Benefit Of Saffron Flower (Kesar/Zafran)
The saffron is also known as Crocus Sativus or kumkuma is called as “Varnya gana”in the world of ayurvedic. Which means one that reveals fairness and glow to skin. saffron spices is one among the costliest herbs used in Ayurveda and even in Chinese and Unani medicinal preparations.
Saffron has been used throughout the world in European countries, North African, and Asian nouvelle cuisines as medicinal herbs and food coloring agent. The history of this plant’s origin and cultivation have been traced back to 3000 years in the territory of Central Asia.
The saffron plant is flowering perennial herb. The flowers are purplish in Colored this plant carries three stigmas. saffron spices is generally made of flowers, which are plucked and dried stigmas.
Saffron is generally used in beauty products, cooking and medicine preparations. Saffron contains a carotenoid called crocin that gives a bright golden-yellow color to your food recipes.
According to ayurvedic pharmacological medicine, saffron is bitter in taste and increases body fire. It balances tridoshas (kapha, vata and pitta).
Ayurvedic Medicinal properties of saffron
1.Benefits in excretory system
The excretory system is a significant body process system that eliminates excess or unnecessary materials from the body fluids of an organism. It helps to nourish internal chemical homeostasis and prevent damage within the body.
It stimulates and releases the toxins from the body, purifies the blood of impurities and facilitates toxin from a body through a liquid and gaseous state. Saffron has Antioxidant, Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory properties that help to boost the process of the excretory system.
2.Benefits in skin care
Looking for skin-care products, saffron can be the best natural remedy that benefits skin because of many vitamins contains an antioxidant’s properties.
It also has the anti-inflammatory characteristic that soothes skin. In addition, it has anti-fungal character that helps to treat acne. Due to its characteristic properties in saffron, it helps in blood circulation, lighten and hydrate the skin making it soften and give your skin a fresh glow.
Saffron is a natural toner, if used mixed with a few strands of saffron and rose water, applying over the skin cab reduce oiliness and improve skin condition.
3.It promotes digestive health
Saffron is a home remedy that has been used since ancient times for different digestive ailments as well as gastro intestinal disorders. The antioxidant effects, genoprotective property, radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory processes help in enhancement of appetite and digestion.
The properties in it also found to promote blood circulation and safeguard a digestive system keeping it healthy. The radical scavenging properties of Saffron coats the layers of the stomach and colon which help in eliminating the symptoms of intestinal colic and acidity. Saffron is also helpful in acidity and gastrointestinal acidity problems.
4.It boost Central Nervous System
Saffron is an herb that has found useful in many elements beside nervous system. The property in the saffron called “crocein” is important in controlling the “NMDA receptor” which leads to an antagonistic effect. The agents combine to the PCP binding site block the channel pore of the NMDA sensory receptor system.
In simple words, the antidepressant properties of saffron boost central nervous system. The Anti-depression properties of saffron boost memory and stimulate nerve system and change the mood change in condition of insomnia. Some researchers indicate that saffron is powerful and effective as taking a low-dose prescription of antidepressant drug such as Imipramine and Fluoxetine.
5. Helps reproductive system in Men
saffron benefits for men in many ways, it is a magical herb for men that helps to boost the male reproductive system. The antioxidant in the saffron helps to enhance sperm morphology and motility in infertile men at the same time it does not increase sperm count.
Saffron is an ayurvedic herb that is used to manage circumstances like low sperm motility premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. In research, it was found that “Crocin” element in saffron was had potentially reversed the damage caused to the male reproductive system due to extended use of nicotine.
6. Effect’s reproductive system in women
Saffron is an ayurvedic spice that has long history of medicinal uses for women. It is a best remedy if taken with milk at any time during your pregnancy. It is generally advised to pregnant women to take it from the second-trimester beyond preferably from the 4th or 5th month.
Saffron with milk can serve is a great source of calcium and proteins. The growing fetuses and hormonal surges in pregnancy apply pressure on a digestive system. These results in constipation, gas and bloating saffron can be useful in dealing these problems.
It is a natural booster who helps blood to flow to digestive system and enhances your metabolism. Besides this, it is also a great remedy for morning sickness, nausea and dizziness.
How To Use Saffron
- Saffron has to be provided to pregnant women starting 3rd trimester. (about 7th month). About 5-6 stigmas of saffron have to be given with milk in addition, later mixed to a mug of milk. This milk has to be drunk at night.
- Prepare a paste of saffron and sandal wood. Dilute it with little water and apply it as a face pack. It helps to reduce pimple, dark circle, acne, and increase fairness and blush of skin.
- A blend of finely ground saffron and rose water helps eyes improve to strengthen the vision.
- Saffron paste when applied on injury speeds up healing system.
- Consuming saffron badam milk at night benefits to restore the female and male reproductive system.To use Fry 5-6 badam in ghee, Grind these badam with milk and saffron and drink it.
- It helps men who are suffering through a problem like low sperm motility premature ejaculation,erectile dysfunction and low sperm count.
- When saffron paste with sandal wood oil mixture is applied on the forehead, it helps to reduce fever and head ache.
Take precaution: Saffron should not be used in early pregnancy because it may cause miscarriage.