Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. And people want to know about the specialty of saffron and what health benefit does it contain. Usually, saffron health benefits are several. Let us discuss a few of them in detail.
Saffron used for phytotherapy:
Saffron is actually a stigma of Crocus plant. The saffron crocus was a medicinal plant for several years. The saffron health benefits extend in fighting against cancer in chemotherapy treatment and to control the depressive mood. This kind of application is also found to be in the focus of modern research. The saffron has good healing properties in it. But still, the anti-cancer effects are been observed only behind the laboratory glass, but not yet in the clinical trials. Antidepressant effects were also still found to be in the stage of clinical pilot studies. Saffron extracts thus have the potential to make a major contribution to rational phytotherapy.
Saffron health benefits in memory retention:
Based on the EXCLI Journal, published on 27 June 2012. The saffron extract is rich in D-galactose and NaNO2. It helps us to prevent memory impairment and improves memory power and learning ability. Alzheimer’s or neurodegenerative disorders are a memory loss disease that usually affects the aged people who are more than 95. Oxidative stress is a key factor in it. The anti-oxidative properties present in the saffron extract help for this issue. But still, this research is in the animal model only.
Saffron for PMS Symptom:
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is basically a change that happens physically and emotionally. It usually occurs one or two weeks before a woman gets her period. A study on the epidemiology of PMS shows that saffron can help in treating the PMS symptoms. Consuming 30mg of saffron on a daily basis helps women from the age of 20 – 45 to treat such irritability and PMS symptoms.