Saffron is a plant. The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand. Due to the amount of labor involved in harvesting, saffron is considered one of the world's most expensive spices. The stigmas are also used to make medicine.
Saffron is used for asthma, cough,whooping(pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries”, intestinal gas, depression, Alzheimer disease, fright, shock, spitting up blood, pain, heartburn, and dry skin.
Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Men use it to prevent early orgasm premature ejaculation and infertility.
Saffron is also used for to increase interest in sex (as an aphrodisiac) and to induce sweating
Some people apply saffron directly to the scalp for baldness.
In foods, saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent.
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