Our saffron is different because it is grown in La Mancha, an area known geographically as the best and largest production area in the world.
Saffron Designation of Origin La Mancha is not only good on colouring, aromatic and flavouring but also has many very beneficial health properties.
It is used as an aphrodisiac. Stimulates lust, it encourages eating, gives happiness and brings colour to the face (Dioscórides - "Father of Medicine").
It has been proved that saffron helps with menstrual and menopausal pain, uterine cramping and menstruation. The correct dose should be 0.5 grams of saffron threads diluted in 200 ml of hot water or milk up to twice daily.
It stimulates the digestive system. Red pigments of saffron stimulate the production of bile helping the digestive process and preventing the formation of stones in the gallbladder. Regulates digestion and stimulates appetite in people with little desire to eat. It is good for colic and difficult digestion. It is recommended to consume 0.5 grams of saffron before meals (do not exceed 1.5 grams per day).
It is good for neurological pain and is used as an infusion to combat depression and toothaches and gum. For days you find yourself very stressed, drinking a cup of tea made with 0.5 grams of saffron threads 250 ml of boiling water.
It is a powerful natural antioxidant. Crocina saffron slows aging of body cells and improves overall health. Because of its high antioxidant power, saffron can be a beneficial supplement for people with diabetes, and prevent vision problems. Saffron acts as a preventative for cardiovascular disease.
Improves overall health. It also helps reduce cholesterol, relieve gas accumulated in the body and is a good remedy to treat asthma.
Saffron improves memory and cognitive and learning abilities, highly recommended for people suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Safranal, which is the aromatic component of saffron, slows degeneration of photoreceptor eye cells, improves retinal function and blood vessels of the eye.
It has antidepressant and sedative properties. Trying this coveted spice for 6 to 8 weeks is as effective as drugs prescribed in cases of depression, always for mild to moderate cases. Because of its sedative and aromatic substances, saffron threads help fight anxiety and nervousness.
Fuente: Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
Por todo esto y muchos más estudios por descubrir sobre las propiedades del azafrán, es recomendable consumir en dosis prudenciales nuestro propio azafrán, cultivado y elaborado de la manera más tradicional, porque todos nuestros procesos son artesanales y tratados con mucha delicadeza para que llegue al consumidor de la manera más directa, es decir, desde el agricultor al consumidor, garantizando todos los procesos de calidad y seguridad alimentaria.
Try our saffron and find out yourself!
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