Many studies have documented the amazing benefits of using the Saffron spice, some of which are listed below:
For glowing skin: To achieve a glowing skin, soak 4-5 strands of saffron in water for 2-3 hours and then massage the paste gently over your face. Wash off after 5 minutes. You may want to repeat the process at least twice a week for a fairer skin.
For treatment of hair loss: The application of a mixture of saffron, licorice and milk over the scalp is very effective in treatment of baldness (alopecia) and prevention of hair loss. It also stimulated hair growth.
Heart rate control: Saffron contains potassium, which helps in controlling the rate of heartbeat. This helps in protecting the heart.
Blood pressure control: Saffron has a lot of mineral contents such as potassium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and selenium. Most of these minerals helps in controlling the blood pressure and in the formation of haemoglobin as well.
As antioxidants: Saffron contains a lot of antioxidants, which are quite beneficial in fighting off free radicals and as a result prevents diseases and promotes good health.
For treatment of pimples: To get rid of pimples, make a paste of 10 strands of saffron with 6-7 basil leaves and apply to the affected areas. Wash off with plain water after 10 minutes. This mixture works well against blemishes, acne, wrinkles, pimples and other black spots on the face.
For cancer prevention: Saffron contains bio-chemical compounds such as lycopene, zeaxanthin, α- and β- carotene. These bio-chemical compounds helps protecting the body from cancer due to their ability to act as immune modulators.
For healthy lips: Saffron is one of the few plant products that contains the highest amount of vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Regular intake of saffron can help prevent swelling of tongues, skin cracking, throat soreness, skin irritation and cracking of the lips.
As stress buster: Saffron has carotenoids, which helps in boosting the immunity level of the body, as well as reduces oxidant-induce stress.
As antidepressant: The presence of volatile oil compounds such as safranal and alfa-crocin in saffron helps in controlling depression. These compounds also act as anticonvulsants.
For detoxification: Saffron has a lot of therapeutic uses and it’s very effective in detoxification of the body. In addition, it can be used in spasms, cramps and body healing.
For digestion: Saffron stimulates digestion as a result of its contents of many medicinal compounds and an anti-convulsant. Experts recommend mixing 1g of saffron with 1 litre of water for improvement of the functions of the stomach. Saffron can also come in handy when there’s an enlargement of the spleen and liver.
For cellular function: Saffron contains a lot of nutrients that helps with tissues and cells growth, particularly potassium and magnesium.
For toothache: Making a paste of saffron and honey and massaging onto the tooth can help in relieving pains from the gums.
For the formation of haemoglobin: The presence of iron in saffron is very good in the formation of haemoglobin in the blood.
For pain management: Saffron has been used as a pain reliever since the ancient times. Taking saffron with milk or tea can ease pains related to menstrual cycle.
As analgesic: The presence of safranal, a sedative compound in saffron is very effective as an analgesic. It also influences the nervous system.
For arthritis: Saffron is one of the prescriptions for arthritis patients from auurvedic physicians. Saffron has also been known to be effective in controlling of asthma and clearing of the breath.
For male vitality: Saffron has been known to be effective in the improvement of men’s vitality. Even elderly people draw strength from this amazing spice.
For immunity development: Saffron contains a good amount of vitamin C and as a result is able to boost the body’s immunity. This prevents various ailments from attacking the body.
For muscular problems: Saffron is very effective against age related muscular degeneration and it also helps in healing the damaged cell as well.
For neurological problems: Since the discover of the many health benefits of saffron, it has been used on the forehead as a result of its neurological benefits.
For menses: Saffron is very effective in controlling the loss of blood during menstrual cycle.