Crocus sativus (Saffron)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The bulb of the plant

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea
  • Powdered
  • Tincture

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

CROCUS SATIVUS is an analgesic, antioxidant and antiseptic remedy. It can be used to treat health problems such as stomatitis and dysmenorrhea. It is also very good in emmenagogue.
It can be used to drastically reduce lung cancer, cancer of abdomen and skin cancer.
CROCUS SATIVUS is also used for asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), intestinal gas (flatulence), depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood (hemoptysis), pain, heartburn, and dry skin.
In aforementioned health problems, it can be used in tincture, and the suggested dosage is 20 – 30 drops, ½ h before food, or in herbal tea, 2 times daily.
Tincture is also very good in diabetes case.

Combinations & Contraindications

It is emmenagogue medicine, and it might cause hormonal disorders.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

CROCUS SATIVUS in known as analgesic, antiseptic and antioxidant remedy. It is a medicine for circulatory system that acts as anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive. It also helps women as emmenagogue.

Dissemination & Use