A study reveals that depression would soon become the world’s
second most dangerous disorder. And the problem with conventional
treatment methods is the side effects of medication.
A safer approach to dealing with mood related disorders is by
embracing natural methods to feel good.
Saffron is said to be one good alternative. Without any side
effects, saffron works almost like one of those antidepressant
pills! Here are some more facts.
In ancient Persia, saffron was actually a medicine used to treat
depression. There a few compounds present in saffron which play a
role in keeping the moods stable. Crocin and safranal are those
compounds. They are said to balance serotonin, norepinephrine and
Saffron also improves eye sight and slows down macular
degeneration that happens with age.
Saffron is also said to reduce menstrual cramps, symptoms of
PMS, atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome too.
Saffron also reduces inflammation, pain, stomach issues, blood
pressure, cough and even asthma symptoms. It is good for the heart
and contains antioxidants too.
Other disorders like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, insomnia,
anxiety, memory loss and cancer can also be prevented by using
Those who are suffering from depression and anxiety may include
saffron in their diet. But wait! Consuming saffron in higher doses
could be very dangerous. Only a pinch of it per day would be
enough. In other words, not more than 29 mg per day! Consult your
doctor first before trying saffron.
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