Saffron for Health
Dr Subhuti Dharmananda, director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine (Portland, Oregon, USA) notes in Saffron: An anti-depressant herb that for centuries Middle Eastern people have used saffron to relieve stomach-aches, kidney stones, and improve blood circulation.
Other traditional medicinal uses for saffron include:
Dr Dharmananda says in Tibet saffron is considered a tonic for the heart and nervous system, and is commonly used in medicinal incenses.
Science is now examining these claims with exciting results, particularly in the areas of mental health and cancer research.