Saffron A Valued Spice
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and is used quite extensively in a lot of cuisines. Its unique flavour and colour make it a wonderful spice to use in food as well as beverages. Originally cultivated in Southern Europe, it is now enjoyed and available the world over. Saffron also has numerous medicinal properties and is also rich in nutrients.
Benefits Of Saffron
- Helps In Digestion: Saffron has amazing digestive properties.
- Prevents Heart Disease: The presence of potassium in saffron helps maintain blood pressure levels, keeping heart diseases at bay.
- Boosts Blood Cell Production: High levels of iron in saffron helps in the production of blood cells which are important for the formation of haemoglobin.
- Beneficial During Pregnancy: Pregnant women are often advised to drink saffron milk as it helps improve blood flow to the pelvis. It also helps suppress cramps, reduces flatulence and anxiety.
- Treats Asthma: Saffron is considered an effective treatment for asthma as it reduces lung inflammation and clears the airways which in turn reduces the severity of an asthma attack.
- Radiant Skin: Saffron is wonderful for the skin. Add it to a face pack and use it once a week to reap the benefits.
- Hair Loss: Using saffron frequently along with milk on the hair curbs loss of hair.
- 2 cups of milk
- 15 almonds
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 15 threads of saffron
- 3 cardamoms
- 1 cup ice
- Soak the almonds for a few hours.
- Peel the skin after a few hours.
- Mix the almonds, cardamom, sugar, saffron and blend.
- Mix the powder in cold milk and sieve.
- Add the ice and serve.