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How to use Saffron in Pregnancy

Healthy Food Posted By PureMart 14th Feb 2015 Views : 1317
How to use Saffron in Pregnancy

pregnant-woman-and-baby-inside Many a times we get this question from our customers about the safety of using Kashmir saffron (kesar, zaffran) in milk during pregnancy. Yes, it is completely safe to use saffron during pregnancy as it is an herb which maintains body temperature and improves digestion which is very important during pregnancy. Some clinical studies have also discovered that use of saffron in pregnancy is helpful for Blood Pressure and relives mother from stress. A pinch of saffron (around 5-8 threads) in boiling milk is recommended during pregnancy. As per Indian Mythology, saffron is believed to be healing in nature. It is also used as a muscle relaxant in many herbal preparations. It may also help relieve stomach aches too, helps increase appetite (hunger). In ancient times saffron was also used as an herb to manage cold and cough by rubbing a pinch of saffron in palm and applied on nasal cavity (nose). Another question we usually get is from which month saffron is advisable for a pregnant woman. You can start taking saffron milk at any time during your pregnancy. Milk is a great source of proteins and calcium. It is best to add just one or two strands of saffron to a glass of milk during pregnancy. It is also safe to use a few strands of saffron in your cooking. Many use this herb to flavour biryani, kheer, lassi and other foods. You should very careful while buying saffron. One of the best saffron for health is Kashmiri saffron and is now a days available online at many stores. Please note that being a costliest herb in planet it is very much prone to adulteration. We have provided detailed & simple steps to test saffron for purity. Link: http://www.puremart.in/blog/?p=65 saffron