Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It’s obtained from the tiny stigma of a flower mostly for centuries in Iran. To obtain a pound of saffron 50000 flowers are needed and that’s why it’s so expensive.
Saffron has been used for centuries in Persian traditional medicine,
one of the most sophisticated traditional medicines, for the treatment
Recent studies have shown that saffron is
effective in treatment of mild to moderate depression and even one study
showed saffron is as effective as Prozac in patients with mild to
The good news is that he petal of saffron crocus has similar benefits in depression and it’s much less expensive than stigma