Saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world, is no less than a boon for health. Many women believe that eating saffron during pregnancy gives birth to a fair baby. However, according to experts, the skin color of the child is genetically determined by the genes of the parents. Still, pregnant women in India drink saffron milk during pregnancy to get a fair baby. Although saffron milk is beneficial for pregnant women, if it is not consumed in moderation, it can also cause harm.
Should we drink saffron milk during pregnancy?
According to experts, drinking saffron milk during pregnancy is beneficial. Although its effect is hot, so consuming saffron in excess can cause some problems. In this case, consume it in limited quantity. Pregnant women should not use more than 2 or 3 strands of saffron per day.
How to consume saffron in Pregnancy?
The best way to consume saffron is to drink it mixed with milk. For this, mix some saffron strands in hot milk. Consume it at least 5-10 minutes after having a meal. Keep in mind that after this, take a light walk.
When to take saffron in Pregnancy?
Keep in mind that start taking saffron from the 5th month of pregnancy as the pregnancy has already stopped by this time. During this time the risk of miscarriage remains negligible.
Let us now tell you the benefits of eating saffron during pregnancy.
Control blood pressure
Many expectant mothers have to face high blood pressure during this period. However, drinking saffron milk keeps BP under control.
Many women complain of constipation, bloating and indigestion during pregnancy. However, regular consumption of saffron increases blood circulation by reducing acidity. It also promotes metabolism, which reduces these symptoms to a great extent.
Tea or milk containing saffron calms the digestive system. Morning sickness can be relieved by taking it in limited quantities.
Drinking saffron milk rich in anti-depressant properties provides relief from mood swings, anxiety, depression, and irritation in pregnant women.
Less Hair Fall
Hormonal fluctuations cause hair loss in many pregnant women. According to Ayurveda, hair fall can be stopped by applying a paste of saffron, milk, and licorice. In addition, it also promotes hair growth.
Muscle Spasm Relief
Many women complain of muscle cramps and joint pain in the legs and abdomen in the third trimester. However, saffron has anti-spasmodic and antinociceptive properties, which can reduce pain.
There are some disadvantages too of Saffron:
- Pregnant women should not limit their intake as its high dosage can trigger contractions and premature delivery. Its temperature causes contractions in the uterus, which can also lead to miscarriage.
- Some women may experience tension, headache, dryness in the mouth, nausea, and vomiting after consuming saffron. In such a situation