Saffron properties

Chemical compounds

Saffron contains fatty substances, minerals, mucilage, and many essences. The color of saffron is related to a substance called crosin. Saffron onion is poisonous and its excessive consumption is fatal for animals.


Medicinal properties

Saffron is naturally hot and dry. The most important property of saffron that has been used since ancient times is the treatment of depression. This important feature is reflected even in the poetry of the poets, as evidenced by Khaghani’s poem which says:


If saffron delights someone, let it delight


Because you are used to grief, do not eat anyone’s saffron



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Some of the treatment features and properties of Saffron are as follows:


Helping with the natural digestion of food

Reinforcing the stomach and acting as an anti-tympanites

Bringing happiness, curing nerve pains and acting as a tranquilizer

Reinforcing the memory

It is an anticonvulsants , anti-depression and anti- Alzheimer

Stimulating and reinforcing of sexual desires

Curing breath diseases such as asthma and coughing

Treating blood pressure , reducing cholesterol

Curing Anemia resulting from shortage of iron in females

Treating muscle cramp and Rheumatism in form of external use

Recommended Saffron Intake


Consumption of about one gram a day is suitable for an adult person. As for pregnant women, it is better to be consumed in accordance with the physician’s prescription or advice.


Proper methods of maintaining


Saffron should be maintained in glass containers and in dry and cold place far from direct sunshine.