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The application of saffron

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices globally and an essential part of culinary heritage. Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the saffron crocus. The term “saffron” applies to the flower’s thread-like structures called stigma.

Saffron is used in many dishes to enhance the color and the taste of the food and for its medicinal properties. Saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent. Besides its aroma and flavor, saffron is highly-priced because it has various medicinal and health benefits and contains several vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, B, C and niacin.

People commonly use saffron for depression, anxiety, Alzheimer disease, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and many other conditions.

Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm and infertility. Saffron is also used for to increase interest in sex (as an aphrodisiac) and to induce sweating.

Since ancient times, Saffron has been used for skin conditions. It may help improve complexion, decrease dark circles under the eyes, refresh the face and may help manage acne and infections of the superficial layer of the skin.

Saffron contains an impressive variety of plant compounds. These act as antioxidants — molecules that protect body cells against free radicals and oxidative stress. Saffron antioxidants include: crocin, crocetin, safranal, kaempferol

Saffron is called ‘sunshine spice’ because of its beautiful bright yellow color. Saffron is effective in improving mood. Saffron extracts help improve depressive symptoms in individuals and may increase resilience against stress-related issues.
The application of saffron

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