Chemical compounds

Saffron contains fatty substances, minerals and many essential oils. The color of saffron is related to a .substance called crosin, which contains poisonous saffron onions and its excessive consumption is fatal for animals

Medicinal properties

Saffron is naturally hot and dry in Iran. The most important property of saffron that has been used since ancient times is the treatment of depression. This :important feature is reflected even in the poetry of the poets, as evidenced by Khaghani's poem which says

If you add saffron to someone, you may increase it

Because you are accustomed to grief, saffron is not harmful


Some of the treatment features and properties of Saffron are as follows:

  1. Helping with the natural digestion of food
  2. Reinforcing the stomach and acting as an anti-tympanites
  3. Bringing happiness, curing nerve diseases and acting as a tranquilizer
  4. Reinforcing the memory
  5. It is an anticonvulsants , anti-depression and anti- Alzheimer
  6. Stimulating and reinforcing of sexual desires
  7. Curing breath diseases such as asthma and coughing
  8. Treating blood pressure , reducing cholesterol
  9. Curing Anemia resulting from shortage of iron in girls
  10. Treating muscle cramp and Rheumatism in form of external use

Authorized rate of consumption:

Consumption of about one gram in a day is suitable for an adult person. As for pregnant women, it is better to be consumed in accordance with the physician’s prescription or advice.

Proper methods of maintaining

Saffron should be maintained in glass containers and in dry and cold place far from direct sun shine.