Did you know that saffron, as a herb has anti-cancer properties and can lower bad cholesterol? Read on to find out in what all ways this wonder herb can help you
One of the most expensive of all herbs, saffron rejuvenates your blood, regulates your spleen, heart, and liver apart from stimulating the circulation of blood in your body. It is also anti-inflammatory. That’s not all – saffron also regulates menstrual irregularities as well as symptoms associated with menopause, impotency, and infertility. Suffering from chronic cough or asthma? Saffron can cure you easily.
Ground saffron into a paste and apply it on your body to relieve you of rheumatism and superficial bruises. Saffron is known as a beautifier since it helps in keeping the skin smooth and blemish-free while also making the skin fair and attractive. So bade goodbye to all those over the counter creams and turn to saffron. Apart from its beneficial effects on the skin, saffron is now discovered to have anti-carcinogenic and anti-mutagenic properties. It is also reported to be an anti-oxidant. Not only does it strengthen the stomach, it can also cure you of diarrhea.
Rich in Vitamin B, saffron is known to have a calming effect on infants and children. It is also a known relaxant and a cure for headaches. There’s more! Saffron is an anti-depressant and when mixed with milk, it is used as a tonic.
To use saffron effectively, soak it for a few minutes in warm water to let its color and fragrance develop. Do not boil it as it will lose its fragrance. Primarily, the deep orange colored stamens of the crocus is the saffron and about 35,000 flowers are used to make a pound of it!
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