The red gold or saffron spice has been used for many years. People use it in different ways. They add it to different dishes or drinks. Nowadays using this spice in different food and beverages is a common way to add it to our diet. Using it with different ingredients has various benefits. In this article, Queen of Flowers discusses the benefits of saffron and green tea.
The benefits of saffron and green tea
Green tea and saffron have a lot of properties and health benefits. When you use them together actually you would have both benefits. Let’s check benefits of each of them first and then the properties to use them in combination.
This magical spice has a lot of health benefits. This spice is full of antioxidants. These antioxidants make it very especial and useful treatment for many diseases. The benefits and properties of this spice are uncountable. Let’s check some of them here.
Some older studies found that saffron is as effective as some depression drugs like fluoxetine and citalopram.
This spice is also called sunshine spice due to its effect on improving mood.
Improving Cardiovascular system
Saffron has some components which can reduce blood pressure and protect body against heart problems.
A review study on rabbits showed that this spice is effective in lowering levels of cholesterol and triglyceride.
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) treatment
There are many women who suffer from PMS all a round the world. PMS causes various problems, like mood instability or physical discomforts. One of the best treatments for this symptom is drinking saffron beverages.
Antioxidants help the body to protect its cells from harmful substances and Flavonoids help the plant to protect it from fungus and diseases. This spice is full of antioxidants and flavonoids. Due to these points, herbal experts claim that saffron is anti-cancer.
Saffron is rich in the fatty acids. These fatty acids could help improve your eyesight. A cup of saffron tea or a combination of it and green tea per day can toughen these fatty acids.
Effects on Memory
The main ingredients of this magical spice are called Crocin and Crocetin. Researchers believe hat these ingredients could help learning and recover the function of memory.
Relieve the Abdominal pain
This spice could help the digestive system and using it after each meal has been recommended. It is great for stomach pain and could reduce or relieve the pain.
Green tea benefits
One of the most famous and popular tea is the green tea. This especial herbal beverage has a lot of health benefits and is used all around a world. People add different ingredients like honey, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and saffron to this salubrious drink. Drinking green tea has uncountable health benefits. When you add saffron to it, you would double the benefits.
Green tea health benefits include:
- Uncountable nutrients
- Full of vitamin C
- Full of minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and manganese
- Rich in vitamin B complex
- Alkaloids, amino acids and flavonoids natural source
- Primary Catechin
- Cleaning your palate and boost the digestion
Saffron and green tea combined benefits
This combination is a flavorful one that encourages any tea lover to test it. After you drink it for the first time, you will add it to your tea menu. This delicious beverage has a lot of properties. Actually, we can say that saffron and green tea combination include all the best properties of both. This combination is:
- Full of antioxidants.
- Could help to improve blood circulation.
- Could help to improve cardiovascular system.
- Will improve mood.
- Help to experience a better and more relax sleep.
- Help weight loss and digestion.
- Could regulate and reduce blood pressure.
Although this magical herb has lots of benefits, its usage in some cases is not recommended.
Pregnant and lactate women should not use this spice. They can use it when their doctor prescribes it.
People with bipolar disorder should not use this spice. As mentioned, it could improve your mood, in these cases, it could cause mental imbalances.
Doctors recommend not using it 2 weeks before any kind of surgery, because it could increase bleeding during the surgery.
How to make saffron and green tea
Based on people who make and drink saffron and green tea, there are lots of ways to make it. We gathered some of these recipes here. You can make it in your own way or chose one of the ways below.
1) Simple saffron and green tea
Add a pinch of the magical spice and one teaspoon of green tea leaves to boiling water for a cup. This mixture should be boiled for 3 to 4 minutes. In order to have the optimal flavor of your tea, stay near the boiling mixture to stop it at the right time. Pure your beverage to a cup and enjoy its unique flavor.
2) Saffron and green tea with honey
Use mineral water to make a better tea. Boil the mineral water, then while it is boiling add green tea, honey and the sunshine spice. The mixture needs about 3 to 5 more minutes to boil. Now pour it into the cup and enjoy it.
3) Cold saffron and green tea
Make the tea in your chosen way, then let its temperature be the same as the room one. Now add some ice cubes to the cup and pour your tea into it. There you are, your cold tea is ready!
4) Tea bag
Use one green tea bag to a cup of hot water, then add a pinch or 2 or 3 threads of the red gold. Wait for 3 or 4 minutes, your tea is ready. Do not forget that if you leave the black, green or white tea bag in the water while drinking the tea, it become heavy and bitter. It is not recommended.
The saffron and green tea are full of useful components and health benefits. When you drink these together, you will actually double be benefiting your body. This beverage is fragrant and
luscious. If you have not been tried it yet, give yourself the chance to taste it.
Frequently asked question
- How much saffron and green tea per day is useful?
You can drink 2 cups in a day, but be careful you should not use too many golden spices in it.
- Does this tea help lose weight?
Yes, drinking it after a meal can aid weight loss and reduce appetite.