What we should know about saffron
Do you know saffron tea is one of the most expensive and beneficial herbal teas in the world?
Saffron, commonly known as Crocus Sativus, in among the most beneficial plants. Although it has a high price, it is used in different ways.
Saffron strands are used in perfumery, dyeing, and some other industries. But the most important use of saffron, is in cooking foods and making herbal beverages.
In this article, we are talking about saffron tea properties. And we’ll tell you how to make hot and cold saffron teas. Keep up with us.
Why is saffron tea one of the most beneficial herbal teas?
From many years ago, people have been used saffron as a spice. Because they knew about the good aroma, taste, and dyeing properties of saffron.
Nowadays, they still use hot or cold saffron teas because of its medical properties.
What are the most important medical benefits of saffron?
Saffron beverage is a natural antidepressant
It would be interesting to know that in past, saffron was known as sunshine. They used to call it sunshine not because of its color. But for its medical benefits. People believed saffron could improve their mood. Scientific researches confirm the medical benefits of saffron.
For sick people who cannot use chemical medication, saffron tea can be a good substitute. We recommend you test saffron teas of RodaGuldet shop. In a short time, you’ll see its impact on your mood.
Saffron is good for heart health and reducing blood pressure.
Saffron reduces the blood pressure because of its specific chemical compounds. In result, it is good for heart health. Remember that only high quality saffron can protect the heart against diseases. Saffron can also reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride.
Saffron tea is effective in healing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) can make problems for women. This syndrome causes some physical and emotional bad moods in women. The intensity of syndrome is not the same in all women. Sometimes severe and sometimes mild. Using saffron tea, can reduce the syndrome symptoms without using other medications.
Saffron beverages improve brain function and power.
Phytotherapy researches on saffron plant show that Crocin and Crocetin of saffron is effective on brain power and helps learning. Thus, saffron is good for treating brain functional disorders.
What beverages can we make with saffron strands?
Most of people think that saffron tea is just a cup of hot water and some saffron strands. But brewing saffron with hot water, makes the tea bitter and heavy. It is interesting to know that you can make different beverages with saffron strands. In the following we introduce some of these beverages:
- Saffron milk
1 cup milk
Half tbsp water
Some saffron powder
First, put cardamom seeds in water and heat them for 3minutes until it boils.
Add saffron powder (that you’ve bought from Rodaguldet) to boiling water. Wait for 8 minutes until the saffron brews.
Then heat the milk. When it is warm add honey, saffron, and cardamom.
Stir until they are mixed completely.
Your saffron milk is ready. Drink it hot.
- Saffron cooling drink
5 fresh sweet basil
5 saffron strands
2tsp fresh lemon
4tbsp honey, sekanjabin or stevia rebaudiana
6-8 cups of cold water
Put saffron strands in water and heat them for 8-10 minutes until saffron brews.
Then, remove the dregs by filtering.
Add lemon water and honey to cold water. Stir, until honey dissolves
Add peach pieces, sweet basil, ice, and saffron stock to cold water.
Put them in the fridge for an hour.
Your cooling drink is ready. Drink it cool.
Don’t overdrink saffron tea
As you know, observing moderation in eating and drinking is essential. Because too much eating or drinking, is harmful specially for sick people. Results of overdrinking saffron tea:
- Saffron is a blood thinner. This can cause nose and uterine bleeding and finally abortion in pregnant mothers.
- Causes dizziness, lethargy, headache, and jaundice.
If you drink saffron teas daily, you be careful about their density. And consuming more than half a teaspoon of saffron in a week could be harmful. Consuming 3 cups of saffron tea weekly is normal.
If you’re planning to buy good saffron, you should know that the price of per gram high quality saffron, is very high.
We support nature and sellers of organic products at Rodaguldet shop.
In order to buy saffron strands or powder and also tea bags, you can contact our consultants on this telephone number: (+46) 763205883