Saffron, also known as Kesar has an intense aroma, striking color, and delicious flavor which makes it one of the most expensive spices in the world.  Known for its rich Vitamin B12 content, which helps in bolstering the body’s immunity. It enhances our overall immune system, strengthens our heart, improves skin health, improves digestion, and is also rich in anti-oxidants.

SAFFRON - benefits for health and beauty and ways to use

Brighten skin – High in vitamins and antioxidants it works as a beauty enhancer for the skin. Mix saffron strands yogurt and apply it on your face for clear, brighter skin. Saffron not only brightens the skin but also treats acne scars, fade dark circles, and pigmentation.

Weight loss – Saffron’s ability to help them decrease snacking and lose weight. Blend saffron with turmeric for a powerful weight loss drink. To a cup of water, add 1/4 tsp turmeric along with a dash of pepper and 5-6 strands of saffron. Drink this to cleanse the body and promote weight loss. It is also important to exercise daily and eat right if you want to lose weight. READ MORE – HEALTHY MORNING WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Improve eyesight – It can help improve vision, support and maintain eye health. Add it to your smoothie or yogurt to add saffron in your diet.

PMS – eating and smelling saffron may help treat PMS symptoms, such as irritability, headaches, cravings, pain, and anxiety. Add a few saffron strands in a cup of warm water and let it soak for 30 mins. Drink this tea to regulate your menstrual cycle as well as relieve pain or discomfort from periods.

Improve digestion – Saffron plays a key role in promoting digestion due to the presence of multiple digestive compounds. Saffron when used in dishes, adds aroma and taste to them.

Reduce anxiety – a natural antioxidant is known to provide a host of benefits, including improved heart health, increased energy levels, and reduced symptoms of anxiety. READ MORE – HOW TO USE FENUGREEK SEEDS FOR FASTER AND THICKER HAIR GROWTH