The flower of Crocus sativus


Saffron is a kind of spice from the flower of Crocus sativus usually known as the saffron crocus, and it grows to 20-30cm and include four flowers each flowers have three vivid crimson stigmas.
Saffron known as the golden spice mostly because of its golden color. Saffron is not only the spice but also most expensive spice in the world it is so expensive cause just like old time the cultivation and harvest is by hand . Because of high price there are many fake saffron in market. to recognize the fake from real saffron a bit of saffron in warm milk or water if the liquid color immediately ,then the saffron is fake ,real saffron should soak in milk or water for at least 10-15 minutes before it color develop.
While request for saffron is high because of its color, fragrance and flavor one should know that saffron has a several health benefits which makes it powerful herbs. Health benefits of Saffron:
Helps to reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Apply the saffron as cream to help skin dryness Saffron has antioxidant which protect the skin from free radical Saffron is good for cancer treatment It has a great effect for treating asthma, kidney and liver You can mix saffron with other herbs as a treatment for coughing, boldness, indigestion and insomnia Saffron helps to reduce depression Study in 2008 shows that more than 70% of woman who took saffron capsules dropped 45% of their PMS symptoms.