Large intake of saffron causes
vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness,numbness and
several other allergic reactions.
Saffron has carotenoid compounds
such as alpha-crocin, which helps in
reducing fever and other carotenoids
including zea-xanthin, lycopene, alpha
and β carotenes which act as anti
–oxidants and helps to protect human
body from asthma, cough, whooping
cough and to loosen phlegm (as an
It is also used for sleep problems, cancer,
flatulence, depression, Alzeimer’s
disease, shock, pain, heartburn
artherosclerosis and dry skin.
It is also rich in many vital vitamins
including vitamin-A, folic acid, Riboflavin,
niacin, Vitamin-C, and helps to improve
eye and vision health and reduce
soreness and inflammation of the mouth
and the tongue.
It is a good source of minerals like copper,
potassium, calcium, manganese, iron,
selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium
helps in controlling heart rate and blood
pressure. Women use saffron for menstrual
cramps and premenstrual syndrome.
Men use it to prevent infertility