Saffron is basically a flowering plant. It is widely used as a culinary spice. It is the most expensive among spices. Saffron is mostly found in Kashmir as it is cultivated in the moist environment such as Kashmir. It is believed that if pregnant women had saffron-mixed milk at bed time, the new born baby would have a fair complexion. So saffron is usually gifted to pregnant women by friends and relatives. Saffron is also used in many cosmetic preparations for enhancing and lightening the skin.
Benefits of Saffron:-
1.Effective in lowering blood cholestrol:-
Saffron is very much effective in lowering the blood cholesterol level and triglycerides among the heart patients.
Health benefits of saffron is that it protects and prevents vision. It is a very effective antioxidant. The vision cells become stronger and also heals with this source of antioxidant. Saffron has vision-repairing components.
3.Help in reducing soreness:-
Saffron, when rubbed or massaged on the gums, it helps in reducing soreness and inflammation of the mouth and tongue.
4.Rich in Vitamin:-
Saffron is also rich in vitamins including vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C, all of which are essential in providing optimum health.
5.Helpful in curing burns and cuts:-
It is very helpful in curing burns and cuts. The spice quickens the healing process, avoiding all the infection.
Saffron tea has been used to treat depression. Ingesting large amounts of the tea and spice has been reported to cause feelings of happiness and joy.
7.Used to massage gums:-
Saffron is also used to massage the gums in order to reduce inflammation and tenderness. Saffron oil can be used to treat insect bites and stings, heal throat irritation due to cough.
8.Beneficial for stomach disorders:-
This spice is a great natural cure for stomach disorders. Saffron was even used in ancient times to increase blood circulation and relieve stomach aches and kidney stones.
9.Cure for Insomnia:-
If Saffron is taken with hot milk everyday. It is a great cure for Insomnia.
10.Helps to curb skin tumors:-
The presence of carotenoids in saffron also helps to curb skin tumors and improve arthritis.