Yes, you can drink saffron tea everyday. It tastes so great.
Do saffron tea leaves have health benefits?
Saffron tea leaves are high in fibre. They are also rich in folate, vitamin B6 and iron. In fact researchers have found that saffron could help prevent cancer.
How can I help saffron grow?
Saffron can grow in almost any soil, so it will be easier if you plant saffron in a sandy soil.
When planting saffron in a sandy soil, the leaves should be well-drained to remove water, particularly from the roots.
If your soil is too hard or dusty to allow the leaves to root properly, you may have better results planting in a semi-soft clay mix. You may need to try a second time.
If you’re unsure of whether your soil can be planted with saffron, you can also try the following tips:
You can try a soil test on your plants, to make sure it is soft and loose enough to let the leaves root properly.
If the soil test shows that your soil is too hard or dusty, consider planting in soil mix you can buy ready-made from your local garden centre.
Plant saffron in a well-draining area, as hard soils can be difficult to grow saffron in.
Planting saffron in a well-draining area will make its seed more resilient.
Saffron can be grown indoors (under 24-hour supervision). If you choose to plant saffron indoors, make sure to ensure that there is drainage throughout the house. If the soil is too hard or dusty to allow the leaves to root properly, you may have better results planting saffron in a semi-soft clay mix. You may need to try a second time.
Can saffron be used to help make skin creams?
Yes, saffron can be used in skin creams as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Research has revealed that saffron can help soothe inflamed skin.
If your skin is inflamed, try a simple saffron remedy – apply a generous amount to clean, wet and dry skin and use that to massage it down gently (this can be done using a spa towel first). If applying it through the eye with your fingers and massage down with a soft massage balm