Top 20 Little-Known Health Benefits Of Saffron To Improve Your Mood And Sense of Well-Being in 2021

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Introduction ~ Research ~ Old and New

Today, with the advantages of modern scientific research, we are starting to realise the true potentials of this amazing natural product… For example, did you know that saffron contains high levels of antioxidants such as safranal, crocetin and crocin.

As Avicenna had suggested, these could indeed help with anxiety and depression as well as promoting libido. The explanation lies in research published in the 2013 Journal of Behavioural Brain Science. This firmly established that saffron extract increased dopamine levels in the brain without changing the levels of other brain hormones such as serotonin.

Other Potential Uses

They also considered its potential for treating asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, heartburn and heart disease.

Other recent studies have been done regarding the benefits of using saffron supplements for the treatment of heart disease. These have illustrated the positive effect it has on promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.

How to Use Saffron For Medicinal Purposes.

To use as a natural remedy we always believe in the process used for aeons and recommended in the Canon of Medicine.

 

A Little Goes A Long Way!

Hence, just add about 1 or 2 pinches (10 to 20 medium strands) of crushed saffron to your tea or hot water then allow to brew for a couple of minutes.

For women who are suffering from PMS or menstrual cramps

For generations, Iranian women have brewed it with their tea to ease the effects. Consume when the discomfort begins and take once per day for 3 to 4 days.

Use As an Aphrodisiac

Again you can add a couple of pinches to your tea or warm milk before bedtime.

Consuming this wonderful spice carries little risk.

A great way of reaping saffron health benefits and adding it to your diet without any risks at all is cooking with it.

On the other hand, if you want to use it solely as a natural medicine, we recommend getting advice from a clinical nutritionist.

  •  Menstrual Cramps
  •  Depression
  •  Improved Libido
  •  Upset Stomachs
  •  Improved Mental Function
  •  Mood Disorders
  •  Antioxidant
  •  PMS
  •  Anxiety
  •  Asthma
  • Physical performance
  • Wound healing
  • Bone health
  • Liver health
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Heartburn
  • Heart Disease
  • Treatment of Cancer
  • Immune response

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As well as the illnesses listed above, two other areas where saffron spice has shown great results are PMS and menstrual cramps. For generations, Iranian women have brewed it with their tea to ease the effects.

Other recent studies have been done regarding the benefits of using saffron supplements for the treatment of heart disease. These have illustrated the positive effect it has on promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.

How to Use Saffron For Medicinal Purposes

To use as a natural remedy we always believe in the process used for aeons and recommended in the Canon of Medicine. Just add about 1 or 2 pinches (10 to 20 medium strands) of crushed saffron to your tea or hot water then allow to brew for a couple of minutes. For women who are suffering from PMS or menstrual cramps consume when discomfort begins once per day for 3 to 4 days. As an aphrodisiac again you can add a couple of pinches to your tea or warm milk before bedtime.
 

All The Advantages And Very Few Risks!

Without a doubt, consuming reasonable quantities of this wonderful spice carries little risk. A point often overlooked is that a great way of reaping saffron health benefits and adding it to your diet without any risks at all is cooking with it. On the other hand, if you want to use it solely as a natural medicine, we recommend getting advice from a clinical nutritionist. Having 1g of saffron per day is safe but a very high dosage can be toxic, the research considers 5g to be harmful, especially for pregnant women. There is also a slight chance of being allergic to saffron especially if you have allergies to plants like rye-grass and olives.
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