Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world
Spanish Saffron is called the Queen of Spices. Not only is it used for cooking, but has a variety of other uses. It is mostly used as a spice, but it is also used as a colouring agent, in religious ceremonies, and has medicinal properties. It is the most precious and expensive spice in the world. Spanish Saffron is extracted from the stigmas of the crocus flower and then dried. The flavour and colour come from the red part of the stigma.
People would eat saffron to enhance libido, boost mood, and improve memory
Saffron is rich in plant compounds that act as antioxidants, such as crocin, crocetin, safranal, and kaempferol. Antioxidants help protect your cells against oxidative stress. Saffron may help treat symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression, but more studies are needed before definite recommendations can be made.
Saffron is high in antioxidants, which may help kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. However, more human research is needed. Both eating and smelling saffron appears to help treat PMS symptoms, such as irritability, headaches, cravings, pain, and anxiety. Saffron may have aphrodisiac properties for both men and women and may especially help those taking antidepressants.
May reduce heart disease risk factors. Animal and test-tube studies indicate that saffron’s antioxidant properties may lower blood cholesterol and prevent blood vessels and arteries from clogging May lower blood sugar levels. Saffron may lower blood sugar levels and raise insulin sensitivity, as seen in test-tube studies and mice with diabetes May improve eyesight in adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Saffron appears to improve eyesight in adults with AMD and protect against free radical damage, May improve memory in adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Saffron’s antioxidant properties may improve cognition in adults with Alzheimer’s disease