Benefits of Saffron

Saffron is a small perennial plant with purple or lilac coloured flowers having three stamens. The stamens are dried and used for its medicinal qualities.

Benefits of Saffron: Anaemia, cardiac congestion, angina, degenerative diseases, depression, acne, headache, hysteria, cough, cold, diarrhea, liver enlargement, asthma, bronchitis, improves skin tone, arthritis, spleen disorders.

Action: Alterative, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, emmenagogue, rejuvenative, stimulant, stomachic.

Scientific name: Crocus sativus.

Useful part: Dried stigmas

Dosage: 100–250mg per day.

Energetics

Rasa(taste): Pungent, bitter

Vırya(energy): Hot

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna(quality): Light, unctuous

Dosa effect: VPK=, VK

Dhatu(tissue): All tissues, especially blood and reproductive

Srotas (channel): Reproductive, digestive

Dosage: 100–250mg per day.

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Kumkuma, Rudhira, Vadrika, Kaashmira, Kaashmiraka, Vaalhika, Agnishikhaa, Ghrusrrn, Rakta, Kshataja. Keshara.

English: Saffron, crocus