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What is Saffron Tea

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Saffron is a part of lily plant family and it was used by Egyptians, Romans and Greeks as a fork medicine and it also has a very herbal benefits. Saffron taste is bitter and it has a hay-like fragrance it is due to presence of chemicals in it like safranal.


An article was published named” saffron: golden secret of clearer sight” which has shown that this tea has a potential to slow down blindness. Another research on this fact was done at the university of l’ Aquila in Abruzzi, Italy which has established saffron ability to protect vision cells. A daily cup of saffron tea can protect the eyes from bright light and moreover it is harmless for daily usage.

Saffron tea also contains antioxidants which help in preventing heart diseases. These also restrain the spread of cancer cells and shrivel the size of cancerous growth.

Edgar Cayce, who is known as a father of holistic medicine, encouraged his students to drink saffron tea because of its health related benefits. He claimed that saffron tea promotes peristalsis. Peristalsis is a series of muscle contractions and relaxation which occur in the intestinal tract to push food and waste products through it. Cayce also recommended saffron tea as a treatment for measles due to its antiseptic effects.

The dark color of saffron is due to presence of crocin in its flower and crocin is a chemical component.

To prepare saffron tea, pour its two or three small threads in boiling hot water. It requires 20 to 30 minutes to prepare this tea. Saffron tea can be expensive and it sometimes difficult to find. But highest quality saffron should be used for best results. High quality saffron is accessible over the internet. It should be store in a dry, cool and air tight containers. Saffron may be sold as a powder or threads.

Saffron tea is a very enjoyable drink. It is very healthy and has a sparkling and pleasant taste and it is also very refreshing. Because of the high cost of saffron sometimes impurities are added in it so check the package of saffron properly for additives. Package labeling and ingredients should be properly examined.

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