We Answer Your Curious Questions About Saffron And Sahelwa

What is Sehalwa?

Sahelwa is purely a natural energy drink, a saffron product, to boost your vigor and agility. Sahelwa’s magical ingredient, Saffron, contains powerful anti oxidants, combined with CELL-GEN Activated Hydrogen Water that makes it a very potent anti-oxidant drink. It is an anti-ageing nutrition for body.

How Did Sehalwa Emerge?

It was always Bilal’s dream to take wellness to the world. After a decade of researching the ingredients & recipe to blend saffron with Japanese Cell Gen, Bilal has come up with this incredible product of Sahelwa, that simply represents Saffron, Healthy, Water.


Why Sahelwa?

Sahelwa contains finest saffron from Kashmir. Mixed with CELL-GEN Active Hydrogen Water from Japan. This drink is formulated to provide many benefits:

  • For better blood circulation
  • Vigour and boost our energy
  • Improves digestion and bowel movement
  • Regulate better heart condition
  • Reduce menstruation discomfort
  • Promote hormone balance and fertility
  • Flavanoids and tannins Reduces inflamation
  • For better eyesight and better vision
  • Good skin and reduce acne
  • Anti-oxidant

What happens when you drink Sahelwa?

• You are taking the perfectly balanced essential minerals into your body.
• You are eliminating the excess activated oxygen in your body that is the main cause of illness.
• You are removing the unnecessary free radicals for your body.
• You are stabilizing and balancing your body’s acidity and alkalinity.
• You are ensured of bacteria-free drink
• You are enhancing your digestive system
• You are making a hormone balance and thus controlling stress and other hormonal issues.
• You are regenerating a very healthy and young skin.
• You are cleansing your body by detoxifying toxins and other allergic effects.


What do you mean by Energy drinks and how are they helpful?

Energy drinks have become the buzzword in present health life. These energy booster drinks are exponentially earning fame among the sportspersons, chiefly weight lifters and gymnasts. These drinks are widely used throughout sports and help to enhance performance.


How is Sahelwa different from other energy drinks in the market?

Normally, Known for their fast-acting jolt, energy drinks tout a high dose of caffeine and a varying blend of “energizing” extras that include vitamins and amino acids and herbal supplements. But the fact is Calories are simple energy and it’s what our body uses for fuel. Any food, whether it’s a turkey sandwich, a can of soda, or an apple, has energy. Energy drinks should be thought of as calorie drinks.
They can pack a lot of them, too: For eg A 16-ounce can of an Energy Drink has 220 calories, and a 24-ounce can Energy Drink has a whopping 420, almost as much as a double cheeseburger. Unlike most foods, however, most of the calories in energy beverages come from simple sugars. Devoid of fiber, fat, and protein, three nutrients that slow digestion, the sugar hits the bloodstream quickly, giving you the superfast rush you crave. Sadly, it’s short-lived. In the long run, having too many energy drinks, like consuming too much soda, can cause weight gain. In the short term, you are faced with the infamous energy-drink crash. Either way, you’re left tired and still looking for a lift.

Sahelwa is a little different.It combines the values of an activated energy drink with incredible merits from finest Kashmiri saffron.

  • Anti-Oxidation
  • Deoxidization
  • Good Natural Mineral Balance
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Stable & Good pH Balance
  • Detox
  • Anti-Aging

Plus the saffron, a therapeutic plant, is considered excellent for stomach ailment and is an antispasmodic, helps digestion and increases appetite. It is also considered that in small quantities it regulates women’s menstruation and helps conception. In India, it is used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicines which heal a variety of diseases ranging from arthritis to Impotence and infertility. It is used for curing Asthma & cough and common cold. It is used in treating alcoholism and a few skin diseases. It is used for treatment of enlarged liver and infection of urinary bladders and kidneys (claim the Ayurvedic practitioners)


What is saffron?


Saffron is a prominent edible coloring agent and flavor that is produced from dried stigmas of the flower Crocus Sativus Linnaeus, which belongs to the Iradaceae family. The word “saffron” is derived from the Arabic word za’faran, which translates to, “yellow”.

The saffron crocus is a small bulbous perennial, about 6 to 10 inches high. It produces up to five violet-colored flowers from each bulb.
Each flower holds three, dark-orange-red, funnel-shaped, 1-inches stigma with lacy, pale tips. These stigmas are removed, or stripped, and when dried, they are the saffron prized by chefs all over the world.

These stigmas have to be carefully handpicked from each flower and more than 75000 flowers are needed to produce just one pound of saffron filament.

What Is The Chemical Composition Of Saffron?

The saffron stigma, which is what basically composes the commercial saffron has a distinct, unique color, flavor and aroma.

Saffron’s coloring power is mainly produced by crocin (chemical comp. C44H64024) which is one of the few naturally occurring carotenoids easily soluble in water. This water solubility is one of the reasons for its widely preferred application in food and medicine.

In addition to crocin, saffron contains aglicon Crocetin as a free agent and small amounts of the pigment anthocianin. There are also Oil soluble pigments including alphacarotene, betacarotene and zegxantin.

One of the most Important parameters in evaluating the quality of saffron is its coloring power, which is determined by measuring by spectrophotometer the amount of coloring factors present at 443 nanometers.

