Saffron is a recognized medicinal plant


Saffron is a recognized medicinal plant

By: Dr. Hernán Candia Román Naturopathy – Orthomolecular Nutrition – Phytomedicine

Saffron (Crocus Sativus) with excellent properties to combat whooping cough and asthma attacks.

The cultivation of saffron was introduced by the Arabs in the 9th century, according to historical chronicles, in antiquity, the upper or bourgeois class had a monopoly on this important species and natural medicine.

The domain of this prized species was found in most of the Iberian peninsula.

The saffron trade, (Crocos Sativus) dates back to three thousand years old.

How to use

A tea is prepared with 10 grams of saffron flowers, boiled in two liters of water for two minutes and left to rest for 15 minutes, this can calm asthma attacks, whooping cough and hysteria. < / p>

It is very useful for patients with stones or stones of the kidneys, bladder or liver, to treat these ailments the same proportion of 10 grams is used in each tea.

On piles or hemorrhoids in states of inflammation, it is very good to apply hot poultices of a saffron preparation in the proportion of three grams of flowers boiled for three minutes in a liter of water.

Saffron water is delicious, just as much as rice cooked with 15 grams of saffron.

It is highly recommended to treat fires (herpes) on the lips, used as water, that is, after boiling it in a proportion of 10 grams per liter of water, it is allowed to cool and is taken instead of water during the day.

Saffron has narcotic properties like opium, therefore its use in large quantities is not recommended.

This plant contains a volatile oil and a coloring substance called safrin.

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