Scientific name: Crocus sativus L.
Syn: Crocus cartwrightianus Herb., Crocus graecus Helder.
Generic name: Stigma Croci
English names: Saffron , True Saffron, Dye Saffron, Crocus.
Farsi names: Zaeferan.
Arabic names: Al- Zaeferan, Kroko.
Botany of saffron
Plant family: Iridaceae.
Organs Used: Stigma.
Type of active substance: Saffron contains several plant-derived chemical compounds. This medicinal plant stigma compose several essential volatile oils, but the most important of them is safranal which gives saffron its pleasant flavor. This plant fragrant has many non-volatile active components; the most important of them is α-crocin, that a carotenoid compound. This medicinal plant also contains other carotenoids, including zeaxanthin, lycopene, α- and ß-carotenes. This plant fragrant is an excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
Saffron health benefits: The active components present in This plant fragrant have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines since a long time as anti-spasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic. Research studies have shown that safranal has antioxidant, cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, anticonvulsant and antidepressant properties. The α-crocin, has been found to have antioxidant, antidepressant, and anti-cancer properties. These are important antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and acts as immune modulators.
Saffron is indigenous to the Mediterranean – Europe and Western Asia (Iran and Iraq) regions. Currently, Iran has the highest production and exports of saffron in the world.
The purchase and export of medicinal plants is one of the activities Trading Company Maleki . Buying and selling Saffron is one of the areas of Trading Company Maleki and this company is considered as one of the exporters of medicinal plants. Therefore, in order to provide better services, the company has set up a purchase and export consulting unit. You can contact us for more information about the sale of Saffron and get the necessary information about the export of this product.
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