In this article, we want to introduce you to the properties of saffron. Saffron is a valuable herbal spice derived from the stigma of the saffron flower. Saffron flower is a perennial bulbous plant with the scientific name “Crocus Sativus”. “Crocus” in Greek means thread and string, which refers to the appearance of saffron flower stigmas. The name of saffron, which is called “Saffron” in English, comes from the word bile in Arabic meaning yellow. Saffron has many properties for skin, hair, menstruation and body health and is one of the most expensive agricultural products worldwide. This spice has been around for about a thousand years and has attracted many consumers. Saffron is a plant native to the barren, treeless areas of Greece and grew in that region before being propagated in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Saffron flower is a laborious agricultural product, which is why its price is increased. This plant has a three-pronged stigma in its center that is separated by hand, put in a sieve and its aroma and taste are enhanced by heat treatment. This plant is resistant to hot weather and currently Iran is the largest producer of saffron in the world. Regardless of the natural and special essential oil of saffron, this plant has many health benefits and this also makes it known as an expensive spice. What are the properties of saffron?
Properties of saffron to strengthen mental health
Stimulation of the mind and brain is one of the health effects of saffron. Various studies have shown that the stigmas of the plant, which is the original saffron, and its petals have similar effects on people’s mood and actually act as antidepressants, so the properties of saffron petals are unique. Safranal and crocin, two compounds found in saffron, such as dopamine, serotonin and neuropinorphin, regulate the neurons and are able to reduce mild to moderate depressive symptoms even without the use of conventional psychiatric medications. A two-month trial was performed on 40 depressed individuals in Iran. Some patients were randomly assigned to take 20 mg of the antidepressant drug Prozac daily, and the remaining 20 patients received 15 mg of saffron petals twice daily. Consumed times. The researchers concluded that saffron has similar effects to antidepressants. This substance affects the endocrine system and helps reduce stress and anxiety. From time immemorial, people have used saffron to calm the mind and improve restful sleep because of its calming properties. Saffron also enhances learning and memory.
Meanwhile, in Japan, saffron is packaged in capsules and used to treat forgetfulness and Parkinson’s. Crocin prevents mental health problems such as Alzheimer’s that occur with aging.
Prevention of macular degeneration or macular degeneration ocular disease
Macular degeneration, or macular degeneration, is a disease that leads to blindness in old age due to aging and the destruction of cells in a part of the eye called the macula. Crocin and cropping found in saffron prevent cell damage and delay the destruction of cells in the relevant part of the eye due to aging.
Properties of saffron for hair
Saffron prevents hair loss by strengthening the hair strands from root to tip. If you mix saffron with licorice milk, you can use this hair tonic to treat alopecia or baldness and hair loss, as well as stimulate faster hair growth. Saffron improves blood flow to the hair follicles, followed by more blood supply and more oxygen to the hair follicles.