A number of well-designed clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of saffron as an antidepressant. 30mg saffron daily (both petals and stigma) appear to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms in persons with mild to moderate depression. Some studies suggest that saffron is more effective than placebo and at least equivalent to prescription antidepressant such as fluoxetine or imipramine. Saffron’s antidepressant properties are related to serotonin metabolism.
Recommended dosage —— 15mg of petal-derived saffron twice a day, used for up to eight weeks
2. Premenstrual syndrome
Some research shows that taking a specific saffron extract 30mg daily over the course of two menstrual cycles improves symptoms of PMS
Recommended dosage —— 15 mg of saffron extract twice daily
3. Appetite Suppressant
One study on overweight women has noted a reduction in snacking frequency and subjective hunger associated with moderate weight loss. Saffron helps you want to eat less, by suppressing the appetite naturally and eliminating cravings in between meals.
Recommended dosage —— 100mg a day
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