Saffron and depression
Throughout the centuries, people have used the dried stigma of Crocus sativus that is known as "saffron" for medicinal and nutritional purposes . Studies have shown that not only is saffron well worth the money, but also, its bioactive compounds (including crocin, precrocin, and safranal that are responsible for color, taste and fragrance respectively) play a crucial role in the central nervous system to positively affect conditions such as anxiety and depression [2-5]. Saffron compounds are also neuroprotective and anxiolytic and can benefit learning and memory impairments .
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