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Medical and medicinal properties and uses of saffron
Of late, herbal medicine experts have been familiar with properties of saffron and recommended it for treatment of various diseases and conditions such as fatigue, gum ache, heart diseases, depression, asthma, insomnia, whooping cough, stomachache, and kidney stones.
Of course, pregnant women can use saffron only if their doctors allows it (it is firmly recommended that pregnant women should not consume saffron). If children are to consume saffron, you should consult with a pediatrics specialist about the permissible amount of saffron children can use
Saffron reduces the levels of bad cholesterol and improves blood flow in the body. Some herbal medicine experts believe that consumption of saffron enhances memory.
Use of saffron is recommended for people with nerve disorders and/or those who have lost their memory
Saffron is effective in treatment of eye diseases. Herbal medicine experts recommend saffron for treating weak eyesight because it has substantial antioxidant effect, and its regular consumption improves eyesight even in old age.
Saffron purifies blood and one of the benefits of its consumption is its anti-inflammatory property. Moreover, it is recommended to relieve pain resulting from arthritis.
In brief, the medicinal properties of saffron are as follows:
1. Saffron tea helps food digestion
2. Saffron has analgesic effect
3. It is an emmenagogue
4. Saffron calms nerves
5. It is a blood maker, facilitates circulation, and reduces blood pressure
6. Saffron stops postpartum bleeding
7. It is an aphrodisiac
8. It cleanses the liver
9. Saffron stops coughs and is useful in the treatment of bronchitis
10. It cleanses the kidneys and the bladder
11. Saffron is a tranquilizer and a sleep inducer
12. It is an antispasmodic
13. Saffron relieves stomach gas
14. Saffron is a diuretic
15. Finally, if you want to be happy and smiling all the time, use saffron
Medical application and research on Iranian saffron that is increasing by the day have caused a part of exported saffron to be used by cosmetic, health, and pharmaceutical companies, and these companies are now among the buyers of Iranian saffron.