Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a flower from the Iridaceae family. Each flower has three crimson stigmas, Saffron is among the world’s most expensive spices by weight because 1 kg of saffron requires about 110,000–170,000 flowers. evidences from history show that in the past, Saffron was most sought after for its magical powers to heal a whole list of ailments. For thousands of years, different nations have used Saffron as in traditional medicines to soothe and heal simple discomforts to serious disorders of babies, toddlers, teenagers, adult men and women, and even the aged. To date, the strongest evidence for the use of saffron as a healing herb/spice has been in the treatment of Depression with randomised controlled trials showing it to be as effective as fluoxetine and imipramine, It also shows some potential for the treatment of sexual dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, pre-menstrual syndrome, retinal disease, and weight loss. Some clinical studies show Saffron is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-parkinson’s disease, and anti-convulsant. increases the metabolism & improves vision in aging humans. It is known to help strengthen the immune system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, and the reproductive system. Hair loss can be combated using saffron since it is loaded with an abundant quantity of antioxidants. It repairs UV damaged skin and also repairs hair follicles and promotes hair growth.
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