Saffron‌ ‌for‌ ‌Glowing‌ ‌Skin‌


Saffron, also known as Kesar, is an Ayurvedic herb known for its use in skin diseases. It exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to boost the overall health of your skin. Furthermore, it contains manganese which is known to control blood sugar levels and give you glowing skin. 

What are the Ayurvedic Properties of Saffron?

According to Ayurveda, Kesar or saffron has Katu (pungent) and Tikta (bitter) taste. It exhibits a hot potency. In Ayurvedic texts, Kesar is known as Tridoshahara, meaning it can pacify all the three Doshas in the body. Therefore, it is usually beneficial for everyone.

How Does Saffron Help to Get Glowing Skin?

Ayurveda mentions saffron as a Varnya and Kantida herb, meaning that it can improve your skin tone and complexion. It helps to exfoliate the skin and boost your blood circulation, thereby giving you glowing skin. In addition, it also removes acne, blackheads and blemishes from the skin and improves your skin health. Therefore, it is vastly used to enhance the skin texture and get a radiant and glowing look.   

Saffron is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce sunburns, rashes and irritation on the skin. It also helps in keeping the skin hydrated. These characteristics of saffron make it a highly beneficial herb for your skin. 

Home Remedies Using Saffron to Get a Natural Glow

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  • Take a few strands of saffron and mix it with one teaspoon of honey. Apply it evenly to your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then, wash gently with water. It is one of the best ways to get an instant glow. 
  • For an instant glow, you can also add a few strands of saffron to rose water and let it stay untouched for half an hour. Then, dab some cotton balls in the mixture and apply it to your face like a toner. 
  • Alternatively, you can also make a face pack of saffron, sandalwood powder and milk. It is highly beneficial in improving the skin tone and complexion, giving you an everlasting natural glow. For this face pack, add a few strands of saffron to 2-3 teaspoons of milk and let it rest overnight. In the morning, add one teaspoon of sandalwood powder to the saffron milk and apply it to your neck and face. After 20 minutes, wash your face with water.     
  • Saffron is not only good if used externally on the skin but also when consumed with milk. You can add a few strands of saffron to one glass of milk and heat it in a pan. Regular consumption of this milk will help improve the complexion of your skin.   


Saffron is one of the best herbs for your skin. According to Ayurveda, it is highly effective in improving the complexion and giving a natural glow to your skin. It is also highly beneficial in treating skin disorders like acne and improving your overall skin health. 


Dr. Jyoti Lakhani

Dr. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions like Arthritis, Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders.