The Power of Saffron in Our CBD Formula

We rave about the Saffron in our Shah Saffron CBD formula, but what is all the hype around Saffron? You make have seen Saffron in certain dishes, and maybe you have even heard of people using it when they’re sick. Whatever the case, we’re laying out what you need to know about this ancient one-of-a-kind spice and why you should be taking it!

To understand the power of saffron, let’s start with a little bit of history.

History of Saffron

Saffron is known for being the most expensive spice in the world. Depending where you are, two pounds of saffron can cost around $3,000! But Saffron isn’t prized just for its taste! For more than 2,000 years, healers have known of saffron’s health benefits—not unlike a certain leafy green plant that’s often smoked.

The immense benefits of CBD continue to make headlines as individuals everywhere begin to tap into the power it holds. Are you new to CBD? Check out this CBD 101 video.  Even though Saffron might not be as trendy as CBD, it is used for everything from scrapes to serious illnesses in many parts of the world (including Iran, where both Saffron and our cofounder, Tony, originated).

Saffron: Worth the hype?

Are the health benefits of Saffron worth the price tag? Saffron has long been known as the world’s most expensive spice and for good reason. The process of collecting saffron is a time-intensive one. 

Saffron is harvested from the thread-like blossom (called the stigma) of the plant “crocus sativus,” commonly known as the “saffron crocus,” each delicate thread of this alluring spice is made up of a yellow style ending in a crimson red stigma, only three of which grow out of each flower. Saffron threads are harvested and dried to become vibrantly colored and subtly flavored. Have you found Saffron out shopping anywhere? You can usually find it at a Middle Eastern market.

Although expensive in bulk, getting a beneficial dose of saffron doesn’t require much plant matter. That’s why we’re able to put it in Shah Saffron CBD Oil and not charge an arm and a leg! 

Saffron is exotic, elegant, and expensive. What else makes saffron so special?

Health Benefits of Saffron 

Now, let’s dive into what we really care about, the health benefits of saffron. Here’s why we think Saffron should be a part of your daily life!

Saffron is high in Antioxidants

Did you know that oftentimes the more brightly colored food is, the richer it is in antioxidants? It’s true. And saffron is no exception to that rule! This bold and gold bit of plant matter is exceptionally rich in plant compounds that act as antioxidants—molecules that protect your cells against harmful free radicals and fight the risk of inflammation, oxidative stress, and cancer.

The Power of Love

Or the Power of Saffron? Saffron is considered by many to be the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac. Having originated in Ancient Greece, early reports of Saffron’s sultry character came from Aristotle himself, who allegedly added it to every dish and swore by its ability to improve his stamina.

Low libido may be caused by excess stress in combination with the intake of depression and anxiety medications. 

In fact, studies show that taking 30 mg of Saffron per day over a period of four weeks significantly improved sexual performance and desire in men and women who were taking antidepressants.

 Saffron May Help to Improve Your Mood

We could all use a mood boost right now. For many folks struggling with depression and anxiety, mainstream medication isn’t cutting it anymore. Too many sacrifices are involved with the side effects of taking mainstream medications. Too many ways to miss out on living your best life.

“A majority of patients are reluctant to take synthetic antidepressant drugs in their appropriate doses because of the anticipated side effects such as the inability to drive a car, dry mouth, constipation, and libido. Plant extracts are some of the most attractive sources of new drugs and have been shown to produce a better result with low side effects in the treatment of depression.”

According to the Journal of Pharmacy and BioAllied Sciences

Fortunately, plant-based alternatives are getting the attention of medical researchers. Saffron is one source of plant-based mood enhancement that individuals are beginning to turn to. (CBD, too)!

Saffron Summed Up

There you have it. The power of saffron. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of why we felt inspired to introduce Shah Saffron CBD to the world. Have you had a great experience using Shah Saffron CBD? Don’t forget to leave us a review on Facebook!