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Saffron, Crocus sativus L., Tincture, 25mls

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Please email Jackie – jstoddard@actrix.co.nz for a consultation on this product

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Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a natural substance long used in cooking and in some systems of traditional medicine. Typically consumed as a spice, saffron is also used as a supplement / medicine.

 Saffron extract can help promote weight loss and aid in  a number of health conditions. saffron can be effective in depression  ,macular degeneration, alzheimers, asthma, atherosclerosis, cough, heartburn, insomnia, pain, premenstral syndrome

Uses for Saffron

saffron is said to help the following health problems:

Saffron and Weight Loss

When used as a weight loss aid, saffron supplements are purported to curb appetite and reduce cravings. Some proponents suggest that saffron can help increase brain levels of serotonin (a chemical known to regulate mood and, in turn, help prevent compulsive overeating and the associated weight gain.

Saffron and Weight Loss

Saffron extract shows promise as a means of controlling compulsive eating,

Study results showed that members of the saffron group experienced a significantly greater decrease in snacking and a significantly greater reduction in body weight (compared to members of the placebo group). The study’s authors note that saffron’s supposedly mood-enhancing effects could contribute to the decrease in snacking frequency.

Saffron and Depression

Some studies show that saffron may aid in  depression. For instance, a 2005 study published in Phytotherapy Research found that saffron extract was more effective than placebo in  mild to moderate depression saffron can be effective in depression.

Saffron and PMS

Saffron extract may help relieve symptoms of PMS, a 2008 study from the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After taking saffron supplements daily throughout two menstrual cycles, study participants had a significantly greater decrease in PMS symptoms than those who took a placebo for the same time period.

Doseage

A dose of 1-2 ml of saffron tincture a day is suggested as sufficient to get beneficial effects.

Do not exceed stated dose for saffron

Since saffron may affect mood, people with serious mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder) should avoid the use of saffron.

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Weight.1 kg
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