Saffron has medicinal properties along with fragrance and taste


    Anjana Upadhyay

    According to Ayurveda, consuming saffron is very beneficial for young children to adults. The use of saffron not only brings many benefits to your body, but it also prevents many diseases from occurring. It also helps in curing many diseases.

    Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice. Its amazing taste adds a fragrance and color to any dish. It originated in Greece, where it was reputed for its medicinal properties. Used to boost the mood and increase memory. You may have used it for a great fragrance till now, but it has some great medicinal properties also.

    Effective in enhancing learning and memory
    Recent studies have also shown that saffron extract, especially its crocin, is useful in the treatment of age-related mental debility. In Japan, saffron is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, memory loss and inflammation.

    Cold prevention
    Saffron is a stimulant tonic and is very effective for treating colds and fever, by adding saffron to milk and applying it on the forehead, it relieves colds.

    Relieve stress
    You may not know, but saffron is considered extremely effective for mental health. According to the books of Ayurveda, saffron has been one of the active ingredients used to make antidepressant medicines. According to studies, saffron plant has some magical antidepressant properties. The presence of two components in saffron Crocin and Safranal can effectively help to stimulate neurochemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Saffron contains some chemicals that help enhance her mood and relieve stress.

    Beneficial in menstruation
    Women should definitely consume saffron during menstruation. It helps to regulate mood swings and refrain from menstrual cramps.

    Helpful in weight loss
    You would be surprised to know this but saffron is helpful in reducing weight and curbing hunger. A study in the Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research found that taking saffron extracts caused people with coronary artery disease to decrease their body mass index (BMI), total fat mass, and waist circumference.

    Lower blood pressure and improve heart health
    Potassium is found in significant amounts in saffron and its daily intake helps to thin the blood, which removes the blockage from the arteries. It reduces blood pressure and prevents heart attacks and strokes.