Coveted for its healing properties since Ancient Greece, recent double-blind studies are echoing the age-old wisdom of its power.
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A recent review in the Journal of Integrative Medicine examined several studies involving the use of saffron for treatment of depression in adults over 18. Researchers found that saffron improved symptoms for people with major depressive disorder.
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Click to view relevant studies published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (a part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.)
Saffron's unique health benefits may be thanks to crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal, as well as numeral minerals and vitamins including copper, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, & riboflavin.
- Healthline: "Saffron Tea: 5 Benefits and How to Make It"
- Medical News Today: "What are the health benefits of saffron?"
- VeryWellFit: "The Health Benefits of Saffron: Learn if this spice can boost your mood and help with weight management"
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