Ayurveda Qualities and Medicinal Properties of Kesar, Saffron or KumkumaAccording ayurveda, saffron is bitter to taste and increases body fire. It balances tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha).Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of SaffronEffect on skin: .It helps to reduce dark pigments, dark circles under eyes, acne and pimple. It helps to increase fairness and glow of skin.Effect On Central Nervous System: Saffron is used as an active ingredient in ayurveda preparations for diseases of central nervous system.In Rheumatoid arthritis: It is very effective in Rheumatoid arthritis.Effect On Digestive System: Kumkuma or saffron helps to increase appetite .It also reduces indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting and acidityEffect on Circulatory system: Saffron acts as a cardiac tonic and is used to treat diseases which originate from vitiation of blood.Effect on Excretory system: It helps in easy flow of urine and hence used in retention of urine.Effect on reproductive system:Male reproductive system: Saffron rejuvenates male reproductive system. This property is used in ayurveda to treat conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low sperm count and low sperm motility.Female reproductive system: Saffron helps to ease the menstrual flow and acts as antispasmodic. Hence it is used in dysmenorrhea, primary amenorrhea and to ease delivery of baby.Effect on whole body: These beautiful red stigmas help to rejuvenate body and act as “rasayana”. They boost body immunity and increase energy level.