Saffron contains antioxidants which support brain health, memory and learning. It is specifically the antioxidant safranal that may help improve mood, memory and learning
Known as the ‘sunshine spice’, saffron has been shown to help support positive mood and maintain emotional balance.
The specific antioxidants in saffron can help to protect the body from the oxidative stress that may lead to cell damage and disease, including high blood pressure.
Research suggests that saffron can help with sexual dysfunction in both men and women, however further research is required to extend initial findings.
Saffron intake has been linked to improvements in sleep quality in adults with self-reported sleep complaints.
Antioxidants are plant compounds with potent health benefits. Saffron contains more than 100 of them, including crocin, crocetin, kaempferol and safranal.
Research has shown that taking saffron as a herbal supplement may help with irritability, headaches and pain.
Saffron is also associated with improved eye health due to the eye-boosting carotenoids it contains.