Saffron is known to be useful for asthma and whooping cough, also to loosen phlegm and has long been advocated for stomach pain and digestive problems.
Memory & Mood: Saffron spice is understood to influence mood by influencing serotonin activity in the brain. Saffron’s involvement in learning and memory processes has been suggested, with animal studies showing promising cognitive enhancement that also demonstrates potential effectiveness in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Natural Aphrodisiac:Saffron’s age old reputation does seem to be confirmed by recent animal studies.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): The majority of women in studies report fewer PMS symptoms and improved mood.
Heart Health and Blood Pressure: The saffron stigma has positive hypotensive properties and studies on myocardial infarction suggest the protective role of saffron by biochemical and histopathological findings.
A study on Lung cancer found saffron to stop certain malignant cells, and is considered as a promising chemotherapeutic agent in lung cancer treatment in future.
Studies into Macular degeneration indicate that short-term saffron supplementation improves retinal flicker sensitivity in early AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), due to its nutritional carotenoids.
A study on kidney damage from antibiotic use found saffron treatment to reduce nephrotoxicity.
Saffron Benefits for Beauty :Saffron is known to be an excellent treatment for dry skin. It can be taken internally blended with milk or ground with olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil or sesame oil to massage skin.