Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Saffron a medical spice




Saffron is a spice that gives our food a beautiful yellow color. The aroma of saffron is usually described as reminiscent of metallic honey with grassy and hay top notes, and its flavor as well, hay and slightly bitter. Saffron has proven to be helpful to the growth of cancer and prevention of cancer. Research has shown that saffron may even reduce the tumors of liver cancer. It stimulates the liver's detoxifying activities.
In addition to the serious illness of cancer that gives saffron also protect against hair loss and aging.
It also helps to release chemicals in the brain called serotonin, which contributes to the good mood. Saffron extract boosts the mood and gets rid of the bad feelings, resulting in less emotional behavior and thus reduces depression
However, restrictive intake, as saffron is toxic in larger amounts, and the maximum recommended daily dose is 1.5 grams. Even at 5 grams can be affected by, among other things vomiting and bleeding, and at 20 grams, one has reached a lethal dose.

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