What is Saffron_Flower?
Saffron is a small, bulbous, perennial spice, a member of the lily family. To produce saffron, the stigmas [the part of the flower which catches pollen] must be painstakingly handpicked, cut from the white style and then carefully laid on a sieve and cured over heat to deepen the flavor- a process so labour intensive that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.
This exotic spice is a native of Southern Europe and today cultivated worldwide in many countries, particularly in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Iran, and in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir
Health Benefits of Saffron_Flower
Blood Cell Production: Iron is a very useful component in the body as the blood requires it to form haemoglobin and it is a co-factor in the red blood cell production too.
In delayed puberty: In under developed girls, saffron has an overall stimulant effect. A pinch of saffron crushed in a table spoon of milk is useful to stimulate hormones and bring about desired effect.
Sexual Health: Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and men use it to promote fertility and to deal with premature ejaculation. Overall, saffron has done much to help treat complex sexual health ailments.
Optimum Health: The overall mineral content including calcium, vitamins, proteins, etc. present in saffron ensure the maintenance of optimum health.
In patchy baldness: Saffron mixed in liquorice and milk makes an effective topical application to induce hair growth in alopecia.
Protection against cold: Saffron is a stimulant tonic and very effective to treat cold and fever; saffron mixed in milk and applied over the forehead quickly relieves cold.
Uses of Saffron_Flower
Medicinal uses: The active components present in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines since long time as anti-spasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic.
- Curing Asthma & Cough
- Useful in Colds
- To treat Alcoholism
- To treat Acne and Skin Diseases.
- Used in medicines that reduce inflammation
- For treatment of enlarged Liver and infection of Urinary Bladder and Kidneys
- As an ingredient in recipes useful in Menstrual disorders
- For strengthening the heart and as a refrigerant for the brain
- As a diuretic if soaked overnight in water and administered with honey
- Pounded with clarified butter (Ghee) it is used for treating diabetic patients.
- It can be use to make the gum pain, relax.
- The mixture of saffron with olive oil use for curing the hurted muscles.
Nutritional value of Saffron_Flower
This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Iron and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium and Manganese.