Saffron has been used for many purposes for centuries. It’s said that originally it was used for colouring materials, until its benefit in food and medicine was discovered. Now, saffron is also used to increase a sense of well-being and exhilaration.
Here are some benefits of saffron:
Saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent. This pungent, aromatic spice is the world’s most expensive spice.
Saffron extracts are used as fragrance in perfumes and as a dye for cloth.
Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood (hemoptysis), pain, heartburn, and dry skin. Saffron is also used as an aphrodisiac and to induce sweating.