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SAFFRON EXTRACT, A Mood Enhancer, 60 veggie capsules
SAFFRON EXTRACT, A Mood Enhancer, 60 veggie capsules

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Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.

Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depressionAlzheimer’s disease,( Reflux, GERD ), and dry skin.

Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome )PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm (premature ejaculation) and infertility

Saffron is also used for to increase interest in sex (as an aphrodisiac) for women after menopause.

 

Effective for:

  • Alzheimer’s disease. Some research shows that taking saffron extract capsules by mouth for 22 weeks might improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease about as well as the prescription drug donepezil (Aricept). Take 2 daily
  • Depression : Taking specific saffron extracts by mouth seems to improve symptoms of major depression after 6-8 weeks of treatment. Some studies suggest that saffron might be as effective as taking a low-dose prescription antidepressant such as fluoxetine or imipramine
  • Menstrual discomfort. Some research shows the taking capsules containing saffron, reduces pain during the menstrual cycle.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Some research shows that taking a saffron extract improves symptoms of PMS after two menstrual cycles.

 

In this study, it was shown to be more effective than placebo for depression:
http://onlinelibrary...r.1647/abstract


It was equal in efficacy to Aricept in this study:
http://link.springer...-1706-1?LI=true