Kesar Scientific Name
Kesar Other Names
Sanskrit: Rakta, Kashmir, Balhil, Ghusrun, Kumkum
What is Kesar?
Common forms of Kesar
Kesar is commonly used for:
- Angina (angina pectoris)
- Breastfeeding Problems
- Bleeding internal (hemorrhaging)
- Low libido
- Treating Alzheimer disease
- Treating Depression
- Relieving Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- Treating Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Relieving symptoms of menopause.
- Treating baldness.
- Preventing cancer.
- Treating Early male orgasm (premature ejaculation).
- Preventing “Hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).
- Treating Insomnia.
- Treating severe skin disorders like Psoriasis
Tablet: 1 Tablet once or twice a day.
Oil: 1-3 drops or as prescribed by the doctor
Kesar Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not Known.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Saffron (kesar) can be taken during pregnancy but follow the dosage and duration as recommended by the doctor and self-medication should be avoided. Larger amounts of saffron can cause pre-mature contractions leading to a miscarriage.
Children: Not Known.
Taking large amounts of saffron by mouth is likely unsafe. Doses over 5 grams or more can cause poisoning and over 12 grams can cause death.
Saffron/Kesar has blood-pressure lowering tendency and hence consult a doctor if you are already on antihypertensive medication.