Benefits of Saffron for Men
Best Ways to Take Saffron By Robert Floyd, MD, IFMCP
Saffron strands are a highly coveted ingredient, and they are beneficial in a myriad of ways. Apart from its distinct fragrance and color, saffron is also widely known for its medicinal properties. Saffron is filled with volatile compounds such as crocin, picrocrocin, safranal, and kaempferol, the antioxidant found in the flower petals, and it can be useful in fighting a number of diseases including cardiovascular problems, mood disturbances, and even diabetes. (1)(2) Saffron is obtained from the flowers of the Crocus sativus L. These flowers bloom only once a year and are carefully hand-picked to avoid damaging them. The stigmas (the pollen-receptive projections) of these flowers are then collected and dried to make saffron strands. This tedious process makes saffron one of the most expensive spices in...