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Use Saffron to Spice up Your Life

Updated: Jan 9, 2023


Saffron is a spice that is derived from the flower of the Crocus sativus plant, which is native to Southwest Asia. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking due to its unique flavor and potential health benefits. Here are some of the things saffron is used for:


Depression


Saffron has been shown to have antidepressant properties and may be effective in improving mood and reducing symptoms of depression. In a study of people with mild to moderate

depression, those who took a daily dose of saffron extract showed significant improvement in their symptoms compared to those who took a placebo.



Anxiety

May have anti-anxiety effects: Saffron has also been found to have anti-anxiety effects, making it a potential natural treatment for anxiety disorders. In a study of people with generalized anxiety disorder, those who took a daily dose of saffron extract had a significant reduction in their anxiety symptoms compared to those who took a placebo.


Inflammation

May have anti-inflammatory effects: Saffron has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential natural treatment for conditions such as arthritis and asthma. In a study of people with rheumatoid arthritis, those who took a daily dose of saffron extract had a significant reduction in their inflammation markers compared to those who took a placebo.


Brain Function

May improve cognitive function: Saffron has been shown to have neuroprotective effects and may be effective in improving cognitive function, particularly in older adults. In a study of people with Alzheimer's disease, those who took a daily dose of saffron extract had significant improvements in their cognitive function compared to those who took a placebo.


ADHD/ Focus

There is some evidence to suggest that saffron may be effective in improving symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A small study published in the Journal of Child Neurology found that children with ADHD who took a daily dose of saffron extract had significant improvements in their attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity compared to those who took a placebo.


Weight-loss

Saffron has been shown to have weight loss benefits due to its purported appetite-suppressing effects. Some small studies have suggested that saffron extract may help reduce snacking and increase feelings of fullness, but more research is needed to confirm these effects.


Cancer

May have anti-cancer effects: Saffron has been found to have potent anti-tumor properties and may be effective in reducing the growth and spread of cancer cells. In a study of people with breast cancer, those who took a daily dose of saffron extract had a significant reduction in their tumor size compared to those who took a placebo.


Libido

Saffron may have aphrodisiac properties and may be able to improve libido or sexual desire.

For example, a small study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that taking a saffron supplement was associated with improvements in sexual function in a group of postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction. Another study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that taking a saffron supplement improved sexual desire and satisfaction in a group of men with erectile dysfunction.


How to use saffron

Saffron is typically available in a few different forms, including threads, powders, and extracts. Some common ways to incorporate saffron into your diet include:


Cooking with saffron threads: Saffron threads are the dried stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower, and they are often used to add flavor and color to dishes. To use saffron threads, you can crush them lightly and steep them in hot water or broth for a few minutes before adding them to your recipe.


Adding saffron powder to recipes: Saffron powder is made by grinding saffron threads into a fine powder. You can add saffron powder to recipes in the same way you would use saffron threads.


Taking saffron extract supplements: Saffron extract is available in capsule or liquid form and can be taken as a dietary supplement. In studies, children were given 20-30mg of extract and adults 30mg-100mg.


It's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of saffron. If you are considering using saffron, it's important to speak with your doctor before starting any new supplement regimen especially if you are taking any medications.


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