Garden Fresh Premium Kashmir Saffron
Garden Fresh Premium Kashmir Saffron (1 Gm)
Saffron, often called as “Kesar” in Hindi, is a popular spice and an expensive one too. Its taste makes it great for usage in food, as refreshment and even for making beverages. Saffron’s unique colour, flavor, and other properties give it culinary and medicinal characteristics that make it renowned all over the world.
Pack of 1 Gms x 20 Pcs in a box.
Some Health Benefits of Saffron
Saffron is mostly known for its inclusion in food items. But it has very significant nutrients and chemical compounds which are beneficial in providing medicinal benefits. Let us look at a few of the saffron uses below:
1. Disease Prevention
One of the main saffron benefits, when used in cooking food, is that it contains many plant-derived chemical components which are known to prevent diseases. They are also known to promote the overall well-being of the body.
2. Volatile Oils
The plant part from which saffron is obtained contains essential but volatile oils which when added to food, imparts its unique flavour and benefits of saffron as a spice. Some of these oils are cineole, pinene, borneol, geraniol, etc.
3. Active Components
Apart from the volatile oils, there are also non-volatile active components like carotenoid compound that are antioxidants beneficial to the body. These prevent free radical reactions which produce harmful by-compounds and diseases. Some of the carotenoids like zeaxanthin, lycopene, alpha and beta-carotene are widely appreciated. This is also one of the main uses of saffron.
4. Therapeutic Applications
In many religions, saffron is not just considered a spice. It is used in various types of therapies like body healing, detoxification and also in the spas.
The active components in the saffron make our body lose its depressing characteristics making it a dietary necessity sometimes.
6. Digestive Properties
Saffron is also a digestive and an anticonvulsant.
7. Cell Formation and Repair
Potassium, found in saffron, is a necessary source that favours cell formation and repair.
8. Heart Diseases and Blood Pressure
Potassium also helps maintains the blood pressure and keeps heart diseases at bay.
9. 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.
10. Optimum Health
The overall mineral content including calcium, vitamins, proteins, etc. present in saffron ensure the maintenance of optimum health.
11. Weight Loss and Diet Control
It’s time to usher in the new diet plan that actually works, and it’s as simple as incorporating saffron oil into your food. Proven results show that saffron oil controls the appetite and is working all over the world to help people control obesity and get back into shape. Studies show that saffron intake effectively enhances the serotonin levels in our body.
High serotonin levels suppress the appetite or the impulse to eat and heightens the mood at the same time whereas low levels of serotonin invariably have an opposite and adverse effect leading to overeating. Dr.Oz, a world famous nutritionist and a regular on the Oprah Winfrey Show, vouches for and promotes saffron extracts as a healthy and viable tool to combat obesity which has taken on frightening proportions as a serious health hazard that just can’t be ignored.
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