Saffron, also known as Kesar, is an orange spice from the saffron plant (Crocus sativus) that is popular for use in Eastern cuisine. Saffron oil,
made by infusing vegetable oil with the spice, has a woody, spicy aroma with many health benefits.
This oil is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants like calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and carotenoids, which give it anti-oxidant, anti-microbial
and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used topically to hydrate the skin and treat scars, acne, discoloration, wounds, fine lines, and wrinkles.
When taken internally as a supplement, saffron oil may improve blood sugar levels, clear up inflammation, and reduce congestion of the airways. It may
also treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia by boosting the body€s production of the mood-boosting hormone serotonin.
Directions for use
Add a few drops of saffron oil to your food for added flavor.
Saffron oil can be taken internally as a supplement, but speak to your doctor to determine the right dose for you.
Massage a small amount of saffron oil into the skin for a hydrating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging skin treatment. It can also be massaged into the
scalp and hair to prevent hair loss and treat damaged hair.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes
only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor
who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be
diluted with a carrier oil when used externally.If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor
before attempting to use a new essential oil.