Therapeutic effect of saffron on the digestive system

Therapeutic effect of saffron on the digestive system

Saffron, with its hot and dry nature, is very important in traditional medicine, saffron is one of those spices whose healing properties are useful for every organ of the body and can relieve many physical problems and even the mood of
One of the most important properties of saffron is its effect on digestion , saffron helps digestion in the stomach, it is anti-reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus, it reduces appetite, deodorizes the mouth, and relieves some stomach swellings, and this means saffron. It is widely used in common digestive diseases from the point of view of traditional medicine
Since long ago, saffron has been a common and effective medicine for stomach disorders in traditional oriental medicine. A research in 2009 showed the effect of saffron on curing gastric ulcer disease in rats. The results of testing the positive effect of saffron ethanol extract on the healing of gastric ulcers were similar to chemical drugs such as omeprazole. This experiment proved that saffron with its antioxidant property prevents the process of wound formation. Also, based on this research, it was proven that even if high doses of saffron extract are used, there is no place to worry about its side effects for the stomach

In another study conducted in 2005 by a Chinese group on a nutritional drug that contained 90 mg of saffron in daily consumption, it was observed that many positive effects were observed in mice, including improving spatial perception and increasing blood flow to the brain. After 3 days of feeding with this drug, there were positive effects on stomach function

Also, in 2009, a research in Iran investigated the effect of saffron extract on the digestive system and food digestion. This study examined the amount of gastric acid and pepsin enzyme in mice that were fed with saffron, and found that the mice that were fed with saffron had a much higher output of gastric acid and pepsin. Because saffron increased the release of histamine from the cells, which led to an increase in the secretion of acid and pepsin. The results also showed that saffron improves the process of digestion of proteins by lowering the pH of the stomach
Compositions of saffronwhich are actually derived from kristen and somneronal, are among the most important features and details of saffron. The presence of these compounds in the golden spice leads to better food digestion. For this reason, the health of your stomach and digestive system is directly related to saffron and its regular and adequate consumption, and its antioxidant properties also help to prevent various types of cancer, such as stomach and intestinal cancer

What do you know about the history of saffron?

Crocus sativus, which is commonly known as saffron, has been used therapeutically for centuries and its therapeutic properties have not been discovered recently. Egyptian doctors have also known saffron as a treatment for stomach pain for centuries. In ancient Roman times, this plant was used to heal wounds and relieve upper respiratory tract problems
In today's world, saffron is used as an agent to prevent all types of inflammation and cancer, and its effectiveness in the treatment of cognitive defects has been proven. Abortion, treatment of spasm, fever, cold, bronchitis and insomnia are also other uses of this spice that have been popular since the past. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, the use of saffron became popular for the preparation of various pain relievers, as well as earlier in traditional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, various uses such as for treating coughs and expectorants, sedatives and analgesics. It was used to treat asthma and respiratory problems. Also, the use of saffron for the treatment of menstrual problems as a menstrual inducer has a long history. Any type of drug that accelerates and intensifies menstrual bleeding is called amenorrhoeic

Reducing digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, stomach ulcers, etc

Saffron has long been known for its medicinal properties and helping in the treatment of digestive problems and flatulence. Its natural soothing and anti-inflammatory properties help calm the stomach and digestive system and reduce inflammation, which leads to the improvement of problems such as constipation, bloating, cramping and more serious problems such as stomach ulcers. The pharmacological (medicinal) activities of saffron in the body were discovered years ago by the great scientist Ibn Sina and were mentioned by him in the book "Law in Medicine". This book was taught in European universities for nearly seven hundred years. This book states: "Saffron strengthens the digestive muscles, eliminates false appetite, moderates the intensity of stomach acidity and improves digestion

Treatment of gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers are known according to the part or organ they affect. The most common type of them is adenocarcinoma, a type of malignant tumor in the tissue of the digestive system that begins to act in the layers of the lymph nodes. There are many chemotherapy drugs for this type of cancer that have inevitable side effects. Considering the security in use, the value of purchase and consumption compared to their effects, medicinal plants are always a reliable source for the treatment of various diseases instead of using drugs. The effects of saffron in the treatment of stomach cancer have been proven without dangerous side effects

