It seems like every year there’s a new health discovery that takes the wellness world by storm. I’m no physic but I’m going out on a limb here to say that saffron just might be 2020’s ingredient to watch. Upon first read, saffron sounded cool… yet I wasn’t totally convinced. What really drew me in was learning that saffron can help with postpartum depression.
It’s something that affects nearly 1 in 7 women every year. The numbers are debilitating and the long-term effects are even worse for those who suffer. Traditional medicine says anti-depressants are the answer. While this is the solution for some, it’s not the be-all-end-all and it’s comforting to know there are other, more holistic options available.
Nikki Bostwick has been a long-time believer of the incredible natural healing power of saffron and is out to change the game with her wellness powder, Saffron Latte. As a mom and business owner, Nikki has experienced first hand how saffron has directly impacted her life for the better. She spills all the details on why you’ll be hooked from the first sip.
Saffron has been used for centuries in Middle eastern cooking for its taste and its benefits. I am a first generation Iranian American, so growing up my mom would tell me all about the benefits — how it makes you laugh uncontrollably in high quantities. Iranians cook with saffron by grinding it and adding it to hot water to make a potent infusion that they keep on hand in the fridge. I loved it so much I used to go in the fridge and drink it straight out of the bottle.
The studies have been done on a dose of 30mg per day. This is much higher than you would find in your typical Middle Eastern dish. We formulated the latte as a way to ingest the saffron in large doses more easily, and in the most bioavailable way by pairing it with a fat, so that it’s more easily absorbed by the body. This is a very effective way because like I said, there’s a lot of work that goes into preparing the saffron; from grinding the threads to making the tincture. The saffron latte wellness powder I formulate does all of the work for you, you just need to add hot water or your favorite steamed milk!
Yes! New moms are struggling with crazy levels of hormones having gone through such a huge transformation. It’s a lot even for moms who don’t struggle with depression. Saffron helps lift your mood and prevent new mamas from going into a deep sadness by keeping spirits lifted through the increase in serotonin and dopamine.