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saffron benefits

Saffron has been used for centuries in more than just cooking and coloring. It has been used medicinally to treat anything from hangovers to melancholy, and even as a nerve sedative. A Google search for the benefits of saffron results in a massive list of health food sites and advocates raving about the natural healing properties of it. More recent (and probably more credible) studies into its medicinal and therapeutic effects have linked it positively to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and one of its carotenoid components, crocetin, is potentially effective at preventing tumors.

However, so far the only studies done into crocetin’s tumor fighting properties have been done on animals. It should also be noted that a recent study by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada concluded that saffron boosts sexual function (no wonder the Spanish are so frisky!).

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