Coveted for its healing properties since Ancient Greece, recent double-blind studies are echoing the age-old wisdom of its power.

Saffron Tea

 A study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology Trusted Source concluded saffron to be as effective as the drug fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating mild to moderate depression.

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.

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.)

    1. May alleviate anxiety and depressive symptoms
    2. An effective antioxidant
    3. May hold properties to fight cancer
    4. May alleviate menstruation symptoms
    5. May have aphrodisiac effects
    6. May suppress appetite and contribute to weight loss
    7. May enhance eyesight (macular degeneration)

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.


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