- In Japan, saffron is encapsulated and used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, memory loss and inflammation.
- Saffron and its components have also been suggested to be useful for cancer prevention.
- saffron supplementation could help improve symptoms of depression in adults dealing with major depressive disorder (insomnia).
- A study shows the possibility of the potential efficacy of saffron in accelerating wound healing in burn injuries.
- A study done on healthy men showed that daily use of saffron (about 100 mg) could have enhance immunity without any adverse reactions .
- Saffron helps reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening the circulatory system.
- Some research suggests that saffron could be useful for patients dealing with liver metastasis.
- saffron could be used as a natural UV-absorbing agent. It contains flavonoid compounds like kaempherol and quercetin which is useful for UV absorbtion.
- saffron has shown certain complexion promotion effects which may enhance skin whitening.
Caution: Even though it is a herbal plant it is recommended to use it at very minimum level .As we say too much of good is not good – yes, It has some side effects too .
Saffron Dosage And Side Effects:
Some research states that 10.5 grams of saffron a day can cause toxic side effects. These include headache, dizziness, and loss of appetite, weakness and in extreme cases may also be harmful to the lungs and kidneys.
For pregnant women, the daily upper limit for saffron, as per some sources is 5 grams .Taking saffron orally in large amounts during pregnancy can cause problems – it can lead to contractions of the uterus and miscarriage.
Recommended dosage: less than 5 grams or 5 grams .