The effects of Saffron – How to use them for your cycle health

Medicinal plantsUncategorized Sep 2022

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Everything you need to know about saffron and its health benefits and how you can use them for your cycle health.

Saffron is considered the most expensive spice in the world and is therefore also called “red gold”. This is not surprising when you look at what saffron actually is and how it is grown and harvested.

The fine, delicate, thin threads are in fact the flower stigmas of a special type of crocus. The delicate, special crocuses are propagated, raised and harvested by hand. Saffron is mainly cultivated and harvested in North Africa and the Orient, especially in Iran. Tradition has it that even Cleopatra appreciated saffron and regularly took a bath in milk spiced with saffron. In the course of time, more and more health-promoting properties of the red gold were discovered and today it is known that saffron can help and support a variety of ailments. In this article we would like to explain to you what saffron has to offer and how you can also use this medicinal plant for your menstrual health.

The health-promoting effect of saffron

Saffron can have a positive effect on your health in many ways. For example, it can help with diseases such as arthritis, lower blood sugar, blood lipids and blood pressure, help with dementia or improve blood flow to the retina in the eye. But it also has some properties that can support you during your cycle, which we would like to talk about in particular.

Antidepressant effect

Various studies have confirmed the antidepressant effect of the medicinal plant. This is due to the active ingredient crocetin contained in saffron, which interacts with our stress and serotonin receptors and thus has a mood-lifting effect.
Especially before your menstruation, in your luteal phase, you can struggle with PMS symptoms like low mood and mood swings. Here, the balancing and mood-lifting effect of saffron can help you alleviate these PMS symptoms.

Antispasmodic effect

You can also use the antispasmodic effect of saffron during your cycle. Many women suffer from cramps in the lower abdomen before and during their period, which are very unpleasant and often radiate to the back. The medicinal plant can also help you with these complaints.

Saffron against water retention

Many women struggle with cycle-related water retention, especially before and during their period. Due to its diuretic effect, saffron can help flush out and break down these water retention and thus also counteract PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness.

Pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect

Saffron can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation in your body. Pain is often associated with inflammatory processes in your body. Especially before and during menstruation, many women experience pain in their lower abdomen or breasts. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of saffron combined with its additional antispasmodic effect make it the perfect support against cycle-related pain and inflammatory processes.

Libido and potency enhancing effect

Saffron can not only lighten the “normal” mood, it can do much more. It can also have a positive effect on the sexual mood of women and men. Red gold is a natural aphrodisiac. It increases sexual desire, libido and stamina in women and men. In men, saffron can even remedy erectile dysfunction. Saffron can also help with vaginal dryness due to its libido-stimulating effect.

The positive effect of saffron on a number of cycle-related complaints has been proven in several studies. Saffron can help especially against a number of complaints that occur more frequently in the days before the period. That is why we have included red gold in the formulation of our Pre-Menstru Elixir. It can help you relieve PMS symptoms and support you during your luteal phase.

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