Known as a ‘sunshine spice’, Saffron is produced from the ‘stigma’ of a flower. Cultivation of saffron is so labor intensive that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.
Carotenoid pigments such as crocin and crocetin are responsible for saffron’s red color. These compounds have antidepressant properties, which protect brain cells against progressive damage, improve inflammation, reduce appetite, and aid weight loss.
In addition to that, saffron is rich in plant compounds that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your cells against oxidative stress.
Saffron is also used in diseases like asthma, cough & cold, stomach ailments, insomnia, uterine bleeding, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, infertility, depression, cholesterol.
Potassium in saffron is good in controlling heart beat by allowing to slow down thus protect the heart.
It may help brighten your mood. The presence of carotenoids is beneficial in boosting the level of immunity and reduces oxidant-induced stress.
Saffron works amazingly for digestion due to the presence of multiple medicinal compounds.
Not many know this, massaging the tooth with saffron and honey helps to relieve pain from gums.
Saffron may help treat all kinds of PMS symptoms, i.e physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. Both eating and smelling saffron appears to help treat PMS symptoms, such as irritability, headaches, cravings, pain, and anxiety.
Saffron during pregnancy with milk helps to stimulate the production of serotonin that control mood swings, tension, stress and depression among pregnant mothers. It is also good for enhancing pelvic blood flow and reduces the occurrence of cramps in the body.
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