Saffron, a natural antidepressant.
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Saffron, the Greek wild golden spice is well known as a treasured culinary spice but is little known as a natural antidepressant.
Saffron works as well for mild to moderate depression as fluoxetine (the generic name for Prozac) by acting on serotonin metabolism.
Saffron is believed to work as an antidepressant due to its many healing properties.
Modern science has also begun to recognize the power of saffron’s bioactive compounds such as crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin, and safranal.
Saffron not only increases serotonin but also exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties.
Besides depression, saffron is also useful for treating premenstrual syndrome, sexual dysfunction, overeating, reducing insulin resistance, and protecting the heart.