Also called sunshine spice, saffron is extremely effective in boosting your mood and treating symptoms of depression and anxiety. It also increases dopamine levels in the brain.
Unhealthy snacking is a major cause of weight gain. Research shows that saffron is effective
in promoting weight loss and curbing your appetite by preventing unhealthy snacking.
According to research, saffron can help improve PMS symptoms. A study says smelling saffron for 20 minutes can help reduce PMS symptoms and lower cortisol levels.
Packed with antioxidants and carotenoids
like crocin and crocetin, saffron can help in neutralizing harmful free radicals that have been linked to chronic diseases like cancer.
The flavonoid compounds in saffron like quercetin and kaempferol help protect your skin from harmful UV radiation. It also helps in reducing pigmentation, and other skin blemishes.