Romans loved to use saffron as a luxury perfume in their baths…………it is known as the most expensive spice in the world!
Saffron aids digestion because it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. In higher doses, it can be used as a therapy to treat asthma. It has a sedative effect, helps reduce depression, lowers bad cholesterol and helps prevent cancer. On a daily basis it eases indigestion, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), gas, nausea and headaches.
Saffron is an excellent source of antioxidants and manganese. Manganese helps your nerves and brain function properly and it also encourages the production of certain sex hormones and scientists suggest that it may help with fertility if added to sperm when undergoing IVF treatment.
Tips: Too much Saffron can be toxic and lead to anxiety and nausea. If you wish to supplement Saffron please consult your health-care practitioner first.
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