- Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the extracts of C. sativus and its constituents (crocetin, crocins, safranal) implies saffron therapeutic potential for various nervous system disorders.
- It’s effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression which may be because of an interaction with the serotonin and noradrenaline system.
- Saffron is high in antioxidants, which may help kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
- Both eating and smelling saffron appears to help treat PMS symptoms, such as irritability, headaches, cravings, pain, and anxiety.
- Saffron may have aphrodisiac properties for both men and women and may especially help those taking antidepressants.
- Saffron has been shown to reduce snacking and curb your appetite. In turn, these behaviors may help you lose weight.
- Saffron has been linked to several other potential health benefits, such as improved heart disease risk, blood sugar levels, eyesight, and memory.
Crocus sativus can grow anywhere in the world. It is a flowering plant. In India, saffron cultivation is mainly done in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir