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Saffron Milk Benefits: Reasons to Include Kesar Doodh in Your Diet & Best Way to Make it

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Saffron, popularly known as ‘kesar’ is a very popular and expensive spice used in Indian cuisine. Drinking saffron milk or kesar doodh daily will not only help you in improved digestion and appetite, but also give you healthy and glowing skin. In addition, drinking saffron milk regularly enhances a person’s immunity. It is also an important drink for those suffering from insomnia as it can help them have a sound sleep. Kesar doodh is widely recommended for women during the pregnancy.

Basically saffron milk contains three main ingredients – milk, sugar and saffron. A pinch of saffron in a glass of milk can have amazing effects on your body and mind. So, let’s talk about its positive effects on your health.

Saffron Milk Benefits

Good for Your Heart

A pinch of saffron added in milk can do wonders for your heart. It stimulates circulation and prevents the hardening of arteries, as per the book 'Healing Foods'. It contains an active compound known as crocetin that has been known for its role in reducing the cholesterol level in the blood & preventing heart-related diseases.

Boost Memory

If you drink Kesar doodh daily it will help boost your memory. Saffron is well-known as a memory-enhancing spice. A study has shown its potential as a natural remedy that can prevent as well as reduce signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It is also said that saffron can help in preventing oxidative stress in hippocampus, further improving memory skills. 

Protect Against Cold

Saffron milk is an effective drink to treat fever and cold. Health experts believe that if we apply saffron milk over forehead it will quickly relieve us from cold. Kesar doodh contains various healing properties and is also warm in nature that reduces the risk of cold.

Helps Treat Insomnia

Saffron milk is very beneficial for those facing trouble in getting good sleep.  It contains potent antioxidants such as safranal, picrocrocin, and crocin that can keep a host of your health problems at bay. Saffron added to milk or tea can help treat insomnia and also treat depression. This spice is also rich in manganese that is known for its mild sedative properties which help induce sleep.

Relieves Menstrual Cramps

Since ancient times, women and girls who have been facing terrible menstrual cramps and abdominal pain used to drink or eat things that are warmer in nature. Saffron milk is a warm and soothing brew women usually prefer during the times of heavy abdominal pain & menstrual cramps to get some relief.

Treats Asthma & Allergies

A glass of saffron milk can help relieve joint pains, asthma and some mild weather-related allergies also. Hence those who consume saffron milk n regular basis will not face problems like joint pains, asthma and minor allergies.

Good for Skin

If you drink saffron milk daily at night, it will give you healthy, beautiful and glowing skin.

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How to Make Saffron Milk?

Kesar Doodh Recipe;


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tsp sugar or honey

  • Saffron


  • Pour the milk in a pan and boil for 5 minutes

  • After milk is boiled add sugar

  • After 1 minute add saffron in it

Your kesar doodh is ready to drink. Enjoy!!!

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