedies for cough cold and fever. Because Saffron’s heat is hot, so it is used more in cold for asthma sore throat, whooping cough (pertussis) and phlegm.
In the winter season, before sleeping, put 7-10 leaves of saffron in a glass of warm milk and drink it.
Saffron also helps in healing the wound. If the wound is cured and is not healing quickly, then grind the saffron leaves and apply it on the wound. These wounds heal quickly.
Good Eye Health
The antioxidants present in saffron help improve the eyesight in old age. Apart from this, the anti-inflammatory properties present in it also work to relieve retinal tension.
We have seen many times that when a woman is pregnant, she is advised to drink saffron milk. Because of the consumption of saffron during pregnancy is likely to improve your baby’s skin.
Most women have problems with morning sickness during pregnancy, as well as many hormonal changes, complaints of anemia, etc. so using saffron is very beneficial.
It is safe to consume saffron during pregnancy, but it is eaten in the right amount.
Saffron has very useful properties. It is also used in Ayurvedic recipes, in food dishes, and even in the worship of God.
A Word Of Caution
Whether it is food or treasure, saffron will show own color. The use of saffron is also important to maintain health and beauty. Although saffron is expensive, a small quantity in the food is enough for health.