Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” The term “saffron” applies to the flower’s thread-like structures, or stigma.
Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” The term “saffron” applies to the flower’s thread-like structures, or stigma.It originated in Greece, where it was revered for its medicinal properties. People would eat saffron to enhance libido, boost mood, and improve memory.
Is rich in plant compounds that act as antioxidants, such as crocin, crocetin,
safranal, and kaempferol. Antioxidants help protect your cells against
Help treat symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression, but more studies are
needed before definite recommendations can be made.
is high in antioxidants, which may help kill cancer cells while leaving normal
Eating and smelling saffron appears to help treat PMS symptoms, such as
irritability, headaches, cravings, pain, and anxiety.
Aphrodisiac properties for both men and women and may especially help
those taking antidepressants.
Has been shown to reduce snacking and curb your appetite. In turn, these
behaviors may help you lose weight.
May reduce heart disease risk
lower blood sugar levels
Improve eyesight in adults
with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
improve memory in adults with Alzheimer’s
Linked to several other potential health benefits, such as improved
heart disease risk, blood sugar levels, eyesight, and memory. However, more
studies are needed to draw stronger conclusions.
Has a subtle taste and aroma, which makes it easy to add to your diet. It pairs
well with savory dishes and should be soaked in hot water to give a deeper
flavor. Alternatively, you can purchase saffron in supplement form to reap its