- Curtails Cholesterol
Saffron is believed to reduce the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body
- Prevents Risk of Cancer
The anti-cancer properties of saffron prevent certain types of cancers to develop in the body
- Cures Arthritis
Saffron has also said to be effectual in curing arthritis and joint pains because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also eases fatigue and muscle inflammation.
- Improves Vision
Notably, saffron has also proved beneficial in curing eye-sight and cataract.
- Cures Insomnia
Before going to bed, drink warm milk mixed with a few strands of saffron to get good sleep. It is believed that saffron has sedative properties that can treat insomnia
- Cell Repair and Formation
The potassium present in the saffron helps in forming cells and repairing them.
- Promotes Memory Retention
Helps in promoting memory retention, learning and recall capability of a person. It also assists in curing the problems of age related cerebral impairment
Saffron also merits usage as a strengthening agent for the heart and as a cooling agent for the brain. Saffron is a cardio tonic. Cardio protective and anti-atherosclerotic effects help in lowering blood cholesterol and triglycerides among heart patients. it keeps the blood pressure under control. In Chinese medicine, it invigorates the blood which means it prevents strokes and heart attacks. It tastes better than aspirin and won’t upset your stomach
Massaging the gums with saffron helps reduce soreness and inflammation of the mouth and the tongue.
This spice is a powerful liver tonic and carminative. It is used for the improvement of digestion and increases appetite. It helps in ailments like indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, acidity, spleen ailments. It also disperses liver “chi stagnation”, this is code for taking the elephant off your chest and putting you in a better mood.
Saffron also possesses aphrodisiac properties as per ayurveda texts hence it’s used to cure impotence.
Saffron consumption is most useful in enhancing the vitality of men. The positive effects of saffron include increasing libido, enhancement of erectile function and amelioration of semen quality.
The spice is useful in promoting and regulating menstrual periods. It soothes lumbar pains, which accompany menstruation. Saffron is also beneficial in the treatment of other ailments concerning women such as leucorrhoea and hysteria. Pessaries of saffron are used in painful conditions of the uterus. Saffron has emmenagogue qualities which help in the management of premenstrual syndrome,
dysmenorrhea and irregular menstruation. It has traditionally been prescribed to facilitate difficult labour.
- Insect Bites and Stings
It possesses anti-poisonous properties hence it can be indicated in insect bites and stings
Diaphoretic nature of saffron helps in febrile conditions.
- Wound Healing
Externally saffron paste can be applied to promote wound healing.
It’s a haemostatic qualities can be beneficial in bleeding disorders. Saffron also prevents heart disease and curbs blood pressure as it is rich in potassium. Saffron is considered as blood purifier and anti-inflammatory in nature.
Saffron oil is used as an external application in uterine sores. It helps in easy flow of urine and hence used in retention of urine. It helps in pacifying urinary complaints because of its diuretic nature. Saffron benefits in easy flow of urine.
It is an anti-oxidant and has anti-cancerous and anti-tumor properties
Saffron can be given to pregnant women in the beginning of 3rd trimester (about 7th month). Intake of about 2-3 stigmas of saffron soaked in milk can impart fair and glowing complexion to fetus.
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
Saffron is also known to produce positive effects on people with neurodegenerative disorders. It is useful in the treatment and management of age related mental impairment. Saffron has been known as an effective and safe treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.
- Energy & Immunity
The red stigmas help to rejuvenate body and act as “Rasayana”. They improve body immunity plus increase energy level
- Nervous System
Saffron is used as an active ingredient in ayurveda preparations for diseases of central nervous system.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
It is very effective in Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Male reproductive system
Saffron rejuvenates male reproductive system. This property is used in ayurveda to treat conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low sperm count and low sperm motility.
- Female Reproductive System
Saffron helps to ease the menstrual flow and acts as antispasmodic. Hence it is used in dysmenorrhea, primary amenorrhea and to ease delivery of baby.
It also counteracts spasmodic disorders and sustains involuntary muscle contraction.
It is beneficial in the treatment of several digestive disorders. Its use has been found especially valuable in flatulent colic
It is used in medicines that reduce inflammation
It is ever effective remedy for acne and other similar skin conditions.
Medical disclaimer : This information, downloaded from various websites, are intended solely for general purpose. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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