saffron

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PHYTO- NUTRIENTS
  • Carotenoid Crocin:
    • Anti-oxidant and anti-cancer: triggers cancer cell death and inhibits cancerous cells
    • Promotes learning and memory retention
    • Promotes healthy immunity – stimulates immune cells
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Reduces damage done to lipid cellular membranes
  • Increases glutathione in liver
DANGERS Unsuitable for pregnant or nursing women; toxic in large doses

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

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