What are the benefits of Saffron?

Saffron is the most beautiful and decisive ingredient, which looks just like tiny red threads. It is known by different names, such as Kesar and Zafran. It is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world, that is why it is also known as ‘Red Gold’. The colour and aroma of Saffron make it unique. 

Iran is the largest producer of Saffron, which produces nearly 85% of the total saffron production in the world. Talking about India, Jammu and Kashmir is the largest producing state. India ranks third in the production of Saffron in the world.

You must have seen Saffron in milk or milk dishes, but Saffron also has some great healing medicinal properties, which it is also used. 

Here are some benefits of Saffron:

  • Helps to fight cancer

Saffron has the incredible power to fight cancer, including all types of cancers like breast, skin, prostate, lung, liver etc. The healing properties are present in Saffron due to the chemical called crocin. Crocin kills cancer cells present in the body and prevents new cells from forming.

  • Controls weight

If you are worried about your increasing weight, then definitely consume Saffron. Saffron makes the calorie intake less by reducing appetite. It also reduces cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart-related diseases, obesity and diabetes.

  • Heals menstrual problems

The anti healing properties present in saffron help reduce the problems during menstruation. Consumption of saffron milk or tea during periods reduces issues like pain, tiredness, bloating, irritability and cramps and relaxes the body.

  • Good for skin

Saffron is quite helpful in making the skin healthy. It contains antioxidants like Vitamin C, which helps protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. By consuming Saffron, the natural glow of the skin remains beautiful. 

  • Cures abdominal pain during pregnancy 

Abdominal pain is a common problem for most women during pregnancy. Digestion slows down during this time. Due to this, the issue of stomach ache, bloating, and indigestion continues. Saffron increases blood circulation, which increases metabolism and improves digestion.

  • Beneficial for the eyesight

The consumption of Saffron improves eyesight as it is rich in antioxidant properties, which can have a practical effect on (Aging eye disease). Apart from this, the anti-inflammatory properties can also work to get rid of retinal stress. Saffron can also heal the problem of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), which affects the retina. 

How to consume Saffron?

You can consume it by mixing 2-3 threads of Saffron in warm milk or warm water. Saffron can also be mixed into the dishes.