Saffron (Crocus sativus) is one of the most expensive spices in the world while being an extremely valuable healing raw material. It shows a strong antidepressant effect, it relieves the symptoms of anxiety disorders, has a positive effect on sleep and promotes normal sexual function. In addition, it reduces the intensity of inflammation and removes excess free radicals from the body.
Saffron owes its unique properties to the presence of so-called lepticrosalides, which are deposited in small pistils of the flower, called saffron stigmas. They inhibit the reuptake of the most important neurotransmitters, i.e. serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and also affect the GABA-alpha receptors.
Preparations in this category support the treatment of depression-anxiety disorders and sexual dysfunctions. They are especially recommended for people who are struggling with low mood, excessive tension, emotional stiffness or weakened libido. They might also appeal to people struggling with obesity, especially if it is the result of eating disorders, a tendency to "eat stress" or compulsive overeating. In addition, saffron-based supplements bring excellent results in the treatment of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder).
We offer high-quality saffron extracts, standardized for the content of bioactive substances. We also offer a unique, patent-protected extract of hand-picked saffron stigmas, available under the trade name Affron®.