Magical Benefits of Consuming Saffron MilkBy Rahul Garg - 12 January 2018
Saffron also popularly called ‘kesar’ in India is one of the most expensive spices. In olden times queens would bathe in kesar infused milk and consuming kesar milk was known to aid magical benefits in the health and beauty. Slowly as we move back to ancient science, even doctors recommend drinking saffron milk to their patients to get rid of various health issues.
Saffron milk has many antioxidants, carotenoid properties which no other foods offer! Here is the list of unbelievable benefits of consuming saffron milk:-
Saffron is rich in manganese and known for its sedative properties which help in relaxing the mind and tackling insomnia problems. All you need to do is add 2-3 strands of saffron with a teaspoon of raw honey in your glass of milk and drink it before going to bed.
Saffron is used to improve concentration and memory. It is believed that saffron reduces the deposition of amyloid β which is very helpful while treating Alzheimer’s disease. So, always drink a glass of saffron milk before sleeping.
Relieve Menstrual Cramps
As per a study, doctors recommend drinking saffron milk to people who suffer abdominal pain or menstrual cramps as Saffron has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help in tackling these problems.
Many people prefer a glass of saffron milk when they are depressed because saffron is known for its rich carotenoids and B vitamins that increase the levels of serotonin and other important chemicals in the brain to fight depression.
Improves Heart Health
Saffron is rich in crocetin which helps in reducing the cholesterol level and reduces heart-related diseases. Apart from this, its antioxidant properties maintain blood vessels and healthy arteries. Anti-inflammatory properties of Saffron also keep heart healthy.
Saffron has crocin and safranal compounds in it which slows down the growth of colorectal cancer cells. It also plays a major role while treating skin cancer problems. Apart from this, saffron also reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Boosts Immune System
Saffron helps in boosting the immune system all thanks to its rich nutrient content and antioxidant properties. Carotenoids also help in improving the immunity system of the body. Therefore, it is advisable to drink saffron milk before going to bed.
Control Blood Pressure
Saffron has an important chemical, we mentioned; crocetin, this ensures a smooth blood flow and also helps in controlling the blood pressure. To get its maximum benefits, it is always suggested that add it in warm milk before drinking.
Do you drink or like saffron milk? One word of advise do not add sugar to this conoction and try using organic cow’s milk.