Health Benefits of Saffron: Here's how Kesar works great for your overall body

When it comes to saffron, it's not only one of the most expensive spices in the world, but is also widely used in multiple cuisines. Read below to find out it can help to maintain our overall health.
Health Benefits of Saffron: Here's how Kesar works great for your overall bodyHealth Benefits of Saffron: Here's how Kesar works great for your overall body
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One of the costliest Indian species in the world is Saffron. Saffron, which is also known as Kesar is widely found in Indian households. It's used in sweets, milk and various other food preparations. When it comes to the production of saffron, places like Iran, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Kashmir and Italy produce saffron widely. Iran is the most important producer of saffron both, in terms of volume and quality, and Spain is the largest importer of the saffron. 

 

Apart from being a popular ingredient, saffron has a variety of health benefits ranging from respiratory health, vitality to digestive health and cell functioning. If you are planning to add something healthy in your diet and if saffron is readily available at your home, then here's why you should consider adding to your diet.

 

Read below to find out the health benefits of saffron-

 

Helps with cold:

 

Saffron is a stimulant tonic and works great to treat cold and fever. When saffron is mixed in milk and applied on the forehead, it quickly relieves cold. 

 

Promotes learning:

 

Research suggests that saffron extract is useful in the treatment of age-related mental impairment. In fact in Japan, saffron is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, memory loss and inflammation.

 

Promotes heart health:

 

Saffron reduces the risk of heart diseases by strengthening the circulatory system. It is rich in thiamin and riboflavin, and these promote a healthy heart and help prevent various cardiac issues. Saffron is rich in its antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy arteries and blood vessels.

 

Helps to relieve pain:

 

Saffron is packed with a compound called safranal which acts as a sedative and helps in dealing with toothache. It also has antiseptic properties which makes it ideal for teething babies particularly. It can also be used as a nervous system relaxant and a natural sleeping aid.

 

Aids weight loss:

 

Snacking on junk items is the main reason for weight gain. And saffron can help with that. Research suggests that saffron can help curb the appetite and also helps to reduce the fat mass in the body.

 

The powerhouse of antioxidants:

 

Saffron is packed with antioxidants. Crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol are found in saffron which is known to have multiple health benefits related to mental, dietary and cellular health. 

 

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