Actual Benefits of Saffron during Pregnancy

Are you getting various suggestions and views about saffron? Were you told that saffron enhances your baby’s skin colour? Do not believe it. Were you told that saffron has no effect on you and your baby? Do not believe that either.

From ancient times, pregnancy and saffron consumption goes hand in hand in India due to various reasons. Ayurveda believes that right amount of saffron consumption can ease the pregnancy discomforts for the soon-to-be mothers. Here are few facts about saffron that will help the expectant mothers

Myth about Saffron

Drinking saffron milk everyday during pregnancy makes your baby’s skin fairer – A myth
There is no direct evidence to support or disapprove this belief, but a baby’s skin colour is determined at the time of conception and it depends on the genes.

Actual Benefits of Saffron
  • Saffron acts as a good muscle relaxant which helps in pregnancy.
  • Saffron improves digestion and appetite by supplying the blood uniformly to all the parts of the body. This way, you can tackle constipation and nausea.
  • It forms a coat on the gastrointestinal tract and soothes the stomach from acidity.
  • It helps to control cough and loosen the phlegm. As most pregnant women have stuffy nose and are prone to infection, saffron can help control common cold symptoms.
  • It acts as an antidepressant and controls emotional stress in pregnant women.
  • Saffron also aids in controlling your mood swings, if consumed every day.
  • During pregnancy, skin becomes dry and dull. Saffron can be used in face packs to give a supple glowing skin.
Side effects of Saffron

Over consumption of saffron have its side effects. Do not take more than 10 grams of saffron during pregnancy as it can become a uterine stimulant and may cause contractions.

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