Saffron (Crocus sativus)

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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 expectorant).
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
Safron Nutritional value per 100 g.
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 310 Kcal 15.50%
Carbohydrates 65.37g 50%
Protein 11.43 g 21%
Total Fat 5.85 g 29%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g 10%
Folates 93 µg 23%
Niacin 1.46 mg 9%
Pyridoxine 1.010 mg 77 %
Riboflavin 0.267 mg 20%
Vitamin A 530 IU 18%
Vitamin C 80.8 mg 135%
Sodium 148 mg 10%
Potassium 1724 mg 37%
Calcium 111 mg 11%
Copper 0.328 mg 37%
Iron 11.10 mg 139%
Magnesium 264 mg 66%
Manganese 28.408 mg 1235%
Phosphorus 252 mg 36%
Selenium 5.6 µg 10%
Zinc 1.09 mg 10%