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Saffron as a Treatment for Anxiety

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Crocins from Saffron: Anxiolytic Carotenoid

Saffron is a herb derived from the dried stigma of the Crocus sativus plant. A large body of evidence suggests that saffron is a particularly useful herb against anxiety. A number of studies have shown the benefit of saffron in … Continue reading

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Crocus sativus (Saffron): Mood Enhancing Herb

Saffron is a herb that is made from the dried stigma of the Crocus sativus plant. The Crocus sativus plant belongs to the Iridaceae or iris  family of plants. As saffron is so difficult to produce in high quantities it … Continue reading

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Crocins from the Herb Saffron

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Saffron: Effective Against Depression?

Saffron is a spice produced from the dried stigma of the blossom of the Crocus sativus plant. Saffron is a very expensive spice that is used traditionally in cooking. Medicinally, saffron has also been used for its ability to treat … Continue reading

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Saffron: Effective Antidepressant?

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Saffron (The Dried Stigmas of Crocus sativus).

Phytochemistry: the yellow colour is due to the degraded carotenoids crocin and crocetin. The flavour comes from the degraded carotenoid safranal. The blue flowers of Crocus sativus contain the anthocyanins delphinidin and petuladin. The flavonol kaempferol is also present. Kaempferol … Continue reading

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