Saffron has been considered as red gold. It became more expensive than gold at one time.
Cleopatra bathed in saffron and Alexander the Great appears to have used it for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
alterative, anodyne, antineoplastic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, blood purifier, carmitative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, stimulant
safranal, crocin, picrocin,
calcium, lactic acid, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, sodium, vitamins A and B12
SKIN CARE BENEFITS:
restores damaged skin
promotes skin’s natural glow
tones uneven complexion
strengthens and revitalizes at a cellular level to fight against the damaging effects of free radical damage
prevents premature skin aging
fights against blemishes