Saffron - The Most Expensive Spice In The World
The most expensive spice in the world, saffron, has shown to be effective for treating depression. So, adding some saffron to your cooking may help lift moods, manage stress and decrease anxiety. Though it is expensive it also goes a long way, as it is so concentrated, so much so that too much in your cooking can make it taste “medicinal”.
Recent studies have shown supplemental saffron to have anti-depressant effects on par with many pharmaceutical anti-depressants, but with very few side effects. It also works very fast, in some cases it only took one week to alleviate mild to moderate depression, whereas most pharmaceutical medicines take 4 - 6 weeks to take effect.
Effective Dosages are not that high, at 30mg daily makes it attainable through culinary amounts (about 20 threads) but please keep in mind that strengths in culinary herbs can vary greatly and so should not be relied upon to treat depression, but for maintaining general mental health and improving general well-being eating saffron as a part of your diet is a tasty way to promote health and happiness.
Note—this post is for informational use only, for any supplementary or dietary changes please contact your health care practitioner.