Healthy and scrumptious saffron tea were treasured by ancient Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks for folk medicinal purposes along with its use for the creation of herbal and culinary delights. The prime ingredient of the tea is Saffron, a member of the lily family and is mostly cultivated in Greece, India, and Iran.
- A sip of Saffron tea can relieve PMS symptoms.
- Saffron is one of the most expensive spices worldwide.
- Saffron is also known as “Sunshine Spice” due to its mind boosting properties.
Historically, people used saffron to treat a number of health conditions and a few of them are:
- For Heart Health: Saffron is rich in antioxidants and the flavonoids of the saffron show a positive effect on any cardiovascular disease. Saffron can reduce the blood pressure and protect the human heart against any disease.
- Memory Booster: The two chemicals of Saffron crocetin and crocin may help in improving memory function and learning ability. It is also used in treating Parkinson and Alzheimer’s diseases.
- Cancer Prevention: The antioxidants and flavonoids of this yellow colored spice can prevent the human body against any harmful substance, which can cause Cancer. The flavonoids of the plant also protect the plant itself from any disease or fungus.
- Treat Depression: The sunshine spice, Saffron is not only known by this name due to its yellow color, instead, it also works as a mind booster, so is used to treat depression as well.
- For Vision Improvement: A regular cup of Saffron tea has the potential to slow down blindness and can show a remarkable improvement in eyesight.
As it may be difficult to eat Saffron in raw form due to its strong taste, try steeping two or three Saffron threads in boiling-hot water or by mixing them with your tea leaves, or by using it with other ingredients. These are a few of the best options to get its health benefits. You can also enjoy Saffron tea cold or an iced tea version of saffron tea.
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