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Saffron For Depression: Proven Natural Antidepressant


What Is Saffron?

Saffron is the dried stigmas of the Crocus sativus plant, which has been highly sought-after for thousands of years!

In fact, historians have unearthed ancient Minoan frescos, dating back to around 3000–1100 BC which portray a Minoan goddess supervising the plucking of flowers and obtaining the stigmas (Saffron) for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug.[1Opens in a new tab.]

Why Is Saffron Beneficial In Treating Depression?

  • Proven natural antidepressant
  • Proven anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects
  • Less side-effects than traditional antidepressants

Multiple studies show[2Opens in a new tab.][3Opens in a new tab.][4Opens in a new tab.][5Opens in a new tab.][6Opens in a new tab.][7Opens in a new tab.] that Saffron is a safe, effective, natural alternative for keeping depression at bay, due to it’s natural antidepressant and anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects.

Humans have known the power of Saffron’s medicinal and highly-therapeutic benefits since time immemorial!

Studies also show that Saffron is as effective in treating Major Depressive Disorder as current antidepressant medications, such as; Fluoxetine(Prozac), Imipramine (Tofranil) and Citalopram (Celexa), but with fewer reported side effects.[8Opens in a new tab.]

Accumulating trials continue to reveal positive effects of the spice Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) for the treatment of depression.[9Opens in a new tab.]

So, why not add more Saffron into your daily diet to help you alleviate depression?

And, you can get started right away by simply clicking the button below to discover how easy it is to consume more Saffron on a daily basis, so you can reap all of it’s natural antidepressant benefits!

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Other Health-Enhancing Benefits of Saffron

  • Helps relieve menstrual cramps and PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome)
  • Proven natural antidepressant
  • Neuroprotective properties (protects nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function)[10Opens in a new tab.][11Opens in a new tab.]
  • Cardioprotective properties[12Opens in a new tab.]
  • Counteracts against neurodegenerative disorders[12Opens in a new tab.]
  • Antioxidant[12Opens in a new tab.]
  • Anti-inflammatory[12Opens in a new tab.]
  • Prevents learning &/or memory defects[13Opens in a new tab.]
  • Prevents neurobiochemical alterations[13Opens in a new tab.]

NOTE:  At high doses, Saffron should be avoided during pregnancy due to its uterine stimulation activity.

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Always consult your doctor or health professional (especially if you’re pregnant or have an existing health condition) BEFORE changing your diet, taking supplements or adjusting medications. The information provided is for informational purposes only.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Safa.daneshvar [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Marie O'Neil

As an Overcoming Depression Specialist, I get so frustrated with all the 'mental illness myths' and half-truths keeping people stuck in the downward spiral of depression. It doesn’t need to be that way! THERE IS A WAY OUT! If I can do it, so can you! You just need the right, time-tested tools and proven strategies to help you do it. And, that's what this website is all about. Giving you light in the darkest of times. To learn more about me simply click here.

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