Top 21 benefits of saffron for your Beauty and your health

Saffron: Top 21 benefits of saffron for your Beauty and health

Most people tend to use saffron for skin whitening. But saffron actually does not whiten your skin. Saffron rather purify your skin and adds a radiant glow to it. Saffron is very effective in increasing the fairness of your skin. Saffron contains many benefits for your beauty and health. Lets see what are the top 21 benefits of saffron for your beauty and your health.

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 7 beauty benefits of saffron

    1. Saffron will increase the fairness of your skin.
    2. Saffron brightens the skin by preserving its natural moisture.
    3. Saffron can smooth the skin and remove scars.
    4. Saffron can remove the skin discoloration.
    5. Saffron is good for dry skin conditions.
    6. Saffron can reduce the hair loss by providing a healthy hairline.
    7. Saffron can improve your youth.


14 health benefits of saffron

    1. Saffron has a toxicity against cancer cells, due to the presenc of Crocin.
    2. Saffron shows improvement in medication for arthritis.
    3. Good for various eye conditions.
    4. Saffron can improve the symptoms of long term cough and sneeze.
    5. Saffron is good for your brain.
    6. Saffron can help to get good sleep.
    7. Saffron support for digestion of foods.
    8. Helps to improve wounds fast.
    9. Saffron is very high in antioxidants and helps to improve strong muscles.
    10. Saffron can reduce pain during menstrual period.
    11. Saffron can improve symptoms of depression. (Sometimes will not work for people with anxiety)
    12. Saffron will improve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
    13. Saffron can helps in controlling blood sugar level.
    14. Saffron can eliminates sexual disorders in both men and women. 
**Please consult your doctor before using saffron for any medical condition as saffron can be very toxic

In Combine, above 7 benefits for your beauty, and 14 benefits for your health makesup the top 21 benefits of saffron for your Beauty and your health. 
Now we can focus on;

What is Saffron?

Saffron is scientifically known as "Crocus sativus". Stigma of the flower Saffron crocus is generally known as saffron by people. Saffron is one of the most expensive spice in the world and there are evidence of using saffron way before 3500 years. Countries around Persia is renowned to grow best saffron for years.

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Why saffron is so expensive?

Harvesting Saffron is a very difficult task because it cannot  grow in every country or region. Saffron needs special environmental conditions to grow properly. Which are limited to very few regions in the world.

Around 50,000 to 70,000 flowers needed for preparing 1 pound of saffron because there are only three stigma in one flower. Hence, it needed to have very skillful labor to carefully separate stigma from the flowers manually the cost of labor is very high.

The rarity of the product and the skill it takes to deliver good quality product and also the cost of manufacturing is causing the mush high price of saffron. Saffron is known as RED GOLD around the globe due to its price and also for the benefits of saffron for your Beauty and your health.

What are the different kinds of Saffron?

According to the country it is growing there are slight differences in Saffron. Saffron which grows in Spain contain more yellowish part. Kashmir Saffron contain more red and very little yellow parts. Iran is considered to have the best Saffron and it is the main supplier to the world.

There are different kinds of saffron according to their shape, size, color, taste, smell etc. Namely Nigen Saffron, Sargol Saffron, Poushal Saffron, Bunch Saffron.

How to find Good Saffron?

The red part of the saffron is consider as the best quality part and it is known as Nigen saffron. And also, it is the most expensive of all. Poushal saffron and Bunch saffron contain more yellow and they are less expensive compared to other types.

Good saffron are deep red in color with a orange tendril on the other end shaped like a flute. Saffron with yellow tendrils are also can be found and they considered to have less quality compared to orange ones. Real Saffron should consist of evenly sized threads. If it is irregular and shredded it may be fake.To get the best benefits from saffron for your Beauty and your health, always use the high quality products.

 What does Saffron taste like?

Definitely saffron smells sweet, but it is bit difficult to explain the taste. Some says it taste like plastic. For us, the best way to describe the taste is, saffron taste bit savory but sweet, a bit grassy but earthy.

What is Saffron used for?

Saffron is a spice. The main usage of it is for adding flavor and color to foods and drinks. But the usage of Saffron is not limited to it. Saffron is very useful for many health and beauty treatments. Since we are not focusing on food recipes on this blog we are not going to talk about the mouthwatering Saffron Rice , Roast Chicken with Saffron, Saffron Tea or any other. We are focusing on benefits of saffron for your Beauty and your health.  

How to use Saffron to improve your beauty?

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The best ways to use saffron for beauty

Saffron milk

Saffron can be use with milk for improve your beauty.

Things needed

  • Fresh milk
  • 3-4 Saffron threads

Put saffron threads into a hot milk cup and leave it for about 15 minutes. After mixed it well and drink. It is better to use before bed or in the morning. This is the most common way of using Saffron for beauty and health by people. Pregnant women and children also can use Saffron milk but before using consult your doctor first.

Saffron for a Radiant Skin

Things needed

  • Sandalwood powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Milk – 1 teaspoon
  • 3-4 Saffron threads

First, clean your face well and dry it. Mix all ingredients well and apply the paste all over your face in a circular motion with your fingertips. After well massage keep it for 20 minutes. Then wash with fresh water. You can do this for 2-3 times a week for best results.

Saffron for Acne and Blemishes

Things needed

  • Basil leaves 5-6
  • 10-12 Saffron threads

Put the some water on basil leaves and Saffron threads. Keep it for about 20-30 minutes. Form a fine paste by grinding them together. Apply the paste directly on Acne or Blemishes and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash away the paste with cool water. You can do this for 2-3 times a week for best results.

Saffron for a soft skin

Things needed

  • Warm Bath water
  • 30-35 Saffron threads

Soak yourself in warm bath water with Saffron threads sprinkle on it. Stay for 20-30 minutes.

Saffron for a fair skin

Things needed

  • Sunflower seeds – 1 table spoon
  • 5-6 Saffron threads

Put the sunflower seeds with Saffron threads to some water and keep it for a night. Then grind them together in the morning and apply the paste on face and neck. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash away the paste.

Side effects of saffron

  • While benefits of saffron for your Beauty and your health are very high. It is believed to have some side effects on it, sepecially when taken orally. So it is better to avoid it if you happened to have those.
  • Saffron can use by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children, but it is advised to consult your doctor before use. Over dosing saffron can be very toxic. Over 5g is can be toxic for any one and over 12g can caused death. So better to use saffron with care.
  • Avoid saffron if you are allergic to lolium, olea, & sasola plant or other species.
  • Avoid Saffron if you have any heart condition, low blood pressure or similar disease.
  • Bipolar disorder- Saffron able to affects moods. There for it is best to avoid Saffron for people with Bipolar disorders.
  • Can Cause for contraction of uterus and might results in miscarriage.
  • Might cause for low blood sugar.

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