Saffron will carve a smile in your heart, on your face and make your soul laughFolk words from Persia, land of Saffron
Welcome to the world of the Spice of Ecstacy and Sensory! Bring awareness to your heart.
We are so grateful that in these times, we have the opportunity to contribute to the community through one of our most sacred and precious products.
Let’s inhale the present, expand ourselves, be strong, and move in the direction of your heart felt desire!
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Through this, we aim to bring you a new sacred sense of healing to your hearts and your households.
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A glimpse into Saffron’s long and colourful history
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and with good reason. It comes from the dried bright orange-red stigmas of the flower Crocus sativus. The gorgeous purple flower is painstakingly propagated and harvested by hand, and only in the morning it blooms. It takes about 80 flowers to get a gram of Saffron spice! Then the estigmas have to be picked out of the flower, dried and cured to bring out the mesmerising flavor of the saffron.
Our Saffron is from the land of Saffron: Persia where over 90% of the world’s saffron comes from; thanks to its relatively dry, sunny climate and the agricultural knowledge passed down through generations of farmers.
The many health benefits of Saffron
The majority of the health claims surrounding saffron relate to its high levels of its specific antioxidants:
These antioxidants help fight against oxidative stress and free radicals in the body.
Crocin and Safranal have measurable antidepressant effects. There is growing evidence that saffron may help improve mood and be a useful addition to treatment for depression. It increases dopamine levels in the brain without changing the levels of other brain hormones, such as serotonin.
Saffron in today’s Western culture is a substance that has only marginal significance but this was completely different in the ancient past; during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance the unique sensorial qualities of saffron were reserved only for the wealthy. The perception of saffron was a complex phenomenon that builds on the sensorials but surpasses them:
- a heart tonic
- mood elevator
- appetite suppressant (promoting weight-loss by making one crave less for snacks in between meals)
- eye-sight strengthener
- Reducing PMS symptoms
In general, the consumption of saffron carries little risk. Cooking with saffron is a great way to add it to the diet without the risk of consuming too much of this spice.
Taking up to 1.5g of saffron each day is safe, but eating too much can be toxic. Researchers consider 5g/day to be a toxic dose.
Pregnant women should avoid having more than 5g per day of saffron as it has a stimulating effect on the uterus.
Allergic reactions are a possibility. Anyone who experiences symptoms of an allergic reaction after taking saffron should see a doctor.
Any medical information published here is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.