Saffron Tea, Benefits, Side Effects and Recipe

Saffron tea is an Iranian traditional drink that is categorized as the top drink for health. This drink is full of powerful antioxidants and lots of rare minerals that are useful for us. These features of saffron tea were for our health, but this isn’t the whole of this drink.

Sometimes you are tired of work or upset about everyday problems and want to drink something to change your mood. Saffron is a good choice for your health and happiness and it’s a good drink that doesn’t harm you or make you addicted. Saffron is a gift from nature to us and we should appreciate it.

Saffron tea Recipe

Let’s go to see how to make saffron tea, for making a drink with saffron we should have saffron and dry tea. Of course, you can use any type of tea for this combination.

  1. First powder saffron and add some boiling water to it.
  2. after 5 minutes add some dry tea to the teapot and add water to fill the teapot.
  3. wait for 25 minutes again to brew saffron tea completely.

Be aware, if your saffron brew in a low time, probably your saffron is not original. Your divine drink is ready for you.

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Saffron Tea Benefits

  1. Saffron tea benefits for skin
  2. Saffron tea for sleep
  3. Saffron tea for weight loss

1. Saffron Tea Benefits for Skin

In summary, saffron has 2 properties that have a positive effect on your skin and these properties exist in saffron tea.

  1. Antioxidative properties
  2. Anti-anxiety and stress

I want to refer to the direct and indirect mechanisms of saffron tea’s benefits for the skin. Saffron tea has lots of powerful antioxidants such as crocin and safranal that are helpful for the beauty and radiance of your skin. Our skin is exposed to environmental factors (UV and others) and as a result of this exposure, free radicals are produced.

Free radicals attach to the structures of our cells and lead to loss of cell function. Imagine some of your face skin cells are under attack of free radicals and loss of their function. In this condition, your face cells change, and your beauty will be in danger. Saffron tea can fight these destructive factors and save the structure of your cell face.

All of us know that saffron can be efficient for depression and stress. This disease has a direct effect on our skin health and if we can control the initial disease of this effect we can save our skin from secondary damage.

So, stress and depression = skin injury and if we control the stress and depression we save our skin. Saffron can do this mission for us.

2. Saffron Tea for Weight Loss

I want to refer to my weight loss era, I was 18 years old and have an 80kg weight and height of 160cm and ultimately after 2 years I could weight loss for 20kg and I was very happy. I do 3 main things in this era:

  • Avoid using of high energy foods such as sweets (reduce calories entering the body)
  • Increase energy consumption with high rate aerobic exercise and other same things
  • Maintain body stability (I use saffron tea and some vitamins to maintain body stability)

I was able to succeed and my weight loss project was completed. The first and second items are the basics of weight loss and the third item is the trick of this process. This section help me to avoid disease and upset in the weight loss era. At this time we need some food that has lots of minerals and other helpful agents with low calories.

If you want to know how to make saffron tea for weight loss you can make a simple saffron tea and use it in a regular program. You can always get what you want with a regular schedule.

This is the rule of right regime, eat the foods have high nutritional value and low calories.

Also, you can also read saffron for weight loss for more information about weight loss.

3. Saffron Tea for Sleep

Do you have restless sleep or are you awake sometimes all night? one of your choices is using chemical drugs which regulate the rate of melatonin in your brain. All of us know that any manipulation of the natural process of the body can have side effects.

This is the function of chemical drugs and sometimes is very necessary too, but the cause of this disease usually is the chronic effect of our lifestyles and chemical drugs can’t correct our lifestyles. Research shows that saffron can be very effective in correcting sleep disorders.

So you can drink saffron tea several times per week and about one hour before going to bed. This can help you to have a good and deep sleep.

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Saffron Tea Side Effects

Everything that exists in this world has two faces; if we use it moderately will be good for us and otherwise can be harmful. saffron follows this rule too and if we use it more than enough we will be in probable danger. This drink maybe has some saffron side effects.

  • Stimulate the body
  • Gastric bleeding
  • Decreased appetite (maybe side effect)
  • Contraindicated in pregnancy
  • Poisoning (for above of 3 g per day)
  • Kidney damage in very high consumption

Drink saffron tea several times per week and do not overdo it. In this condition, you will benefit from this drink and have a happy life.

Saffron Teabags or Saffron Threads

Saffron tea bags are simple and easy to use, they are in every shop and we can access them fast. Some of them are even cheaper than saffron, and this is important. Did you notice it?

Sometimes tea bags are cheaper than saffron threads and this has a message for us.

This is a processed product and may have some additional things besides the saffron and tea, so this isn’t an ideal choice for us. Of course, this isn’t the whole of the story, sometimes products are just containing color and they even don’t have some saffron.

Be careful about your choice and trust nature. Our recommendation is saffron threads.


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