The principal element giving saffron its special ”bitter” flavor is the glycosid picrocrocin (c16 H26 07). This bitter tasting substance can be crystalized and produces Glucose and the aldehyde safranal by hydrolysis.

Safranal is a volatile liquid oil which produces a yellow spot in water vapor and is readily soluble in ethanol, methanol and petroleum ether.

Saffron has a strong aroma, which is produced by certain special volatile oils & essences. The main aroma factor in saffron is safranal, which comprises about 60% of the volatile components of saffron. In fresh saffron this substance exists as stable picrocrocin but as a result of heat and passage of time it decomposes releasing the volatile aldehyde saffranal.


Where Is Saffron Cultivated?

Historical accounts of saffron cultivation in Kashmir dates back to 550 AD, i.e. nearly four Centuries earlier to its recorded cultivation in Spain (around 961 AD). Presently major producing countries are India, Spain & Iran.

In India, commercial saffron production is undertaken in J&K State only, where an area of over 20,000 hectare is reported under saffron cultivation with an annual production of about 20,000 kg of dried saffron. It is also being cultivation in some parts of Himachal Pradesh on experiment basis.



The Indian (Kashmiri) saffron has been acknowledged to be the finest in the world. It always has a very long thick stigma with a bright red colour and strong flavour and intense aroma.

The ancient fields near Pampore are the natural cultivatation grounds for this legendry crop, where no special efforts have been input interms of soil fertilizers, environmental aids or R. N. D. Programs. The nature has bestowed upon these fields a well drained light textured loamy soil and the climate is just apt for this exotic plant to bloom in splendour.


What Are The Uses Of Saffron?


Saffron is used as a spice, a condiment, an aphrodisiac and coloring agent.

Saffron and Medicine
As a therapeutic plant, saffron is considered excellent for stomach ailment and is an antispasmodic, helps digestion and increases appetite. It is also considered that in small quantities it regulates women’s menstruation and helps conception.

In India, it is used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicines which heal a variety of diseases ranging from arthritis to Impotence and infertility. It is used for curing Asthma & cough and common cold. It is used in treating alcoholism and a few skin diseases. It is used for treatment of enlarged liver and infection of urinary bladders and kidneys (claim the Ayurvedic practitioners)

Saffron In Cooking
As a spice it is used in cooking both as a coloring and flavoring agent.

It is used to improve flavor while giving distinct aroma and a beautiful golden color.
There is a great list of foods where saffron is added including cheese products such as cottage cheese and parmesan soups, various spirits, pasta and rice and many more.
It is an essential commodity in high milk/cream based confectionaries. It is used in various dairy products like ice-creams flavored milk, shrikkhand etc.
In India to serve saffron based delicacies during marriages and other celebrations is a norm.
Sweets laced with saffron are distributed during religious festivities.

Kashmiri Saffron Tea (Kahwa)
It is regarded as a delightful refreshing brew. All you have to do is, boil some water and add a few filaments of saffron along with some Kashmiri tea till half the water evaporates and the tea draws its strength. Add sugar to taste and serve it with freshly crushed almonds and powdered cardamom.

Saffron Milk (A Tonic For Health)
Soak about 1mg of saffron in 3-4 teaspoonful of Luke warm water and leave it for about half an hour till a concentrate of saffron is founded. Add this concentrate to a glass of 200 ml milk. Add sugar to taste along with some crushed almonds & pistachio. Serve it chilled during summer.

Sherbat is even cooler and simpler, an infusion of saffron stirred into sugar syrup and chilled out with ice. It is grandmother’s recipe to beat the scorching heat.


What is special about Shelwa’s ingredient -CELL GEN Water?

CELL-GEN water is pure water with Activated Hydrogen which has very potent anti-oxidants that help in reducing free radicals. Finely extracted and processed seaweeds & algae form the magical anti-oxidant mineral composition of CELL-GEN water.
Scientific studies and test showed that if minerals are processed into IONIC form, they absorb better as compared to normal mineral element. And they become extremely potent and effective in helping to replenish the mineral shortage in the body, tissues and cells.
CELL-GEN water provides good mineral & trace mineral balance and reduces or removes chlorine and bleaching chemicals found in tap water. It also stabilizes and balances the body’s acidity and alkalinity. The water has as anti-bacteria effect – water with long shelf life. Besides, the minerals enhance the digestive system in our body, controls stress and hormone balance and also promotes and regenerates healthy and young skin. Works like anti-ageing water.


Michael Koh, Online Entrepreneur  Micheal Koh

“I was first in touch with saffron in 2008 and I thought it is something not so special but after I drank sahelwa for the first time, I felt energized in more natural way and more focused. It is like getting healthier in a natural way.”



Bilal Ahmed Bhat  bilal

“It is my heartiest privilege to introduce Sahelwa Energy Drink, the first of its kind. My personal experience with the incredible benefits of Saffron makes me to assure you that Sahelwa will guarantee a rejuvenated effect once consumed. I have just launched the product and I am already getting an overwhelming response. Hope you try Sahelwa to reap the positive energy.”

Venkatesh Rajandran  DEFAULT2

“Few months back I was feeling very low and morale and energy. I used to wake up late with no proper sleep. Thanks to Sahelwa, my life changed a lot. Now I feel afresh.”

Ahmed Taif 

“I am a gym trainer based in Malaysia. In my two decades of profession, I have not found a match of Sahelwa that is really a great starter for me to start a great tough day.”

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