Benefits of Saffron

  • Saffron contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
  • The flower stigma are composed of many essential volatile oils, but the most important being safranal, which gives saffron its distinct hay-like flavor. Other volatile oils in saffron are cineole, phenethenol, pinene, borneol, geraniol, limonene, p-cymene, linalool, terpinen-4-oil, etc.
  • This colourful spice has many non-volatile active components the most important of them is a-crocin, a carotenoid compound, which gives the stigmas their characteristic golden-yellow colour. It also contains other carotenoids, including zea-xanthin, lycopene, a- and 6-carotenes. These are important antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and acts as immune modulators.
  • The active components in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, digestive, anti-convulsant.
  • This novel spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.
  • Additionally, it is also rich in many vital vitamins, including vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health.
  • Saffron is considered as a blood purifier and increase the oxygen content of blood. It is also used as Cardiac Tonic and helps in treating diseases those results from Vitiation of blood.
  • Saffron kills bacteria, making it ideal for treating acne. Also, because of its anti-bacterial and exfoliating properties it helps in creating brighter and clearer complexion.
  • Saffron protects brain cells by which brain strokes are avoided.
  • Saffron helps in keeping cholesterol level in control.
  • Saffron is the best blood purifier herbal product in the World, regular uses of saffron keep your skin healthy and glow. According to Ayurvedic medicine, saffron is one of the most effective skin lightning agents.

All About Saffron

The Saffron Story

The cultivation of saffron (Crocus Sativus) is peculiar and the legend about its introduction into Kashmir shows at any rate that it is an...

Saffron Procurement

Saffron (Kesar) crop gets harvested in the month of October-November of every calendar year we get three to five flowers from the bulb...

Product Profile

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigmata and styles...

Processing of Varities

Conversion of lachcha (stigma with style) in to red stigma (mongra) is again being handled by the skilled labour to obtain exclusively...

Chemical Analysis

Saffron contains more than 150 volatile and aroma-yielding compounds. It also has many nonvolatile active components, many...

Quality Control

There are much to do in Saffron Quality Control due to traditional farming system in Kashmir and this fact that each acre yields about 4 kilos...