Medicinal Properties of Saffron Tea29 ژانویه 2016
Saffron is a plant native of Europe and Asia, and it is often used dried as a spice or a herb. As it is widely known, this plant is considered high-priced, which is because 400 stigmas can only provide a kilo of this spice.
Although this plant has recently lost its place among people to other herbs due to its high price, it contains numerous medicinal properties which are explained as the following:
- Relieving Menstrual Pain
In the past, saffron was applied as a stimulus to women’s periods which tended to be irregular. Nowadays, brewed saffron can be used to decrease the discharge of blood during menstruation, ease the bleeding and also relieving menstrual pain.
However, the consumption of this tea is highly forbidden to pregnant women since there have been reports of miscarriages.
- Working As An Antidepressant
Saffron tea can also be used for the treatment of depression. It has been reported that the consumption of brewed saffron or the spice in considerable amounts can create feelings of delight and happiness.
- Preventing Cancer
Saffron contains carotenoids. According to scientific findings, carotenoids can act against carcinomas, sarcomas, and leukemia in humans.
- Improving the Well-being of the Heart
Based on recent studies, it is claimed that saffron tea helps prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and it prevents heart diseases.
- Relieving Gastric Pains
Brewed saffron can help relieve moderate to severe gastric and intestinal pains.
- Lowering Blood Pressure
Brewed saffron contains crocetins which are claimed to help lower blood pressure.
- Working As Expectorant
Brewed saffron stimulates vomit and coughs in order to relieve pain in the chest, stomach and throat.
- Other Benefits
Saffron tea is also beneficial to the treatment of ailments such as asthma, cough, dry skin, nervous attack, flatulence, heartburn, insomnia, and premature ejaculation. It can also help hair on the back of the head grow locally.