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The healing power of saffron

  1. Saffron are the pistils of the saffron crocus. Saffron has long been cultivated in Arab countries; the saffron crocus does not occur in the wild. Safra means 'yellow' in Arabic. Saffron is very healthy and stimulates brain functions so that you have better memory and a greater learning capacity. It takes 160,000 crocus flowers to make one kilogram of saffron powder. Because it takes so much effort to grow saffron, it is an expensive spice.

Nutritional value of saffron

  1. Saffron contains many phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Because you use very little, it makes little sense to state the nutritional value per 100 grams. It is recommended not to consume more than 1.5 grams of saffron per day. More than 5 grams of saffron can cause bleeding under the skin, nosebleeds, uterine bleeding, blood in the urine, or bloody diarrhea. More than 20 grams of saffron can be deadly. In any case, it can be said that there is a lot of manganese, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper

Saffron as yellow coloring

  1. Alpha-crocin is the component in the crocus flower that causes the yellow color. Crocin belongs to the carotenoids. Saffron powder is used to turn food yellow. In Asian countries you will often come across yellow rice. The pistils themselves are red but cause a yellow color in the food when you use them. Put three threads of saffron in a pan in which you will rice

Counterfeit saffron

  1. Saffron is so expensive that it is counterfeit. Turmeric or safflower is sometimes used, which are also natural yellowing agents. Indian saffron is sometimes sold abroad, but that is turmeric or turmeric, with which you can also make the rice yellow. Spanish saffron is not a saffron but a yellow or red dye made from the flower of the safflower. Spaniards use safflower to make the paella yellow. Other fakes that can appear in false saffron are yellow pepper

Medicinal power of saffron

  1. This yellow food is an aphrodisiac, an antidepressant and an antioxidant

Scientific confirmation of traditional wisdom

  1. Scientific research has supported the medicinal properties of saffron as it has been traditionally used for centuries. The herb works to fight cancer and is good for better eyes. Crocin, as well as safranal and picrocrocin, have antioxidant properties that benefit the eyes. These three phytonutrients have also been shown to penetrate cancerous tumors and initiate a process that causes the cancer cell to cease to exist. Safranal and Crocin have been shown to act as natural antidepressants

Other medicinal effect

  1. Diseases that have not been mentioned yet for which saffron has been found to be beneficial in healing include asthma, arteriosclerosis and ticklish cough. Saffron is sometimes used in combination with other herbs to combat indigestion, flatulence, cough, insomnia and baldness. Because arteriosclerosis can be the start of many cardiovascular diseases, saffron also has a preventive effect.

  2. Diseases not mentioned yet that saffron has been found to be beneficial in healing include asthma, arteriosclerosis and ticklish cough. Saffron is sometimes used in combination with other herbs to combat indigestion, flatulence, cough, insomnia and baldness. Because arteriosclerosis can be the start of many cardiovascular diseases, saffron also has a preventive effect.



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