Crocus Sativus

Scientific Name: Crocus Sativus L.
English Name: Saffran
Other Names in English: True Safran, Crocus
Family: Iridaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and dry.
1- Eat it. Reduces brain irritations, increases urination and perspiration of the skin, enriches the blood and facilitates and accelerates its flow, is useful for expelling measles rashes. It cures stomach and nerve pains, seizures and coughs and hysteria. Expels humors from the brain and nervous system, strengthens the heart.
2- Eating it mixed with honey cause joy and laughter, it is useful for crushing bladder stones.
3- Cooking two grams of it in one liter of water is useful for treating bleeding under the skin and abscess.
4- Brew 15 grams of it in a liter of boiling water and drink 2 to 3 cups of it every day. It is tonic and bracing for the body, stimulates and strengthens the liver and respiratory system, strengthens the senses and brain, has important effects in the treatment of menstrual disorders and opens menstruation, and relieve low back pain that is associated with the menstrual disorders. Is useful for relieving stomach cramps and pain.
5- Pulverize it as much as a pea every day and mix it with rose water and drink it. Relieves gallbladder inflammation.
6- Dissolve 2.3 grams of saffron in sugar syrup and give it to a woman who wants to give birth to a baby. It makes childbirth easier.
7- Pulverize it softly and mix it with pure rose water and rub it on the temples from some times. Relieves migraine headaches.
8- Poultice it with starch every night. Removes brown spots on the face.
9- When children are teething and the tooth area is very itchy, mix saffron with honey or glycerin and rub it on the gums. It will get better.
10- Put saffron linoleum on the body where is ecchymosis, it will heal.
11- Rubbing it on the eyes with rose water is useful to increase vision, eye conjunctivitis and heal scabies and eye injuries.
12- Its suppository is useful for uterine and anal pain.
13- If you pulverize it softly with nutmeg and use as a suppository in vagina, it is useful for treating women who do not get pregnant for some reason.
14- Mix some of it in spurges milk and poultice it on the aching organ. Relieves pain.
15- Pour healthy, uncrushed and high quality saffron in a closed glass and smell it several times a day. It is soothing and soporific, eliminates olfactory weakness.
Note: Smelling the soft powder of saffron causes severe headaches, dizziness and tremors, eating it decrease the appetite, causes vomiting, causes colic, is harmful to the kidneys, causes miscarriage in pregnant women, prolonged consumption of which cause gaga. It is harmful to the nerves.
Modifier: Anise and Sekanjebin.


It is a plant of the Iridaceae lily family, perennial and short, about 20 centimeters in height, its leaves are long and linear, like a beautiful green leek, about 10 centimeters long, which comes out directly from the underground onion, its flowers are beautiful, colored Purple and funnel-shaped with a long and narrow tube that leads to six parts and inside them are three stamens, flower style, stigma and saffron ovary. The bulb of this plant is spherical, hard and fleshy and is covered with thin shells which its outer shell is dark brown. It is planted in different regions in Iran.

Chemical Constituents

The colour of saffron is due to a diterpene crocin, which is the gentiobiose ester of crocetin—a diterpene acid having a structure resembling carotenoids. The bitter taste of saffron is attributed to picrocrocin, a glycoside yielding glucose and safranal on hydrolysis. Safranal is dihydro b-cyclocitral and is the main odoriferous constituent. The bulbs contain four isolectins. Tepals yield myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, delphinidin, petunidin, astragalin and helichrysoside. Pollen is found to contain crosatosides A and B and kaempferol glycoside.

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