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Spice Up Your Life…with Surprising #Saffron!!

Saffron – King of Spices

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#PureSaffron

How do you spice up your love life or your career the royal way? True connoisseurs know the secret – they just make sure to serve a special saffron dish to their lover or boss!

Saffron Facts

  • Originating from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Royal Saffron grows in sub-tropical climates.
  • Queens and Kings have always been seduced by its heavenly aroma.
  • It takes up to 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice!
  • The delicate saffron flower blossoms for just a day, and has to be harvested immediately for the spice to be at its best.
  • Due to the amount of labor involved, saffron is considered one of the world’s most expensive spices. Saffron is truly the King of Spices!
  • On its own, Saffron has a bitter taste and smells like hay.
  • Imported during Emperor Ashoka’s reign, in India it is grown only in Kashmir.

The Uses of Saffron

  • In gourmet cooking and
  • Master chefs around the world use it in premium dishes, and in saffron milk!
  • Saffron steeped in warm water overnight is cooling and fragrant!
  • Used for a fairer skin, as a bridal beauty treatment
  • Given in milk to newborns for a clear complexion
  • As fragrance in perfumes
  • As a fabric dye.
  • It is used as a medicine for asthma, whooping cough, as an expectorant, for insomnia, cancer, hardening of arteries, depression, Alzheimer’s, shock, pain, heartburn and dry skin among many other conditions. It prevents premature ejaculation, infertility and is an acclaimed aphrodisiac.

Make a style statement at the next dinner you host, with Natural Mantra’s carefully curated, unadulterated Saffron! Who wouldn’t want to be treated like royalty?!

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Is Beauty Only Skin Deep? Brand-new Insights into Age-old Haldi Skin Therapy!

What is Haldi?

It is Turmeric, an orange-yellow rhizome that has been used for skin and beauty treatments for ages. A key ingredient of Indian curry as well as in Thai cooking, this spice is also known as “golden spice” or “spice of life.”

Turmeric Skin Complexion

#IsBeautySkinDeep?

Regarded as the “herb of the Sun” by the people of the Vedic period, the ancients called turmeric as the Oushadhi, the healing herb, the one herb above all others. Turmeric has at least 6000 years of documented history as a medicinal plant, and been held sacred from time immemorial. Its strong associations in India’s socio-cultural life are seen in its many uses – as an auspicious religious component, in beauty treatments and wedding Haldi ceremonies, as a dye, a cosmetic, a folk and Ayurvedic medicine. Haridrakhanda, a traditional preparation described in Bhaishjya Ratnavali, is very effective in prurigo, boils, urticaria, and chronic skin eruptions. Described as Varnya, it enhances complexion, according to Ayurvedic texts.

The Benefits of Haldi

  • Brings a glowing complexion on the face
  • Cuts skin melanin production and helps sun tanned skin return to its normal skin color easily.
  • The natural scrub is beneficial for the skin.
  • Cleanses skin from dirt, black marks, pigmentation and blackheads.
  • Promotes tight & healthy skin – it fights stretch marks and is an anti-aging herbal cream to avoid getting loose skin in the body.
  • Avoids getting stretch marks, makes your skin soft and flexible.
  • Helps in cleaning acne.
  • As a depilator, it inhibits growth of facial hair.

Haridrakhanda, a traditional preparation described in Bhaishjya Ratnavali, is very effective in prurigo, boils, urticaria, and chronic skin eruptions. Today, western medicine has also begun to experiment on the benefits of turmeric as a skin care agent. Choose from a wide, curated array of turmeric based skincare products from natural mantra now!

Is Haldi good only for Skincare?

This yellow colored spice is truly magical! According to Ayurveda, turmeric is Vranahara (ulcer healing), Tvakdoshahara (cure skin diseases), and Kandoohara (cure itching). The fresh juice of turmeric has antiparasitic properties in many skin afflictions. A coating of turmeric powder or a thin paste, applied on small pox and chicken pox patients, facilitates scabbing. Oil of turmeric and its ether and chloroform extracts have proved to be antifungal, antiprotozoan, antiviral, and antibacterial. Recent researches on turmeric are focused on its antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antimicrobial properties, in addition to its use in Alzheimer’s treatment, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders.

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