How Does Saffron Help Your Skin?
Saffron has photoprotective and moisturizing effects. It contains flavonoid compounds like kaempherol and quercetin, which could be contributing. Saffron’s photoprotective effects may also be due to its other phenolic compounds, such as tannic, gallic, caffeic, and ferulic acids. A few of these compounds are used as active ingredients in various sunscreens and skin lotions
Saffron helps to lighten and brighten the complexion particularly in conjunction with Turmeric. Our Saffron Oil has both ingredients and has been effectively as both moisturing and brightening. The Gold Toner with its aroma of saffron gives a glow to the skin. The exotic saffron is a beauty aid used by queens and princesses. This spice can be used to get beautiful skin that you’ll feel proud to flaunt.
Saffron or Kesar is used in cooking, and has also earned a reputation as a beauty aid. The potassium in it helps with cell formation and repair. Saffron benefits skin because it contains many vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin. It is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe the skin. Its antifungal properties can be used to treat acne. It will help with blood circulation, help lighten, hydrate and soften the skin leaving your skin with a healthy glow.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Recently there has much talk about its pharmacological activity and medicinal properties.
As per the writings of Hippocrates (often regarded as the Father of medicine), saffron is a wonderful treatment for colds and coughs, stomach issues, uterine bleeding, insomnia, flatulence, and even heart trouble.
The cooking tips:
You can do this by grinding the saffron threads with a mortar and pestle. If you find it difficult to grind the threads due to the moisture content, add a pinch of sugar to them and then grind. This will make grinding easier without affecting your recipe.
You can make liquid saffron by adding 3 to 5 teaspoons of warm or boiling water to powdered saffron and allow it to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Store it in a jar for a few weeks and use it when needed. Liquid saffron can also be prepared with milk, vinegar, or wine instead of water. It is usually added to other ingredients towards the end of cooking to draw out the colour and disperse the flavour throughout the dish. There is nothing like the aroma of saffron from food – quite aphrodisiac.
You can also make saffron milk. You need 1 cup of boiled milk, a pinch of saffron, and 2 teaspoons of sugar (if needed). Add the sugar and saffron to boiled milk. This saffron milk tea can be a good addition to your regular routine.