Saffron Elixir Tea - A Recipe for Health

by Hakim M. Salim Khan, M.D. (M.A.) M.H. D.O. M.I.R.C.H. F.G.N.I.

This amazing tea drink is delicious, health-promoting and easy to make. 

When used regularly, some of its main benefits include:

  • helping to remove anxiety and depression
  • helping to improve circulation and memory
  • helping to improve complexion
  • helping to improve immunity
  • helping to promote sleep
  • helping to promote your sense of wellbeing

What You Need

Time Required: 15 minutes - Recipe for 4 servings

  • Milk (500ml) (Raw Organic Milk, if possible) 
  • Seeds from 3 Green Cardamom Pods (crushed) 
  • 7 Strands of Saffron 
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 
  • Almonds (60g) (blanched) 
  • Honey (4tsp) (optional)


  • Blanche almonds by soaking them in hot water for 10 minutes and then removing the skin
  • Chop the blanched almonds into small pieces
  • Put the milk in large steel saucepan and allow to boil for about 10 minutes
  • Once the milk has boiled, lower the heat to simmer and add all the above ingredients (except for raw honey). Stir well for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Remove saucepan from stovetop
  • Allow to cool to a drinkable temperature
  • Stir in four teaspoons of raw honey (optional)
  • Serve, drink and enjoy! 

Dairy-Free Option

For a dairy-free alternative, use 500ml water instead of milk.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for education and information purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for personal advice.

Tiara Muhammad