Before understanding what are the benefits of saffron tea or if it helps with weight loss, it is important to know this spice better. First, the scientific name of this natural product is  Curcuma longa .

For this reason, it can be known simply as turmeric . However, it can also be called turmeric, turmeric and turmeric. Another common name given to this spice is yellow ginger, as it is a root in the same family as ginger.

And despite being a little known product in Brazil, it has been used for over 4,000 years in Asia. All this due to the medicinal properties found in this root. Currently, much research is being developed to explain the positive effects of turmeric.

Next, you understand the beneficial effects of this spice based on studies already carried out. Also find out how to make saffron tea , what are the possible combinations with this product and what are the contraindications.

Saffron tea to lose weight

The turmeric can help the weight loss due to an anti-inflammatory action that has root. That’s because, this property is able to fight chronic diseases related to obesity and excess fat tissue. (1)

“In the study by Rains et al. [150], the authors noted that turmeric has immunomodulatory effects on obesity and insulin resistance because of decreases in cytokines.” (1) This means that the body is able to have a greater response to these health problems.

Thus, a less inflamed body is a body more conducive to healthy weight loss. But despite this benefit, it is important to note that the tea itself does not do a “miracle” in the body. Therefore, a lot of attention is needed in relation to healthy eating and sports practices.

What benefit from saffron?

In addition to being an anti-inflammatory capable of combating weight gain, turmeric is also indicated to reduce other inflammatory processes. One is inflammation of the respiratory system.

For this reason, it is a spice that plays an important role in fighting asthma. (1) It is also used as an expectorant, so it helps to treat coughs and chronic bronchitis. (two)

Another action is the fight against inflammation that affects the joints. In this case, turmeric is beneficial for those who have problems such as rheumatism and arthritis. (1)

But in addition to its anti-inflammatory effect, turmeric also acts in other areas of the body. Follow below all the benefits provided by this spice:

Antioxidant action

As an antioxidant, saffron can inhibit the action of free radicals, thus protecting the health of cells. Thus, it reduces oxidative stress and prevents the body from chronic diseases . (3)

Combating neurological disease

There are many neurological diseases defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), they are:  epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), migraine, brain tumors and traumatic disorders of the nervous system.

But with turmeric it is possible to reduce neuro-inflammation. In addition, the spice can also be used to attenuate spatial memory deficits and other neurodegenerative disorders. (1)

Turmeric tea for the liver

Another great benefit of turmeric is its hepatoprotective effect. Thus, this natural product can fight diseases that affect the health and normal functioning of the liver , such as the accumulation of fat in the organ responsible for detoxifying the blood. (1)

turmeric for depression

One of the components of turmeric is curcumin. In a study carried out in 2013, the strong antidepressant activity in this same substance was evident .

“This study provides the first clinical evidence that curcumin can be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD [Major Depressive Disorder] without concomitant suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.” (4)

antitumor effect

“Curcumin has been found to suppress the initiation, progression and metastasis of a variety of tumors. ” Among them, the following can be highlighted: the reproductive, digestive, lymphatic and immune, urinary, pulmonary, nervous, skeletal and skin systems. (5)

Prevents cardiovascular problems

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world. This means that more people die annually from this cause than from any other disease. (6)

For this reason, the more preventive care, the more the individual can enjoy better cardiovascular health. In this case, saffron comes into action, which with the substance curcumin has the power to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL) . (1)

How to make powdered turmeric tea?

Now, considering all these benefits you want to enjoy from saffron, the tip is to prepare a tea with this spice. To do this, you need to boil 1 cup of water and add 2 slices of saffron or 1 teaspoon of this spice powder.

Stir the ingredients and cover the cup. Wait for the infusion to be ready after 10 minutes. Finally, strain and drink right away.

Remember that if your goal is to lose weight, you should not add any type of sweetener, sugar or honey. Also, one cup a day is ideal for reaching your goals.

What is ginger, lemon and saffron tea for?

The mixture of saffron, ginger and lemon is indicated for those who want a better response in the weight loss process. With this trio, it is possible to reduce extra pounds more effectively.

To make tea, just boil 1 cup of filtered water. Then add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and the same amount of ginger. Or you can add 2 pieces of each of the spices.

Leave the tea to brew and after 10 minutes add the juice of half a lemon. Stir everything and drink without adding any other ingredients. One cup is the ideal dose per day.

Other uses of saffron

In addition to tea, saffron can also be used in other recipes as a spice. For example, in soups, tapiocas, preparation of meat and stews, cakes and biscuits.

With this, it is important to remember that saffron has a slightly spicy taste. For this reason, some people may not like the taste. In these cases, an interesting tip is to add the powder to the juice.

Turmeric contraindications

Although there is still no evidence of side effects in the exacerbated consumption of turmeric, it is necessary to be careful when using this spice. That’s because not everyone can make indiscriminate use of this product.

For example, children, the elderly, pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use turmeric without prior medical authorization. Whether for the slimming effect or any other benefit of saffron tea.