Saffron is known to have special properties that can give your baby enormous health benefits. Here are some medicinal properties of Saffron that can boost up the wellbeing of your angel, if taken daily in small quantity:Gastro-hepatoprotective:Saffron works wonders as hepatic deobstruent and liver tonic. It can clear liver obstructions. Gastric problems in babies are a normal feature. Saffron works as a gastric tonic and helps in better digestion owing to its astringent properties. It clears toxins from the stomach.Happy Babies:Saffron is known to be an exhilarant and creates a sense of happiness, according to Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care, Inc, a non-profit organization based in Oregon, U.S. That is the reason why it is given to cranky babies. When mixed in milk and fed to babies, saffron can help restless babies by making their spirits high and inducing a feeling of calm and happiness. Can protect eyes:Saffron can be given to babies for better eyesight. Saffron is used to prepare a special formulation known as collyrium. According to a study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Islamic Traditional Medicine used collyrium or kohl to treat various ophthalmic disorders. It can cure cataract, conjunctivitis and can improve eyesight. Retina blood flow increases tremendously because of crecetin and crocin that saffron contains. Its regular use can help in protecting retinal damage, prevent macular degeneration and can even protect against tunicamycin. All in all, saffron is full of compounds that help in better sight and hence, is given to babies.Helps in strengthening bones:Saffron helps in building strong bones in babies by boosting the absorption of calcium. That is the reason why a pinch of saffron is mixed in milk and given to babies. Respiratory Functions:Cough, whooping cough and respiratory issues are common in babies. Saffron is highly useful in getting rid of respiratory problems and improving respiratory function. It can be used as a lung tonic and relaxes and soothes tracheal muscles, according to WebMD website on uses of saffron. Saffron stimulates H1 histaminergic receptors and adrenergic receptors because of which it is used in the treatment of asthma problems and bronchitis. Many children who have asthma in their genes are treated using saffron right from the initial days.Fever:A little cough or cold can cause fever in young ones. In such a situation, saffron can be highly useful as it comprises of crocin that helps in bringing down high temperature.Gums & Oral Hygiene:Since babies don’t brush, their mouths need to be cleaned properly to ensure oral hygiene. One can massage the gums of babies with saffron daily which would help not only in keeping the mouth and tongue clean, but would also reduce inflammation and soreness of mouth.Anti- inflammatory:Most of the studies, as mentioned by the NIH, have proven saffron has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of crocin and crocetin as its main ingredients. It helps in enhancement of antioxidant enzymes because of the presence of phytochemicals. This, in turn, fight oxidative stress and helps reduce inflammation in the body.Skin Conditions:Babies do not possess a smooth skin when they are born. Many parents complain of dryness and rashes on their baby’s skin. Saffron can soothe the skin. According to WebMD website, safforn possesses anti-oxidant properties and hence, can be applied as a paste on the baby’s dry skin to clear allergies and dryness.Heart Tonic:Saffron acts as a heart tonic for your child. It is normally used to support cardiovascular functions in babies and help in keeping at bay all kinds of heart related issues even after they grow up to be adults. Saffron contains bioactive components like crocetin and crocin which have anti-atherosclerotic effects on human beings. It controls foam cell formation, thickening of aortic intima and boosts excretion of fecal fat. As a result, it helps in healthy functioning of the heart.