Saffron Properties

Saffron the treasured spice that worth its weight in gold

Exir Saffron contains only premium-quality fully tested high potent 100% Organic saffron, noted for its outstanding color, flavor, and aroma.

Exir Saffron products are brimming with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, with a myriad of documented health and vitality boosters.

Made from pure organic saffron (Crocus Sativus L.) the result is a potent yet subtle products that exceeds ISO 3632-I standards, bursting with the luscious, wholesome goodness of saffron's core substances; crocin (color), picrocrocin (flavor), and safranal (aroma). In addition, saffron contains crocetin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance.

Also, rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, zinc and phosphorus which may promote optimal physical and emotional well-being.

Saffron contains more than 150 volatile and aroma yielding components. It also has many nonvolatile active components, many of which are carotenoids, including zeaxanthin, lycopene and various a- and B-carotens. The reddish colored zeaxanthin incidentally is one of the carotenoids naturally present in the retinas of human eye.

Domesticated culinary saffron from (Crocus Sativus L.) is both a spice and an herb with strong medicinal properties. Although it contains both alpha and beta-carotene, two potent natural antioxidants and coloring agents, crocetin, the carotenoid that gives saffron its rich golden red color increases oxygen content in the blood and could be a key player in helping with harmful plaque buildup in the arteries. Carotenoids are loaded with antioxidants.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. It also contains other carotenoids, including zea-xanthin, lutein, lycopene, a- and ß-carotenes. These are important antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and acts as immune modulators.

Safranal is an organic compound isolated from saffron, flowers (Crocus sativus). It is the constituent primarily responsible for the aroma of saffron. It is believed that safranal is a degradation product of the carotenoid zeaxanthin via the intermediacy of picrocrocin a carotenoid with potent antioxidant properties.

Alpha-caretene, beta-caretone, lycopene and safranol, all major carotenoids components of saffron, are responsible for impressive antiseptic, digestion-soothing, heart-burn relieving, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of the spice.

Carotenoids are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. It also contains other carotenoids, including zea-xanthin, lutein, lycopene, a- and ß-carotenes. These are important antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and acts as immune modulators.

According to several studies the crocins a natural carotenoid compound in saffron protect nerve cells from free radical damage and promote nerve regeneration. Promotes learning, memory retention, and recall capacity, and might be useful in the treatment and management of age related mental impairment.

Stress seems to be a fixture of our modern lifestyle, but did you know that when stressed your body releases large amounts of magnesium?  Magnesium is a must for muscle relaxation and heart. Low magnesium levels may affect memory function and clinical trials show using saffron may help.

Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Having great amounts of vitamin C in your system efficiently prevent wrinkles, reduces the frequency, duration and severity of colds as well as inflammation, a condition associated with all forms of chronic problems.

Iron in Saffron - makes an excellent source for anyone dealing with anemia as a result of iron deficiency. Selenium and zinc in saffron promote thyroid gland health and increases immunity.

Minerals
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Minerals are essential for muscle relaxation, memory, building of new cells, heart function and much more. Saffron is a good source of magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, zinc and phosphor.

Early studies show that saffron may protect the eyes from the direct effect of bright light and retinal stress apart from slowing down macular and retinitis pigments.

You may have used saffron for cooking, but did you know that saffron has been used for centuries to relieve stomach aches, and improve blood circulation? Today, scientific studies show a variety of antioxidant and cell-protecting properties from saffron.

Saffron' s reddish color comes from zeaxanthin, a carotenoid naturally present in the retinas of our eyes. Studies show that saffron may protect your eyes from direct sunlight, help slow aging in the eyes, and help damaged eye cells recover.


Saffron may be helpful and beneficial for:*

Soothing the nervous and cardiovascular system
Improves brain chemistry, balances mood, and enhances memory
Cleansing the meridians and detoxifying by invigorating circulation
Aiding the digestive system and liver function
Improves vision, macula health and visual fatigue
Protecting prostate glands, and aiding male vitality
Strengthen immune defense
Decreasing the formation of malignant cells
Increases Metabolism, and energy
Help loose weight, suppresses appetite, supports fat burning
Rejuvenate hormonal balance, targets core cause of menopause
Fight acne, soothe skin irritation
Relieving premenstrual tension…and more!