A study reveals that depression would soon become the world's second most dangerous disorder. And the problem with conventional treatment methods is the side effects of medication.
A safer approach to dealing with mood related disorders is by embracing natural methods to feel good.
Saffron is said to be one good alternative. Without any side effects, saffron works almost like one of those antidepressant pills! Here are some more facts.
In ancient Persia, saffron was actually a medicine used to treat depression. There a few compounds present in saffron which play a role in keeping the moods stable. Crocin and safranal are those compounds. They are said to balance serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.
Saffron also improves eye sight and slows down macular degeneration that happens with age.
Saffron is also said to reduce menstrual cramps, symptoms of PMS, atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome too.
Some studies claim that saffron can also cure erectile dysfunction.So, men can try this if other methods fail.
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Saffron also reduces inflammation, pain, stomach issues, blood pressure, cough and even asthma symptoms. It is good for the heart and contains antioxidants too.
Other disorders like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, insomnia, anxiety, memory loss and cancer can also be prevented by using saffron.
Crocetinic acid present in saffron is said to slow down the growth of cancer cells in the pancreas.
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Those who are suffering from depression and anxiety may include saffron in their diet. But wait! Consuming saffron in higher doses could be very dangerous. Only a pinch of it per day would be enough. In other words, not more than 29 mg per day! Consult your doctor first before trying saffron.
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