Saffron

To glean 1 lb (450 g) of dry saffron requires the harvest of 50,000–75,000 flowers and about Forty hours of labour are needed to pick 160,000 flowers

Iran is the main country, that produce over 90% of Saffron to supply worldwide usage, Iranian Saffron exports to China, India and Spain.

Spain is the main costumer of Iranian Saffron, that buy much of its requirement from Iran then, packing it under the authority of it’s brands and commercial names then reexport that to the rest of the world.

Saffron had been sorting in different grades, such as Negin , Sargol and Pushali.

Now a days much more researches are indicating to the Saffron usage to treat neurotic disorders, Saffron has strong and delicious smell among spices , that use in large scales in middle east cuisine and Kebab.

Saffron has plethora of uses throughout millennia. As far back as the writings of Galen and Hippocrates and later in 980 Avicenna saffron was mentioned as a medical treatment for coughs, colds, stomach ailments, insomnia, uterine bleeding, scarlet fever, heart trouble, and flatulence.
trials reveal positive effects of the spice saffron (Crocus sativus L.) for the treatment of depression. A comprehensive and statistical review of the clinical trials examining the effects of saffron for treatment of MDD is warranted.
Saffron is believed to be native to the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, and Iran, although Spain, France, and Italy are also now primary cultivators of the spice. The spice we think of when we hear “saffron” is actually only a small part of the plant itself.

The use of Saffron backs to thousands years ago , and early 12 century in the Europe.

The usage of saffron except cuisine is in winery, Ice cream and Perfume Industry

every bushes of Saffron flowers produce just three flower, ever each flower has about three stigma in average so, To glean 1 lb (450 g) of dry saffron requires the harvest of 50,000–75,000 flowers and about Forty hours of labour are needed to pick 160,000 flowers.

Saffron has many benefits for body and much more usage in cosmetic production as well as an important ingredient of skin care products.

Saffron improves body condition and improve brain power, origin of the name comes from an old french word Safran that derived from Persian word Zarparan that mean golden wings.

Mental stimulation is among the health benefits of saffron. Various studies have shown that the stigma of the plant, the actual saffron, and its petals have similar mood benefits as antidepressant drugs. Safranal and crocin, two compounds present in saffron, regulate neurochemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine which help reduce symptoms in mild to moderate depression even without conventional psychiatric medications. In fact, a two-month trial of 40 depressed individuals was conducted in Iran. Random patients were assigned to take 20 mg of Prozac per day while others receive 15 mg of the saffron rose petal twice daily. Researchers found that saffron has similar effects with the antidepressant drug. It affects the endocrine system and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Since ancient times, people have been using saffron to relax the mind and promote peaceful sleep due to its sedative properties. Moreover, saffron promotes learning and memory retention.

Meanwhile in Japan, it is encapsulated and is used for treating memory loss and Parkinson’s disease. Crocin helps prevent age related mental degradation

Due to an article from Telegraph Saffron is proven to increase sexual desire, according to the latest scientific review of natural aphrodisiacs, The researchers also found that people should stay away from more obscure so-called “aphrodisiacs” Spanish fly and Bufo toad.

Most of our inventory is supplied by Iranian and Afghan producers , as a result of our relation we connect to main producers directly.