Add saffron to the treatment process

Due to its calming properties, saffron repels stress and thereby increases appetite and helps to strengthen the stomach through this process
In Germany, saffron is used more than anything to treat stomach. In fact, according to these people, saffron and strengthening the stomach have a direct relationship with each other, and they have obtained good results from following saffron-based treatments for treatment
As a result, in order to benefit from saffron and strengthen your stomach, you can talk and consult with your doctor in the process of treating your stomach and include this plant in your treatment process and in your diet in a certain amount that is far from poisoning. include With this method, you can get your health over time

Methods of using saffron for stomach ache

Saffron infusion or saffron tea: add 2 grams of saffron to a liter of boiling water and let it brew for 15 minutes. Then you can mix it with different drinks such as milk or tea and consume it cold or hot. Also, using honey in your drink can have more properties for the stomach

Saffron powder: First, put your saffron in the oven and keep it at 25 degrees until it dries. Then grind the dried spice and pass it through a very fine sieve. Add the obtained saffron powder to your meals

Saffron syrup: take a large pot, fill it with water and boil it. After the water boils, lower the flame and add a little sugar and mix thoroughly until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the saffron that you powdered and brewed earlier and stir completely. After some time, you can add rose water and wait 15 minutes. Put your syrup in a glass container and put it in the refrigerator to cool

Nutritional value of saffron

What ingredients do two grams of saffron "one tablespoon" contain
• 6 calories
• 1.3 grams of carbohydrates
• 0.2 grams of protein
• 0.1 grams of fat
• 0.1 grams of fiber
• 0.6 milligrams of manganese (28% of the recommended daily amount)
• 1.6 milligrams of vitamin C ( C) (3% of the recommended daily amount)
• 5.3 mg of magnesium (1% of the recommended daily amount) • 0.2 mg of iron (1% of the recommended daily amount) • 5 mg of phosphorus (1% of the
recommended amount) 34.5 mg of potassium (1% of the daily recommended amount

Side effects of saffron

The old proverb says, "Keep the size, not the size", this example should always be remembered when using saffron, because you may get poisoned with saffron. The most important side effects of excessive consumption of saffron are: decreased heart rate
. While
, weakness of the senses , diarrhea 
miscarriage , due to the side effects of excessive consumption of saffron, it is recommended that pregnant women use caution and even avoid this in some cases. Symptoms of poisoning by eating a lot of saffron can be manifested by nausea, uterine bleeding, intestinal colic, bloody diarrhea, bloody urine, nosebleeds, dizziness and yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes

The treatment of saffron poisoning also begins with the emptying of the stomach and intestines, and in some cases gastric lavage and administration of sodium sulfate are needed, as well as the consumption of activated charcoal. Diazepam is used to treat seizures and atropine is used to treat colic. Intubation and oxygen
breathing may also be needed

The ancient Greeks and the saffron throne

But this plant has also had a legendary history, which is also considered to have therapeutic properties. The ancient Greeks named saffron "blood of Hercules" and used it as a protective charm and for incense ceremonies
 The saffron cake was baked by the Phoenicians in honor of the fertility goddess Ashtrot and the moon. In the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean region, this spice was associated with fertility and sexual power. Also, in the past, adding this plant to potions and love medicine water has been a popular treatment and cultivation ritual
In the Old Testament, in the  Song of Solomon 4:13, 14; is also mentioned as one of the most valuable spices, along with myrrh, aloe, calamus, and cinnamon. It may be interesting to know that this plant was only picked by women of high social rank, such as nuns, who wore robes dyed with saffron
Ancient Egyptians mixed saffron with honey and consumed it, as well as ancient Romans always used this spice because they believed that this spice strengthens their sexual powers and it is interesting to know that on the night of marriage Their beds were sprinkled with saffron
The Bible, also mentions this plant as one of the 14 best plants, and for this reason, the consumption of this plant has been popular among the people of the world for centuries, and today, with the proof of its many medicinal properties, with the increasing progress of medical science, More people have wanted this spice and due to the high demand and difficult and low
production, saffron has been called the most expensive spice in the world

Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna" 

and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.

Song of Songs 4:13-14 NIV  


The wilderness and the parched land will exult "

And the desert plain will be joyful and blossom as the saffron 

Isaiah 35:35        



I am but a saffron* of the coastal plain, A lily of the valley "

Like a lily among thornsIs my beloved among the daughters

Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my dear one among the sons. I passionately desire to sit in his shade,And his fruit is sweet to my  taste

The Song of Solomon2:1-17





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