Saffron Salve for Gout Symptoms

Saffron salve for Gout Symptoms Rubbing a salve made from saffron into achy joints is a great natural remedy for gout. Making your own salve is very simple and can be made in minutes. Ingredients: 2 Threads of Saffron Petroleum Jelly Directions: Blend the saffron into the petroleum jelly.  Spread a thin layer of the…

Using Saffron

Tips for Using Saffron Be sure not to add saffron threads directly to foods.  The flavor is better distributed when the spice is is first allowed to soften in a little warm water.  Wait until the water takes on a yellow color and then add it to the dish. Use Saffron sparingly in recipes, because…

Saffron to help Cardiovascular System

Saffron Milk Saffron milk is a wonderfully flavorful and soothing drink that is a great aid to the cardiovascular system. Directions: 1 Cup of Organic Milk Pinch of Saffron Directions: Bring milk just to a boil and add saffron.  Reduce heat and simmer mixture for 2 minutes.  Sweeten with honey and drink 1 time per…

Saffron for Sluggishness

Saffron for Sluggishness Saffron oil is helpful for general fatigue. Ingredients: 2 Threads of Saffron 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Directions for tincture: Take 2 drops in water 4 times a day.

Saffron for Bloating & Digestion Problems

Saffron Ginger Tonic This tonic can be used for appetite loss, bloated too full feeling, and or digestive problems. Ingredients: Pinch of Saffron threads 1/4 oz Fresh Ginger, finely chopped 1 Pint 100 proof alcohol Directions: Crush the spices with a mortor and pestle.  Place the spices and alcohol in a covered glass container.  Let…

Boosting your Mood Naturally

Improving your mood with Saffron Use this tincture to improve your mood and to eliminate mental blocks. Ingredients: 1 Pinch of Saffron threads 3 oz of 100 proof alcohol Directions: Put both ingredients into a covered glass jar.  Steep for 14 days.  Transfer some to a bottle with dropper, and store the rest in a…

Reducing Soreness & Inflammation with Saffron

Reducing Soreness & Inflammation with Saffron Naturally Rubbing your gums with Saffron is an herbal remedy that reduces soreness and inflammation.  Crush a few threads of saffron into a powder.  Use your index finger to massage it gently into your gums.  You can also mix the Saffron with honey, if you wish.

Tips for Buying Saffron

Be careful when buying saffron, because it is sometimes mixed with other spices.  True saffron is expensive and has a deep-orange to brownish-red color.  The redder the strands, the better the quality. Choose whole saffron threads over powdered saffron because the threads have a better flavor.  

Saffron

Saffron has been around since the eighth century, and its major exporter is spain.   Saffron is very costly selling for as much as $50 per ounce because it takes 200,000 dried stigmas from over 70,000 flowers to produce just one pound.  A very little bit goes a long way as it is a very potent…