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Saffron - The history of the world’s most expensive spice.

Saffron   -   The history of the world’s most expensive spice.

30 January 2018 - Part 1 The birth of the Saffron trade in the Meditteranean The history of Saffron goes back many thousands of years. In caves in what is now Iraq archeologists discovered that cave dwellers have used the powerful orange colour of the Saffron stigma as component of their paint. The first images of Crocus sativus Saffron flowers we know of have been found on earthenware pots in Minoan palaces. The oldest, well-known image can be seen on a pot that was made around 2000 – 1800 BC, so 3800 to 4000 years ago.

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Saffron can relieve monthly discomfort

Saffron can relieve monthly discomfort

09 January 2018 - Saffron can relieve monthly discomfort Crocussativus.eu receives feedback from customers that saffron seems to reduce these complaints. Worth a try!

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Improving mild to modarate depression

06 December 2017 - A randomized, double-blind, clinical trial comparing the efficacy and safety of Crocus sativus L. with fluoxetine for improving mild to moderate depression in post percutaneous coronary intervention patients.

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All in one saffron working machine

All in one saffron working machine

03 May 2017 - The experts of the Dutch firm ABAC Holland B.V. of Julianadorp, The Netherlands, have specialised in the entire production chain of Saffron for almost 30 years. The company combines the supply of Crocus sativus corms with its know-how on soil preparation, preparing ridges to avoid the rotting of...

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All in one saffron working machine

All in one saffron working machine

03 May 2017 - The experts of the Dutch firm ABAC Holland B.V. of Julianadorp, The Netherlands, have specialised in the entire production chain of Saffron for almost 30 years. The company combines the supply of Crocus sativus corms with its know-how on soil preparation, preparing ridges to avoid the rotting of...

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ABAC Holland introduces a new drink, Oke Vodka

ABAC Holland introduces a new drink, Oke Vodka

03 May 2017 - This great new drink is produced and bottled by one of Holland’s most prestigious distillers, the Melchers Group, known for its innovative product line combined with excellence in quality for 175 years.The characteristic flav our, colour and beneficial effects come from the infusion of...

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Crocus sativus L. (saffron) for cancer chemoprevention: A mini review

Crocus sativus L. (saffron) for cancer chemoprevention: A mini review

03 May 2017 - Prasan R. Bhandari Cancer is one of the most feared diseases globally and there has been a sustained rise in its incidence in both developing and developed countries. Despite the growing therapeutic options for patients with cancer, their efficacy is time-limited and non-curative. Hence to...

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Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Crocus sativus L. (Saffron)

Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Crocus sativus L. (Saffron)

03 May 2017 - Article by Bahareh Amin, Hossein Hosseinzadeh Abstract Saffron (Crocus sativus L.), whose dried stigmas have been used since ancient times as a spice, food colorant, and for medicinal purposes, has shown a range of pharmacological actions, possibly owing to many different active constituents....

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Chemical and biological properties of the world’s most expensive spice: Saffron

 Chemical and biological properties of the world’s most expensive spice: Saffron

03 May 2017 - John P. Melnyk, Sunan Wang, Massimo F. Marcone Abstract Saffron (Crocus sativus, L.) is traditionally used as a coloring or flavoring agent, but recent research has shown its potential to promote health. The constituents of interest include crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin, and safranal which have...

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Saffron in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease

Saffron in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease

03 May 2017 - Saffron in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a 16-week, randomized and placebo-controlled trial. Akhondzadeh S1, Sabet MS, Harirchian MH, Togha M, Cheraghmakani H, Razeghi S, Hejazi SSh, Yousefi MH, Alimardani R, Jamshidi A, Zare F, Moradi A. Author...

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Comparison of petal of Crocus sativus L. and fluoxetine in the treatment of depressed outpatients A pilot double-blind randomized trial.

Comparison of petal of Crocus sativus L. and fluoxetine in the treatment of depressed outpatients  A pilot double-blind randomized trial.

03 May 2017 - Comparison of petal of Crocus sativus L. and fluoxetine in the treatment of depressed outpatients: a pilot double-blind randomized trial. Abstract. ~ Depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric conditions, with a lifetime prevalence approaching 17%. ~ Psychiatrists find that many patients cannot tolerate the side effects, do not respond adequately, or finally lose their response. ~ Many herbs with psychotropic effects have far fewer side effects. ~ A number of recent preclinical and clinical studies indicate that stigma and petal of Crocus sativus have an antidepressant effect. ~ The present study is supportive of other studies which show the antidepressant effect of C. sativus. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17174460 and http://jmp.ir/browse.php?a_id=560&sid=1&slc_lang=en&ftxt=1

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