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Saffron

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What other names is Saffron known by?

Autumn Crocus, Azafrán, Azafron, Croci Stigma, Crocus Cultivé, Crocus sativus, Indian Saffron, Kashmira, Kesar, Kumkuma, Saffron Crocus, Safran, Safran Cultivé, Safran Espagnol, Safran des Indes, Safran Véritable, Spanish Saffron, True Saffron, Zafran.

What is Saffron?

Saffron is a plant. The stigmas (the thread-like parts) are used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma, insomnia, cancer, hardening of the arteries due to fatty plaques, cough, stomach gas, premature ejaculation, baldness, pain, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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