Saffron is one of the most expensive plants in the world and belongs to the Iris family.
Because of its difficulty in harvesting it, it requires a lot of manpower to be harvested in traditional and laborious ways.
The purple saffron flower is picked and then dried to get red threads to orange, so that saffron filaments are obtained in their current form as a spice.
To produce half a kilogram of saffron may require the consumption of 75,000 saffron flowers.
Benefits of saffron:
The active ingredients contained in saffron and high nutritional values make it many benefits and therapeutic applications, and the pharmaceutical industry, know the most important benefits of saffron:
1- A source of high nutritional values:
Some research has shown that the active substance contained in saffron, known as Safranal, as well as a combination of antioxidants, makes saffron a strong role in the fight against cancers, as well as anti-convulsions, depression and insomnia.
Mn manganese enriches help regulate blood sugar, regulate carbohydrate metabolism, and calcium absorption.
It also helps the formation of tissues, bones and sex hormones and is an important source of iron for hemoglobin formation and contributes to enhancing cell nutrition in the body, oxygen transfer and waste disposal.
Its content of vitamin C and carotenoids makes it an advantage in fighting infection. Its vitamin B6 content helps form red blood cells and promotes nerve functioning. Potassium helps balance fluids in the body, control blood pressure, and promote nerve functioning.
2- Treatment of asthma
Asthma patients usually suffer from shortness of breath and inability to enter air. Eating saffron can contribute to bronchitis in asthma patients, making breathing easier.
However, the evidence in this area is still insufficient, and some research has shown that drinking tea, a mixture of herbs containing saffron, pond bean, anise, chamomile, cardamom and licorice, has contributed to a few asthma symptoms in people with allergic asthma.