Uses of Saffron (Kumkum)

  • It improves complexion and hence is used for application on hyper pigmented lesions of the skin.
  • It’s application is useful in case of headaches.
  • In case of weak eye sight, a mixture of rosewater and kumkum is put in the eyes.
  • Its paste is also used in the treatment of hepatitis.
  • It is useful in case of nervous debility, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, pain caused by vata, loss of appetite.
  • It is also useful in impotency, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea and painful labour and small pox. It has also been used as a rejuvenator since ancient, times.

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