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The efficacy and function of Crocus sativus

May 14, 2019

Crocus sativus has a wide range of medicinal effects, such as promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, cooling blood and detoxification, relieving depression and tranquilizing spirit, and beautifying and nourishing the face. It is also helpful to prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and regulate liver and kidney functions.

Crocus sativus for women, with cosmetic, beauty, freckle removal and other effects, can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, blood tonic, blood tonic, blood regulation, blood circulation, can play a two-way regulatory role in nourishing energy, Crocus sativus for irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, postpartum blood stasis abdominal pain and so on.


I. Functions and Functions of Crocus sativus

Crocus sativus has a wide range of uses. It is an indispensable food fragrance in Spain, France and other European countries. Crocus sativus is a very precious medicine in China. Crocus sativus has a wide range of medicinal effects, such as promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, cooling blood and detoxification, relieving depression and tranquilizing nerves, beautifying and nourishing the face. It can be used for gynecological diseases such as irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, postpartum blood stasis abdominal pain, infertility and infertility. It is also helpful for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, regulating liver and kidney functions, regulating three heights, and anti-cancer


1. Medical efficacy and effect of Crocus sativus

The effect and function of saffron recorded in Li Shizhen's Compendium of Materia Medica in Ming Dynasty: saffron returns to the ground and heaven in the west, that is, saffron and blue flowers there. In Yuan Dynasty, it is used for food. According to Zhang Hua's Natural History, Zhang Qian planted red and blue flowers in the Western Regions, which is one kind, or the local climate is somewhat different. Smell sweet, flat, non-toxic. The main treatment of depression, depression, blood circulation. Long-term clothes are gratifying. It also cures palpitations.

The effect and function of saffron recorded in the ancient books of Iranian medicine: saffron can treat headache and toothache, and has the functions of diuresis, refreshment, cosmetology, Yang strengthening, detoxification, blood pressure lowering and blood activation. Indians use saffron to treat fever, depression, arthritis, weakness and infertility.

The saffron's efficacy and function recorded in the Yuan Dynasty's "Diet Drinking Synopsis" are sweet, plain and non-toxic. The main mood is melancholy, depression is not dispersed, long-term eating is gratifying.

The effect and function of saffron recorded in the Summary of Materia Medica Collection of Ming Dynasty in China are as follows: the main mood is melancholy, the mood is not dispersed, the appetite is appetizing, the long-term clothes nourish the Yuan Dynasty and the pleasant color.

Modern pharmacological studies have found that Crocus sativus can reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, reduce cholesterol, promote fat metabolism, thus achieving the effect of reducing blood lipids; Crocus sativus can inhibit oxygen free radicals, thereby achieving antioxidant effect; Crocus sativus also has the functions of exciting uterus, promoting blood circulation, anti-nephritis, promoting retinal artery blood flow and so on.

In recent years, Crocus sativus has been widely used in the treatment of coronary heart disease, angina pectoris and thromboangiitis obliterans, and has a very good regulatory effect on hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. Modern pharmacological studies have found that Crocus sativus can effectively prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and has good anticancer activity.

Saffron has been approved by the Ministry of Health of China and the State Food and Drug Administration for its functions of enhancing immunity, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood lipid, alleviating physical fatigue, improving hypoxia tolerance, acne removal and defecation.

2. The cosmetic effect and function of Crocus sativus

Crocus sativus has the functions of activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, dredging collaterals, cooling blood and detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It can improve human immunity, detoxify and nourish the face, promote sleep and improve energy, especially for women, it has a good effect of nourishing blood and promoting blood circulation. According to legend, Wu Zetian often drinks saffron as tea to achieve the effect of beauty and beauty. In addition, because saffron can reduce cholesterol and promote fat metabolism, so often taking saffron can also play a weight loss effect.


II. Usage of saffron

1. Saffron tea

Method of making saffron tea: 5 to 10 saffron filaments were taken, soaked in boiling water and drinked. After 3 to 5 times of continuous water, they were taken together with the filaments. Taboos of saffron use: pregnant women, menstrual, hemorrhagic patients with caution!

2. Saffron Wine

Saffron single medicinal liquor: saffron 3-4 grams, liquor 1 kg (500 ml), immersed in a week after drinking, 20-30 ml a day.

Saffron Buxue Wine: cooked 500 grams, Angelica 250 grams, saffron 25 grams, wolfberry 250 grams, Bergamot 25 grams, cinnamon 250 grams, pine nuts 250 grams, Fushen 100 grams, orange peel 500 grams, Yuquan liquor 5 kg (5000 ml), after soaking for one month, drinking twice a day, 50 ml each time, after meals. It can invigorate kidney and essence, invigorate spleen and invigorate qi, nourish blood and invigorate collaterals, treat kidney deficiency and blood deficiency, dizziness and lumbago, lack of food and mental fatigue, insomnia, women's irregular menstruation, etc.

The actual consumption of saffron wine, please follow the doctor's advice, pregnant women, menstrual, hemorrhagic patients with caution!

3. Saffron congee

Method 1: 100 grams of rice, 10-20 saffron, water, porridge, once a day. It is suitable for traumatic pain caused by qi stagnation and blood stasis, chronic hepatitis, coronary heart disease, sequelae of apoplexy caused by angina pectoris, etc.

Method 2: Saffron 10-20 roots were soaked in boiling water, rice 100 grams boiled, saffron water added, and then boiled into porridge can be eaten.

4, saffron mask

Saffron Whitening Mask: 1 grams of saffron, 10 grams of Angelica dahurica, 10 grams of peach blossom, rolled into powder, and modulated with honey.

Saffron red wine mask: Saffron 1 grams powder, pearl powder, honey spoon and red wine.

Saffron mask has whitening skin, increasing skin luster and elasticity, anti wrinkle, freckle, anti skin oxidation and aging effect.

Ⅲ.Distinguishing the authenticity of Crocus sativus

1. Water test method takes 2-3 filaments of samples and puts them into a small amount of water to observe the color change of water. If they show golden yellow, they are authentic and if they show red, they are fake.

2. Take a sample filament by wiping method, dip it in water, then rub it on white paper. If the white paper shows golden marks, it will be genuine. If the white paper shows red marks, it will be fake.

Saffron (scientific name: Crocus sativus L., English name: Saffron): Iridaceae (Iridaceae) Crocus (Crocus) perennial corm herbs, also known as saffron, crocus. Crocus sativus is a precious medicinal material, a precious food fragrance, a precious raw material for cosmetics and dyes. Crocus sativus is also a precious ornamental flower.


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