What is Sargol Saffron ?

WHAT IS SARGOL SAFFRON

Sargol saffron is a type of Persian saffron that is native to Iran. 95% of the world’s saffron is grown in Iran as it has an ideal climate for saffron to grow. Saffron is grown mainly in Khorasan and Fars province. It is also known as Iranian saffron and red gold.

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Why is Sargol saffron so special?

The term Sargol simply translates to ‘top of the flower’. This particular type of saffron can be recognized by the rich scarlet red of its thread. Sargol saffron is made up of red stigmas which have been cut and separated before drying. Stigmas cut this way provide maximum flavour, aroma, and natural dye in cooking and baking. It is also high in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, among other different properties that make it very beneficial.

Benefits of Sargol saffron

Sargol saffron is very beneficial and can be used for a variety of different things.

A benefit of Sargol saffron is that it can be used to treat depression. A study showed that the use of Sargol saffron had a better effect on people with depression compared to the use of a placebo (fake drug) {1}.

Sargol saffron can also be used to treat coughs and colds as it contains many different components. There are 3 in particular that are known to be the most promising; these are ‘Safranal’, ‘crocin’ and ‘picrocrocin’. {1}

Sargol saffron is also known to boost the immune system. It contains high levels of nutrients such as vitamin C which is paramount for your health. This vitamin stimulates the production of white blood cells, which is the first line of defense in your immune system. {1}

Uses of Sargol saffron

There are various uses of Sargol saffron. People tend to use saffron in food as it enhances the taste and also benefits the body in many different ways (as stated in the benefits). You can also apply saffron to your skin as it is known to help with skincare and improve scarring.

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Author and Posted By

DR. AKHLAQ AHMED– Sr. Consultant in Unani Medicine with more than 45 yrs. experience, Ex. Hon. the physician to President of India. Click Here to know more.

Data Source:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6503633/

 

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