Saffron Milk, Benefits and Recipe

Saffron milk is a fantastic drink for your health and happiness, we know lots of drinks that give us happiness and instead take health from us and we will be upset after a while. Saffron milk is a simple making drink, has extraordinary taste, and is helpful for your health.

How to Make Saffron Milk (Indian Kesar milk)


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tablespoons of powdered saffron
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey (optional)
  • Peanut kernel powder, cashew, or pistachio (to decorate)
  • One-third tablespoon of green cardamom powder (optional)

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Saffron Milk Recipe

In order to make saffron milk first put milk on medium heat to get warm. Then add the ingredients (saffron, syrup, and cardamom) and let it be hot for 5 minutes, and while it is heating stir the mixture gently.

If you added peanut kernel powder, cashew, or pistachio to the mixture heat it for 40 – 50 minutes. Your milk and saffron mixture is ready to drink, have a good time.

Saffron Milk Benefits

  • Increase skin clarity and radiance
  • Memory Improvement
  • Increase sexual potency
  • Anti-depressant
  • Improve heart health
  • And more…

1. Saffron Milk Benefits for Skin

Saffron and milk are a good mixture for skin and you can use them as a face mask or drink for your skin health. Our experience in the research center has shown that saffron has a positive effect on the lightness, clarity, and softening of the skin.

More than 50% of saffron production in the world is used in beauty products and pharmaceutical industries, this is not by accident or an advertising technique. If you look at the research paper in the scientific references you will find many articles that are speaking about saffron properties for the skin.

saffron milk benefits for skin


2. Benefits of Saffron Milk for Male

One of the important saffron benefits is increasing sexual potency in males. Researches show that using saffron with milk can be useful for increasing sperm motility and quality. An increase of these sperm quality factors can be very Valuable for treating infertility disorders.

This research conducted a clinical trial on some men with average normal sperm quality of 27% and the average of normal sperm after using saffron arrive at 35%. This means is saffron can increase 8% in sperm quality index.

As a result of this reports, it’s stated that saffron have positive effect on morphology and motility of sperm but it doesn’t increases sperm count.

3. Saffron Milk Benefits for Heart

Saffron has 2 important benefits that are useful in heart disease, antioxidant properties, and anti-inflammatory properties. Both of these properties work in the same way and try to decrease the oxidation of fat.

Let’s look at a rule; low cholesterol = decrease heart disorders

Saffron is part of herbal medicine that can be used as a combination with chemical drugs for the treatment of diseases. One of the important properties of saffron is having some powerful antioxidant agents such as crocin and safranal that are helpful in decreasing free radicals.

Animal studies have shown that saffron can decrease as much as 50% of cholesterol and be helpful in heart, arteries, and blood vessel health. An increasing special antioxidant in our body can decrease free radicals, in order to decrease free radicals lower lipoprotein oxidation, and sediment on the cardiovascular system.

4. Saffron Milk Benefits for Memory

One of the most important benefits of saffron is improving the nervous system. Lots of researches verify the effect of saffron on the nervous system function. Of course, the mechanism of these functions is not well known but it has proven that they occur.

  • Anticonvulsant effects
  • Anti-Alzheimer effects
  • Antidepressant and anti-schizophrenia effects
  • Anti-Parkinson effects
  • Oxidative damages and neurotoxicity
  • Neuronal injury and apoptosis
  • And more

Some of these functions have a complex mechanism and we don’t have enough information about them, but they have been proven in the clinical trials and our experimental observations. If you want to read the source of this research you can read this article.

Best Time to Drink Saffron Milk

The best time that we can recommend to drink saffron milk is one hour before sleep. If you drink this mixture before than you sleep you will have a good night’s sleep. Saffron and milk in order to their properties are useful for normal sleep disorders.

Also, you can read this article for more information.

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Saffron Milk During Pregnancy

Consumption of saffron during pregnancy has specific sensitivity that we must notice them. Some researches show that saffron consumption in the first trimester of pregnancy can be so dangerous and recommended to avoid or use it.

Of course, some experts recommend that using saffron in the second and third period of pregnancy is useful for fetus and mother, but this is a big risk and it’s better to avoid doing something that can be harmful to you and your baby.

So don’t use saffron in the first trimester and Be careful about the rest of the pregnancy period.

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