Saffron: the wonder spice that increases libido, has a positive effect on male fertility – Times Now


Almost 15,000-16,000 flowers produce 1 kilogram of saffron spice, which costs up to $5000 per pound

New Delhi: Saffron is a pretty-looking flower stigma that makes into one of the costliest spices in the world. Consumption of saffron, which grows extensively in India’s Kashmir and Iran, has amazing health benefits that provide an all-round development and boosts health.
It takes a lot of labour to take out the strands from the flower. Almost 15,000-16,000 flowers produce 1 kilogram of saffron spice, which costs up to $5000 per pound.

Health benefits of saffron

It is an anti-depressant: Known as the sunshine spice, saffron is a natural anti-depressant and a mood lifter. The spice boosts dopamine levels or happy hormone in the brain that helps in elevating mental health.

It is a powerful antioxidant: Saffron is loaded with antioxidants including crocin, picrocrocin, and kaempferol that protect the cells against oxidative stress and free radicals. It prevents high blood pressure, heart issues, and even cancer.

It aids weight loss: Saffron curbs appetite leading to weight loss and a quicker fat burn.

Helps treat PMS: Saffron milk helps cure menstrual issues, balancing the hormones that cause issues with periods.

It boosts libido: Saffron is an aphrodisiac that helps boost libido and can also have a positive effect on male fertility and enhance the sex drive in women. According to doctors, regular consumption of saffron can also help in curing erectile dysfunction in men.

It prevents cancer: Saffron has a very high number of antioxidants that fight off oxidative stress and free radicals that spread cancer. Saffron also naturally fights off colon cancer cells without damaging growth cells.

Saffron is also effective in regulating blood sugar levels and treating myopia that happens due to age-related macular degeneration. Saffron is used in medicines that are used to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in old age.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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