Does saffron intake help in keeping good health?
Hello, I am 34 years old. I am healthy and don't have any medical history of illness. Does saffron intake help in keeping good health? Please comment.
@litti Saffron is a spice from the Crocus sativus flower, which is a cousin of the lily. The saffron derives from the stigma and styles — called threads — within the flower itself. Saffron is very expensive due to the difficulty of harvesting it. Farmers must harvest the delicate threads from each flower by hand. They then heat and cure the threads to bring out the flavor of the saffron. This extra labor makes saffron one of the most expensive spices in the world. The majority of the health claims surrounding saffron relate to its high levels of specific antioxidants. According to a 2015 review, the main active antioxidants include:
Other compounds include kaempferol and crocetin.
These antioxidants help fight against oxidative stress and free radicals in the body.
As oxidative stress and free radicals play a role in the development of many health conditions, including cancer and heart disease, antioxidants such as these may help protect a person’s health.