Neighbourhood Health Desk: Saffron is a spice with the remedy touch. It is the only spice known to contain water-soluble carotene. It is antioxidant and anti-cancerous and has sedative and diaphoretic effects. It strengthens the heart, the nervous system and aids digestion, by increasing the appetite. It can help relieve nosebleeds, fatigue, and exhaustion and eliminates mental blocks.
The saffron milk is a flavorful, soothing drink that can be helpful in relieving cardiac
problems. It can treat gums, reduces soreness and inflammation. It has the ability to
induce menstruation, treat period pain and chronic uterine bleeding, and calm
indigestion and colic.
The Quick serving ideas for Saffron:
- Stir a few threads (about ¼ teaspoon) saffron into boiling water when making
pasta or risotto.
- Add a few threads to the yoghurt or the fruit salad will give a good colour and
- Add to the rice dishes, sweets, vegetables, and curries for colour and flavour.