1/2 teaspoon saffron strands
4 teaspoons lime juice
6 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon rock salt
Lemon rind to garnish
Saffron needs moisture to release its flavor, so soak in water for 30 minutes. Gently rub between fingers to dissolve it.
In a pitcher, add dissolved saffron, 5 glass of water, rock salt, honey, cardamom, and lemon juice.
Serve in a glass with some ice cubes, and garnish with lemon rind.
A little bit of this precious spice goes a long way; it is calming and soothing. Saffron is usually associated with winter and we all know it's good to have "saffron- milk" in winter.
However, as this spice has multiple health benefits we shouldn't restrict its usage only to winters. Saffron is rich in manganese and helps regulate blood sugar. It is a rich source of riboflavin, an important vitamin for the heart. It also helps reduce stress hormone levels and ease the psychological symptoms of PMS.