||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Light yellow / golden, woody, spicy smell similar to
that of hay
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices. The oil has a woody, spicy and
hay like odour.
Constituents & Specifications :
Carotenoids, crocin and crocetin, cineol and pinene, thiamine and
Specific Gravity :
0.91000 - 0.91500 @ 25 °C
Refractive Index :
1.47600 - 1.48000 @ 20 °C
Strong antipoisonous, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, carminative, diaphoretic,
diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant, lactogogue, livotonic, nervine
tonic, sedative and styptic
Benefits & Uses :
- Saffron is a great medicine for the heart, and its fragrance in
incense has been used traditionally for its heart-opening and
compassion-enhancing powers. It fragrance is clean and purifying, and
its color is that of bright golden sunlight.
- It is used in acne, apoplexy, arthritis, asthma, colic, cough
dyspepsia, hemierania, insect bites and stings, liver disorders, mental
disorders, neurasthenia, oedema, painful menstruation, phthisis,
prolapse of anus, sore throat and splenetic disorders.
- It is attributed with extraordinary properties for improving weak
eyesight and highly valued as a complexion builder.
- It is useful in sexual disorders.