Saffron Uses and Benefits:- Saffron is a very precious spice obtained from stigma of the flowers Crocus Sativus Linnaeus, more popularly known as the Saffron rose. Extracting is not that easy as it may seem. The saffron filaments are actually dried stigmas of saffron flower and it requires nearly 75,000 flowers to get one pound of saffron. It is considered to be an antispasmodic plant which helps to improve digestion and increase appetite.
There are supposedly numerous beneficial uses of saffron. These benefits may include treating depression, asthma, atherosclerosis, and painful menstrual periods, among other conditions. There are some evidences that saffron may have anti-cancer effects and may help lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Saffron is also sometimes used topically to help with certain conditions, such as baldness.
In earlier periods, saffron was used to relieve stomach aches and kidney stones and also as an agent in improving the circulation of blood. Some independent studies suggest that the use of saffron meet have beneficial effects on enhancing memory. While some medical research demonstrates the beneficial properties and activities of saffron such as memory enhancing, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, the medical lobby at large is skeptical about the many claims of saffron.
Usage of Saffron Saffron,
world most expensive spice is used widely because of its numerous medicinal, spiritual, traditional usages.
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Properties of Saffron
Saffron has warm and dry nature according to India’s Old Medicine point of view. Treatment of depression is considered as the most significant pharmaceutical property of saffron which was used from old times.
Properties of Saffron
Food digestive, stomach stimulator, anti-flatulence, sexual drive stimulator, sedative especially in gingival and colic pains, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, sedative in neural pains, tranquilizer, good for sleep, memory refresher, good for attention, anti-convulsion, anti-spasm, anti-Alzheimer, anti-Parkinson, mitigating of high blood pressure and cholesterol, good for treatment of anemia caused by shortage of iron in girls, risk decreasing substance for heart attack and hardening of arteries, heart flourishing (for its vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin and minerals), anti-asthma, good for treatment of cold and cough, blood increasing substance in retina, good for treatment disorders in retina caused by oldness, good for treatment of symptoms of retinopathy ischemic, good for treatment of bruise and rheumatism as an external ointment, good for treatment of dysentery, measles, hepatitis, splenomegaly and urinary tact infection, etc. Saffron perfume is pungent, cures phlegm and throat ailments and stops vomiting. It stops shooting pain. Saffron gives a healthy glow and brightness to the body. Diseases such as leprosy, head ailments, insectbites are all cured by saffron which also unifies the three body humours. Bile, phlegm and poisonous bites can all be cured by saffron. For various and unbelievable properties of saffron, it is widely used in perfume, cosmetic, sanitary, pharmaceutical and food industries.