Understand the uses of saffron flowers but do you know what is the best usage?
Saffron flower is also known as “Saffron” or “Safran”. Unlike other flowers, saffron flowers only bloom at the time of the season between October and November. Because of that, their rarity is even more valuable, especially the pistil. Before you learn how to use it correctly, let us review a few outstanding uses of this type of pistil.
BENEFITS OF SAFFRON PISTIL
- Improve memory
- Reduce depression
- Reduce pain during menstruation
- Help to sleep better and deeper
- Improve digestive system
- Increases heart health
- Purifying skin, preventing acne
- Treatment of dark spots, pigmentation and scars
- Helps brighten and soften skin
HOW TO USE SAFFRON IN RIGHT WAY?
POUR WITH WARM WATER
The easiest way to use saffron is to mix it with warm water to drink. You can make saffron drink as a tea or mix with other teas to add flavor. This drink is not only good for health and beauty but also suitable for those who often lose sleep.
How to to:
Mix 5 strands of saffron together with 200ml. After a few minutes, the pistil will emit nutrients to create a beautiful yellow color, enjoy immediately.
For added flavor, you can add honey or rock sugar. If you love other teas, you can also mix a few strands of saffron to enjoy together.
The habit of drinking saffron with warm water regularly helps improve the digestive system, reduce depression as well as relieve pain during menstruation. You should make saffron tea in warm water about 70-80 degrees C for the tea to dissolve evenly and taste better. Note, each day should not exceed 30mg (about 50 fibers) to avoid poisoning harming health.
Fresh milk combined with saffron pistil is a mixture that helps regulate blood pressure, treat insomnia and depression. You can drop a few strands of saffron into warm milk, wait 15 minutes for the nutrients to spread and enjoy 30 minutes before bedtime. Alternatively, you can also drink a mixture of milk and pistil after breakfast.
LIGHT SKIN NUTRITION
Saffron pistil possesses a mechanism to inhibit the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase. This is a compound that synthesizes the melanin pigment that makes the skin dark. The mask from saffron and fresh milk keeps the skin fully moisturized. With regular use, the skin will be more succulent and brighter.
HOW TO DO:
First, soak 3-4 strands of saffron pistil in fresh milk for about 2 hours until the milk color turns orange.
Apply the mixture to the skin and relax for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
To enhance the skin softening effect, add olive oil or coconut oil.
Rose water combined with saffron pistil is the key ingredient in this acne mask recipe. With its high antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, saffron pistil is “savior” for acne-prone skin and acne scars. You can incorporate more basil leaves mixed together to speed up the skin care process. Apply the mixture evenly to the skin, hold for about 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Apply this mask formula 2-3 times per week to clear and brighten your skin.
Melasma is a darkening of the skin that follows the damage caused by acne or ultraviolet rays. If not treated in time, the skin will leave ugly spots. In saffron pistil contains many vitamins and plant proteins that promote collagen production, restore and regenerate skin cells, and fade dark spots. To enhance the effectiveness of skin care, you can mix yogurt and saffron pistil to create a mask to treat melasma. Hold the mask for about 20 minutes and rinse your face with cold water.
Masks with ingredients including saffron and sandalwood powder will be a good suggestion for those who want smooth white skin. Sandalwood powder has antibacterial properties, helping to clean and tighten pores. Meanwhile, saffron pistil has the effect of lightening skin color, blurring dark spots.
How to do:
Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder and 2 teaspoons of unsweetened fresh milk with 5-7 strands of saffron.
Wash your face, apply the mixture to your skin and let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
You can combine massage to help nutrients penetrate deeper.
The beta-carotene component in saffron pistil stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to help soften the skin. Meanwhile, honey increases blood circulation, nourishes the skin bright and plump.
How to do
Mix 1 tablespoon honey and 5 strands of saffron
Apply to cleansed skin, relax for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cold water.