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Saffron, Crocus sativus

Family:

Iridaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

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Medicinal Garden information:

May exert anti-depressive effects

Saffron may exert antidepressive effects. The antidepressant-like properties of aqueous stigma extracts were potentially due to crocin 1.

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Can significantly reduce the severity and duration of pain associated with menstruation

Research shows taking saffron orally significantly reduces severity and duration of pain symptoms associated with menstruation.

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