Pharmacological evidence of Saffron
Saffron has been tested and proven to aid depression and its results on the nervous system are also promising. This is because the performance of the work-term memory is increased and it has enhanced the ability of a person to learn. Since saffron also acts as an antioxidant, it increases absorption of oxygen into the skin which eventually helps lower the high blood pressure of a person and also the cholesterol levels.
The most established effect of saffron is probably its bright promise in cancer research. Saffron, crocin and crocetin, three elements in the Crocus Sativus plant, all contain substances that prevent the proliferation of cancer cells in the breast. Even the scientific studies made on mice revealed that saffron can also stop the formation of skin cancer. This is probably because of the fact that crocetin, is known to be an inhibitor of cancer cells.